WW6125 - Clinical Coder - (Full-Time) - Health Southern NSW Local Health District , Batemans Bay, Moruya, NSW

The Clinical Coder is responsible for the efficient and effective coding of formal and statistical separations using ICD-10-AM (current edition) for Bega Hospital. This position demands good time management skills to meet MoH deadlines and very strong data abstraction skills to extract the pertinent information from the entire medical record.

The Clinical Coder is required to follow National, State and Area coding rules, as well as, participate in ongoing professional development activities to ensure up to date and consistent coding practices.

The Clinical Coder is required to liaise with other health professionals to ensure a robust clinical coding process and an appreciation of the coding process by other health professionals about how their documentation affects coding and DRG assignment. The Clinical Coder also undertakes quality improvement activities relating to outliers and other casemix related areas to improve the quality of coded data.

This is a Permanent Part Time position, working 28 hours per week, and classified as Administrative Officer Level 4/5. This position is located in Batemans Bay and Moruya which belongs to Southern NSW Local Health District.

Job share will be considered.

Australian Citizen/Resident or Independently, Legally Able to Live/Work in Australia Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia. For more information, please see http://www.immi.gov.au


Selection Criteria

  1. Evidence of clinical coding proficiency in ICD-10-AM and completion of HIMAA Clinical Coding Intermediate qualifications with extensive coding experience across a range of DRGs or HIMAA Clinical Coding Introductory qualifications with a minimum of 2 years coding experience across a range of DRGs.
  2. Demonstrated understanding the relationship between clinical coding, Casemix, DRG classifications systems, and Activity Based Funding models.
  3. Demonstrated extensive interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills in order to liaise effectively with clinical staff in relation to clinical coding and documentation issues.
  4. Demonstrated ability to initiate, conduct, and/or participate in, quality improvement activities in relation to coded data and coding processes.
  5. Demonstrated computer skills in a range of computer systems, including Microsoft office applications and email systems and the 3M Codefinder software.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, while working effectively in a team environment.
  7. Demonstrated ability to prioritise work commitments to achieve specific deadlines.
  8. Current C Class Driver’s licence and ability and willingness to travel for work purposes.


Melinda Doyle
Phone: 0477354141

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Applications Close On: 
24 September 2017