WW6473 - Senior Clinical Coder - (Full-time) - Calvary Mater Newcastle, Waratah, NSW


The Senior Clinical Coder will assist the Coding Manager/HIM BA and coding team members to ensure quality interpretation of health care records in paper and electronic formats, and the accurate assignment of ICD10-AM codes to inpatient episodes of care in accordance with the coding standards and local guidelines. This position will undertake routine coding responsibilities also, and be involved in auditing and data quality activities.


Responsibilities / Duties: 

As a valued member of the Clinical Coding Unit the Senior Clinical Coder has direct access to HIM professional and coding expertise via the Coding Manager/HIM BA position and Manager HIS & ICT. The senior Clinical Coder will work actively on a daily basis work alongside the Clinical Coding Team to ensure throughput targets are met, assist with coding of difficult cases, and in ensuring a continued focus on coded data quality improvement.


Essential: 
  • ICD10-AM Clinical Classification coding qualification and substantial coding experience
  • Advanced Medical Terminology skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Australian Coding Standards
  • Advanced Understanding of DRG’s and ABF principles as they apply to clinical coding
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to meet throughput targets
  • Demonstrated Computer Literacy and knowledge of hospital based information systems
  • Ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality in all work matters and to communicate effectively
  • Commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of Calvary with the ability and desire to uphold these principles


Desirable: 
  • 3M Encoder knowledge and experience


Enquiries: 

Melissa McCahon
Coding Manager/HIM BA
Phone: (02)40144820
Email: Melissa.McCahon@calvarymater.org.au

Reference Number: 

20642

Applications Close On: 
14 December 2018