WW6174 - Clinical Coder - (Part-Time) - Lake Macquarie Private Hospital - Lake Macquarie, NSW



The Hospital

Lake Macquarie Private Hospital is a 187 bed acute Advanced Surgical and Medical Hospital situated 15km south of the Newcastle CBD. The hospital is owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care Limited, the largest operator of private hospitals in Australia. Specialties include: Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, General Surgery (including Colorectal), Breast Surgery, Plastics, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Vascular and Oncology.

In March 2015 the region’s first Private Emergency Department was opened at Lake Macquarie Private, providing another option for people requiring emergency care. The hospital is also home to the Hunter Cancer Centre, the Hunter Region's only comprehensive private oncology service providing Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Research, Support Services and Education all located on the one campus.

The Position

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Clinical Coder to join our supportive coding team, working on an interesting and diverse casemix. Supporting and reporting to the Health Information Manager, the Clinical Coder will provide accurate and timely abstracting and ICD-10-AM/ACHI code assignment in accordance with current Australian Coding Standards, coding rules and conventions. The successful applicant will be results-driven, well-organised and have excellent attention to detail.

Essential Criteria

  • HIMAA clinical coding qualification
  • Minimum two years’ hospital experience coding a wide variety of clinical specialties
  • Knowledge of DRG-based funding, ability to identify deficiencies in documentation and recognise the impact on DRG
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise work and achieve specific deadlines
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to principles of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated computer skills: patient administration system, MS Office, 3M Codefinder software


Desirable Criteria

  • Completion of HIMAA intermediate/advanced ICD-10-AM coding course
  • Coding experience in the private health sector
  • Understanding of private sector funding models
  • Experience using Meditech software


Submit your application – including CV and cover letter addressing job criteria – to the Health Information Manager as below.

Enquiries: 

Cass Maxwell
Health Information Manager
Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
E: maxwellc@ramsayhealth.com.au

Applications Close On: 
17 December 2017