Maximus is offering salaries of up to £84,000 for doctors, and £44,500 for nurses, to carry out medicals for employment and support allowance (ESA). The high salaries and a vigorous new recruitment drive are raising fears that more existing claimants are set to be reassessed.
‘Great opportunity for overtime’
Adverts for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to carry out work capability assessments (WCAs) have been posted on Maximus’ Bring Your Expertise recruitment website.
There is also a very rosy recruitment video in which staff tell viewers that Maximus “are there for the claimant” .
And, in case potential recruits are worried they won’t be able to manage on £84,000 a year, one Maximus employee explains happily:
“There’s a great opportunity for overtime.”
So keen are Maximus to recruit more staff that they even list events around the country that they will…
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