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Clinical Coding Team Leader

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Coding Team Leader Band 5 with 15% Recruitment & Retention Premium


The supervision and motivation of the Clinical Coding Team, including the general day to day organisation of the Clinical Coding Department's workload ensuring staff are trained and audited to deliver a high quality service.

The collection and interpretation of descriptions of patient diagnoses and procedural events and the classification of these descriptions using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and the Office of Population Census and Surveys Classification (OPCS 4). This covers all inpatient care across the Trust.

Continued improvement of anatomy and physiology skills and medical terminology to enhance knowledge of the National clinical coding rules and conventions.

Main duties of the job

Work with the Clinical Coding Manager/Deputy Clinical Coding Manager to implement day to day organisation of the clinical coding department workload to ensure targets are met and a high quality service is delivered.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full detail on what this role entails.

    Person Specification



    • oAccredited Clinical Coding Qualification
    • At least one GCSE grade C or above, preferably in Biology or related science (or equivalent)


    • Basic Clinical Coding Audit Certificate



    • Clinical Coding experience
    • Managerial Experience
    • Experience of applying complex rules and regulations to descriptions written by medical staff
    • Experience of undertaking coding audits.
    • Data Entry skills
    • Ability to assimilate and interpret complex information
    • Proven Accuracy

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    West Bromwich

    B71 4HJ

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