WW6012 - Clinical Coder / Health Information Clerk - (Full-Time) - Gippsland Southern Health Service - Leongatha, VIC


The position of Clinical Coder is a highly challenging and rewarding career opportunity within Gippsland Southern Health Service.

The Clinical Coder is primarily responsible for coding episodes of care in accordance with set standards and for performing other administrative support tasks to ensure an efficient, effective and highly confidential health record service is provided to clients/patients of GSHS. This position amongst others is responsible for promoting GSHS as a quality regional health service provider.

This objective is achieved by adhering to the following core principles;

  • Maintaining professional standards at all times
  • Respecting the privacy and confidentiality of clients and their carers
  • Providing effective cooperation with all departments of GSHS
  • Ensuring duties are carried out in accordance with GSHS policies and procedures
  • Ensuring practice is conducted in a way that supports the Occupational Health and Safety principles of GSHS


Duties and Responsibilities:

A great opportunity exists for a clinical coder to join our successful rural health service. The successful candidate will enjoy the country lifestyle and will work as part of a close team environment.


To succeed in this position you will ideally possess the following skills:

  • Completion of a recognised course in ICD-10-AM Clinical Coding, Case-mix and related activities;
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical coding experience including exposure to a variety of medical and surgical specialties;
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to communicate at all levels;
    and
  • A commitment to high quality medical records management.


The scope of this position will include health information tasks in both campuses of the organisation. Full time or part time hours will be discussed with the individual applicant’s preferences and determined based on qualifications and experience.

Remuneration is negotiable, dependent on experience, qualifications and in line with current Award provisions. GSHS offers a comprehensive orientation program on commencement of employment. Staff have access to supportive staff mentoring, education and development programs. Salary Packaging is available for all staff. All applicants will be required to provide a current satisfactory police check and working with children check.

The position description, located on our website at www.gshs.com.au, provides further details on duties and responsibilities and essential criteria which suitable applicants will be shortlisted.

Essential: 
  • Eligible for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) or have successfully completed a recognised clinical coding course
  • Demonstrated experience coding using ICD-10-AM 7th Edition
  • Demonstrated coding competency and case mix knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of computer software packages including 3M CodeFinder
  • Understanding of and commitment to maintaining patient confidentiality
  • Satisfactory National Criminal History Check upon commencement of employment
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication, negotiation and time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment


Desirable: 
  • Health Industry experience
  • Current Drivers Licence


Enquiries: 

Sharon Shaw
Health Information Manager
Phone: ( 03 ) 5667 5508
Email: sharon.shaw@gshs.com.au

Reference Number: 

PH0406

Applications Close On: 
18 May 2017