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Senior Clinical Coder *�2,000 Incentive*

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester / Ipswich
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post attracts a recruitment incentive of �2,000 pro rata (conditions apply)

We are seeking to recruit skilled, dedicated, committed and accomplished Accredited Clinical Coders to join our established Clinical Coding Team at the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust (ESNEFT).

We are looking for candidates with clinical coding experience across all specialties in an acute setting and with desire to further their career.

The department has an established internal Clinical Coding Audit Program and offers comprehensive training for all coders with help developing existing skills and learning new ones.

You will require excellent communication skills, 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.

Full Home Working is available and can be discussed at interview

Main duties of the job

  • To abstract and analyse complex clinical information from patient records and translate this into a coded format in line with National Standards. To have a high level of knowledge of Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology.
  • To enter the final encoded data onto the appropriate computer systems to meet essential Trust requirements for statutory information and payment flows.
  • You will work as part of a team of experienced trained and trainee staff and the job will involve rotation between duties working on all specialties.
  • Deal with enquiries from all parts of the hospital.Locate source documents read histology, cytology and radiology reports.
  • Analyse complex medical information from paper documents and via other computer systems.
  • Ensure that patient records are processed in the correct manner and tracked to appropriate destinations using the computer tracking system.
  • Act as mentor and assist in the education of less experienced coders.
  • To be aware of wider information and patient administration service systems
  • To ensure that computer and paper records are passed for remedial action or processed in the correct manner.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description

Person Specification



  • 5 GCSE's including English & Maths or equivalent level of attainment.
  • Accredited Clinical Coding Qualification (ACC)


  • GCSE Human Sciences or equivalent level of attainment
  • ECDL



  • Substantial Clinical Coding expertise across all specialties and levels of complexity, to be proven either by an acceptable portfolio of evidence or sitting an internal examination.
  • Medical Terminology Anatomy and Physiology
  • PAS or equivalent system
  • Good experience of Microsoft Office
  • Two years experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to analyse and abstract complex records
  • Attention to detail
  • Keyboard skills and data entry
  • Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to communicate with staff at all levels


  • Ability to research and self teach

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester / Ipswich

Colchester / Ipswich


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