Senior Clinical Coding Analyst

NHS Professionals
Up to £10,000
23 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for someone to help provide the support for the staff in the Clinical Coding Team

West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. They have four aims as part of their vision; To deliver the best quality of care to their patients, to be a great place to work and learn, to improve their financial sustainability and to develop a strategy for the future.

Would you like to be part of a Trust that value, recognise and celebrate staff members? Who work as a team to provide a high-level service? If yes, West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust is the place for you.

We have long-term placement opportunities available for a Senior Clinical Coding Analyst available at Watford General Hospital.

This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week. The hourly rate is £16.84 per hour.

Responsibilities will cover several areas such as;

The post holder will be required to:
  • Discuss queries and provide complex coding information to clinicians, other clinical staff and managers in order to achieve the highest quality documentation to facilitate accurate and timely coding.
  • Liaise with other departments including medical secretaries, nursing staff, medical records team and ward clerks to promote confidence and awareness in clinically coded data.
  • Attend and participate in team meetings to ensure knowledge and learning points are communicated across the team. This may involve presenting complex information to a group of staff.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to less experienced members of staff on coding issues.
  • Provide timely information on Clinical Commissioning Group Challenges and other NHS regulatory bodies.
  • Attend and contribute to specialty clinical meetings to help resolve coding issues encountered.

Planning and Organisation:
  • To manage own workload by working on own initiative and at times taking directives from the Coding Leads or the HOD, prioritising work where necessary to meet coding deadlines for statutory information requirements and financial flows.

Analysis and Judgement:
  • To abstract and analyse complex conditions and treatments from a variety of data sources including the interpretation of histology and other test results.
  • To use this information to assign accurate, timely and consistent diagnostic and operative coding to all inpatient episodes to meet agreed Trust and national timescales and deadlines, according to the coding conventions of ICD10 and OPCS4.
  • To input assigned clinical codes onto the PAS system, informing the Data Quality Team of any errors concerning admission, transfer and discharge information which might compromise Trust income.
  • To ensure that all case notes are tracked accurately on PAS to their destination in line with Trust policy.
  • To ensure that clinical coders are aware of agreed local variations to the national coding rules and to be responsible for implementing them accordingly.
  • Ensure all queries raised by other Trust staff are resolved promptly and effectively, or where appropriate are referred to the senior coding staff.
  • To use judgement based on training and knowledge acquired through National Standards and work based experience to translate complex cases where the information is not
  • readily available or easy to translate to coded data.

Watford General Hospital is at the heart of the Trust's acute emergency services - the core location for inpatient emergency care, and for all patients who need the specialist emergency facilities (such as intensive care) of a major district general hospital. It also provides elective care for higher risk patients together with a full range of outpatient and diagnostic services. There are approximately 600 beds and nine theatres (including one local theatre).

Do you have the following skills …?
  • Organised
  • Clinical Coding
  • 90% accuracy
  • Computer Literate
  • Good time keeping
  • Able to work as part of a team and under your own initiative

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: -
  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don't have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.