Woodland Hospital | Permanent | Full Time 37.5 Hours | Competitive | Remote working
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Woodland Hospital as we continue to expand with a new Day Case Hospital - Glendon Wood.
We are looking for a Clinical Coder who is keen to join our busy team.
The successful candidate will require:
NHS Digital National Clinical Coding Standards Course certification (21 day course)
NHS Digital National Standards Refresher Course (no older than 3 years old, following above course)
Prior experience is a necessity, and you will need to possess a very good understanding of clinical coding practices, an ability to adapt to change, have a keen eye for detail, and a proven ability to manage their own workload. You would need to be confident in working with multiple computer systems, with experience of MS Excel. Be able to work alone as well as part of team.
Key responsibilities include:
Code all primary and secondary diagnoses, procedures on all NHS operation episodes of care to the units and input these codes using the systems available whilst ensuring that the clinical coding workload is kept to a maintainable level using the four-step coding process with ICD-10 & OPCS codes. (AAPC not recognised in the UK)
Play an active part within the hospital teams influencing and persuading operational practices to achieve the overall aim of improving quality of clinical information.
Work within and maintain up to date knowledge of all coding standards published by NHS Digital TCDS. (Classifications Service)
To keep up to date with the latest developments in coding by attending regular specialist workshops and refresher courses, and through training and experience, have an extensive working knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
Take responsibility for completing own workload within the agreed Ramsay site coding targets in order to achieve the required monthly coding deadlines.
To provide specialist coding advice to clinicians and information staff on request.
To manage and maintain the effectiveness of, and to identify possible improvements in, the Clinical Coding procedures and protocols within Ramsay Healthcare.
Ensure all activity is invoiced according to targets and contractual requirements.
Completing electronic and/or manual data entry in an accurate and timely manner to agreed standards.
The successful candidate will also have:
Have a good knowledge of medical terminology
Have previous experience in Clinical Coding within a healthcare environment, and will be confident in the use of various software packages including word and excel
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organisation and customer care skills
Be able to work to specific deadlines within a very busy team.
Ideally having already attended the National Clinical Coding Standards Foundation Course and met the required National Standards level
Previous experience with Maxims and SAP I-SH desired
The ability to support patients with their enquiries
Role subject to entry coding exam
It would be desirable for the candidate to have National Clinical Coding Qualification, Accredited Clinical Coder status (ACC)
In return we offer:
Salary of £26,000 - £29,000 depending on experience, Plus Enhancements
33 days annual leave inc bank holidays which increase with service (pro rata)
Contributory Pension Scheme
Excellent Training and Development Opportunities
Subsidised Staff Restaurant
Free On-Site Parking
The Woodland hospital in Kettering has four theatres operating 6 days a week, covering a diverse range of elective services including Orthopaedic, Spinal, Pain, General surgery, Weight loss Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology, ENT and Ophthalmology. We have a 23 bedded inpatient ward and 19 Day case Rooms /Bays. We also have a pharmacy and physiotherapy unit and radiology services at the hospital.
All offers of employment in respect of this appointment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Committed to quality, equality and opportunity for all
We reserve the right to close this advert down early if we receive a high number of applications.