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Deputy Clinical Coding Manager - Huntingdon

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are offering a rare opportunity to be part of the Clinical Coding Management Team at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking to recruit an ACC qualified Deputy Clinical Coding Manager for our highly skilled team of 30+ Clinical Coders

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking leader who owns well developed managerial skills, a strong interest in digital skills and development. You will have a thorough understanding of the clinical coding function and it's impact on funding and healthcare statistical data.

If you are an approved Clinical Coding Trainer or experienced Team Leader looking to develop into management we would especially like to hear from you. The team prides itself on the training, mentoring and ongoing support for the ongoing professional development of our Clinical Coders

You will possess good communications skills with experience in developing relationships with our clinical and corporate colleagues to meet our data quality initiatives.

Are you interested? Have we piqued your imagination? Do you want to know more?

Then please pick up your phone and call Jenny Daniels, Clinical Coding Manager on 01733 676738 who will be pleased to chat in depth about this exciting opportunity.

Main duties of the job

  • To take a lead role in the management of the Clinical Coding teams to support delivery of the coding service for NWAFT.
  • To ensure that the coded data is accurate, complete and timely and the delivery of this meets all internal and external time scales, Trust commissioning and Information Governance requirements.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with consultants and their clinical teams to ensure quality and depth of clinical coding is achieved
  • Develop comprehensive clinical coding and data quality performance indicators from a complex dataset, interpreting and analysing data, and be able to communicate critical and complex coded information to operational and divisional management teams across the Trust as required.
  • Lead quality improvement initiatives, identifying areas where the processes used within the coding function can be improved, and in conjunction with team members design new processes to be trialled, evaluated and implemented.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see detailed Job Description and Person Specification attached for more information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate level or equivalent in depth specialist experience in Health Informatics Clinical Coding specialist experience in managing staff and a range of operational and legislative areas
  • IHRIM Accredited Clinical Coding Qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional development including evidence of Clinical Coding Refresher at the recommended interval
  • In depth knowledge of Anatomy& physiology, medical terminology and ICD10 and OPCS4 classifications


  • Documentary evidence of NHS England certified Terminology and Classifications Clinical Coding Trainer
  • Leadership qualification/training and/or Project Management qualification/training



  • Significant management experience with evidence of clear understanding of the Clinical Coding service within the NHS
  • Previous NHS experience of successful line management of a Clinical Coding team within the last 12 months including recruitment and selection, appraisals, professional development, disciplinary process, grievance, complaints
  • Experience in initiation and management of change to services, processes, policies and procedures resulting from NHS Digital/DoH Data Set Change Notices.
  • Understanding of SUS statutory returns for admitted patient care and implications to the coding process
  • In ensuring established procedures in place to support regular quality inspections of coded clinical data
  • Experience of presentations to multiple disciplines of NHS staff to Senior Management level
  • Proven track record of achieving challenging targets


  • Experience of establishing and leading successful teams
  • Proven track record of managing budgets and delivery of challenging financial improvements



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels
  • Good understanding of the relationship between clinical coding, HRGs and National Tariff Payment System in the NHS
  • Advanced analytical skills on large volumes of complex coded clinical or financial information ability to flag up areas requiring further investigation.
  • Knowledge of and experience in DSPT, Data Protection and Confidentiality to Management level
  • Understanding of NHS Digital audit methodology
  • Knowledge of the Trust's Policies and Procedures in relation to the role, and of relevant Trust support and wellbeing services and the ability to signpost staff to their use if required
  • Competent in use of IT programmes including Microsoft Excel/Office/PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of using Encoder software and reporting tools
  • Proven research skills
  • In depth knowledge of national and international classifications

Personal Qualities


  • Strong effective and developed interpersonal skills with ability to interpret and communicate highly complex diagnostic and procedural information alongside correct assignment of relevant classification codes with both internal and external colleagues
  • Excellent problem solving, negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to influence and motivate staff to deliver challenging targets in a highly pressured environment
  • Willingness and ability to accept responsibility of leadership on behalf of the Clinical Coding Manager in their absence, seeking guidance from Senior Management when appropriate

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Park


PE29 6NT

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