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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/06/2022.

Clinical Coding Analyst

Job Reference: 415-L22-329

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly Northern Devon Healthcare Trust)
Digital Services
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Clinical Coding Analyst (Band 3 – 5 dependent upon experience/qualifications)

As a Clinical Coding Analyst at North Devon District Hospital, you will be joining a dedicated and hard-working team whose role is to abstract and analyse clinical information from case notes and relevant documents, translate this into diagnostic and operative procedure codes using the current classifications (adhering to the national standards and conventions), inputting the data on to the Trust’s patient information system in a timely manner in order to meet the Trust’s financial and reporting commitments.

The ideal candidates will possess excellent analytical and judgement skills, be able to analyse and interpret complex medical information, be proficient in the use of computers, have a detailed knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy and have the ability to liaise with all levels of NHS staff. We are looking for candidates who are methodical, have an excellent attention to detail and are able to work accurately with the ability not to be distracted. You will need to be a team player who can work using your own initiative to plan and manage your own workload whilst being accountable in meeting organisational and national deadlines. You will possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, and demonstrate the drive and focus to support the team’s continued achievement of excellent quality coded data. You must be educated to A level (including GCSEs in English Language and Science) or possess equivalent experience.

For Trainee Clinical Coding Analyst applications (Band 3), there is a requirement to study for, and achieve, the Accredited Clinical Coder (ACC) qualification within an agreed period of time; this will be supported with an intensive and rigorous training programme. Successful completion of a department exam after a minimum of 12 months in post will result in progression to Band 4.

Applications for a Band 4 Clinical Coding Analyst role will be considered from Clinical Coders who are not ACC qualified but are currently working in the role. You will be working towards obtaining your qualification at present, or be committed to doing so upon joining us and you must have attended a Clinical Coding Standards course within the last two years.

Applications for a Band 5 Clinical Coding Analyst role will be considered from ACC qualified coders only, and you must be able to demonstrate experience of coding across a wide range of specialties for an acute NHS Trust, as well as evidence of attending a Refresher course within the last two years.

The post is full time (37.5 hours).

Changes in government and Trust guidelines regarding home working are constantly being monitored and the working practices of the coding team will be managed according to this guidance; at present, the team are based on site due to the requirement to carry out the coding process using the patients’ paper record. However, the Trust will be moving to an electronic patient record in the summer and this will support a more flexible approach (including remote/hybrid options).

If you are looking for a challenging role, enjoy learning and feel that you can make a positive contribution to our service we would like to hear from you.

Successful applicants will be shortlisted based upon how they meet the essential and desirable criteria set out in the Person Specification; candidates who fail to demonstrate this will not be shortlisted.

Please ensure that you state on your application which post you are applying for.

Please note: previous applicants need not apply.

Band 3 Salary: £20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata

Band 4 Salary: £22,549 - £24,882 per annum pro rata

Band 5 Salary: £25,655 - £31,534 per annum pro rata

Please view the Additional Information to see the Band 5 Job Description.

Closing Date: 10 June 2022

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.

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