WW6229 - Advanced Clinical Coder (A05) -(Full-Time) 2 positions : Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, South Brisbane, QLD

Position description

The Advanced Clinical Coder will:

  • Accurately assign specific morbidity and procedural classifications to patient episodes to meet data reporting requirements of Queensland Health.
  • Have high level clinical coding skills & knowledge, across a broad range of specialties in a tertiary setting, including activity based funding, through extensive on the job experience.
  • Undertake auditing, data quality activities and clinical liaison to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of inpatient morbidity data.

A full list of the roles and responsibilities can be found via the SmartJobs website, but include:

  • Assign accurate ICD-10-AM, ACHI codes and DRG grouping according to Australian Coding Standards, national and state clinical coding authority guidelines, Queensland Health Admitted Data Collection Policy and legislative guidelines within designated timeframes
  • Utilise appropriate resources and liaise with team members and clinicians to clarify information as required, including correcting inaccurate or incomplete information;
  • Identify discrepancies between the health information systems and patient records and feedback through appropriate channels
  • Actively participate in and contribute to quality improvement activities, education activities and other initiatives within the clinical coding team i.e. coded data and patient record documentation audits
  • Act as mentor to less experienced coders
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Criteria for the position:
While not mandatory, the following is highly desirable:

  • Degree in Health Information Management (or equivalent).
  • Intermediate or advanced ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS clinical coding course (or equivalent).
  • Evidence of coding proficiency with a minimum of 5 years full-time coding experience within a tertiary health care facility.

You can find a link to apply for the position at the Queensland Government SmartJobs website at:


Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the panel.


David Hansen
Clinical Coding Manager
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
Ph: (07) 3068 5287
E-mail: david.hansen@health.qld.gov.au

Applications Close On: 
19 February 2018