WW6029 - Coding Educator - (Part-time) - Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd, Heidelberg / Werribee, VIC


  • Permanent 7 days a fortnight (flexible days offered)
  • Working across Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd MHVL (flexibility in regards to where the position is based (Werribee and/or Heidelberg)
  • Supported by Coding Manger, HIS Manager and Senior Clinical Coder
  • Coding tools – 3M Codefinder and iQ Coding Adviser Auditing System (Victorian Pilot Site)

An opportunity exists for a Senior Health Information Manger with a passion for and expertise in coding to join our enthusiastic coding team. We are a multiple campus Hospital offering diverse and challenging casemix specialties including General Surgery, Orthopaedics, General Medicine, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Neonatology, Endoscopy, Chemotherapy, Renal Dialysis, Gynaecology, Urogynaecology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Emergency Medicine and more. We have a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and are about to open an Adult Intensive Care Unit.

The Coding Service is committed to a high standard of coding quality. As Coding Educator you will be responsible for providing education to coders and clinicains with the objective of improving coding accuracy and timeliness.
You’ll oversee and participate in the coding audit program, supervise the training of new coders and develop internal coding resources.

We are a growing Health Service about to transition from a paper to a scanned/electronic medical record. As a Senior member of the HIM team you will assist in the transitioning of the technology across the coding function.


  • Values driven culture
  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Leadership Capability Framework to support your career progression and development
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Thrive @ Mercy – our health & wellbeing hub supporting you to be the best you can be
  • Stepping Stones – our flexibility framework supporting your growth and work life balance
  • Fully funded childcare referral service

To find out more about these exciting initiatives, please visit Mercy Health Careers homepage (http://careers.mercy.com.au/)


Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation employing over 7000 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services and home care services.


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) or equivalent, or Clinical Coding qualification from HIMAA or equivalent.
  • 5 years previous coding experience and comprehensive knowledge of Casemix Funding principles.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and proven ability to build relationships in clinical and non clinical environments.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Completion of the Latrobe University Clinical Coding Auditing course is desireable but not essential.

Applicants offered an interview will be required to sit a coding examination to assess coding competency and knowledge of the Australian Coding Standards.

At Mercy Health we embrace diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and valued. Mercy Health encourages Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples to apply.

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check.

To apply and/or to view the position description, please visit www.careers.mercy.com.au


Amber Carlesso
Acting Coding & Documentation Lead MHVL, 8754
3622 or Danielle Pilovski, Manager HIS MHVL 8754 3612

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Applications Close On: 
9 June 2017