WW6038 - Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder - (Casual) - Austin Health, Heidelberg, VIC


An exciting opportunity currently exists for enthusiastic and experienced Health Information Managers/ Clinical Coders to join our friendly Casemix Team. There are 2 Casual positions currently available within our team, and weekend work in addition to week day work is available with flexible working arrangements possible. Austin Health uses 3M Codefinder in addition to Turbocoder, and has a fully scanned medical record.

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development.

Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.
Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


Responsibilities / Duties: 
  • To carry out high quality morbidity classification of discharged patients using ICD-10-AM and the maintenance of associated indices.
  • To optimise the quality of the coding by participating in and taking responsibility for continuous quality improvement strategies and audits.
  • To participate in a comprehensive and ongoing education program that is developed and implemented for Health Information Managers/ clinical coders.
  • To maintain current knowledge of developments in all aspects of health Information management, including completion of upcoming 10th Edition Education.


Essential: 
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) or other equivalent qualification and eligibility for full membership to the Health Information Management Association of Australia
  • Minimum of 2 years' previous coding experience
  • Experience and proficiency with coding medical records in ICD-10-AM 9th edition
  • Well developed clinical coding skills using ICD-10-AM and a good understanding of Casemix / DRGs.
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as member of a large team as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possession of the following personal qualities: motivation, flexibility, initiative, reliability and professionalism.
  • A commitment to Austin Health values: Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.


Desirable: 
  • Previous tertiary hospital coding experience


Enquiries: 

Joceline Massa
Coding Manager
Phone: (03 ) 9496 3708
Email: Joceline.Massa@austin.org.au

Reference Number: 

22907/ 22905

Applications Close On: 
16 June 2017