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Clinical Coding Quality Lead

Band 6

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Digital Services - Clinical Coding
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Stanmore, Middlesex
£34,961 - £42,010 per annum inc.
08/03/2020 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field.  We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world’s most complex and innovative care to our patients

  • Rated Good by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence,  leading on national initiatives, such as the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme
  • Further major redevelopment underway across the Stanmore site – improving and modernising our facilities to maintain our position as the UK’s leading centre for orthopaedic medicine
  • In the NHS staff survey, over 90% of our staff were satisfied with the quality of care they are able to give to patients - the best result of any NHS Trust in the country
  • Our staff also indicated that they had the best experience of appraisals as compared to all other NHS Trusts.

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH’s journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Our aim is to remain a world-leading orthopaedic hospital with the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS. To do this, we have four core values that underpin everything that we do. We use our values to help ensure that we are always focused on the things that our staff and patients believe are most important:

  • Patients first, always
  • Excellence, in all we do
  • Trust, honesty and respect, for each other
  • Equality, for all

Our annual staff survey results have been improving year on year, with our staff telling us that their experience of working at the Trust is getting better and better. They also indicate that our staff feel very loyal to the RNOH and committed to its role in providing the very best care to our complex patient group. We hope that we can welcome you to our growing team soon.

We are looking for an experienced Clinical Coder to join our Specialised Orthopaedic Clinical Coding Team. The post holder must have experience of coding complex surgical specialties and excellent knowledge of National Clinical Coding Standards (ICD-10 and OPCS-4), HRG4+ and NHS financial flows based on codes and HRGs. Previous experience of complex orthopaedic coding and validation will be an advantage.

You will work closely with the Head of Clinical Coding to deliver an expanding clinical coding validation programme. As a part of our four clinical coding quality leads you will work closely with clinicians to improve the quality of the clinical information provided to the coding team, develop the quality of coding by providing technical coding and quality improvement skills into the team and deliver a comprehensive range of validation processes for coded clinical data.

You will need a high level of coding skills to code complex surgical cases across all clinical teams, validate coded clinical data, write clinician meeting outcome reports, feedback to the Head of Coding and coding team and develop local coding standards. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of clinicians and other organisations to improve the consistency of coding.

Clinical Coding Department at RNOH has an opportunity to work remotely from home.

The RNOH provides very high quality specialised orthopaedics care, as shown in the Quality Accounts, the NHS Staff Survey and patient feedback such as the Friends and Family test. Good quality coding is an essential part of the process and the RNOH Coding department provides this to support activity management and commissioning. It also shares coding expertise with a range of organisations in the NHS to further the strategic aims of the RNOH and specialised orthopaedics providers in the NHS. The range of highly specialised and innovative care provided at RNOH is a significant challenge for clinical classifications and commissioning.

Closing date:                      08/03/2020

Interviews: w/c                 16/03/2020

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Shah Chaudhry, Head of Clinical Coding, on 0208 909 5372 or