Job Type: Temporary
Duration: no end date specified at this stage
Locations: Candidates can be based Westcliff-on-Sea, Chelmsford and Basildon
Band: Band 5 to 8A depending on skill and experience
Band 5: £15.31 to £19.97 umbrella per hour
Band 6: £20.40 to £24.72 umbrella per hour
Band 7: £25.37 to £29.00 umbrella per hour
Band 8A: £29.84 to £33.43 umbrella per hour
Working days: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, the client may be open to candidate working weekends and evenings
Our client is looking for a candidate who holds a National Clinical Coding Qualification (UK) / an Accredited Clinical Coder qualification (UK) and owns their own Clinical Coding books. Please note these requirements are essential.
Main responsibilities and duties:
- Discuss queries and provide complex coding information to clinicians, other clinical staff and managers in order to achieve the highest quality documentation to facilitate accurate and timely coding.
- Liaise with other departments including medical secretaries, nursing staff, medical records team and ward clerks to promote confidence and awareness in clinically coded data.
- Attend and participate in team meetings to ensure knowledge and learning points are communicated across the team. This may involve presenting complex information to a group of staff.
- Mentor and provide guidance to less experienced members of staff on coding issues.
- Provide timely information on Clinical Commissioning Group Challenges and other NHS regulatory bodies.
- Attend and contribute to specialty clinical meetings to help resolve coding issues encountered.
Planning and Organisation:
- To manage own workload by working on own initiative and at times taking directives from the Coding Leads or the HOD, prioritising work where necessary to meet coding deadlines for statutory information requirements and financial flows.
Analysis and Judgement:
- To abstract and analyse complex conditions and treatments from a variety of data sources including the interpretation of histology and other test results.
- To use this information to assign accurate, timely and consistent diagnostic and operative coding to all inpatient episodes to meet agreed Trust and national timescales and deadlines, according to the coding conventions of ICD10 and OPCS4.
- To input assigned clinical codes onto the PAS system, informing the Data Quality Team of any errors concerning admission, transfer and discharge information which might compromise Trust income.
- To ensure that all case notes are tracked accurately on PAS to their destination in line with Trust policy.
- To ensure that clinical coders are aware of agreed local variations to the national coding rules and to be responsible for implementing them accordingly.
- Ensure all queries raised by other Trust staff are resolved promptly and effectively, or where appropriate are referred to the senior coding staff.
- To use judgement based on training and knowledge acquired through National Standards and work based experience to translate complex cases where the information is not readily available or easy to translate to coded data.
Do you hold an The National Clinical Coding Qualification (UK)? Essential
Do you hold an Accredited Clinical Coder qualification (UK)? Essential
Do you have your own Clinical Coding books? THIS IS ESSENTIAL
Do you have experience using ICD-10 and OPCS-4 Classifications?
Do you experience match the specifications stated and are you available immediately?
- Clinical Coding
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