We currently have a vacancy for a clinical coder. Monday – Friday, 13.30 – 18.30 (25 hours per week).
The role involves scanning letters in from other healthcare providers and attaching them to the patients’ medical notes. The letters are read and coded, with any actions sent electronically to the GP’s.
All medical conditions have a code. A simple explanation as to why we code medical conditions is that it enables us to track trends and conditions both locally and nationally. For example, the government may want to know how many of our over 70s have been vaccinated against covid. The data would be extracted in an anonymised way. At practice level we may want to call in all our diabetic patients and we would then have a named list.
EMIS is our medical system and Docman our filing system. We also use Accurix and MJOG to contact patients via text. It is not expected that you will know these programmes but you do need to have IT skills. Training will be given to the successful candidate.
Accuracy is also key as some of our searches are linked to our NHS contract payment and will affect our income if incorrect. We are very much an NHS practice and maximising this income allows us to expand the services we offer. For example, if we sign up to the annual flu programme, we need to ensure we vaccinate sufficient patients to cover the cost of the staffing of the clinics. Incorrect coding would mean we do not get paid for all the vaccines we have given and therefore the cost of staffing is not covered.
Confidentiality and data protection are strictly adhered to. If you are a patient of the practice and successful in being selected for the post, you will be asked to move to another GP Practice due to conflict of interest. This is to protect your employee rights should you become ill.
Annual leave is set at 28 days pro rata to include bank holidays. You will also be given an additional day on your birthday. After 5 years you will receive an additional day each year up until you reach 33 days, including bank holidays.
Salary will start at £9.00 per hour.
Closing Date: 12/03/21