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Clinical Coding Auditor

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Development the Coding Service acting as a point of contact for coding issues, building working relationships attending meetings with clinical teams and service managers. Analysis of coded data exploring irregularities, deliver feedback to team to ensure uniformity and quality of coding. Advise on complex coding issues ensuring the data accurately reflects the patient care delivered. Work closely with clinical teams to improve documentation. Support the clinical coding team when required. Assist the Clinical Coding Manager in achieving month end coding completion targets.

Must have Clinical Coding Auditor qualification to apply for post.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the delivery of the Internal Clinical Coding Audit programme and the trusts annual DSPT Audit.
  • Coordinate engagement between Divisional Managers, Clinical Directors clinicians, and Clinical coders. This will include regular meetings with clinical teams, analysis of coded data. ensuring the data reflects the national rules, conventions, and datasets and to ensure income is maximized by undertaking a programme of random and targeted clinical coding audits for all specialties throughout the Trust
  • Monitor data quality and clinical coding standards in line with local and national guidelines. Report any complex coding issues as directed for verification Follow up all responses with relevant staff.
  • The post holder will work closely with wards and the data quality team, to ensure that data is accurate, timely, standardised, and robust to support performance
  • To represent the trust at the Regional Clinical Coding Advisory group and feedback on / action any issues raised as appropriate.

About us

As one of Europe's biggest and busiest children's hospitals, at Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust, we treat everything from common illnesses to highly complex and specialist conditions.In addition to our main hospital site, we offer paediatric services at a number of community sites and hold local clinics across Merseyside, Cumbria, Shropshire, Wales and the Isle of Man. We also provide specialist inpatient care for children with complex mental health needs in our recently relocated and newly opened state of the art facility.

Alder Hey has a thriving research portfolio and leads research into children's medicines, infection, inflammation and oncology. We are becoming recognised as one of the world's leaders in children's healthcare and research. We contribute to public health, lead cutting-edge research and teach the next generation of children's specialists. Alongside this is ourInnovation Hub, a dedicated space where clinicians and industries can come together to create new products and technologies.

We know that a children's hospital is different and that our job is more than just treating an illness. To us, every child is an individual. As well as giving them the very best care, we set out to make them feel happy, safe and confident as they play, learn and grow. At Alder Hey we are here to look after a child and their family and that includes mums, dads, brothers and sisters.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively with clinicians, managers, information, finance, and other staff members to ensure high quality of coded data. An ability to provide complex Clinical Coding advice and information to colleagues within the NHS
  • Support the divisions on new clinical practise or procedures agree on the code assignments and cascade knowledge and understanding of the procedure to the Clinical Coding team.
  • Liaise with clinicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals on a regular basis to provide and help with information as required. Be able to explain the requirements of the classifications and how to implement them. Attending courses forums as appropriate.

Person Specification

educational qualification


  • ACC
  • Clinical Coding approved Auditor





  • Extensive knowledge of Clinical Coding in various specialties
  • presentation skills


  • management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children's Hospital

East Prescot Road


L14 5AB

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