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Accredited or Trainee Clinical Coding Analyst

Job Reference: 415-S21-205

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Clinical Coding
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join our Clinical Coding team.

The Trust is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual with the excellent analytical skills required in translating often complex information. Ideally you will need to be an Accredited Clinical Coder (ACC). Applicants who are working towards their ACC examination or those looking to commence a career within clinical coding will also be considered (having met the requirements stated in the job description/person specification).

You will need to be able to demonstrate an extensive understanding of both ICD-10 and OPCS 4.9 classifications, complex coding rules and application of national clinical coding standards. You will be expected to interact with clinicians and operational staff and have excellent communication skills, be responsible for your own work load, flexible in your approach, able to meet increasingly demanding deadlines whilst maintaining accurate coding at all times. You will be able to work as part of a friendly and supportive team working towards team excellence. You will also be offered training opportunities to develop your existing coding skills and learn new ones.

For non-qualified candidates, you must have knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, good IT skills and the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy with attention to detail.

Applicants who do not hold ACC accreditation would enter as a Trainee Clinical Coding Analyst and be fully supported through an extensive training programme. After two years, you will be required to undertake and pass the National Clinical Coding Qualification Examination.

As part of the recruitment process, alongside the interview, the candidates will be required to sit a test. We reserve the right to close posts early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Band: 4 (Band 3 for trainees/non-ACC qualified)

This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the JD required in the future

Closing Date: 28 May 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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