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Advanced Clinical Coder (Health Group Liaison)

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be required to support and motivate the clinical coding teams to ensure that clinical coding is timely, accurate and completed in accordance with national and local policies, and within nationally and locally agreed timescales to meet the Trust's deadlines. The post holder will monitor uncoded activity for each given Health Group (or area) on a daily basis and take relevant action to ensure complete, accurate and timely coding on a monthly basis to support the Trust.

The role requires the accurate analysis, interpretation and extraction of relevant clinical information and data (including complex conditions and treatments) from a variety of sources including discharge summaries, medical notes, radiology, pathology, and other clinical information systems. The post holder should look for areas of concern or opportunities for improvement and communicate these with their team, managers and with key Services within the Trust.

Within the specified health group or area, the post holder will assist other members of the coding management team in providing effective information, support, and guidance for divisions, clinicians and managers with regard to Clinical Coding and the National Tariff,. They will also be expected to act as mentor to all other Clinical Coders within the department.

Main duties of the job

  • Communication & relationship skills
    • Develop effective working relationships with other services, both clinical and non-clinical, in order to advise them on the coding processes.
    • Act as a mentor to junior Coding staff, encouraging their understanding of the role and what is required to progress within the Coding department.
    • Assist the junior members of staff to access training from the Coding Auditor/Trainers. Aide the Coders to understand any audit feedback that is given, and make any necessary changes, whilst adhering to Coding Standards. Support any staff who are on external training, and assist the Auditor trainers with any staff who are preparing to sit the NCCQ.
    • Communicate and explain complex coding rules and standards to staff at all levels across the Trust, both clinical and non-clinical. Effectively communicate the impact of clinical or coding changes on the Trusts data outputs and income.
    • Develop effective working relationships with other colleagues and provide advice and support on Clinical Coding.
    • Liaise with clinicians and senior managers, identify and explain issues arising within clinical coding and work collaboratively to resolve and improve clinical coding accuracy in designated area.
    • Responsible for identifying any problems, which arise within the clinical coding of specialties within own area, discuss recommendations and resolutions with clinical teams and members of senior Clinical Coding Team.

    About us

    NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

    Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

    Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

    As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

    We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

    Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

    As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

    Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

    We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

    Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

    We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

    We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

    To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

    In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

    We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

    Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualifications


    • oEducated to Degree level or have equivalent relevant experience.
    • oClinical Coding Qualification.
    • oIT Driving license or similar.
    • oACC qualified
    • oClinical Coding Foundation Course


    • oFormal management or Leadership or mentoring qualification.
    • oAMSPAR in medical terminology or equivalent.

    Occupational Experience


    • oExperience of Coding a range of specialties.
    • oAt least 3 years' experience Clinical Coding Experience in and acute Trust.
    • oExperience of working with clinicians and senior managers specifically around clinical engagement and education.
    • oExperience working with other Trust IT systems.


    • oExperience of other Microsoft Office products.
    • oExperience of working with clinicians and senior managers specifically around clinical engagement and education.
    • oExperience of acting as a mentor for new starters.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


    Scunthorpe General Hospital

    Cliff Gardens


    DN15 7BH

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