This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated existing Lead Clinical Coder or an ACC Clinical Coder who wants to move on to the next level to develop further leadership and management skills. based at our Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre.
First opened in 2009, Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre was awarded ‘Good’ in its last CQC Inspection in July 2016. The site offers state of the art operating facilities with care provided by highly trained clinical professionals who are able to take advantage of some of the best training and development opportunities in healthcare.
The post holder will co-ordinate and line manage the Clinical Coding Team to ensure coding is completed to strict monthly deadlines and to set data quality standards, to secure Trust income. You will be enthusiastic about the challenges of a busy working and constantly changing environment, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and to achieve strict deadlines. You will be a highly motivated individual, with the ability to motivate and influence others, suggest and implement ideas to improve team performance and efficiency and will have excellent communication skills.
The successful candidate will provide a vital and dynamic team leading role for a developing coding team. Care UK strives to achieve high quality clinical coded data, which it does by providing excellent standards of training, mentoring and support for all team members.
You will also have extensive knowledge and understanding of the clinical coding process within the NHS, having successfully passed the Accreditation of Clinical Coders (ACC) qualification. The ability to abstract and analyse information documented in patient’s case notes and assign clinical codes adhering to both ICD10 and OPCS 4 coding standards, following NHS guidelines and with a keen attention to detail, are essential to this role. You will have good knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology. You would be expected to keep abreast of developments in clinical coding through coding clinics, seminars, meetings and speciality training courses, which could involve travelling to other training locations. Care UK actively supports the training and professional development of all staff. Previous experience of mentoring less experienced coders, either formally or informally, would be beneficial. This work is vital in monitoring our clinical effectiveness and ensuring the hospital receives payment for the health care it delivers in line with the national re-imbursement mechanism of Payment by Results (PbR).
This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week and the salary is £27,000 - £30,00 per annum.
For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Sonia Sanghvi on 0118 952 1921.