WW6136 - Subacute Health Information Manager - (Part-time) - Austin Health - Heidelberg, VIC


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.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Health Information Manager to join our Health Information Service.

Manage the Health Information Service functions at RTRC and Continuing Care Clinical Services Unit by providing leadership enabling HIS staff to best meet client needs, having input into the planning, provision and monitoring of Rehabilitation Services and ensuring that the Department Health Human Services (DHHS) and statutory reporting requirements are achieved. Ensure that the service provided at RTRC delivers the strategic organisational objectives and goals of an Austin Health integrated Health Information Service.

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: 
  • Provide a quality service by ongoing management and improvement of the Health Information Service and the Health Information Systems at RTRC.
  • Supervise HIS clerical staff at RTRC including recruitment, performance development, rostering and training.
  • Undertake completion of Morbidity coding of inpatient episodes at RTRC in accordance with Australian Coding Standards and Austin Health practice standards and completed to meet internal and DHHS timelines.
  • Undertake transmission of required PRS2 and AIMS data for RTRC, and correction of errors, within the time frame specified by DHHS.
  • Respond to ad hoc data requests for separated inpatients from RTRC using the AH Performance Reporting, AROC or TRAK databases for reports and analysis as required.
  • Review RTRC funding data for accuracy and optimal performance.
  • Design and implement a Quality Improvement program for the RTRC Health Information Service including participation the RTRC HIS component of the Accreditation Program within Austin Health.
  • Ensure an accessible Health Information Service for all staff at RTRC and provide advice, guidance and training on SMR
  • Represent Subacute Services health information requirements to Austin Health.
  • Maintain current knowledge of developments affecting Health Information Services including new technology, Health Information systems and relevant legislation, e.g. Health Records Act, Health Services Act, Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, General Disposal Schedule For Public Health Services, Occupational Health & Safety Act, etc


Essential: 
  • A commitment to Austin Health values: Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Health Information Management or equivalent
  • Eligibility for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA)
  • Knowledge of mandatory reporting and subacute funding
  • Knowledge and experience with NCCH ICD -10-AM and Standards
  • Knowledge and experience with PRS2 and AIMS reporting systems
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Advanced computer skills with a strong knowledge and use of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Desirable: 
  • A sound understanding of information technology including clinical systems, applications relevant to the Management of rostering and risk management reporting or as required for the role and/or department.
  • Experience with scanned medical record and or TrakCare
  • Experience in staff supervision


Enquiries: 

Kris Jenkins
Director HIS
Phone: (03 )9469 5279
Email: kris.jenkins@austin.org.au

Reference Number: 

24958

Applications Close On: 
19 October 2017