A Senior Clinical Coder oversees the practice of using patient information to create coding classifications. These classifications are used for data collection and research purposes. A Senior Clinical Coder leads a team of coders as they analyse patient records and assign codes to procedures and treatments. Where relevant criteria are met, coders use codes to understand the procedures taking place a health facility.
Senior Clinical Coders should have strong leadership skills and be able to work as part of a team. Communication skills are important and you’ll also need strong analytical skills. Senior Clinical Coders should have excellent attention to detail and a thorough understanding of medical terminology. You’ll need to follow correct policies and procedures and should be able to manage your time well.
There is one course available for people who want to become a Senior Clinical Coder.