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Advanced Clinical Coder

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Advanced Clinical Coder

Use your expertise to speed the digitisation of vital health records

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), is the largest acute trust in the UK, with over 25,000 staff caring for over million patients a year. Combining 10 hospitals and community services from across Greater Manchester, we provide outstanding patient care and services.

Our ambition is to build on our leading initiatives and revolutionise the way we work together. That's why we're embarking on a programme of unprecedented transformation that will see cutting-edge digital solutions integrated across all our sites and services. This is an opportunity to develop your skills at the forefront of advances in healthcare management.

You'll work in one of the most progressive and innovative Informatics departments in the NHS, backed by significant multi-million pound investment. From introducing enterprise-wide Electronic Patient Records (EPR) to data warehousing and business intelligence that support the decision-making of clinical and operational staff, we're using technology to increase organisational efficiency and improve patient health outcomes.

Main duties of the job

The role

We're moving rapidly from paper to electronic records across the MFT organisation, to help us provide better quality and continuity of care - wherever patients are treated. A key member of this ongoing transformation, you'll extract diagnostic, procedural and surgical information from patient records, ensuring they are properly coded for digital records. Often working with very complex material, you'll ensure high-quality records while adhering closely to the rules, regulations and convention of clinical coding. You'll also work closely with clinicians and senior managers to develop coding policies and guidelines. Moving forwards you will be working with our new EPIC EPR system to provide you with more information electronically.

Skills & knowledge required

This is meticulous, analytical work that requires up-to-date knowledge of clinical coding, as well as a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. Having passed the National Clinical Coding Examination (ACC), you'll be able to code a range of specialities to a high degree of accuracy. Along with outstanding attention to detail, you'll have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence senior managers and clinicians. And, in a role where you'll continue to develop your expertise by attending regular specialist workshops and refresher courses, you'll need to be ready to learn.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • National Clinical Coding Examination (ACC) or equivalent experience
  • Good general standard of education to at least GCSE level


  • National Clinical Coding Standards Course (or equivalent) or equivalent experience

Experience / Knowledge


  • Good knowledge of clinical coding practices, rules and procedures
  • Highly computer literate
  • National Clinical Coding Examination (ACC)
  • Extensive knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology


  • NHS or Healthcare Administrative experience



  • Ability to develop skills quickly in a new environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


On any site at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


M13 9WL

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