Clinical Coding Analyst
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join our Clinical Coding team.
The Trust is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual with the excellent analytical skills required in translating often complex information. Ideally you will need to be an Accredited Clinical Coder (ACC). Applicants who are working towards their ACC examination or those looking to commence a career within clinical coding will also be considered (having met the requirements stated in the job description/person specification).
You will need to be able to demonstrate an extensive understanding of both ICD-10 and OPCS 4.9 classifications, complex coding rules and application of national clinical coding standards. You will be expected to interact with clinicians and operational staff and have excellent communication skills, be responsible for your own work load, flexible in your approach, able to meet increasingly demanding deadlines whilst maintaining accurate coding at all times. You will be able to work as part of a friendly and supportive team working towards team excellence. You will also be offered training opportunities to develop your existing coding skills and learn new ones.
For non-qualified candidates, you must have knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, good IT skills and the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy with attention to detail.
Applicants who do not hold ACC accreditation would enter as a Trainee Clinical Coding Analyst and be fully supported through an extensive training programme. After two years, you will be required to undertake and pass the National Clinical Coding Qualification Examination.
As part of the recruitment process, alongside the interview, the candidates will be required to sit a test. We reserve the right to close posts early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Band: 4 (Band 3 for trainees/non-ACC qualified)
This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the JD required in the future
Closing Date: 12th March 2021