WW6447 - Advanced Clinical Coder - (Full-time) - The Townsville Hospital Townsville, QLD

  • Generous remuneration package value up to $109,238 p.a. comprising salary range of $3372.80 to $3669.80 p.f. (AO5),
  • 17.5% leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation.
  • Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.

The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the largest tertiary health service in northern Australia; we are responsible for the delivery of healthcare services, education and research within a region covering over 149,500km with a population of approximately 250,000 people.

We cover the continuum of healthcare services from advanced, highly specialised, tertiary-level healthcare at the main hospital to secondary and primary-level hospital and community healthcare across 20 facilities. The main facility is located adjacent to one of Queensland’s leading tertiary institutions, James Cook University.

Never been to Townsville? Click here to view the idyllic location it truly is.
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service vision is one of excellence… to emerge the leader in health care, research and education for regional Australia.
Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?
Are you:

  • Excited to take the next step in your career mission?
  • Passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession?

About your opportunity

The Advanced Clinical Coder will design, manage, co-ordinate and implementation of training and education programs for experienced and trainee coders. This role will perform and coordinate coding audits, analysing/validating audit results and other related quality activities. This position coordinates, leads and participates in the Clinician Coder Liaison Program. Ensure a high standard of coding accuracy is delivered in accordance with organisational goals, guidelines and standards to the executive management of the Townsville Hospital Health Service.

To be successful in this role you will assessed on your ability to demonstrate:

  • To accurately code all medical records using the latest classification system ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS, in accordance with coding guidelines issued by ACCD and Queensland Health.
  • Undertake continuous personal learning in knowledge of clinical coding, ABF and performance monitoring including new developments, legislation and industry standards.
  • To perform and coordinate coding quality audits, the audits may include ABF targeted DRG audits, data validation audits, Electronic Validation Application (EVA) error review and ad hoc audits.
  • Employ a range of advanced skills to train and mentor clinical coders, coordinate and manage the coding quality training programme.
  • Prepare and present education to clinical and other stake holders in regards to documentation requirements and elements of Activity Based Funding.
  • Coordinate, lead and participate in the Clinician Coder liaison program.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and review of quality activities to ensure continuous improvement within the department, incorporating risk management, best practice and benchmarking.
  • Ensure that service standards, safety and quality are maintained through adherence to defined service quality standards and relevant occupational health and safety policies, procedures and work practices.


  • Minimum 4 years clinical coding experience.
  • Advanced and/or Intermediate Health Information Management Association (HIMAA) Clinical Coding qualifications or Bachelor of Science - Health Information Management.
  • While not mandatory, the following is highly desirable
    • Clinical Coding External and Internal Auditing Certificate.
    • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • This position involves travel to rural hospitals within the Townsville Hospital Health Service to provide coding services, the position requires the incumbent to operate a class C motor vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this vehicle is required. Proof of this endorsement must be provided prior to the commencement of duty.

Why make the change?

Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (320+ days/year). Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic. Appreciate the country town `feel' and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville, the largest regional centre in the North.

The city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife. The Strand is Townsville's waterfront esplanade; take a stroll along the picturesque paths, do some shopping or attend the night markets, be spoilt for choice with alfresco dining options, sit and relax while the kids play at the water park or one of the family fun areas. Picnic and BBQ facilities are available, as well as gym equipment (including a rock climbing wall) and amenities. Swim in the man-made rockpool or the lifeguard monitored beaches. All with magnificent views of the jewel in Townsville's crown, Magnetic Island. A short, scenic ferry ride will get you there.

For a confidential discussion please contact Judith Hall on 07 4433 1081.
Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


For a confidential discussion please contact Judith Hall on 07 4433 1081.

Applications Close On: 
4 November 2018