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Trainee Clinical Coder - Band 3

NHS AfC: Band 3

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Clinical Coding
NHS AfC: Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£17,787 - £20,448 Per Annum
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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


Are you interested in an exciting career within the NHS? If so, North Bristol is recruiting for a Trainee Clinical Coder to join their challenging and diverse Clinical Coding Department.

You will be responsible for translating medical terminology documented in patient records into national codes using ICD10 and OPCS4. The requirement is to produce consistent, accurate, complete and timely coded clinical data, for use by the Trust Finance Department among others.

In your quest for accurate data, you will come into contact with a variety of staff of different levels throughout the Trust. Experience is not essential as full training will be provided.

As a Trainee Clinical Coder you will start on a Band 3 and be regularly assessed during training.  After an agreed time frame (usually two to three years) trainees sit the National Clinical Coding Qualification and upon passing will become a band 5 senior clinical coder.

The Clinical Coding Department aims to meet the demands of a modern NHS and to support the Trust's Business Activity by recruiting high calibre individuals.

Working in the Clinical Coding department at North Bristol NHS Trust provides a job with great career progression and the chance to work in a busy acute hospital.

Please note there will be a two stage interview process, with the first assessment stage held on 26th November.  Successful candidates will then be invited back for interview on 30th November.

Please note we always have a high number of applications for Trainee Coder roles so we would advise submitting your application as soon as possible as this advert may close early.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Julie Gilbert - - 0117 4148789

Nicola Long - - 0117 4148790



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