Clinical Coder
Rivers Hospital

Job reference: 010489

Location: Rivers Hospital

Closing date: 31/12/2021

Salary: £19k - £26,500k dependant on experience

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5

Clinical Coder

£19k - £26,500k dependant on experience | Eastern Region | Full time |

The role

A vacancy has arisen for a trainee or fully accredited Clinical Coder to join the coding team for our Eastern regions hospitals, Oaks, Pinehill, Rivers and Springfield Hospitals. This role will primarily be based at Rivers Hospital, Sawbridgeworth but will require some travel across all sites.

Reporting to the Eastern Regions lead Senior Clinical Coder, this full-time position is an exciting opportunity to join a small clinical coding team and will suit either a someone wanting to become a clinical coder or someone that is already accredited.

The Clinical Coding Team is responsible for the extraction and translation of inpatient information using the ICD-10 and OPCS-4 Coding Classifications. This information is essential for the effective management of the hospitals and crucial to the hospitals income. Coded data is also important for clinical audit, governance and research.

As part of this interesting and varied role you must have a logical approach and an eye for detail.  For trainees full training will be given and is also an ongoing requirement for all. Initial training consists of both departmental training and attendance on a nationally recognised 21-day course. Fully accredited Clinical Coders are encouraged to apply.

You will have responsibility for delivering high quality coding within Ramsay Health Care UK and for ensuring all Clinical Coding deadlines are met without compromising the quality of data. The engagement of clinicians in the clinical coding process will be high on the agenda, particularly with audit and data validation. The ability to integrate audit outcomes and recommendations into ongoing training programmes will be key to delivering the coding standards.

You will ensure that policies, procedures and processes are followed in order to deliver timely, accurate and relevant clinical coding to support the Region in its business.

A significant part of this role will be to identify and agree changed to further improve the clinical coding service to meet the demands of the modern NHS. The successful candidate will need to have excellent experience and possess a very good understanding of clinical coding practices. To be highly motivated, organised, enthusiastic, and must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.

The successful role holder must:

  • Be willing to continue training and develop as needed within the role
  • Be willing to work alongside existing Clinical Coders to develop skills
  • Be committed to developing the service offered by the Clinical Coding Department within Ramsay Health Care
  • Be able to drive, hold a clean driving licence and willing to travel across the region, Colchester, Chelmsford, Sawbridgeworth and Hitchin to cover annual leave and sickness
  • Have a good knowledge of medical terminology
  • Have previous experience in Clinical Coding within a healthcare environment, and will be confident in the use of various software packages including word and excel. Excellent organisation and customer care skills are essential, also working to specific deadlines within a very busy team.
  • Ideally (but not essential) having already attended the National Clinical Coding Standards Foundation Course and met the required National Standards level


  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Ramsay Academy – genuine opportunities to grow, develop and specialise in your career
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus the opportunity to buy/sell more
  • Flexible shift options
  • Private Healthcare and Life Assurance
  • Free onsite parking and a subsidised staff restaurant
  • Free uniform
  • Access to our employee Discount Programme
  • Wellbeing centre and access to 24/7 employee assistance line for free advice
  • Free DBS checking
  • Long service, Employee recognition and appreciation awards
  • Hospital bonus / employee incentive scheme

About us

Ramsay Health Care UK is a well-established global hospital group with over 50 years’ experience. It is well respected within the healthcare industry and is one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England.

We love people with a positive, “can do” attitude who want to make a difference in their work. "Our employees are Ramsay." The skills and commitment of our employees forms the basis for our success.

“The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that people – staff and doctors – are Ramsay Health Care’s most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success. Click here to find out more.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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