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Senior Clinical Coder

Band 5

Main area
Clinical Coding
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
25/10/2020 23:59

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Senior Clinical Coder £24,907-£30,615 (band 5) + excellent NHS Benefits

A Senior 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 

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

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:

  • Hold the NCCQ 
  •  Significant experience of working in clinical coding using ICD10 fifth edition and OPCS 4.9 covering multiple specialities
  • 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






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Julie Gilbert
Job title
Clinical Coding Divisional Lead
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0117 4148789