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Clinical Coding Liaison Officer

Job Reference: 309-CB503-TB-A

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Coders
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), London
£27,628 - £35,530 (+ 10%

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Are you an experienced coder and ready to move your coding career to the next level in Clinical Coding?


Here at UCLH we offer our coding team much more than just financial incentives which is the reason why we have a successful and thriving Clinical Coding Department that continues to go from strength to strength.


Pivotal to our success is our systematic training and development framework and investor in people approach that forms a key cornerstone of our agenda. This supportive framework enables all our coding team to benefit from:


    • Being one of the leading tertiary referral trusts in the country, coder skill sets are enhanced through exposure to cutting edge procedures and highly specialist areas within Neurosurgery, Cardiac Services, Urology, General Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Cancer Services, Ophthalmology, Infectious & Tropical Diseases and more.


    • Intuitive coder specialty rotation structure


    • Monthly in-house specialty training workshops for the whole coding team


    • Fortnightly ring fenced coder study time


    • Monthly Audit, feedback and training cycles


    • Individual development plans /Support towards Auditor, Trainer, Management status


    • Monthly 1- 1 sessions and performance reviews with Team Leaders


    • Monthly Team Meetings


    • Regular activity validation meetings between specialty lead clinician and coder


    • An effective coding admin team to help coders with histology report checking, data quality queries and case note provision.


Successful applicants will provide a vital and dynamic coding role within a high performing and supportive coding team with experienced coders possessing the Accredited Clinical Coding (ACC) qualification or equivalent experience within in a wide range of specialities. There are also prospects to work towards a AfC Band 6 Specialist Coder position through a supportive development pathway.


Invitations also extend out to those who may have completed or be in the process of completing the Coding Data Standards Course and subsequently looking to pursue a career in clinical coding.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gregory Stephenson: Head of Coding Services on 0203 447 4792

All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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