Bank Clinical Coder

Recruiter
EPSOM & ST HELIER UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
Location
Carshalton
Posted
21 Mar 2019
Closes
17 Apr 2019
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
"At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect. We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork. This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work. When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values."
***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 term vacancies and seasonal trends. We are looking for Clinical Coders to work in the Clinical Coding department and our dispensaries.

Successful applicants will need to complete a full recruitment procedure including Occupational Health, DBS,Core Skills Training and References.

Please state on your application if you are looking for full time or part time work.



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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