WW6146 - Advanced Clinical Coders - 2 Positions - (Full- time) - The Townsville Hospital - Townsville QLD


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

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service are seeking to recruit two permanent full-time Advanced Clinical Coders.
The purpose of the Advanced Clinical Coder role is to design, manage, co-ordinate and implementation of training and education programs for experienced and trainee coders. To perform and coordinate coding audits, analysing/validating audit results and other related quality activities. To co-ordinate, lead and participate in the Clinician Coder Liaison Program. To 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.

You will enjoy a variety of benefits, including:

  • Remuneration package of up to $106,574 p.a. comprising salary range of $85,847 - $93,407 p.a. (AO5),
  • Recreational leave loading at 17.5%
  • Employer contribution to superannuation at 12.75%
  • Access to Corporate discounts
  • Staff wellness programs
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Diverse work culture

Townsville offers

  • Relaxed tropical and coastal lifestyle as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island, Rainforest and the Outback.
  • For additional information on Townsville, please visit Townsville City Council


Responsibilities / Duties: 

To be successful in this role you will assessed on your ability to demonstrate

  • To 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.
  • To 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.
  • Ensure that service standards, safety and quality are maintained through adherence to defined service quality standards and relevant occupational health and safety policies, procedures and work practices.


Essential: 
  • Minimum 4 years clinical coding experience.
  • While not mandatory, the following is highly desirable
    • Clinical Coding External and Internal Auditing Certificate.
    • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 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.


Enquiries: 

To apply or for more information visit Smart Jobs and Careers (Ref: TV256799),

Reference Number: 

TV256799

Applications Close On: 
31 October 2017