WW6289 - Clinical Coder - (Full-time / Part-time) - Ballarat Health Service, Ballarat, VIC


  • Clinical Coder Full time or part time – two or more positions available
  • Salary range: $62,936 - $88,130



This role is responsible for accurate clinical coding of inpatient episodes, whilst achieving throughput targets. The role also requires participation in audit and quality activities to improve casemix funding and accuracy of performance data.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Code inpatient episodes in accordance with Australian Coding Standards
  • Meet standards of coding accuracy and volume expected of an experienced Clinical Coder.
  • Identification of documentation deficiencies and subsequent generation of documentation queries
  • Participate in coding audit, quality and education activities as expected of a Clinical Coder. Be receptive to and incorporate feedback regarding coding performance.
  • Identify opportunities to improve coding quality and casemix funding



The Opportunity:

Our fantastic coding team is comprised of both HIMs and Clinical Coders who work in an environment where coding, casemix and clinical documentation initiatives are strongly supported by BHS Executive and Clinical Directors. You will be supported by the Coding Leadership Team to further develop your coding skills. Professional development is encouraged and career progression opportunities are available. BHS has a Digital Medical Record which allows for development and innovation in coding practices and work arrangement flexibility.

Ballarat Health Services;

Ballarat Health Services provides a complex range of surgical, medical, obstetric, psychiatric, palliative care, rehabilitation and residential services. Ballarat is located approximately 75 minutes’ drive west of Melbourne and offers a wide range of recreational, sporting and social facilities for a population of over 100,000 people. A vibrant, progressive regional city, Ballarat is large enough to retain its own regional flavour but is within easy commuting distance to Melbourne.


Enquiries: 

Kylie Holcombe
Coding Auditor
Phone: (03) 5320 4335, or
Caitlin Griffin,
Deputy Manager HIS
Phone: (03) 5320 6873.

Reference Number: 

15554

Applications Close On: 
7 May 2018