Clinical Coding Manager

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Coding Manager at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will lead the Clinical Coding Teams based at the Southport and Ormskirk sites and be responsible for ensuring the continued success of our Clinical Coding function as well as leading the team into the future, making the most of opportunities provided by technology and links with neighbouring NHS Trusts.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the job are:

  • The development and implementation of best practice systems to enhance the accuracy and timeliness of clinical coding for the Trust. Planning for the Clinical Coding function across the Trust, ensuring the provision of good quality coded clinical data. The requirement is to ensure the production of consistent, accurate, meaningful and comparable data to help managers and clinicians in the monitoring, planning and provision of high quality patient care.
  • Ensuring that national requirements relevant to clinical coding are achieved to the highest possible level and for ensuring the department is adequately trained and audits are undertaken in line with the coding audit methodologies. Also, that there is a robust and implemented strategy for clinical engagement in the coding process.
  • Attaining clinical engagement and participation in the Information agenda to further clinical quality and business intelligence. To ensure the coding department maintains a positive and proactive approach to working with consultants and clinicians, promoting the importance of accurate and complete information to enable high levels of data quality and coded information.

About us

Main duties continued:

  • Managing all operational and strategic issues associated with the Trusts Clinical Coding function including day to day responsibility for managing of all clinical coding staff, providing leadership and guidance to ensure that patient activity data is fully and accurately coded within prescribed timescales, whilst adhering to national and local standards.
  • Managing all aspects of training provision to the Trusts coding staff and to ensure that all appropriate measures are taken to deliver audit compliance on all aspects of the coding function thus ensuring compliance with Information Governance Clinical Coding Standards.
  • Consistently reviewing all aspects of Clinical Coding strategy and services, modifying plans and strategies, according to local and national clinical coding standards requirements in line with national changes and making recommendations to the Head of Performance and Business Intelligence.
  • Undertaking the lead role on implementing national strategic coding developments across the trust notably in connection with ensuring the trust conforms to the coding requirements and timeframes imposed through Payment by Results (PbR).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Advert date: 22nd April 2022

Closing date: 22nd May 2022

Shortlisting date: w/c 23rd May 2022

Interview date: 6th June 2022

Person Specification



  • Educated to Degree level or can demonstrate extensive specialist knowledge and experience relevant to the role, commensurate with Degree level.
  • Evidence of recent ongoing professional development
  • National Clinical Coding Qualification or can demonstrate significant experience in healthcare Clinical Coding


  • Project Management Qualification (E.g. Prince 2)
  • Accredited Clinical Coding Trainer or Auditor

Knowledge and Experience


  • Demonstrate expert knowledge and specialist knowledge of the Clinical Coding agenda in the NHS in a range of different specialties
  • Proven management experience of a Clinical Coding team in an acute trust
  • Experience of practical implementation of Clinical Coding
  • Specialist knowledge of Clinical Coding legislation and application and other relevant legislation
  • A good understanding of the patient journey from data to national tariff


  • Experience in the development and delivery of training materials
  • Staff management experience
  • Previous experience as a coding auditor

Skills and Abilities


  • Demonstrates the capacity to quickly develop productive relationships
  • Autonomous and self-managing, the ability to time manage and organise workloads
  • An ability to communicate with a wide range of individuals at all levels across the organisation
  • Ability to assemble, interpret and present information to a wider audience

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


Southport and Formby District General Hospital

Town Lane



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Richard Boydell


Date posted

22 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum (subject to Agenda for Change)



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Southport and Formby District General Hospital

Town Lane



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