Overview

Job Description

Clinical Coder

Location: Euxton Hall Hospital, Chorley (covering Buckshaw, Euxton, Fulwood, Oaklands & Renacres Hospitals)/ Home based

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Full-time

Salary: Depending on experience + Benefits

Summary:

Euxton Hall Private Hospital is one of Lancashire's leading private hospitals situated on the outskirts of Chorley but close to Preston and Wigan with easy access to the M65, M6 and M61 motorways.

The facility offers 32 beds all with en suite facilities to ensure complete privacy and by investing in advanced medical technology offers a wide range of treatments and services. On site there are two fully equipped ultra clean air theatres, an endoscopy and small treatment room. The hospital specialises in orthopaedic procedures offered such as arthroscopy, hip, knee replacement and upper limb surgery and offers rapid access to Breast Care services.

The role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Clinical Coder to work with the clinical coding team across the 5 sites (Buckshaw, Euxton, Fulwood, Oaklands and Renacres Hospitals) but this position will be primarily based at Euxton Hall Hospital (Home working is available)

This role is ‘hands on’ and will report to the Business Administration Manager. This position requires an individual who consistently exhibits a positive attitude and is willing to work as a proactive team member within the clinical coding function.

The role involves:

  • To be a Clinical Coder for the 5 units within the North West, and to attend each unit where required in order to provide support to the existing clinical coders.
  • Assist the existing clinical coders to code all primary and secondary diagnoses, procedures and all operations for NHS & private 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover for fellow colleagues as and when required.
  • Undertake other duties as required commensurate with the post.

                      

The successful candidate will have:

  • Successfully completed NHS Digital CCS E-Learning modules as pre-requisite to the Clinical Coding Standards course (CCSC)
  • ACC qualification or equivalent clinical coding experience
  • Undertaken clinical coding Refresher training (CCSRC) every 3 years to maintain and refresh coding knowledge and skills in line with NHS Digital continued learning/training requirements
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Appropriate computer skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Flexibility and adaptability

About us:

Ramsay Health Care UK is a well-established global hospital group with over 50 years’ experience. We are a global provider operating in 11 countries with 77,000 staff who treat 8 million patients each year. It is well respected within the healthcare industry and is one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England. We are well known for our strong, long-standing relationship with the NHS.
 

We love people with a positive, “can do” attitude who want to make a difference in their work. "Our employees are Ramsay." The skills and commitment of our employees forms the basis for our success.
 

We are able to support training and development to our employees, to deliver a high standard of clinical care whilst ensuring patient safety, dignity and confidentiality. We are a progressive and caring facility and support the Ramsay vision “People caring for People”. We know our people are our greatest asset, our business is growing and we would like you to join us. “The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that people – staff and doctors – are Ramsay Health Care’s most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success. 
We are proud of our ‘Speak Up for Safety’ programme and ensure that the patient is at the heart of everything we do. Join us and have more ‘Time to Care’. 
Please apply via www.ramsayhealth.co.uk/careers 

 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 
 

We value your application and welcome any questions you may have prior to applying. Please be advised that we reserve the right to close our advertisements prior to the announced closing date to ensure a quality recruitment process.

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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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