WW6203 - Health Information and Medicolegal Officer - (Full-time) - Icon Group - South Brisbane, QLD


The Icon Group has formed over recent years to become one of the most exciting end to end cancer care providers in Australia and beyond. From our nurses to our physicists, our pharmacists to our administration staff, our radiation therapists to our compounders, the Icon Group has a single purpose – to deliver exceptional patient care.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Medicolegal Officer to join the team at our Corporate Office located in South Brisbane. This role is responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the Medico-Legal Service at Icon Cancer Care in regard to release of information to internal and external customers in compliance with current legislations and Health Information Management (HIM) policies and procedures. This role will report to the Senior Health Information Manager on a full-time permanent basis and will also support the design, implementation and review of health record forms, storage, security, retention and clinical documentation. The Health Information and Medicolegal Officer may also be responsible for undertaking clinical coding of patient admissions using ICD-10-AM.


Responsibilities / Duties: 

The successful applicant will have demonstrated previous experience in the collection, retention and release of medical record information to internal and external customers. They will have the ability to code accurately and in a timely manner using ICD-10AM, as well as a sound knowledge of AR-DRGs in a Private Hospital setting. They should also possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a team environment. They will be IT tech savvy with a sound knowledge of computer based software applications including Word/Excel/database management systems is also required.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates release of information in accordance with relevant Acts, including the Privacy Act.
  • Understands and maintains privacy and confidentiality
  • Instructs through Privacy/Confidentiality presentations to Icon personnel in the collection, use and release of patient information
  • Assist with the design, implementation and review of health forms to ensure compliance with AS2828 and manage the health forms repository
  • Assist the Senior Health Information Manager with health record management processes including, but not limited to, health record structure, storage, security, retention, forms design, clinical documentation and information sharing
  • When required, undertakes clinical coding (ICD-10–AM) and diagnostic related grouping


Essential: 

To be successful in this role you should be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience in the collection, retention and release of medical record information to internal and external customers
  • Previous experience coding in a Health facility
  • Ability to code accurately and in a timely manner using ICD-10AM, and a sound knowledge of AR-DRGs in a Private Hospital setting
  • Sound knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computer hardware and Windows based and medical practice software packages and troubleshooting same
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, effectively self-organise, and achieve defined goals by developing technical and communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication and collaborative problem solving skills when managing difficult and sensitive issues with team members and other customers
  • Tertiary qualifications in Health Information Management
  • Eligibility for full membership of HIMAA


Enquiries: 

Jayne Stevenson
Senior Health Information Manager
Phone: (04)29700140
Email: jayne.stevenson@iconcancercare.com.au

Reference Number: 

311

Applications Close On: 
21 January 2018