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Senior Clinical Coder

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Clinical Coder to join our team at Oldham, Bury or Rochdale.

We are looking for candidates with clinical coding experience across specialties in an acute setting and will hold the National Clinical Coding Qualification (ACC) or be working towards and would consider applicants also at a Band 4 level based on experience. The post holder requires excellent communication, organisation skills and to be able to work as part of a team to deliver timely and accurate coded data to meet the Trusts deadlines.

We have the ability to offer hybrid working with the use of electronic systems while also maintaining the need for case note and paper coding offering the candidate to be based at either Oldham, Bury or Rochdale Care Organisations.

Main duties of the job

The Coding Team is a skilled team with an excellent reputation that ensures complete and accurate coding of Trust activity. We have an in-house Training Team , Audit Team and Coded Data and Standards Assurance Team to support you and help you advance through specialties.

While the candidate will have daily duties and responsibilities, the spectrum of work may be broad across the Department. Please refer to the job description for more details.

We have a focus on progression and promoting from within the team so opportunities can and do arise.

In addition to this we offer flexibility around hours and working patterns. Consideration will be given if you are working towards the National Clinical Coding Qualification (ACC) to enter at Band 4 depending upon experience.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership.

Person Specification



  • National Clinical Coding Qualification
  • Up to date Clinical Coding Refresher course



  • Experience in coding 5 specialties within an acute setting


  • Experience of coding 5+ or more specialties within an acute setting



  • Institute of Health Records & Information Management (or suitable equivalent)

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Northern Care Alliance, Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Road



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