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Band 7 Clinical Coding Auditor - Trainer

Band 7

Main area
Clinical Coding
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Free Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 pa plus HCAS
20/11/2018 23:59

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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An excellent opportunity has arisen to provide the Auditing and Training lead to the Royal Free London NHS Foundation on the delivery of the Clinical Coding audit and training function. The successful candidate will develop and implement a comprehensive audit strategy and training programme for the coding department.

Working together with the management team you will provide assurance to the Trust and assist in the development of the clinical coders. You will have extensive clinical coding experience, hold the ACC and Audit Qualification and have evidence of successful completion of the auditors annual log book. Ongoing training and support available with opportunities to gain new experiences, working closely with other services including commissioning and finance teams.

The post holder will provide comprehensive training to the coding staff in order to achieve and maintain the highest level of competency and accreditation. You will be responsible for the development and implementation of individual mentorship, training and audit programmes, to ensure that coders are confident and effective in their roles and to facilitate the achievement of the necessary quality standards and information-governance requirement. You will be required to carry out the annual Information Governance Audit, complemented by a formal annual report.

The post holder will be highly numerate with excellent analytical and problem solving skills to assimilate complex information to enable effective decision making. Knowledge of National Coding Standards, audit methodology and policies is essential along with a detailed understanding of ICD10, OPCS4 ,HRG4+, Payment by Results and health service data /financial flows.

We are looking for an experienced team player to continue the excellent work of the department and build on existing high standards. If you like the challenge of working in a busy, fast moving environment and can demonstrate your ability to deliver clinical coding audits and reports then you may be the person to join our team.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Neeta Bulsara – Head of Clinical Coding on 0203 758 2000 ext 38671 or by email at:

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