Clinical Coder

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
15 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020

Job Description

A Clinical Coder isrequired to join the clinical coding department at one of the UK’s largest acute NHS Trusts. You will work with a team of peers to deliver the department’s vision to provide efficient and expert coding of patient records, embracing national standards of excellence, enabling the Trust to optimise income, and enriching the data we use to understand and enhance patient care. You will be based at the state-of-the-art Southmead Hospital in Bristol. The Clinical Coder position isa fantastic opportunity for you to take a role with:

• A supported career path

• Development opportunities

• The chance to code highly complex and fascinating specialities

• Excellent job security

You willwork in a veryfriendly and supportive team, who just want to make a difference. As a Clinical Coder you will be responsible for extracting clinical information from the patients’ medical record and translating this medical terminology into a series of codes using the international and national classifications ICD 10 and OPCS 4.8. Key duties of the post include:
  • To work independently on a range of specialities and provide support to Senior coders and Divisional Leads
  • Ensuring departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and targets are consistently achieved
  • To be proactive, flexible and supportive towards an electronic way of working as the Trust develops its electronic patient record
  • To be working towards sitting the National Clinical Coding Qualification (NCCQ)

The successful Clinical Coder will have:
  • A minimum of eighteen months experience of working in clinical coding using ICD10 fifth edition and OPCS 4.8 covering multiple specialities
  • Ability to apply national standards and local policies across a wide range of specialities and across a range of coding scenarios
  • The capability to work efficiently as an individual and as part of a team
  • Experience of working to targets and KPI’s

This role is only suitable for existing clinical coders who are already working at the above level and meet all of the criteria listed in the person specification.

Please ensure when completing your application that you provide details of how you meet each of the specified criteria.

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel Apply.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Staff identify as 'At Risk' and who meet the essential shortlisting criteria of the post will be prioritised. Priority will be given to North Bristol NHS Trust employees in the first instance.

Please note that North Bristol NHS Trust has an arrangement with a number of organisations (please find a list below) whereby we confidentially share previous pre-employment information relating to your existing job in order to support an efficient recruitment process for candidates when offered a new position with us.

(University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust, Western Area Health Trust, Bristol Community Health, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Community Partnership, NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Bristol City Council)

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

Ref: CCC1180A

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