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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/03/2020.

Apprentice Clinical Coder

Job Reference: 425-A-20-39092

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Coding
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is extremely proud to offer a fantastic opportunity to train to become a Clinical Coder.

The Level 3 Apprenticeship is a brand new role in clinical coding leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

It’s an exciting time for the Clinical Coding department at Sheffield Children’s. We are an established area of excellence in the Trust which recognises our vital contribution to its overall performance and regards our team as pivotal to its future success. The importance of a skilled coding workforce is paramount and we are committed to the ongoing training and development of our coding professionals.

We are seeking individuals who enjoy working as part of a busy team and remain calm when working to tight deadlines. If you are well organised, highly motivated and understand the importance of attention to detail, then we’d love to hear from you.

This is a development role and if you choose to pursue your career with us you will be prepared to embark on a two year educational programme involving on the job training and study at both work and home.

The apprenticeship will lead to a full time Clinical Coding role and subsequently an Accredited Clinical Coder role on completion of the nationally recognised Clinical Coding Qualification, which you will be ready to undertake soon after the end of your apprenticeship. You will benefit from expert on the job training, mentorship and high quality training delivered by qualified Clinical Coding Trainers. You will join other new coding apprentices in the region for your training, and will be able to share learning and experiences with your peers from other Trusts.

If you are looking for a role with excellent career progression and have a good educational background, then a Clinical Coding Apprenticeship could be perfect for you.

Please note that you must be available on set dates during June and/or July for essential training: these dates are non-negotiable and you will be unable to complete the training programme if you cannot attend. Dates will be confirmed to all applicants as soon as possible. Training may take place outside of Sheffield (although will be within the South Yorkshire region) therefore some travel may be necessary.

This advert may close prior to the closing date depending on numbers of applications received, so please make your application early.

Interview date: 13th March

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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