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Consultant Clinical Coding Liasion

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Clinical Coding
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Part time: 4 PA's a week
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
Salary period
13/08/2020 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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Due to continued investment in the Clinical Coding Department an excellent opportunity has arisen for Consultants from across all divisions to work within the Clinical Coding Department providing professional clinical support, building relationships both with the Senior Coding Team and throughout the wider Trust.

This is not only a brand new venture for the Trust, but is in fact rare across the whole coding profession; so this is an exciting time to step in to help define and implement coder/clinician collaboration. These new roles will not only provide a clinician’s perspective and give guidance to the coders but will also help the post holder understand the process of clinical coding to include, applying national clinical coding standards, rules and conventions against all patients admitted to the Trust.

An average of 18,300 inpatients and day cases are coded each month across the full range of Trust specialties. Most of these admissions/spells are episodic (a new episode is created on each change of consultant (FCE’s – Finished Consultant Episodes)) each individual episode has to be coded to reflect the changing picture throughout the admission - it is not always clear as to what the main condition being treated is – but for data analysis it is of utmost importance, especially in mortality coding:

  • Do you have critical thinking skills?
  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Are you curious about coding –
    • EDL’s?
    • Episodes?
    • Charlson score index?
    • HRG’s?
    • HSMR/SHMI?
    • Dr Foster?
    • Are you ready for SNOMED – do you want to get ahead of the game?
  • Do you want to have understanding of/input into the coding of your own patient activity?
  • Do you want to make a positive difference to the accuracy of coded data and therefore the Trusts revenue streams and performance indicators
  • Are you open to learning and understanding the complexities of coding?
  • Are you enthusiastic and proactive?

If yes – we very much look forward to working with you!

It is an exciting time to join us as we continue to grow and improve, come and find out more, visit or give us a call!

There are 4 PA’s available, these could be converted to 8x 0.5 PA’s if more conducive to current time constraints and work plans.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Butler
Job title
Clinical Coding Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01603 286692