WW6021 - Clinical Coder - (Full-time / Part-time) - Ramsay Health Care - Lake Macquarie Private Hospital, Gateshead, NSW

The Hospital

Lake Macquarie Private Hospital is a 157 bed acute Advanced Surgical and Medical Hospital situated on the Pacific Highway at Gateshead, 15 kms south of the Newcastle CBD. The hospital is owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care Limited, the largest operator of private hospitals in Australia.

Specialties include: Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, General Surgery (including Colorectal), Breast Surgery, Plastics, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Vascular and Oncology.

In March 2015 the region’s first Private Emergency Department was opened at Lake Macquarie Private, providing another option for people requiring emergency care. The hospital is also home to the Hunter Cancer Centre, the Hunter Region's only comprehensive private oncology service providing Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Research, Support Services and Education all located on the one campus.

The Position

Supporting and reporting to the Health Information Manager, the Clinical Coder will provide accurate and timely abstracting and ICD-10-AM/ACHI code assignment in accordance with current Australian Coding Standards, coding rules and conventions. The successful applicant will be results-driven, well-organised and have excellent attention to detail.

Essential criteria

HIMAA clinical coding qualification or Health Information Management degree Minimum two years’ hospital experience coding a wide variety of clinical specialties Knowledge of DRG-based funding, ability to identify deficiencies in documentation and recognise the impact on DRG Excellent time management and organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise work and achieve specific deadlines Effective communication and interpersonal skills Understanding of and commitment to principles of confidentiality Demonstrated computer skills: patient administration system, MS Office, 3M Codefinder software

Desirable criteria

Completion of HIMAA intermediate/advanced ICD-10-AM coding course Coding experience in the private health sector Understanding of private sector funding models Experience using Meditech software


Cass Maxwell
Health Information Manager
Phone: (02) 4943 3122
Email: maxwellc@ramsayhealth.com.au

Applications Close On: 
21 May 2017