WW6351 - Coding Educator - (Full-time / Part-time) - St Vincent's Health Melbourne Public Hospital - Fitzroy, VIC

  • Permanent full time or part time position 38 hours per week. If you are interested in the part time option please indicate number of hours available to work per week.
  • Supported by Coding Manager, HIS Manager, Coding Educators and Coding Auditors
  • Coding tools – TurboCoder

About St Vincent’s

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About the Department

This position works within the Health Information Services department alongside 21 other Health Information Managers & Clinical Coders. St Vincent’s utilise a scanned medical record (InfoMedix) and coding is performed from the scanned medical record. We have monthly coding meetings which include education/presentations etc. from other departments. The option to work some hours from home is offered to our experienced staff. We have a Coding Manager, Coding Auditors & educators within our team and a comprehensive training program is undertaken for all new staff.

As one of Australia’s outstanding tertiary teaching hospitals, St Vincent’s offers varied case mix complexity including neurosurgery, plastics, orthopaedics, respiratory, cardiothoracic, oncology, mental health and ICU.

Responsibilities / Duties: 
  • Management and provision of coding education and training for coding staff within Health Information Services
  • Clinical education and training for SVHM clinicians & relevant staff & HIM students
  • Some coding and/or auditing when necessary
  • Ad hoc projects as required


Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A qualification in Health Information Management or clinical coding
  • Eligible for membership of the Health Information Managers Association
  • 5 years previous coding experience and comprehensive knowledge of Casemix Funding principles
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and proven ability to build relationships in clinical and non-clinical environment
  • Ability to achieve targets & deadlines
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent oral and writing skills
  • Thorough understanding of Australian Coding Standards as well as published state and national coding advice


Sonia Grundy
Manager of Health Information Services
Phone: (03)92312771
Email: sonia.grundy@svha.org.au

Applications Close On: 
24 July 2018