Clinical Coder

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Clinical Coder
Contract / Temporary

QAD 1652/0702

Posted: 7th February 2024 08:41
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.04 PAYE per hour

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday 09:30 – 17:30 TBC

  • Anticipated 3 months

  • Dorset,

    DT1 2JY

What's involved with this role:

QAD 1652/0702

Role: Clinical Coder

Contract Length: Anticipated 3 months

Hours: 37 Monday – Friday 09:30 – 17:30 TBC

Location: Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, DT1 2JY

Pay Rate: £15.04 PAYE per hour

DBS Required for this role TBC

OH Assessment required

Must have NHS Coding experience



You will be responsible for assigning correct clinical codes to Diagnoses and Operative Procedures against nationally agreed standards, in order to produce reliable clinical information for commissioning, reimbursement (based on HRG assignment), audit, research and performance indicator production. You will work with clinicians on a regular basis to help validate their coding in order to produce more accurate coding to facilitate the Payment by Results process.

Key Experience required:

  • Demonstrable clinical coding experience across all specialties and levels of complexity, to be proven either by an acceptable portfolio of evidence or sitting and internal examination.
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology; Anatomy and Physiology
  • Knowledge of GDPR
  • Ability to analyse and abstract complex records/data Apply coding conventions accurately and consistently.
  • Translate complex cases where the procedure undertaken may not be readily codeable


Key Role Requirements & Responsibilities:  

  • To attend seminars and training courses in order to receive and interpret clinical coding updates and effectively communicate these to all necessary staff.
  • Take part in departmental team meetings to discuss and agree local policy and coding convention variations as required, without contravening national standards to ensure consistency of coding across the Trust.
  • To act as lead contact with designated specialties and communicate complex issues with clinicians on coding queries relating to diagnoses and operative procedures in order to ensure accuracy and consistency of information.
  • Abstract and analyse complex clinical information from patient records and translate this into a coded format in line with National Standards.
  • Code the specified number of episodes on a daily basis
  • To be responsible on a day-to-day basis for the abstraction and analysis of complex and sensitive information from health records. This information often includes exposure to highly disturbing and upsetting details or photographs.
  • To assist in the organisation of the day-to-day running of the office and use initiative to prioritise own workload to ensure that coding is carried out in an accurate, timely and complete manner.
  • Act as mentor and assist in the education of less experienced coders
  • Work as part of a team of experienced trained and trainee staff and the job will involve rotation between duties working on all specialties.
  • Locate source documents, read and analyse histology and cytology reports. Access information from help sources i.e. internet coding websites, and other online medical information sites.
  • Manage and resolve enquiries relating to complex clinical information from all parts of the hospital received in the Department.
  • Ensure patient records are processed in the correct manner and paper records are tracked to appropriate destinations using the computer tracking system. .



  • 5 GCSEs including English& Maths or equivalent level of attainment
  • Educated to NVQ Level 4 or equivalent
  • Accredited Clinical Coding Qualification (ACC)
  • Ideally ACC trained, but will consider without ACC if they pass in-house assessment.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.
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  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
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  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.

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