Clinical Information Assurance Officer

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The Rotherham NHS Foun
Competitive salary
03 May 2021
10 May 2021
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Please Note - The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is following the current Government guidelines regarding social distancing.

With this in mind, all interviews are now conducted by video link using Microsoft Teams. Full details of our process will be given to shortlisted candidates when invited to interview.

Clinical Information Assurance Officer (Clinical Coder) Band 5 (ACC) or Band 4 (Experienced Coder)

During a year of significant challenges in 2020/21, we took the time to reassess the Clinical Coding function, to determine what would make this service fit for the future. Our Trust Board firmly believes in the benefits of having a robust, well-staffed Clinical Coding department and they have recently given significant funding to grow the department. Due to this additional funding, we were able to provide a development opportunity for one of our own Team, who has now been promoted into a Band 6 role. As such, there is now an opportunity, to recruit a Clinical Information Assurance Officers Band 5 (ACC) or a Clinical Information Assurance Officer Band 4 (Experienced Coder).

We have in the last 4 years turned the department into a high performing, accurate (Annual IG Audit Level 3 / Advisory for 4 years running) and innovative Clinical Coding Service, focussing on training (annual specialty workshops are commissioned), apprenticeships, teamwork and the development and implementation of new clinical coding tools.

The post holder will need to have extensive NHS cross specialty clinical coding knowledge and skills.

As a Clinical Information Assurance Officer (Clinical Coder) at Rotherham, you will play a key role in the continual coding improvement across the department and the Trust. You will be responsible for mentoring less experienced staff / Trainee Clinical Coders, engaging with clinicians alongside having a realistic coding workload and productivity output whilst maintaining high Coding standards, the ability to prioritise and manage your own workload and work as part of the wider team are essential to the role with the expectations of working to and meeting tight department & Trust deadlines.

We are looking for a passionate individuals to join us on our journey to excellence, The right candidates should be motivated and enthusiastic, having strong interpersonal skills, an extensive knowledge of clinical coding rules and conventions, as well as an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. You must have NHS Acute Trust Clinical Coding experience to be shortlisted for this role.

Our Coding team strives to provide a timely and high quality clinical coding service for the Trust and we are proud that our data coding depth and accuracy is one of the highest of Trusts nationally. We are on a digitisation journey on our EPR and are well over 50% there, we are working with the EPR Team to ensure that digital documentation will support our clinical coding requirements too, thus reducing the potential for ambiguity. There is the opportunity for staff to work from home on a rota basis, as there is sufficient digital records to support this approach to working. Flexible working is integral to our department ethos - start and finish times are adaptable, to fit in with most staff's requirements so do not let home commitments put you off considering joining us on this journey.

If you would like to join us and be part of our #SmallButMighty Coding Team working in a positive team environment, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure, and you can choose to have this deducted from either your first month's salary or in instalments over your first 3 months' salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

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