Bank Clinical Coder

Job details
Posting date: 15 January 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £12.86
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 29 February 2020
Location: Carshalton, SM5 1AA
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 343-A-19-21164

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***You must have a minimum of 6 months experience within this role to be successful with your application***

The Staffbank for Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust are looking for Bank Clinical Coder to join our friendly team to cover short and long term vacancies We are looking for Clinical Coders to work in the Clinical Coding department and our dispensaries.

Main Responsibilities and Duties

· To extract, interpret and independently code clinical information from either Case notes or Discharge Forms for all Inpatient and Day case finished consultant episodes (FCEs), following the classification rules of ICD10 and OPCS 4.5

· To be responsible for the quality and consistency of clinical coding, and all work will be subject to continual internal audit and annual external audit

· To work as a member of the clinical coding team, with responsibility for own areas, inputting coded data into the Trust iPM Patient Administration System. Coding from information gathered from a number of sources including patient case notes, discharge forms, both manual and electronic, and other clinical information captured on a variety of Trust systems. This will also involve running computer searches on iPM to identify missing discharge summaries or case notes

· To ensure clinical coding is recorded on iPM in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with both national and the Trust’s guidelines and standards.

· Once the correct codes are assigned to the diagnoses and procedures it is the coder’s responsibility to transcribe this information on the Patient Administration System after the ADTs have been checked to ensure that dates, consultants and transfers have been correctly recorded. If they are not correct then it is the coder’s responsibility to correct them before the coding is allocated

· To maintain clinical coding skills and participate in internal and external training programmes as required for both refresher and specialist clinical coding courses and work toward the National Coding Qualification

· To participate in quality improvement initiatives, identifying areas where the processes used within the coding function can be improved and designing new processes to be trialled and evaluated

· To feedback coding information to senior clinicians and influence them to improve the quality and completeness of their discharge forms or clinical notes

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