Each hospital site is served by excellent transport links to Central & Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire & beyond with London only a 2 hour rail journey away. The trust offers the following travel benefits:
- Onsite parking facilities
- Car share scheme
- Park & ride scheme
- Shuttle bus service between Oxford Road campus & Trafford Hospital
- Interest free loans for purchase of annual travel tickets
- Discounted weekly & monthly Stagecoach bus tickets
Manchester is currently being transformed into a Cycle City with an additional 60km of cycle lanes being built, in addition to improvements to the current routes leading directly to CMFT sites, with plentiful onsite facilities for secure storage of your bicycle during your work day.
Cmft clinical coding - WhAt we Can offer YoU
- Management team with combined coding experience of nearly 60 years.
- Mentoring programme for coders.
- Team of 39 coders trust wide with divisional focus.
- Proven track record of NCCQ success (13 A.C.C on staff).
- Structured induction training programme for novice coders (delivered in house).
- Structured training plan for all grades of staff.
- Broad range of services offering opportunities to code complex & challenging specialties such as Metabolic disorders, Burns, Renal/Bone Marrow/Liver transplant surgery, Haematology & Oncology, Obstetrics, Thoracic Medicine.
- Career progression pathways & opportunities.
- Trust Board & Medical Director support for Clinical Coding agenda.
- Well informed & engaged clinicians working closely with the Coding department.
- 3M MediCode encoder used to support coders in delivering high quality, accurate coded data.
Meet the Management team
Ben Dearden - Business Manager (Clinical Coding & Health Records)
Ben has 16 years experience within the NHS, and in his current role is the senior manager responsible for the Clinical Coding, Health Records & Business Analytics departments. Ben's key objective is to ensure that patient information is captured effectively, coded accurately & completely and utilised through Business Analytics to help improve the quality and safety of care for our patients.
Central to Ben's role is a need to use Business Analytics to identify patterns & opportunities in coded data, which are then fed into Coding Improvement strategies.
Clinical coding Improvement Team
The Clinical Coding Improvement team undertake an externally focused role, working closely with lead clinicians & senior managers to ensure the importance of Clinical Coding is understood & maintains a high profile throughout the trust.
Their main responsibilities include Clinical engagement, validation of coded data, development of coding data capture solutions, promotion of the coding agenda & development/implementation of service improvement measures to align with the trusts Coding Improvement Strategy.
Gareth Jones -A.C.C Coding Improvement Programme Manager
Gareth has 17 years of NHS experience, 16 of which have been spent in Clinical Coding roles across 2 acute trusts. Entering the industry as a Clinical Coding Assistant in 2001, before becoming a Clinical Coder later that year, he went on to work in a range of coding, coding audit & coding data quality roles before moving to CMFT to become a Senior Clinical Coder in 2008.
Gareth progressed to Deputy Clinical Coding Manager of the Children's Division in 2009, shortly before the trust relocated Childrens clinical services from Booth Hall, St Mary's & the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital in Pendlebury to the new Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital at the CMFT Oxford Road Campus.
Gareth has coded a wide variety of specialities including, Burns, Obstetrics, Haematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant, Metabolics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery, Orthopaedics, Endocrinology, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, General Medicine & ENT to name a few.
In 2012 Gareth was recruited to become 1 of the trusts 2 Coding Improvement Managers, before becoming Programme Manager in 2015.
Gareth achieved his Accredited Clinical Coder status in 2009.
Caroline Poole A.c.c - Coding improvement deputy manager
Caroline has 20+ years of NHS experience, 19 of which have been spent in coding roles at 2 acute trusts. Caroline initially joined coding as a Clinical Coder in 1998, before leaving the trust in 2007, Caroline then re-joined CMFT in 2009 as Deputy Clinical Coding Manager for the Surgical Division. Caroline then joined the coding improvement team in 2016 as Deputy Manager.
Caroline has coded a wide variety of specialties including Trauma & Orthopaedics, Paediatric Surgery, Urology, ENT & Oncology.
Caroline achieved Accredited Clinical Coder status in 2008.
Deputy coding managers
The Deputy Coding Managers are leaders of the divisional coding teams, ensuring flow of casenotes through the department. Alongside the operational management they carry out, the DCM's also mentor their coding staff, providing 1st line coding query resolution & provide the key link with the operational management teams within their division.
Louise Todd a.c.c
Louise has 10 years of NHS experience, 9 of which have been spent in Clinical Coding roles in CMFT. Louise initially joined the department as a Trainee Clinical Coder in 2008, before progressing to Senior Clinical Coder in 2011 & Deputy Clinical Coding Manager in 2015.
Louise has coded a wide range of specialties, including Paediatric Haematology, Paediatric Oncology, Spinal Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Renal Medicine & Renal Transplant Surgery.
Louise achieved Accredited Clinical Coder status with distinction in 2011.
Heather has 12 years of NHS experience, 11 of which have been spent in coding roles at CMFT. Heather initially joined coding as a Trainee Clinical Coder in 2005, before becoming a Senior Clinical Coder in 2007 progressing to become Deputy Clinical Coding Manager in 2009.
Heather has has coded a wide range of specialties including head, Maxillofacial Surgery, ENT, Urology, Renal Transplant, Nephrology, Obstetrics, Dental, Opthalmology.
The Coding teams Senior clinical coders & clinical coders
With a coding team of 39 across 7 clinical divisions, CMFT has one of the largest coding teams in the country.
Our teams have an abundance of skills & knowledge of the many varied & complex specialties that makes life as a CMFT coder challenging, but ultimately very rewarding.
CMFT coders are very helpful & always willing to share their expertise with colleagues, helping to ensure the continued high qualitative standards that the department consistently achieves across such a diverse workload.
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Experience Manchester & Beyond
The Oxford Road site is well serviced by city centre amenities with banks, post office, supermarkets and several food outlets nearby along with Manchester’s vibrant art, culture, restaurant, sporting and social scene on the doorstep.
Art, culture, Sport, shopping & a Vibrant social Scene are all on the doorstep when you work at Cmft