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Senior Clinical Coder

Posted: 22 Sep 2020 Closes: 22 Oct 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom £24,907 - £30,615 per annum
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Senior Clinical Coder

Job Reference: 339-LMH1829-B

Employer: Department: Clinical Coding Location: Southmead, Bristol Salary: £24,907 - £30,615 per annum

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Senior Clinical Coder £24,907-£30,615 (band 5) + excellent NHS Benefits

A Senior Clinical Coder is required to join the clinical coding department at one of the UK's largest acute NHS Trusts. You will work with a team of peers to deliver the department's vision to provide efficient and expert coding of patient records, embracing national standards of excellence, enabling the Trust to optimise income, and enriching the data we use to understand and enhance patient care. You will based at the state-of-the-art Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

The Senior Clinical Coder position is a fantastic opportunity for you to take a role with:
• A supported career path
• Development opportunities
• The chance to code highly complex and fascinating specialisms
• Excellent job security

Please ensure when completing your application that you provide details of how you meet each of the specified criteria.

You will work in a very friendly and supportive team, who just want to make a difference.

As a senior Clinical Coder you will be responsible for extracting highly complex clinical information from the patients' medical record, then translating this medical terminology into a series of codes using international and national classifications. Key duties of the post would include:

• Ensuring departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) and targets are consistently achieved
• To work autonomously without direct supervision when self-allocating work and in the achievement of daily coding targets
• To be proactive, flexible and supportive towards an electronic way of working as the Trust develops its electronic patient record
• To assist in the mentoring and development of trainee clinical coders
• To be self-sufficient in resolving complex clinical coding queries and issues

The successful Senior Clinical Coder will have:
  • Hold the NCCQ
  • Significant experience of working in clinical coding using ICD10 fifth edition and OPCS 4.9 covering multiple specialities
  • Experience of working to targets and KPI's
  • Ability to apply national standards and local policies across a wide range of specialities and across highly complex coding scenarios
  • The capability to work efficiently as an individual and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills, with the aptitude to relay complex coding information to a range of people including other clinical coding, operational and clinical staff

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Julie Gilbert Job titleClinical Coding Divisional Lead Email address Telephone number 0117 4148789

The following is applicable for 'At Risk' employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above 'at-risk' pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the 'Information for Prospective Employees' attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

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