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Accredited Clinical Coder

Band 4

Main area
Clinical coding
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
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Southend Hospital
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum + R&R
21/03/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Clinical Coding Team at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We have a vacancy for a Clinical Coder to undertake a range of clinical coding activities within the team.

The Trust is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills. Ideally you will need to be an Accredited Clinical Coder (ACC). Applicants who are working towards their ACC examination and have significant experience of clinical coding in a wide range of specialties will also be considered.

You will need to be able to demonstrate an extensive understanding of both ICD-10 and OPCS 4.8 classifications, complex coding rules and application of national clinical coding standards.

You will be expected to interact with clinicians and operational staff, be responsible for your own work load and meet increasingly demanding deadlines whilst maintaining accurate coding at all times. You will also have the opportunity to mentor and monitor less experienced members of the clinical coding team.

The department offers a flexible approach to varied working patterns to suit individual personal commitments and work/life balance. You will be able to work as part of a friendly and supportive team working towards team excellence. You will also be offered training opportunities to develop your existing coding skills and learn new ones.

Please apply for this post only if you have current clinical coding experience in ICD-10 and OPCS-4.8.


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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Welham - ext 6622