Clinical Coder - NHS

Job Description

Role: Clinical Coder
Contract: 6 months minimum
Location: Dorset County Hospital
IR35: Inside
Rate to intermediary: £18.18 p/h umbrella

Spinwell is recruiting for a Clinical Coder for an excellent opportunity within the public sector.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF CLINICAL CODER           

The Clinical Coding Team is responsible for the extraction and translation of inpatient information using the ICD-10 and OPCS-4 Coding Classifications, following and in keeping with the well-defined national coding standards. This information is essential for the effective management of the Trust and crucial to the National tariff Payment System that underpins Trust income. 

Coded data is also important for clinical audit, governance and research. As an Accredited Clinical Coder, you will make judgements on complex clinical information requiring interpretation and comparing options from information provided electronically and in paper-based health records.

Clinical Coders have a crucial role in the provision of mandatory data for information, financial and reporting purposes both at local and national level.

The post holder will be expected to be an Accredited Clinical Coder (ACC) through completion of the National Clinical Coding Qualification. As part of the role of the post-holder is expected to interact with clinicians, operational staff and have responsibility for own workload whilst maintaining accurate clinical coding quality.

 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OF CLINICAL CODER       

  • Accredited Clinical Coder (Successful pass of National clinical Coding Qualification).
  • Degree qualification or equivalent experience in clinical coding within an acute hospital setting
  • Completion of mandatory clinical coding training (refresher, standards updates etc).
  • Significant experience of coding inpatient activity across a wide range of specialities within an acute NHS Trust setting.
  • Significant knowledge, experience and understanding of ICD 10 and OPCS 4 coding classifications and standards applicable to NHS inpatient activity.
  • Significant experience of using paper and electronic records to extract clinical information.
  •  Good communication, both verbal and written.
  • Good IT skills, experience using Microsoft applications.
  •  Proven ability to extract & analyse complex clinical information.
  • Significant understanding of medical terminology and anatomy & physiology.
  • Good understanding of the importance of clinical coding and its uses and the impact of data issues. Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality.

If you are a Clinical Coder apply now or send your CV to Spinwell!

 

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