WW5952 - District Coding Manager - Hunter New England LHD, Newcastle, NSW

  • Key leadership role with largest employer in the region
  • Opportunity to develop and implement systems
  • Promote best practice in health information management

About You

You are an experienced highly motivated Health Information Management professional looking for an opportunity to provide innovative solutions to a large local health district.

You have demonstrated ability to provide guidance, coaching and direction to team members and you welcome new challenges and persist in raising and working through difficult issues. You stay calm and focussed in the face of challenging situations.

You proactively identify opportunities to work collaboratively with other teams / units to solve issues and develop better processes and approaches to work.

You have strong relationship building and engagement skills with a natural ability to build successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You have experience creating and driving a culture where all staff value diversity of people, experiences and backgrounds.

You are a strategic and innovative professional with an active interest in ongoing Health Information developments. You are at the forefront of technological advances in Health Information Management and are adept at driving a continuous improvement agenda.

You will inspire direction and purpose by building a positive, professional culture in one of Hunter New England Health’s key service teams.

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to step into a strategic, leadership role in Health Information Management in one of NSW’s largest Health Services.

The District Coding Manager is responsible for the professional leadership of clinical coders across Hunter New England Local Health District; and is required to facilitate and ensure the maintenance of a high level of coding quality and accuracy across the District and ensure completion of coding within designated deadlines to facilitate high quality clinical information, activity reporting and funding requirements.

The Manager’s position is key to developing and maintaining a strong well educated and appropriately resourced coder workforce capable of achieving high quality and timely output.

The Manager will have the opportunity to develop and employ appropriate education, mentoring, support and audit programmes and resources to ensure a sustainable and effective coder workforce in the District.

As a confident communicator and collaborative leader, the successful applicant will develop and promote relevant linkages across multidisciplinary teams including general practitioners, non-government organisations and other agencies involved in the care and treatment of patients / clients.

This role works in close cooperation with your Manager (Activity Based Funding), hospital and health service managers, clinicians, Information Technology teams and NSW Ministry of Health coding advisors and data branch representatives.


This position is located in Newcastle. NSW

Hunter New England Local Health District is a great place to grow your career. We are a recognised leader in the healthcare industry, providing a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast.

As the largest employer in the region, we encourage collaboration, openness and respect in the workplace to empower our employees to use their knowledge, skills and experience to meet the principle of Excellence. Every patient. Every time.

Hunter New England Local Health District covers the area from Lake Macquarie in the south to Taree on the coast in the north, and north west through the New England and Tableland districts to the Queensland border.

It offers extensive lifestyle and education facilities, a relaxed lifestyle and affordable housing.

The position is located in Newcastle in the Hunter Region of NSW which is less than two hours’ drive from Sydney or 30 minutes by air. Within an hour’s drive you can reach the renowned Hunter Valley wineries, the extensive bays and beaches of Nelson Bay and Lake Macquarie or the mountain scenery of the Barrington Tops. Newcastle has many world class surf beaches and provides easy access to the NSW holiday coast, the Central Coast and has direct flights to major Australian capital cities.


Grantly Hunt
Tel: (02) 49214909

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Applications Close On: 
12 March 2017