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Senior Clinical Coder

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you currently a clinical coder interested in joining a busy and high performingteam at the University Hospitals of Leicester?This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified clinical coder looking to advance theircareer within the profession. We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexibleindividual who is able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.At UHL we are excited to recruit a high calibre individual to join our clinical codingteam. We have a diversity of specialties across three hospital sites therefore we canoffer a varied role. Remote working is available to the successful candidate andcurrently we offer additional weekend working at an enhanced rate of pay.

Main duties of the job

Clinical coding is a high profile area of work and our team collects data about everyinpatient who visits the Trust, investigating all aspects of their journey. Our role isessential for the effective management of the Trust and directly influenced patientcare.We have an Experienced Approved Clinical Coding Trainer and two Approved ClinicalCoding Auditors in the team, meaning that full audit, validation and training supportis available.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:high-quality care for all,being a great place to work,partnerships for impact, andresearch and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:we are compassionate,we are proud,we are inclusive, andwe are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Managing, organising and prioritising their own workload to ensure work is accurate and complete to meet targets & Trust deadlines.

Identifying and analysing patterns of errors and notifying these to manager, with proposed potential solutions.

Proactively develop key business relationships within the CMGs establishing yourself as the Coding lead/expert to ensure clinical engagement with the divisional stakeholders. Be a specialist advisor and link to the CMGs ensuring that the coder/clinician linkage is effective and attending all necessary business/governance meetings.

Specifically meet with senior clinicians to discuss and resolve complex coding discrepancies ensuring the coded data accurately reflects the patients episode of care, thus ensuring the accurate income for UHL.

Manage and resolve complex enquiries liaising with Senior Clinicians using high level motivational, negotiating communication skills and proving an expert knowledge of the subject.

Provide advice and support to all members of the team, participating in team events and representing the team when required.

For an informal discussion please contact

Elizabeth Holland clinical coding site lead

07866185942/0116 2588979

Ajo Jose Clinical coding site lead

0116 2588979

Person Specification



  • Hold NCCQ


  • Managment qualification



  • 3 Years clinical coding experience within NHS enviroment coding multiple specialites


  • Familiar with using Encoder

Annalytical and Jundgement skills


  • Ability to use own Judgment to interpret and summerise relevant terminology



  • Completed refresher course in last 3 years

communication /relationship skills


  • Excellent communication and interpersonaal skills and ability to communicate with staff at all levels

Commitment to trust values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the trust values and behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


University Hospitals Of Leicester

Infirmary Square



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