DBTH Job of the Week: Business Administration Apprentice – Clinical Coding

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Department and site: Clinical Coding, Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Salary: National Apprentice Rate Applies – £3.50 ph increasing to National Minimum Wage (age dependant) between £4.05 – £7.50 per hour.
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Do you want to learn new skills and knowledge in the workplace whilst achieving a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification?

If the answer is YES then this could be the perfect opportunity for you begin a career within the NHS and the opportunities to develop and progress within DBTH.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual, who is interested in a business administration and clerical role within the Clinical Coding Department, based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Clinical Coding involves analysing the clinical documentation written in the patient’s case notes by the doctor to find out what the patient has been admitted to hospital for, any existing chronic conditions and what treatment they have received. This information is then translated into a standardised format using clinical codes and entered into the patient record on the hospital system. The clinically coded data is used for many purposes including income, health trends, service provision and clinical audit.

The role will involve locating patient case notes for coding and routinely collecting and delivering case notes to and from various wards and departments throughout the hospital. You will be given a mixture of administration duties; assisting with record keeping (paper and electronic), communicating with staff members from other departments by email, telephone and in person, arranging meetings, use of photocopier, PC, and filing systems.

There are Clinical Coding departments at 3 out of the 4 hospital sites: Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Montagu Hospital and Bassetlaw Hospital. You must be prepared to work flexibly across these sites when required.

Apprenticeship Programme Requirements: • You are aged 16+ • Have lived within the EU/EEA for 3 or more years • You must not be in any form of formal government funded education • GCSE grades A-D (9 – 3) in English and Maths or equivalent

You will be employed on a 13 months fixed term contract employed as an apprentice working 37.5 hours per week.

As an employee we will help to support you in obtaining an approved apprenticeship standard or apprentice framework. We will be committed to ensuring that a structured plan is in place to support and enable you to take 20% of your working hours away from your general duties per week in order to complete the standards or framework. The apprenticeship scheme is run in partnership with Doncaster College, delivered on site at The Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, to ensure that you are supported through a high quality training programme; you will be required to undertake an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business and Administration Level 2, this would include:

As an apprentice you will be supported with the following:

  • Attendance at college/study sessions as required
  • Work with an assessor/mentor to develop a work based portfolio
  • Undertaking work based assessments
  • Completing assignments/projects relating to their apprenticeship framework
  • Presenting evidence portfolios for assessment within specific time frameworks