Clinical Coder / Accredited Clinical Coder
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Would you like to join our Clinical Coding team as either a Band 4 Clinical Coder* or a Band 5 Accredited Clinical Coder incl. 15% Recruitment & Retainment (R&R) premium**? Read on to learn more about this rewarding role and submit your application.
The Clinical Coding service is a part of the Digital Division of the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group (UHN) and is responsible for extracting and codifying complex clinical information that describes a patient's diagnostic and procedural healthcare status within an episode of care in a timely manner.
The ability of the UHN Group to accurately record and codify its clinical activity is fundamental to understanding the quality of its clinical services. Our coded data is used by all parts of the Group's business to deliver trusted and high-quality services to patients.
Clinical Coders are a core component of the Clinical Coding service and have a crucial supporting role in the overall management of the Group as their output directly influences income through the NHS Payment Scheme
Main duties of the job
As either a Clinical Coder or an Accredited Clinical Coder you will be responsible for codifying in a timely manner complex clinical activity according to all relevant National Clinical Coding Standards and Local Clinical Coding Policies.
As a Clinical Coder you will be expected to evidence a good grasp of National Clinical Coding Standards (evidenced by audit results and attending regular Clinical Coding Standards Refresher courses and other associated training).
As an Accredited Clinical Coder you will be expected to evidence an expert grasp of National Clinical Coding Standards (evidenced by audit results, maintaining your professional Accredited Clinical Coder status and attending regular Clinical Coding Standards Refresher courses and other associated training).
You will assist the Clinical Coding Team Leads to support and mentor Associate Clinical Coders and/or Apprentice Clinical Coders and to achieve the submission of codified data in a timely manner.
Working for your organisation In July 2021 we formed the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group, bringing together the constituent organisations of Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
Our service is led by an open, transparent and dedicated leadership team who are striving to create a productive and supportive work environment which delivers a high quality codified output to accurately describe our patient's healthcare status and needs.
We support flexible working including home or remote working.
You will be well rewarded for your work with a 15% R&R premium.**
You will be well supported to develop yourself professionally.
You will be supported to become comfortable with working to an Agile framework as a member of the Digital portfolio.
Your quality as a coder will be improved by a well-established Clinical Coding Quality Assurance function.
You will be able to input meaningfully to the direction of travel and cultural development of our newly established team
Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for a detailed list of role responsibilities.
* Successful applicants who do not hold a National Clinical Coding Qualification (NCCQ) will join UHN as a Band 4 Clinical Coder. As per the associated Job Description your professional development will be well supported and you will be anticipated to earn your NCCQ within 2-3 years, dependent on skillset. Upon attaining your NCCQ and evidencing the required competencies you will progress to a Band 5 Accredited Clinical Coder role.
** Successful applicants who hold a National Clinical Coding Qualification (NCCQ) will join UHN as a Band 5 Accredited Clinical Coder. 15% R&R premium is paid monthly and is subject to annual review.
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