WW6245 - Senior Clinical Coder - (Full-time / Part-time) - Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Camperdown, NSW


  • Full-time, Part-time or job share considered.


Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a fully integrated cancer facility that takes a revolutionary approach to helping those suffering with cancer by bringing together all elements of cancer care, treatment, research, education and emotional support within the one centre of excellence. Our vision is to transform the treatment of cancer, bringing hope to the lives of cancer patients, their careers and families, and to advance the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of the disease.


Responsibilities / Duties: 

The position is responsible for assignment of accurate and timely clinical codes to episodes of care through analysis of clinical documentation using ICD-10-AM /ACHI and applying the Australian Coding Standards.

This position is an essential part of the team who prides itself in excellent Coding Turnaround Time; coordination with supporting teams (Health Information Services), Patient Billing and Reporting; Routine Activity Based Funding (ABF) Education; clinical engagement; coding reviews and quality activities.


Essential: 
  • Successful completion of a recognised Clinical Coding course (either Health Information Management Association HIMAA Coding Course of Australia or Bachelor of Health Information Management) or equivalent
  • 3-5 years Coding experience and experience with the 3M encoder software
  • Up-to-date knowledge and experience in clinical coding using current edition of ICD-10-AM and ACHI and sound knowledge of Australian Coding Standards
  • An understanding of the issues surrounding confidentiality and appropriate use of information
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, prioritisation and negotiation skills in order to liaise effectively with clinical staff in relation to clinical coding and documentation issues, and coding staff in relation to coding quality activities and coding support.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and within in a team environment


Desirable: 
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, conduct, and/or participate in, quality improvement activities in relation to coded data and coding processes.
  • Previous multidisciplinary private hospital experience and knowledge of private sector funding models with an understanding of AR-DRGs and health fund contracts •Demonstrate an understanding of Activity Based Funding and Activity Based Management


Enquiries: 

Deborah Lane
Health Information Manager
Phone: 0417418567
Email: Deborah.Lane@lh.org.au

Applications Close On: 
16 March 2018