At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.
Clinical Coding supports patient care by providing codes that are used for a variety of purposes including; Payment By Results and Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratios. As part of our commitment to driving up the quality of coding at ELHT we are looking to expand our coding team in order to drive up standards in Clinical Coding. This post will be instrumental in supporting our drive to improve quality. You will be part of a team that will focus on providing a high quality, accurate coding service.
The coding department at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is spread across both the Royal Blackburn (RBH) and Burnley General (BGH) sites. The department codes around 170,000 episodes per year across a wide range of specialties. Within the trust, we recognize the importance of a skilled Clinical Coding Department and are committed to the development of our coding professionals. The Coding Department is continually looking for ways to develop. As part of our programme of development a new and exciting post has become available.
This role involves managing the clinical coding service on one of the trust’s hospital sites (RBH or BGH), being involved in long-term planning relating to the coding department, acting as the trust coding lead in relation to either: training and mortality or audit and clinical engagement, and deputising for the Head of Clinical Coding as and when required. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual with significant experience of working within the field of clinical coding and the ability to hit the ground running within our existing structures.
You will need to:
• Hold the National Clinical Coding Qualification
• Have significant experience within clinical coding covering a wide range of specialties and managerial experience within a hospital setting
• Preferably have attained either Qualified Clinical Coding Auditor or Trainer status and have a current managerial qualification
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Philip Taylor on 01254 733636 or Philip.Taylor@elht.nhs.uk
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