WW6546 - Medical Coder (VCR.13) - (Full-time) - Cancer Council Victoria

  • Work in the renowned Victorian Cancer Registry, one of Australia's leading population-based registries.
  • Exciting opportunity to work in a friendly and dedicated team of Medical Coders
  • 2 x full time fixed term positions for 12 months – St Kilda Road, Melbourne

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people. The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) is a population-based cancer registry that provides comprehensive, accurate and timely information for cancer control by developing and maintaining a high quality, accessible information asset to support epidemiological, clinical, behavioural and health services research and evaluation.

Responsibilities / Duties: 

About your opportunity

We are seeking two proactive Medical Coders to join the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) team. Reporting to the Coding Team Leader, your role is to:

  • Review and analyse information from cancer notifications, translating the information into specific codes in accordance with International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICDO) and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) guidelines.
  • Enter data into the VCR information system, ensuring a high degree of accuracy whilst adhering to privacy and confidentiality protocols.
  • Develop and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with the VCR, Cancer Council and external stakeholders.
Essential: 

All about you:

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has completed the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) Introductory ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS Clinical Coding course or the HIMAA Comprehensive Medical Terminology course or a health science tertiary degree or extensive work experience in a health-related field.
  • Has demonstrated experience working with health-related data with proven skills in data processing and manipulation in Microsoft Excel and other relevant applications.
  • Can proactively engage in process improvements and self-learning practices with the capacity to share knowledge amongst the team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a high level of attention to detail.
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What we can offer you

This full-time fixed term position for 12 months provides a salary within range $52,086 - $57,436 pa plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging and a meal entertainment card. We also offer a flexible and friendly work environment, social and wellbeing activities and a location close to public transport.

To apply and for more info

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this opportunity visit

http://www.cancervic.org.au/about/careers/job-opportunities to download a Position Description and the Key Selection Criteria document and forward your full application (cover letter, resume and completed key selection criteria

document) to hr@cancervic.org.au. For more information contact Kris on (03) 9514 9514 6211

Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, a National Police Check.

Reference Number: 

(VCR.13)

Applications Close On: 
11 March 2019