WW6217 - Coding Quality Facilitator - (Full-time) - West Moreton Hospital Health Service - Ipswich Hospital, QLD


Responsibilities / Duties: 
  • To develop and coordinate the Coding Quality Program, including individual, departmental and targeted coding audits, and provision of audit feedback and education to relevant staff, to ensure a high standard of coding accuracy, consistency and timeliness.


Essential: 

Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification in the International Classification of Diseases and Operations with the appropriate registration authority, including any necessary endorsements, to be provided to the employing service prior to the commencement of duty.

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:


  • Expert ability in the classification of diseases and operations across a broad range of specialities using ICD-10-AM and high level knowledge of Activity Based Funding and the application of these systems within healthcare management.
  • Commitment to continuous quality improvement and expertise and experience in the development and implementation of quality management activities in relation to coded data.
  • Develop and perform coding quality improvement activities suitable to an Activity Based Funding environment including coder audits, Diagnosis Related Group targeted audits, service wide coding audits, Performance Indicators for Coding Quality review.
  • Demonstrated experience in coding audits, training of staff and the facilitation of coding education programs.
  • High-level oral and written communication skills to enable effective interaction in individual and group situations with the ability to coordinate and motivate a team and to communicate with staff at all levels.
  • Expert knowledge of the principles of accurate DRG assignment for ABF and QLD Health KPI’s such as VLADs (Variable Life Adjusted Displays).


Desirable: 
  • While not mandatory, a degree in Health Information Management or equivalent would be well regarded.


Enquiries: 

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

Reference Number: 

WM01265802

Applications Close On: 
1 February 2018