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Clinical Coding Auditor

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Barming
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annual pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have 2 exciting opportunities for someone to join our Clinical Coding Training and Audit Team as a Clinical Coding Auditor.

These posts are open to those who wish to start a career as a Clinical Coding Auditor as well as those who may already hold NHS England Approved Clinical Coding Auditor Status.

The post holder will work with our Senior Clinical Coding Auditor, working with our Clinical Coding Data Analytics system as well as performing individual and speciality based structured audits. You will also work closely with Maidstone and Tunbridge Well's Clinical Coding Trainers , Management teams and Clinical Teams to improve Data Quality and the accuracy of Clinically Coded Data.

We will support the successful candidates to work towards achieving NHS England Approved Auditor Status.

Main duties of the job

Utilise the clinical coding departments data analytics software tool to drive improvements in the quality of coded data that is produced by the clinical coding department. To liaise with clinicians and trust management to ensure high standards of documentation are maintained and improved where necessary with the aid of the data analytics tool, consequently ensuring data quality is maximised for all specialties within the Trust.

To undertake monthly checks of specific data to ensure that the clinical coding department is producing consistently robust high-quality data.

Undertake targeted clinical coding audits for all specialties across the Trust and clinical coders within the department. Ensuring that the clinical coded data conforms to current clinical coding national standards.

As part of this role you will be required to feedback coding errors and flag poor practice both in coding and documentation standards. Working closely with the Senior Clinical Coding Auditor, Senior Clinical Coding Trainer and the wider Clinical Coding management team.

As a Clinical Coding Auditor, you will liaise with clinical coders, clinicians and managers, to enhance the accuracy and completeness of clinical coding.

As part of the audit team you will provide advice to the coding staff on coding matters, help monitor and respond to coding query emails that are sent to a designated email inbox.

About us

MTW is a large acute hospital trust in the south-east of England.

We provide a full range of general hospital services and some aspects of specialist and complex care to around 600,000 people living in west Kent and East Sussex. We have a team of over 8,000 full and part-time staff. We also provide specialist cancer services to around 2 million people across Kent and East Sussex via the Kent Oncology Centre.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Standard Level.

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification

Qualificaions

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study, employment or voluntary work.
  • Accredited Clinical Coder qualification
  • Clinical Coding Standards Course
  • Clinical Coding standards Refresher


Desirable

  • NHS England Clinical Coding Approved Auditor


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience of working as a coding analyst using ICD10 & OPCS4
  • Experience of coding audit programmes in an acute Trust
  • Experience of report writing
  • Experience of using computer based administration office systems


Desirable

  • Experience of developing and implementing data quality policies relating to coding.


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to gather, analyse, interpret and present complex data and information from both electronic and paper case notes
  • Ability to give constructive feedback to staff in coding techniques
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to think beyond boundaries, the ability to consider different approaches and solutions


Desirable

  • Ability to write detailed reports


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane

Barming

ME16 9QQ

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359-6427159-T3

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