WW6216 - Advanced Clinical Coder - (Full-time) - West Moreton Hospital Health Service - Ipswich Hospital, QLD


The Advanced Clinical Coder is required to participate in a team environment to ensure the accurate and timely collection of morbidity data to meet data reporting requirements of West Moreton and Queensland Health.

The position is responsible for Liaising with hospital clinicians in order to improve the quality and timeliness of morbidity data and Activity Based Funding (ABF).

Under the direction of the Clinical Coding and Data Quality Manager, guide and mentor the clinical coders in accordance with organisational goals, guidelines and standards. Participate in Clinical Information Systems related quality activities, including auditing, education, Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) and Performance Indicators for Coding Quality coding audits. The Senior Clinical Coder is acknowledged as having high level clinical coding skills and knowledge across a broad range of specialties in a tertiary setting through a minimum of 2 years coding experience.


Essential: 
  • Comprehensive Medical Terminology Course or Challenge Examination in Medical Terminology.
  • Introductory ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS Clinical Coding Course (or equivalent).
  • Intermediate ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS Clinical Coding Course (or equivalent).


You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key capabilities, knowledge and experience. Within the context of the responsibilities described above under ‘About this role’, the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated ability in the classification of diseases and operations across a broad range of specialities using ICD-10-AM with a minimum of 2 years clinical classification experience including the ability to Interpret and apply coding standards in the analysis and coding of patient data and maintain knowledge of coding standards, practices and systems.
  • Provide education to clinicians in advising them on clinical documentation for coding and activity based funding.
  • Ability, clinical knowledge and confidence to conduct direct coder-clinician liaison activities and liaise with hospital clinicians in order to improve the quality and timeliness of morbidity data and ABF.
  • Understanding of Activity Based Funding and its relationship with Diagnostic Related Groups, patient demographics, hospital admission, transfer and discharge data and related processes relevant to funding optimisation and healthcare management.
  • Ability to participate in quality improvement activities (including coding audits) in relation to coded data and coding processes.
  • High level interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and negotiation skills with the ability to liaise with staff at all levels, and provide audit feedback to work colleagues.


Desirable: 

While not mandatory, the following is highly desirable:

  • Advanced ICD-10-AM and ACHI and ACS Clinical Coding Course (or equivalent) or;
  • Clinical Coding Auditing Course;
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (or equivalent).


Enquiries: 

Ingrid Elger
Clinical Coding & Data Quality Manager
Tel: (07) 3810 1498

Reference Number: 

WM01265957

Applications Close On: 
1 February 2018