Job Description

Clinical Coder

Woodland Hospital | Permanent | Full Time 37.5 Hours | Competitive | Remote working

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Woodland Hospital as we continue to expand with a new Day Case Hospital – Glendon Wood.

We are looking for an Accredited Clinical Coder who is keen to join our busy team.

The successful candidate will require:

  • NHS Digital National Clinical Coding Standards Course certification (21 day course) (AAPC is not recognised in the UK, if you don't possess the NCCQ your application will be rejected)

  • NHS Digital National Standards Refresher Course (no older than 3 years old, following above course)

  • A minimum of 3 years prior experience is a necessity, and you will need to possess a very good understanding of clinical coding practices, an ability to adapt to change, have a keen eye for detail, and a proven ability to manage their own workload.  You would need to be confident in working with multiple computer systems, with experience of MS Excel. Be able to work alone as well as part of team.  

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Code all primary and secondary diagnoses, procedures on all NHS operation episodes of care to the units and input these codes using the systems available whilst ensuring that the clinical coding workload is kept to a maintainable level using the four-step coding process with ICD-10 & OPCS codes. (AAPC not recognised in the UK)

  • Play an active part within the hospital teams influencing and persuading operational practices to achieve the overall aim of improving quality of clinical information.

  • Work within and maintain up to date knowledge of all coding standards published by NHS Digital TCDS. (Classifications Service)

  • To keep up to date with the latest developments in coding by attending regular specialist workshops and refresher courses, and through training and experience, have an extensive working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.

  • Take responsibility for completing own workload within the agreed Ramsay site coding targets in order to achieve the required monthly coding deadlines.

  • To provide specialist coding advice to clinicians and information staff on request.

  • To manage and maintain the effectiveness of, and to identify possible improvements in, the Clinical Coding procedures and protocols within Ramsay Healthcare.

  • Ensure all activity is invoiced according to targets and contractual requirements.

  • Completing electronic and/or manual data entry in an accurate and timely manner to agreed standards.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Have a good knowledge of medical terminology

  • Have previous experience in Clinical Coding within a healthcare environment, and will be confident in the use of various software packages including word and excel

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organisation and customer care skills

  • Be able to work to specific deadlines within a very busy team.

  • Ideally having already attended the National Clinical Coding Standards Foundation Course and met the required National Standards level

  • Previous experience with Maxims and SAP I-SH desired

  • The ability to support patients with their enquiries

  • Role subject to entry coding exam

  • It would be desirable for the candidate to have National Clinical Coding Qualification, Accredited Clinical Coder status (ACC)

In return we offer:

  • Salary of £26,000 – £29,000 depending on experience, Plus Enhancements

  • 33 days annual leave inc bank holidays which increase with service (pro rata)

  • Private Healthcare

  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Life Assurance

  • Excellent Training and Development Opportunities

  • Subsidised Staff Restaurant

  • Free On-Site Parking

About Us

The Woodland hospital in Kettering has four theatres operating 6 days a week, covering a diverse range of elective services including Orthopaedic, Spinal, Pain, General surgery, Weight loss Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology, ENT and Ophthalmology.  We have a 23 bedded inpatient ward and 19 Day case Rooms /Bays.  We also have a pharmacy and physiotherapy unit and radiology services at the hospital.

All offers of employment in respect of this appointment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Committed to quality, equality and opportunity for all

We reserve the right to close this advert down early if we receive a high number of applications.

We care.

It’s more than what we do, it’s who we are. Everything we do is about striving to deliver the best care. And it's a belief that's as true today as it was when we welcomed our first patients in 1964.

“The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that our people are our most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success.

We are proud to support the UK’s Armed Forces and Reservists and have already achieved the Silver Award as part of the MOD’s Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. The scheme recognises employers who actively support Defence while encouraging other organisations to adopt the same behaviours in their workplace. As a company we are committed to supporting the wider Armed Forces community and this includes our staff as well as our patients.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. This position is subject to background and DBS checks.

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