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Senior Clinical Coder

Employer
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Location
Norwich
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking to recruit Senior Clinical Coders at an exciting time as the Trust now embarks on a journey to become a digital hospital by working towards achieving a fully electronic patient record. Wehave a team of Clinical Consultants, working alongside our senior coding team whose role is to liaise between clinical teams and the coding team raising the coding profile and helping resolve information, documentation, and coding issues.

You will be an accredited Clinical Coder (hold the National Clinical Coding Qualification) who is compliant with mandatory requirements of attending and meeting objectives of Standards Refresher Course within last 3 years and are experienced in coding across a wide range of specialties in or for an acute hospital setting. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to work efficiently as in individual and/or as part of a team. Also required is a flexible style of working so can adapt to the changing needs of the office, be self-disciplined, professional, and positive, and recognise own part to play in achievement of departmental targets and goals.

The department offers a flexible approach to varied working patterns both onsite and working from home remote coding can be considered. You will be supported to ensure coding skills are maintained in line with the departments Training and Audit programme delivered by our in-house NHS Classifications Service Approved Trainer and Auditors.

Main duties of the job

To extract clinical information from discharged, transferred and RIP patients case notes, discharge letters and clinical systems translating this accurately into nationally recognised diagnostic (ICD) and procedural (OPCS) codes against all inpatient Consultant Episodes (CE's) using 3M's Medicode encoder system.

To ensure all FCE's are completed and data input by monthly Performance Management (Trust) deadlines.

To participate in departmental audit programme through both:

a. Having own work audited to ensure expertise maintained in all areas.

b. By data validating specific coding issues

To raise coding or data issues with the management team and work to resolve.

To have output monitored to ensure full contribution to departmental workload.

To both participate in and support the departmental training programme:

a. By attending internal training programmes

b. Through mentoring and sharing of knowledge with peers and more junior codes

To ensure adherence to policies and procedures established for Clinical Coding.

If you share our values, would like to be part of our team, and are committed to achieving accurate and timely data then please apply.

Full & part time positions available.

Interview date: 8th July 2024

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To extract and code all inpatient Finished Consultant Episodes (FCEs) using 3Ms Medicode encoder system which incorporates International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD10) and Office of Population Census and Surveys version 4 (OPCS4) coding manuals applying national rules and conventions
  • To ensure all FCEs are completed and data input by monthly Performance Management (Trust) deadlines
  • To gain a continuing understanding of HRGs and Financial Flows so as to ensure that the Clinical Coding process delivers good quality, timely data
  • To participate in departmental audit programme through both:
  • Having own work audited to ensure expertise maintained in all areas
  • By data validating specific coding issues
  • To raise coding or data issues with the management team and work to resolve
  • To have output monitored to ensure full contribution to departmental workload
  • To both participate in and support the departmental training programme:
  • By attending internal training programmes
  • Through mentoring and sharing of knowledge with peers and more junior codes
  • To communicate and liaise effectively with clinicians and other healthcare professionals at all levels of queries with varying levels of complexity, relating to clinical information


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NCCQ - Accredited Clinical Coder


Skills/Experience

Essential

  • Significant coding experience - across full range of specialties both routine and complex case mix
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of uses of clinical data and purpose of coding


Desirable

  • Ability to use multiple and wide ranging Trust data collection and clinical systems


Attitude & Aptitude

Essential

  • Demonstrate interest and motivation in position
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Address

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane

Norwich

NR4 7UY

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