Medical Professionals & Healthcare

Clinical Coder

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Midlands
  • 41947737

PE Global is currently recruiting for a Clinical Coder for a leading Healthcare client based in Nuneaton.


This is a rolling contract role.


The purpose of this role is to provide comprehensive, high-quality coding through effective data extraction by analysing complex clinical information from clinical records, and applying independent judgment in the interpretation, transposition, and sequencing of clinical data adhering to the National Clinical Coding Standards, rules, and conventions within both ICD-10 and OPCS4.

 

The successful candidate will work closely with the divisions of the organisation and advise on data recording practices to ensure clinical coding accurately reflects care delivered. They will be required to act as the lead contact with the designated divisions and associated specialties, working with both clinical and operational managers to resolve coding queries, and communicate complex coding rules and standards to ensure accuracy and consistency of information


Role:

  • To accurately abstract and interpret clinical information from clinical records for both inpatient and outpatient activities.
  • To translate clinical information using ICD-10 and OPCS4 classifications and input the data onto the patient administration system.
  • To be fully conversant with the relevant publications of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Classification of Surgical Operations and Procedures (OPCS4).
  • Planning and prioritising own and others workload to ensure that agreed deadlines are met.
  • To work with the Clinical Coding Manager to ensure all coding timescales are met.
  • To assist the Clinical Coding Manager/Clinical Coding Auditor/Clinical Coding Trainer on preparation of local agreements and coding policies.
  • To liaise with clinicians to deal with complicated enquiries regarding clinical coding. Escalate on-going coding challenges to the Clinical Coding Manager.
  • To communicate effectively with clinicians, nurses, non-clinical staff, and managers both internal and external to the trust on clinical coding issues which require clinical coding input.
  • Work closely with the division and advise on data recording practices to ensure clinical coding accurately reflects care delivered. To act as the lead contact with the designated division and associated specialties, working with both clinical and operational managers to resolve coding queries, and communicate complex coding rules and standards to ensure accuracy and consistency of information
  • To act as a mentor and provide internal training support to junior clinical coding members.
  • To participate in regular training to ensure that coding/leadership skills are continually being broadened and updated, by attending specialty workshops and in-house training as outlined in personal development plan. Be responsible for maintaining own portfolio of evidence.
  • To participate in the departmental process for appraisal and personal development, ensuring that mandatory training is completed as appropriate.
  • Embrace new ways of working and new technology.

 


Requirements:

Required

  • Minimum of 3 years Clinical Coding experience in an acute hospital trust
  • Accredited Clinical Coder -Pass or Distinction from the National Clinical Coding Qualification (NCCQ)
  • Clinical Coding Standards Course (Completed)
  • Excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Working knowledge of the National Tariff System & Healthcare Resource Group
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to motivate and influence a range of professionals
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise several competing demands
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex medical information, attention to detail
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with medical staff and hospital staff at different levels.
  • To work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent IT skills including a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including
  • Word, Excel and Outlook skills


Desirable

  • Educated to Bachelor level, or equivalent qualification with experience in health information
  • Coaching and/or mentoring experience
  • Attained Accredited Clinical Coder status for a minimum of 2 years
  • Attended Clinical Coding Refresher Course within the last 3 years


Interested candidates should submit an updated CV.

Please click the link below to apply, or alternatively send an up to date CV to Jennifer.horgan@peglobal.net

***Please note our client cannot assist with any visa sponsorship and candidates must have the correct visa to live and work in UK***

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