WW6206 - Advanced Clinical Coder - (Full - Time) - Townsville Hospital and Health Service, QLD

Come work with exceptional people in a dynamic health service.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service are seeking to recruit a permanent full-time Advanced Clinical Coder.
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%
  • Staff wellness programs
  • Flexible working arrangements

Townsville offers:

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

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.

  • Minimum 4 years clinical coding experience.
  • Advanced and/or Intermediate Health Information Management Association (HIMAA) Clinical Coding qualifications or Bachelor of Science - Health Information Management.
  • 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.


Judith Hall,
Manager Clinical Coding
Phone: (07) 4433 1081

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Applications Close On: 
28 January 2018