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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/12/2020.

Accredited Clinical Coder

Job Reference: 289-CR-782-A

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Coding
West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth
£36,070 - £42,712 per annum inc.HCAS plus 20 % RRP

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We’re one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for – our staff say they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Outstanding’ in the well-led and use of resources domains and ‘Good’ in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was ‘Good’, but the Chelsea site was ‘Outstanding’.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children’s unit at West Middlesex – in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

The Role

Accredited Specialist Clinical Coder


Employer: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Clinical Coding

Location: London – West Middlesex site

Salary: Band 6 with 20 % RRP of basic salary and HCAS

There are many good reasons to choose to come and work at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

1st September 2015 was a landmark date for Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex hospitals as we officially came together to form the enlarged Foundation Trust. This helps secure the future of both major acute hospitals and by combining into a single, unified trust there will be more scope to innovate and develop even better services for our patients.

We aim to be a hospital of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to improve all aspects of the patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce. Our vision is to be a first class hospital for our community and we will build a strong and sustainable foundation trust which provides high-quality, value-for-money services to meet the health needs of the local population. It' s a very exciting time to come and work for us.

Accredited Specialist Clinical Coder, Band 6

The Clinical Coding Department has undergone a restructure and as part of a significant investment in the coding team we are looking to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals with excellent organisational skills to join the Trust’s Clinical Coding Department.

The successful applicants will provide a vital and dynamic role in supporting delivery of the clinical coding service. The coding function has an enviable high profile throughout the Trust, allowing coders the opportunity to work with individual clinicians and clinical divisional leads.

The successful candidates will be directly accountable for improving coding quality through clinical engagement, ensuring the ongoing accuracy of clinical coding as well as meeting Trust’s deadlines associated with clinical coding. Increased demand for higher quality clinical coding and quicker turnaround times mean opportunities for new ways of working and we need people who can deliver.

This role will require great attention to detail, excellent concentration span and logical thought process. You will need to be dynamic, enthusiastic and methodical. At Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we have a clear and structured career progression pathway and there are many and varied opportunities within this profession.

The candidates will require the Accredited Clinical Coding (ACC) qualification, will have demonstrable coding experience in a wide range of specialties, have good working knowledge of HRGs and therefore be able to deal with the most complex and challenging coding. Other essential skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with clinical coders, auditors, clinicians and management.

Please note that this post attracts a 20% recruitment and retention premium

West Middlesex is easily accessible and well connected by public transport:

  • It takes 35 minutes from Hammersmith to Hospital (via bus 267)
  • It takes 25 minutes, from Clapham junction to Isleworth / Syon lane station, (via South West trains) and then 10 minutes’ walk
  • It takes 30 minutes from Richmond overground /underground.
  • The nearest underground station is Hounslow East (Piccadilly line)

For further details / informal visits contact Rukhsana Kamal, Clinical Coding Manager on


Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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