Coding / Data Entry Assistant






£ 18,737+



SpaMedica is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of ophthalmic services and one of the largest providers of NHS cataract surgery in the UK.

We are looking for a Coding / Data Entry Assistant based from our hospital in Bolton who will be responsible for extracting relevant clinical information from patient records and translating it into nationally used codes, so that our activity can be financed within the NHS. You will record consistent, accurate data to facilitate managers and clinicians in the monitoring, planning and provision of high quality patient care.

So what can we offer you?

  • Starting at £18,737 per annum salary
  • Up to 5% annual personal performance related bonus
  • Annual company performance related bonus
  • Annual pay reviews and increases
  • 37.5 hours working week – Mon – Fri
  • 20 holidays per year increasing 1 day for every year of service to a maximum of 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Continuous training and development

Why join SpaMedica?

  • We are privileged to be able to support the tens of thousands of NHS patients that come to SpaMedica each year.
  • We are proud to deliver excellent care and support thousands of patients to achieve better vision – our outcomes are some of the best in the UK.
  • In 2018 we became the largest provider of NHS cataract surgery – 24.000+ surgeries per annum.
  • We want our staff to enjoy coming to work and provide a friendly and supportive environment for you to work in.
  • We’re proud to have been awarded gold status from Investors in People (IIP), putting SpaMedica in the top 3% for world-class performance achieved through its staff focus.
  • We have 37 hospitals and will be opening several new hospitals over the next 12 months.

The Role:

  • To extract all clinical information from the patient health record, and to translate all medical terminology using ICD-10 (diagnostic codes) and OPCS4 (procedure codes) in accordance with national and local policy.
  • To ensure that all inpatient and outpatient appointments are coded within agreed timescales.
  • To ensure the accuracy and completeness of the clinical record, which underpins the financial framework and SUS submissions.
  • To develop a comprehensive understanding of medical terminology, anatomy & physiology.
  • To communicate effectively with clinical and non-clinical colleagues as required.
  • To use the relevant coding standard for all private patient coding.
  • To validate and confirm the accuracy of all patient outcome data, and retrospectively complete any missing data using clinical information.
  • Provide training support to new starters and colleagues.
  • Develop an understanding of the HRG structure within the NHS.
  • Develop an understanding of the RTT pathway and ability to identify incorrect clocks.
  • Any other relevant tasks to support the clinical coding and informatics team.

You must also have:

  • Basic understanding of clinical coding and a keen interest medical terminology
  • Ability to manage own workload
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Target Driven
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to learn new ICT systems
  • Experience in a data entry role
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