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Senior Clinical Coder- Band 5

Band 5

Main area
Clinical Coding
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£23,023-£29,608 per annum
07/02/2019 23:59

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Experienced Clinical Coders, NHS, Bristol, £23023 - £29608 (Band 5) + excellent NHS Benefits

An experienced Clinical Coder is required 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 based at the state-of-the-art Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

The Senior Clinical Coder position is a fantastic opportunity for you to take a role with:
• A supported career path
• Development opportunities
• The chance to code highly complex and fascinating specialisms
• Excellent job security 

You will work in a very friendly and supportive team, who just want to make a difference.

As a Senior Clinical Coder you will be responsible for extracting highly complex clinical information from the patients’ medical record, then translating this medical terminology into a series of codes using international and national classifications. Key duties of the post would include:

• Ensuring departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and targets are consistently achieved
• To work autonomously without direct supervision when self-allocating work and in the achievement of daily coding targets
• To be proactive, flexible and supportive towards an electronic way of working as the Trust develops its electronic patient record
• To assist in the mentoring and development of trainee clinical coders
• To be self-sufficient in resolving complex clinical coding queries and issues

The successful Senior Clinical Coder will have:

• Significant experience of working in clinical coding covering multiple specialties
• Experience of working to targets and KPI’s
• Ability to apply national standards and local policies across a wide range of specialities and across highly complex coding scenarios
• The capability to work efficiently as an individual and as part of a team
• Excellent communication skills, with the aptitude to relay complex coding information to a range of people including other clinical coding, operational and clinical staff

It is proposed that interviews will be held between 26th and 30th November.




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