Clinical Coder - Band 3/4

Band 3/4

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Band 3/4
37.5 hours per week
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University Hospital, Coventry
£16,968 - £22,683 per annum
26/07/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our professional and progressive Clinical Coding department as either a Band 3 Clinical Coder (Non-ACC) or Band 4 Clinical Coder (ACC).

Clinical coding is the translation of medical terminology that describes a patient's complaint, problem, diagnosis and treatment into universal codes that can then be easily tabulated, aggregated and sorted for statistical analysis in an efficient and meaningful manner. This is a professional occupation with excellent potential for career growth and rewards individuals with an inquiring mind-set and a drive for quality.

As a Clinical Coder you will perform a vital function as part of the Trust's Performance and Programme Management Office to ensure that clinical coding is accurate and completed in a timely manner. You will be responsible for inpatient coding within the Trust ensuring that deadlines are met whilst quality is maintained.

A typical day for a Clinical Coder at UHCW will involve visiting specific wards/departments and extracting all relevant information from patient health records for patients recently discharged from each ward/department. Following this the Clinical Coder spends the rest of their working day coding their extracted information onto the Patient Administration System. This role will involve exposure to ward environments and working proximal to frontline staff and patients.

You will be highly motivated and organised, with good verbal and written communication skills, having the ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels within and outside the organisation.

General computer literacy and the ability to work on your own initiative and to established deadlines are essential, as is the ability to communicate well with staff of all disciplines and grades. Accuracy and attention to detail, good concentration span and the ability to work under pressure are essential.

The post holder will be required to undertake training in line with their role which may require travelling to other locations in the West Midlands.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders.
If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.
Recruiting to Values:
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.
The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.


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Christian Bennett-Evans
Deputy Clinical Coding Manager

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