WW5939 - Health Information Liaison (2 Positions) - (Full-time) - Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD

  • Pay Rate: $93,934 - $111,624

Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) is a recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, teaching and research. With a dedicated team of more than 3,700 people, our point of difference is in the way we provide care to children, young people and their families every day. This is through our steadfast commitment to providing patient and family-centred care at every level of our service and our continuous drive for service and operational excellence.

These positions will

  • Establish and coordinate a coder clinician liaison function as an expert health information resource to facilitate effective, dynamic and regular communication with clinicians across the three key hospital divisions: Medical, Surgical and Critical Care.
  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of education and documentation across these divisions to improve the overall quality of clinical documentation and clinician knowledge of coding and its impact on maximisation of revenue for the hospital. This is essential to promote improved patient care delivery.
  • Ensure improved quality of documented clinical data in key hospital service delivery areas to promote data quality, accurate acuity representation, coding accuracy and Diagnosis Related Group optimisation. These functions are crucial to patient, operational and financial management, and for conducting organisation-wide education and information sharing relating to Activity Based Funding.

Key attributes

  • Have exceptional knowledge and technical skill in the classification of diseases and operations using ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS across a variety of clinical specialities. High level knowledge of state and national developments in ICD-10-AM, activity based funding and the application of these within healthcare management.
  • Demonstrated high level experience and ability in developing, implementing, managing and maintaining coding quality improvement activities suitable to an Activity Based Funding environment.
  • Proven ability to identify, plan, develop and deliver training and education to clinical coders and clinicians individually, and in groups, with improved quality outcomes.
  • Demonstrated extensive interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills in order to liaise effectively with clinical staff in relation to clinical coding, documentation and activity based funding issues, and coding staff in relation to coding quality activities and coding support.
  • Ability to comply with and utilise procedures, polices, regulations and standards including workplace health and safety, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination policies.

Other requirements

  • Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification in the International Classification of Diseases and Operations with the appropriate registration authority, including any necessary endorsements to be provided to the employing service prior to the commencement of duty.
  • Additional qualifications in Advanced Clinical Coding and Coding Auditing training would be well regarded.
  • Degree in Health Information Management or equivalent is highly desirable.
  • Queensland Health has introduced a pre-engagement screening policy that is another step

Enquiries and written applications with current CV and 2 referees who have current knowledge of your capabilities and work performance to:

Deborah Jeffers
A/Director Health Information Services
Ph: 07 30685741
Email: Deborah.Jeffers@health.qld.gov.au

Applications Close On: 
28 February 2017