WW6018 - Advanced Clinical Coder - (Full-time) - Townsville Hospital and Health Service - Townsville, QLD


  • Two Permanent full-time positions available.
  • Salary: Remuneration package of up to $101,440 p.a. (+ other applicable allowances/benefits) comprising salary range of $81,709 - $88,907 p.a. (AO5), recreational leave loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%).


The Opportunity

The Advanced Clinical Coder is responsible for accurately assigning 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 timelines of inpatient morbidity data.

These include:

  • Design, manage, coordinate and implementation of training and education programs for experienced and trainee coders.
  • Perform and coordinate coding audits, analysing/validating audit results and other related quality activities.
  • Coordinate, lead and participate in the Clinician Coder Liaison Program.
  • Ensure a high standard of coding accuracy is delivered in accordance with organisational goals, guidelines and standards to the executive management of the Townsville Hospital Health Service (HHS).


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

  • Accurately code all medical records using the latest classification system ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS, in accordance with coding guidelines issued by ACCD and Queensland Health.
  • Undertake continuous personal learning in knowledge of clinical coding, ABF and performance monitoring including new developments, legislation and industry standards.
  • Perform and coordinate coding quality audits, the audits may include ABF targeted DRG audits, data validation audits, Electronic Validation Application (EVA) error review and ad hoc audits.
  • Employ a range of advanced skills to train and mentor clinical coders, coordinate and manage the coding quality training programme.
  • Prepare and present education to clinical and other stake holders in regards to documentation requirements and elements of Activity Based Funding.
  • Coordinate, lead and participate in the Clinician Coder liaison program.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and review of quality activities to ensure continuous improvement within the department, incorporating risk management, best practice and benchmarking.


While not mandatory, a degree in Health Information Management, Advanced and/or Intermediate ICD-10-AM certification, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a minimum of four years full-time coding experience within a large healthcare facility are highly desirable.

This position involves travel to rural hospitals within the Townsville Hospital Health Service to provide coding services, the position requires the incumbent to operate a class C motor vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this vehicle is required. Proof of this endorsement must be provided prior to the commencement of duty.

About the Townsville Hospital and Health Service

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service provides complex, high level services across a wide range of specialities making it the only facility in Queensland to offer all of these services within the one hospital to our patients. We strive to deliver excellence in healthcare by adapting a `person centred' approach to care across our patient’s lifespan. Additionally we are the only tertiary hospital in North Queensland that offers you the right blend of professional enhancement and fulfilling work coupled with a relaxed lifestyle in the tropics.


Become part of a team that strives to deliver excellence in healthcare!

Enquiries: 

Judith Hall
Tel: (07) 4433 1081
To apply or for more information visit Smartjobs and Careers
Agency referrals will not be accepted for this position.

Reference Number: 

TV236483R

Applications Close On: 
4 June 2017