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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/09/2020.

Clinical Coding Engagement Lead

Job Reference: 425-A-20-44342

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Coding
£31,365 - £37.890 per annum

As one of only four dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is proud to deliver outstanding health care across a wide range of general and specialist services making it a centre of excellence for children’s health services. Becoming a centre of excellence for paediatric clinical coding is also the vision of the coding department which, over the last couple of years, has seen significant investment in developing both the team and their engagement with both clinical and non-clinical staff at all levels. We recognise the vital contribution of our coding team to our overall Trust performance and regard our team as pivotal to our future. The importance of a skilled coding workforce is paramount and we are committed to the ongoing training and development of our coding professionals, both personally and professionally.

We are now looking for a Clinical Coding Engagement Lead who can assist the Clinical Coding Manager to deliver a comprehensive training and audit programme, including significant interaction and collaboration with clinicians across all specialties. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, confident coder looking to take their mentoring and clinical engagement experience to the next level. You will be passionate about coding and be an Accredited Clinical Coder and preferably be an HSCIC Approved Auditor and/or Trainer or willing to work towards these qualifications.

Ideally, you will already have experience of working with clinicians and non-clinical staff at a senior level and be able to explain and report on complex coding concepts as well as understanding the wider impact of coding on Trust activity and income. You should have proven ability to prioritise, plan and organise your workload on a daily basis. You will be expected to work closely with the Clinical Coding Manager to drive forward the coding department strategy to make Sheffield Children’s a centre of excellence for paediatric clinical coding.

Sheffield Children’s routinely achieves a high level in staff satisfaction surveys and you will be joining the coding engagement team as part of a fabulous coding department which is well-supported by senior management and the Trust Executive. We are a small, friendly team working within a mostly centralised coding department and will have the support of a professionally structured team.

For more information and an informal discussion please contact Nicole Dudley, Clinical Coding Manager on 0114 271 7313.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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