At BTHFT we believe that coded data is a critical component in shaping patient care and improving outcomes. The Clinical Coding team play a vital role, ensuring complex information from a wide range of clinical systems and services is coded as accurately as possible to produce accurate and useful data for users at all levels of the organisation, driving improved decision making about patient care.
An opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Coding Trainer. As a Clinical Coding Trainer, you will collaborate with the senior coding team to oversee the comprehensive training program for the Trust's clinical coding department, provide guidance and support in the implementation of new guidelines and standards, update local policies and guidelines to cater to the Organization's requirements while conforming to national coding standards.
Applicants without the necessary training qualification will be considered for a Trainee Trainer role and will be supported to achieve the NHSE approved clinical coder training qualification. This role will be a band 6 progressing to a band 7 on qualification. Applicants looking to apply for the Trainee Trainer role must hold the NCCQ and have a minimum of two years' experience post qualification.
This role will require working with staff at a range of levels within the organisation such as information staff, service users and leads, clinicians and clinical teams and other relevant stakeholders including heads of services/directors.Main duties of the job
As a clinical coding trainer, you will collaborate closely with the senior coding team to oversee the comprehensive training program for the Trust's clinical coding department. Additionally, you will be responsible for conducting approved training sessions on a regular basis for clinical coders, clinicians, and managers, aimed at enhancing their understanding of clinical coding and related subjects.
Your role will also involve providing guidance and support in the implementation of new guidelines and standards. You will work towards updating local policies and guidelines to cater to the Organization's requirements while conforming to national coding standards.
- Increase effectiveness of formal and informal coding training (and where possible) providing specific, measurable, achievable and realistic recommendations for improving clinical coding process and procedures.
- Able to quantify and understand how the need for accurate, high quality coded clinical data is used to support healthcare planning, reimbursement, management of services, statistical analysis and research.
- Demonstrate a high level of skill in the use of International Classification of Diseases (ICD10) and OPCS Classification of Intervention and Procedures version 4 (OPCS4)
- Has a working knowledge of Healthcare Resource Groups (HRG's), which are used to underpin the National Tariff Payment system (NTPS) and ensures appropriate reimbursement of patient care under the NTPS.
At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.
We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.
In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand-new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.
Closing date may change dependent on the responsePerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Accredited Clinical Coder qualification
- Educated to GSCE level or equivalent, including Maths and English.
- Demonstrable and significant experience in an ACC Clinical Coding role.
- Able to relate to staff at all levels in an organisation and to build strong working relationships.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, have the ability to communicate at all levels.
- Able to manage regular workload
- Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
- High level of self motivation & ability to work without close supervision.
- Work flexibly to meet varying deadlines and targets.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Demonstrable and significant experience in a Clinical Coding role.
- Detailed knowledge of medical terminology, anatomical and physiological terms.
- A thorough understanding of the clinical coding classifications currently in use (ICD10 and OPCS4).
- Understanding of importance of Data Quality in Clinical Coding.
- Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Bradford Royal Infirmary
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