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Advanced Clinical Coder (Health Group Liaison)

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be required to support and motivate the clinical coding teams to ensure that clinical coding is timely, accurate and completed in accordance with national and local policies, and within nationally and locally agreed timescales to meet the Trust's deadlines. The post holder will monitor uncoded activity for each given Health Group (or area) on a daily basis and take relevant action to ensure complete, accurate and timely coding on a monthly basis to support the Trust.

The role requires the accurate analysis, interpretation and extraction of relevant clinical information and data (including complex conditions and treatments) from a variety of sources including discharge summaries, medical notes, radiology, pathology, and other clinical information systems. The post holder should look for areas of concern or opportunities for improvement and communicate these with their team, managers and with key Services within the Trust.

Within the specified health group or area, the post holder will assist other members of the coding management team in providing effective information, support, and guidance for divisions, clinicians and managers with regard to Clinical Coding and the National Tariff,. They will also be expected to act as mentor to all other Clinical Coders within the department.

Main duties of the job

  • Communication & relationship skills
    • Develop effective working relationships with other services, both clinical and non-clinical, in order to advise them on the coding processes.
    • Act as a mentor to junior Coding staff, encouraging their understanding of the role and what is required to progress within the Coding department.
    • Assist the junior members of staff to access training from the Coding Auditor/Trainers. Aide the Coders to understand any audit feedback that is given, and make any necessary changes, whilst adhering to Coding Standards. Support any staff who are on external training, and assist the Auditor trainers with any staff who are preparing to sit the NCCQ.
    • Communicate and explain complex coding rules and standards to staff at all levels across the Trust, both clinical and non-clinical. Effectively communicate the impact of clinical or coding changes on the Trusts data outputs and income.
    • Develop effective working relationships with other colleagues and provide advice and support on Clinical Coding.
    • Liaise with clinicians and senior managers, identify and explain issues arising within clinical coding and work collaboratively to resolve and improve clinical coding accuracy in designated area.
    • Responsible for identifying any problems, which arise within the clinical coding of specialties within own area, discuss recommendations and resolutions with clinical teams and members of senior Clinical Coding Team.

    About us

    We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

    We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

    We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

    To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

    Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

    In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

    We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

    Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

    We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications


    • oEducated to Degree level or have equivalent relevant experience.
    • oClinical Coding Qualification.
    • oIT Driving license or similar.
    • oACC qualified
    • oClinical Coding Foundation Course


    • oFormal management or Leadership or mentoring qualification.
    • oAMSPAR in medical terminology or equivalent.

    Occupational Experience


    • oExperience of Coding a range of specialties.
    • oAt least 3 years' experience Clinical Coding Experience in and acute Trust.
    • oExperience of working with clinicians and senior managers specifically around clinical engagement and education.
    • oExperience working with other Trust IT systems.


    • oExperience of other Microsoft Office products.
    • oExperience of working with clinicians and senior managers specifically around clinical engagement and education.
    • oExperience of acting as a mentor for new starters.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


    Scunthorpe General Hospital

    Cliff Gardens


    DN15 7BH

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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