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Band 7 - Clinical Coding Trainer, Clinical Coding

Employer
West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Watford
Salary
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc HCA
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

The Clinical Coding Department at WHTH is undergoing a complete transformation to be more responsive to the changing demands of the organisation, especially, with the Trust adopting Electronic Patient System (EPR) recently.

There is a requirement for high quality data collection and reporting with implementation of EPR to accurately reflect clinical activity and outcomes. This in turn will ensure that our services are set up to support our patient case mix enabling us to provide the right care for our patients.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours) based at Watford General Hospital, with opportunity for hybrid working and flexibility with working times to support our employees with a healthy work-life balance.

If you would like to talk to someone regarding this role, please contact:

Vidya Palaninathan (Head of Clinical Coding) -vpalaninathan@nhs.net or

Philip Powell (Deputy Head of Coding) -philip.powell5@nhs.net.

Main duties of the job

You will report to and assist the Coding Quality Assurance Lead in designing and delivering a robust clinical coding training programme for WHTH ensuring the highest quality coding data to satisfy NHS regulatory bodies that the Trust exemplifies best practice and promotes a culture of continuous improvement.

You will deliver regular in-house coding training including the mandatory clinical coding standards courses and speciality workshops in line with the Approved Trainer Code of Conduct.

You will provide training feedback and SMART recommendations for improving the quality of the coded data to ensure the Trust gets accurately reimbursed for its services.

You will be required to work alongside the clinicians, coders, and managers to enhance the accuracy and completeness of the clinical documentation provided for coding purposes.

As a learner-focussed trainer, you will have proven expertise in delivering a comprehensive coding training programme to the team.

You will respond to external FOI requests, disseminate training feedback, advise the coding team of new coding guidelines and updates to national standards and local policies, and provide appropriate support where required.

(*Please refer to the job description and person specification documents for more details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role.)

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust!

Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

https://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/flexibleworking/

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

Delivering formal clinical coding training that complies with the Approved Clinical Coding Trainer Framework.

Discussing and resolving coding queries from the coding team as well as providing expert advice for coding information requests from other divisions and departments within the Trust in a timely manner.

Disseminating training feedback to the team members and devising action plans to improve coding performance.

Sharing responsibility with the Coding Quality Assurance Lead in providing constructive feedback on coding performance and ensuring knowledge and learning points are communicated effectively across the team.

Assisting the Coding Quality Assurance Lead in developing and implementing a robust clinical coding training programme for the coding team.

Regularly liaising with clinicians, coders, and managers to enhance the accuracy and completeness of the clinical documentation provided for coding purposes.

(*Please refer to the job description and person specification documents for more details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role.)

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the JD/ Person Specification

Essential

  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.


Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Watford General Hospital

Watford

WD18 0HB

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360-E-8208

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