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Clinical Coding Auditor

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Fazakerley, Liverpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for a Clinical Coding Auditor to work within our Clinical Coding Department. The department is based over three sites Aintree, Broadgreen and the Royal site. The successful applicants will be expected to work from the Aintree site but may be required to travel across sites.

A hybrid working policy is in place allowing for flexible and agile working, to include two days per week working from home.

Main duties of the job

Liverpool NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Coding Auditor (full time). Should we not be successful in recruiting a TCDS-Approved Auditor, we will consider anyone who is three years post-ACC and willing to train towards obtaining this status. Trainee Auditors would be appointed on an Annex 21 contract. If any interested applicants have secured a place on the Clinical Coding Auditor Assessment Programme, please contact us to discuss potential funding.

We currently offer a hybrid working arrangement of two days per week working from home if desired, with the additional support of a flexible working policy.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click herehttps://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The Role:
  • To provide robust audit and management practices and systems to support the Clinical Coding department deliver its strategic objectives.
  • Organise and undertake complex internal/external audits of clinical coding data.
  • Undertake clinical coding audits at the levels of Trust, Department and individual clinical coding officer.
  • Organise all aspects of the external audits, to be carried out in a manner consistent with the Audit Commission and /or NHS Digital Guidelines.
  • Produce formal audit reports within agreed timescales and make recommendations on how to improve Clinical Coding quality and accuracy.
  • Feedback from audits to be delivered and training given as necessary to coding and clinical staff as required.
  • Carry out at least one trust-wide internal audit of 200 FCEs per year in accordance with NHS Digital guidelines.

Key responsibilities:

1. Work with the Senior Manager to provide expertise within the Audit service area.2. Have responsibility for Trust wide audits, making independent decisions at appropriate level3. Work with the Senior Managers, Clinicians and Team members on a number of audits4. Undertake clinical coding audits at the levels of Trust, Department andindividual clinical coding officer. Trust-wide audits must be conducted usingthe latest version of the national NHS Digital Clinical Coding AuditMethodology5. Be responsible for developing and tracking the progress of audit plans6. To identify and manage risks and issues within the service, including thedevelopment and implementation of contingency plan7. Work collaboratively with other service areas within the Trust to ensuresuccessful service delivery.8. To support the successful delivery of the key outputs and benefits of theservice, which support service improvement initiatives9. Ensure that appropriate plans, documentation and procedures are in place.10. Attend meetings as necessary, report progress and resolve issues.11. To make routine presentations, covering complex issues to groups on topics associated with programmes/projects and to demonstrate systems to users when necessary12. To assist other departmental managers and colleagues by providing specialist advice or support when appropriate.13. Work with divisions/management to develop KPIs to support their objectives14. Work with external data sources for benchmarking purposes review or audit information if required from alerts.15. Organise and undertake complex internal/external audits of clinical coding data.16. Organise all aspects of the external audits, to be carried out in a mannerconsistent with the Audit Commission and /or Connecting for Health Guidelines.17. Produce formal audit reports within agreed timescales and makerecommendations on how to improve Clinical Coding quality and accuracy.18. Carry out at least one trust-wide internal audit of 200 FCEs per year inaccordance with Connecting for Health guidelines.19. Undertake regular routine Internal audits of clinical coding and all aspects of the clinical coding function to ensure high quality data is supported and appropriate action is taken when necessary to ensure the clinical coding team displays a high level of skill in the use of the two classification systems.20. Maintain ACC and audit status as required by NHS classification service21. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of National policy developments in regards to deadline changes, in particular the SUS (Secondary User Service)timescales.22. Act as a signatory and order goods/services as required.

Performance Management:

1. The post holder will be required to participate in the development of KeyPerformance Indicators within the audit/coding service.2. The post holder will be required to monitor and manage delivery against these targets and produce regular management update reports detailingperformance levels and provide supporting information to explain improvements or degradation in service and action taken to resolve situations and to achieve progress.3. The post holder in conjunction with the Senior Manager will liaise with others to ensure they are briefed as to service achievements.4. The post holder will work to achieve agreed service objectives working within broad professional policies acting on their own initiative.5. Provide full support for internal and external audits and act on recommendations as appropriate.6. Dedicate the required concentration required to collate, analyse, check and report on information, while coping with ongoing audit issues andinterruptions.7. Work within protocols, and contribute towards their on-going development.

The post holder shall as necessary provide cover for and undertake duties of absent colleagues.

The post holder shall follow all the policies and procedures of the organisation.

Education and Training Development:
  • The post holder will also be expected to support/mentor others within the team.
  • Provide coding training to staff via feedback from completed audits to Trust wide staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of auditors, dedicated to achieving a high level of coding accuracy and continuous coding improvement across the department. Recent restructuring of our senior team has resulted in a cohesive audit and training service, with Auditors and Trainers working collaboratively to drive forwards a shared vision of improvement, alongside successful individual and team development.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • National Clinical Coding Qualification National Auditors Qualification


Desirable

  • Relevant Diploma, other higher degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with encoder
  • Experience producing and monitoring coding process KPI's
  • Experience of using Benchmarking Systems I.e. HED / Dr Foster


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of working in a Coding environment
  • Experience of managing, training and Coding audits


Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to interpret information and to present information to diverse groups Trust wide


Skills

Essential

  • Advanced MS Word and Excel skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Negotiation, motivation and influencing skills


Other

Essential

  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Aintree Site

Long Lane

Fazakerley, Liverpool

L9 7AL

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