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Clinical Coding Team Leader

Employer
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
North Shields
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated person to support the Trust's Clinical Coding Service and Deputy Service Managers in managing the Trust's Clinical Coders and ensuring continuity of the Clinical Coding service.

You will be responsible for line managing a team of Clinical Coders and supporting them in their respective roles as we continue our Digital journey, and progress with both the COVID-19 recovery plan and the transition to the Electronic Patient Record.

You must be an experienced Clinical Coder and be able to demonstrate extensive experience of coding across all specialties. You will have specialist knowledge of the ICD-10 and OPCS-4 classifications and be able to deal with complex coding queries, liaising with clinical staff, analysis and reporting staff and senior management on a regular basis.

We are looking for a pro-active multitasker with excellent communication skills to assist in developing, maintaining, and managing the team in order to ensure the quality and timeliness of Clinical Coding across the Trust

Main duties of the job

Directly manage a team of clinical coding staff, reviewing team's accuracy and coding activity statistics. To act as a professional mentor to all coding staff.

Ensure the provision of accurate, complete and timely clinical information.

Managing and allocating work to team members and to maintain office administration services.

Providing expert coding advice, communicating complex coding rules to clinical coding staff and all healthcare professionals.

Promoting Clinical Coding and the importance of good quality data throughout the Trust presenting regularly at Business Unit Directorate meetings.

Working closely with Business Units and act as key contact for any clinical coding related issues.

Coding of the more complex case-load within the department extracting complex and highly confidential information from case notes and translating it accurately into diagnostic and intervention/procedure codes, across all specialties in accordance with current coding classifications and entering the patient data on to the Trust's PAS system.

Ensuring clinical coders are effective in their roles and achieve the necessary quality standards to support Trust income and information governance requirements.

Planning and ensuring requirements for accuracy, completeness and timeliness are met to support management and clinical needs.

Maintain and develop professional and personal skills.

About us

We manage two major locality hospitals at North Tyneside and Wansbeck plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Supporting the Trusts Clinical Coding Service Manager in managing the Trusts clinical coders to ensure the provision of accurate, complete and timely clinical information.

Managing and allocating work to team members and to maintain officeadministration services.

Providing expert coding advice, communicating complex coding rules to clinical coding staff and all healthcare professionals.

Promoting Clinical Coding and the importance of good quality data throughout the Trust presenting regularly at Business Unit Directorate meetings.

Working closely with Business Units and act as key contact for any clinical coding related issues.

Coding of the more complex case-load within the department extracting complex and highly confidential information from case notes and translating it accurately into diagnostic and intervention/procedure codes, across all specialties in accordance with current coding classifications and entering the patient data on to the Trusts PAS system.

Ensuring the department is adequately managed, trained and audited in line with national standards and able to meet the long-term objectives of the Trust.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This meansdemonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables andempowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Accredited Clinical Coding (ACC) Qualification or equivalent experience, (evidenced by achievement of required standards in individual coder audits).


Desirable

  • Approved Clinical Coding Trainer
  • Approved Clinical Coding Auditor


Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH

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319-6423951KD

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