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Clinical Coder Specialist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata pa (An additional 20% R&R premium applies)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An additional 20% recruitment and retention premium applies. (Reviewed annually)

We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced Clinical Coder to join our expanding Clinical Coding Team.

Applications from Accredited Clinical Coders only.

We would also be delighted to receive applications from ACC qualified Clinical Coders who live outside the geographical area of Derby & Burton who are interested in remote working.

Hours negotiable.

If you have relevant practical clinical coding experience and are competent using ICD10 and OPCS4.10 classifications we would love to hear from you, applications are invited from conscientious, adaptable, reliable and well-motivated individuals with a willingness to learn.

You will need to be a motivated individual with a positive approach to ensuring that Clinical Coding Rules & Conventions are adhered to and commissioning deadlines are met.

The recruitment process will involve a practical coding assessment.

We look forward to receiving your application if you have the above qualities.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to ensuring the clinical coding teams deliver a quality coding service across the organisation by providing accurate and timely clinical coding in accordance with national standards and requirements of clinical coding.

You will have excellent communication skills and confidence in your ability. A proactive approach to ensuring high standards of coded data is essential. You will have knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. You must be able to evidence your ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Confirmation of attendance at a Clinical Coding Standards Course will be required as would confirmation of attendance at a Clinical Coding Refresher Course if applicable.

Closing date of applications: 16 July 2024

Interview date: 30 July 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications CPD Requirements


  • Accredited Clinical Coder
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of the importance of coding and it's uses


  • Demonstrable post ACC experience in a clinical coding role.

Experience & Knowledge


  • Demonstrable clinical coding experience in a similar acute setting.
  • Knowledge of the importance of clinical coding and its uses and an understanding of data quality issues.
  • Awareness of the impact of clinically coded data on Healthcare Resource Group ( HRG) allocation


  • Experience of coding a wide range of specialties.
  • Wide understanding of NHS funding arrangements.

Skills and Ability


  • Ability to motivate, coach and impart knowledge to colleagues.


  • Experiencing of auditing.

Communications and interpersonal skills


  • Present & communicate information to varying levels of staff in a clear and confident manner.
  • Demonstrate excellent negotiation and persuasion skills in sometimes challenging situations.

Values and Behaviours


  • Passionate about clinical coding.
  • Commitment of delivering an excellent clinical coding service.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Sense of leadership and ability to foster team spirit.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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