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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/01/2021.

Clinical Coder / Accredited Clinical Coder

Job Reference: 156-1809533-G

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Coding
£19,737 - £24,157 pa pro ratat

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.


An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Clinical Coding Team at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust

We have a vacancy for a Clinical Coder to undertake a range of clinical coding activities within the team.

The Trust is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills. Ideally you will need to be an Accredited Clinical Coder (ACC). Applicants who are working towards their ACC examination and have significant experience of clinical coding in a wide range of specialties will also be considered.

You will need to be able to demonstrate an extensive understanding of both ICD-10 and OPCS 4 classifications, complex coding rules and application of national clinical coding standards.

You will be expected to interact with clinicians and operational staff, be responsible for your own work load and meet increasingly demanding deadlines whilst maintaining accurate clinical coding at all times. You will also have the opportunity to mentor less experienced members of the clinical coding team.

As a department we can offer clinical coders a comprehensive training and development structure through strong leadership, an in-house training programme delivered through a Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service Approved Clinical Coding Trainer, and CPD for clinical coders and ACC coders, developing existing skills and learning new ones.

You will be able to work as part of a friendly and supportive team working towards team excellence.

The department offers a flexible approach to varied working patterns to suit individual personal commitments and believes fully in a healthy work/life balance.

Please apply for this post only if you have current clinical coding experience in ICD-10 and OPCS-4

Contracted hours negotiable between 30 hrs – 37.5 hrs per week

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jo Counter, Clinical Coding Training Manager on 01872 253083 or Katie Fairhurst, Deputy Clinical Coding Manager on 01872 252394

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