WW5973 - Advanced Clinical Coder - (Part-time) - Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, South Bisbane QLD

Temporary Part-Time 45.6 hrs per fortnight | Parental Leave Cover | 12 Months Duration | Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital | South Brisbane

  • Coding experience within a large health care facility required
  • Temporary Part-Time Parental Leave Cover Until 31st March 2018
  • Salary: (AO5) $81,709 - $88,907 per annum plus super (pro-rata)

The Opportunity

The Advanced Clinical Coder is responsible for accurately assigning specific morbidity and procedural classifications to patient episodes to meet data reporting requirements of Queensland Health. The role will actively participate in and contribute to quality improvement activities relevant to clinical coding, and undertake auditing activities, data verification and clinical liaison to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of inpatient morbidity data.

A full description of the role and responsibilities can be found via the SmartJobs website.

These include:

  • Assign accurate ICD-10-AM, ACHI codes and DRG grouping according to Australian Coding Standards, national and state clinical coding authority guidelines, Queensland Health Admitted Data Collection Policy and legislative guidelines within designated timeframes
  • Utilise appropriate resources and liaise with team members and clinicians to clarify information as required, including correcting inaccurate or incomplete information
  • Actively participate in and contribute to quality improvement activities, education activities and other initiatives within the clinical coding team i.e. coded data and patient record documentation audit
  • Act as a mentor to less experienced coders
  • Complete cancer registry notifications

The Successful Candidate
To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate the following:-

  • Expert ability in the classification of diseases and operations using ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS across a variety of clinical speciality areas. High level knowledge of state and national developments in ICD-10-AM, activity based funding and the application of these within healthcare management
  • High level commitment to continuous quality improvement and expertise and experience in the implementation, management and maintenance of quality management activities in relation to coded data
  • High level interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills for effective liaison with other staff, including clinicians in relation to clinical coding, documentation and Activity Based Funding
  • Ability to consistently achieve deadlines, appropriately prioritise workload and work effectively as part of a team

While not mandatory, a degree in Health Information Management, Advanced ICD-10-AM certification, and five years full time coding experience within a large healthcare facility are highly desirable.


David Hansen
Tel: (07) 3068 5287

Further Information:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online;

Please review the Role Description for more information on application process requirements. Agency referrals will not be accepted for this position.

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Applications Close On: 
30 March 2017