- Posted February 12, 2014 by
Westhill Consulting Clinical Coding - The Role
Who are we looking for?
Our exacting clients require the highest standards of service from Tribal Health Services. In the past, this has meant that we only employed accredited clinical coders, with a minimum of three years of NHS clinical coding experience and additional skills in all specialities. But this is changing …
Tribal wants experienced non-ACC clinical coders!
Now, Tribal’s looking for experienced clinical coders – even if you don’t have your ACC qualification.
Why the change? Our clients demand a very high standard of clinical coding performance but are increasingly worried about cost. They’re looking for added value.
Tribal Health Services has built its reputation supplying quality clinical coders and this will not change. To ensure quality coding is delivered, new non-ACC employees will be assessed and trained to achieve the new Tribal “Certificate of Clinical Competence”.
We’re delighted to offer non-ACC clinical coders the opportunity for further training and support with us – and encourage our employees to achieve ACC standards. But if you’re happy to remain working for us without taking your ACC, then that’s fine too!
Are you ACC qualified?
Tribal always needs ACC qualified clinical coders, too! And, Tribal can offer you additional training, support and development opportunities to become a mentor, qualified trainer or auditor. (Read about our clinical coders’ personal experiences of working with Tribal …)
Are you a qualified trainer or auditor?
If you’re a qualified trainer or auditor already, we’d be delighted to work with you and encourage you to participate in delivered training or carrying out PbR audits.
What do we offer Tribal employees?
The Tribal group employs over 2,000 people. As part of Tribal, we offer the job security that comes with a bigger business and permanent roles, with excellent training and big company benefits.
Tribal benefits for employees includes:
A stakeholder pension scheme with an employers contribution of 2% of your salary (rising to 4% from 1 April 2010, 6% from 1 January 2011)
Private medical insurance for you
25 days paid holiday a year + 8 Bank holiday (pro rata for part-time employees)
Life assurance (4 x salary cover)
Paid sick leave after successful completion of probationary period
What about expenses?
Tribal offers clinical coding employees:
Your own mobile phone (or business calls reimbursed, if you prefer to use your own phone)
A laptop for each trainer and auditor
Paid travel expenses *
Car hire *
Hotel accommodation *
(* as part of necessary business expenses)
And, you don’t have to book your hotel or car hire! Wherever we can, we take care of all the arrangements for you.
Our clinical coders go where the need arises. So, this has involved some travelling and overnight stays. But, we’ve decided to move away from this model and develop our business along regional areas.
Tribal has over 40 offices throughout the UK. We’re now making use of our offices in Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham and London to create regional clinical coding centres - local bases for local coders. And, we've appointed four regional clinical coding managers in these cities, so far!
Our plans mean that we actively seek local clients for local coders, with the aim to match our local coding resource to local demand.
Accurate clinical coding is critical to our clients, both in the NHS and the private sector. So, we make sure that our clinical coding consultants receive extensive training, including:
Coding refresher courses
Trauma and orthopaedics
Other specialty workshops, and
one to one mentoring
And, we have experts at the end of the phone for your clinical coding queries whilst you are on site …
Keen to have more training and support?
At Tribal, we’re keen for people to develop with us.
We’re now recruiting experienced, non-ACC clinical coders. So, we’re keen to offer specially designed mentoring and training programmes for non-ACC coders to achieve our new Tribal "Certificate in clinical coding competence".
With our support, many of our ACC clinical coding consultants have gone on to become mentors and qualified as trainers and auditors, as well as supporting healthcare consultancy projects. (Read about our clinical coders’ personal experiences of working with Tribal …)
As part of the Tribal Group, we offer management and business skills courses, for example:
Introduction into management
Recruitment and selection
Presentation / sales skills training and "presenting with impact"
Writing excellent reports
Technical writing skills
Managing projects effectively and PRINCE 2
ECDL based courses in IT
As a market leader in clinical coding services, we’re committed to offering our employees ongoing support, as well as training.
Tribal holds regular coding events, so that our coding staff can catch up on new ideas and with each other. Auditor training days, followed by dinners, are a regular feature. And, we’re now planning our next trainers’ gathering …
All the Tribal Health Services team, including non-coders and business consultants, participate in these regular get togethers. Recent team away days have included a spa day in Bath for the girls and a day at an F1 centre, where driving the F1 simulator was the highlight of the day for the men! Our Christmas “do” always remains a mystery until the last moment!
Talk to us about the opportunities that could be available for you at Tribal!