WW6453 - Senior Clinical Coder / Health Information Advisor - (Full-Time) The Wesley Hospital - Auchenflower , QLD


  • Pay Rate: $44.19 - $45.45 p/hour ($87, 319 - $89, 809), 9.5% employee contribution to super, 17.5% annual leave loading + not for profit


The Wesley Hospital is one of Australia’s iconic and largest private not-for-profit hospitals. From the heart of Brisbane more than 800 Visiting Medical Practitioners and 2, 000 staff deliver personalised care through life’s journey for generations of Queenslanders.

We offer comprehensive care across a wide range of acute, tertiary-level medical and surgical services, and through research and education we’re constantly searching for the latest in treatment techniques and processes. We show consideration for the whole person, and not just their physical health, placing our patients and their loved ones at the heart of everything we do.

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Clinical Coder / Health Information Advisor to join our team in a new permanent full time opportunity.

Responsible for accurate and timely clinical classification, we are seeking a motivated and professional Senior Coder who can bring knowledge and experience to the team. Reporting to the Patient Revenue Manager.


Responsibilities / Duties: 
  • Reviewing administrative processes and making necessary improvements to meet departmental and organisation requirements;
  • Timely and accurate classification of disease, operation and injury causes in accordance with the current nomenclature (ICD-10-AM);
  • Conducting and participating in quality activities to ensure continuous improvement of coding processes, patient record documentation and the collection of quality health data;
  • Maintaining current knowledge of coding practices and standards, casemix and related computer applications;
  • Facilitating patient record requests for various internal and approved external activities; releasing patient information as governed by legislative requirements;
  • Maintain the integrity of the PMI by upgrading the patient information and rectifying issues;
  • Attend hospital committee meetings as requested by the Patient Revenue Manager;
  • Identifying and implementing team training needs;
  • Other duties as required as services needs change and in grow, within scope of the role and other legal or industrial obligations.


Essential: 
  • Completion of a recognised ICD-10-AM coding course with achievement of a high standard of accuracy;
  • Practical knowledge and experience in current disease classification and its use with a hospital setting;
  • Demonstrated understanding of data quality and its application with a health service;
  • Sound skills and knowledge of casemix implications and requirements, legislative requirements governing patient information, medical terminology and health information processes;
  • High level communications skills with the ability to collaborate and communicate across organisational boundaries;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to drive performance within the team.


Enquiries: 

Anna Berimalli
Patient Revenue Manager
Phone: (07) 32327231
Email: anna.berimballi@uchealth.com.au

Applications Close On: 
4 November 2018