WW6640 - Advanced Clinical Coder – Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service - Full-Time - SOUTH BRISBANE - QLD

The Advanced Clinical Coder will:

▪ Accurately assign specific morbidity and procedural classifications to patient episodes to meet data reporting requirements of Queensland Health.

▪ Actively participate in and contribute to quality improvement activities relevant to clinical coding.

▪ Undertake auditing activities, data verification and clinical liaison to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of inpatient morbidity data.

Responsibilities / Duties: 

You will fulfil the accountabilities of this role in accordance with the CHQ HHS core values and as outlined below.

▪ Assign morbidity and procedural classifications to patient episodes:
o Abstract and verify relevant information from the medical record and clinical information systems;
o Utilise appropriate resources and liaise with team members and clinicians to clarify information as required, including correcting inaccurate or incomplete information;
o Identify discrepancies between the health information systems and patient records and feedback through appropriate channels;
o Assign accurate ICD-10-AM, ACHI codes and DRG grouping according to Australian Coding Standards, National and State Clinical Coding Authority Guidelines, Queensland Health Admitted Data Collection Policy and legislative guidelines within designated timeframes;
o Review and analyse the DRG allocation ensuring the DRG accurately reflects the episode of care; and
o Update information systems as required.
▪ Complete Queensland Cancer Registry notifications.
▪ Maintain a highly developed knowledge of anatomy, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and diagnostic and procedural terminology together with coding-related systems and standards.
▪ Utilise the 3M Codefinder Software and other relevant patient information systems to assist in the verification and allocation of ICD-10-AM codes.
▪ Develop effective and efficient work practices through education sessions with clinicians by participating in and contributing to the coder-clinician liaison program to verify clinical documentation for coding purposes.
▪ Employ a range of advanced skills to code complex cases and act as a mentor for less experienced clinical coders.
▪ Actively participate in and contribute to quality improvement activities, education activities and other initiatives within the clinical coding team i.e. coded data and patient record documentation audits.
▪ Adhere to relevant Queensland Health policies, standards and relevant legislative requirements.
▪ Actively participate in a working environment supporting quality human resources management practices including employment equity, anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety, and ethical behaviour.
▪ Develop a positive culture within the Division of the Chief Digital Officer which encourages and recognises high performance, builds leadership capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing.
▪ Other duties as delegated by line manager


There are no mandatory qualifications or requirements for this position. However, CHQ HHS values the enhanced work performance which may be gained from the expanded knowledge base and skills acquired during formal tertiary training and encourage both existing and potential staff to participate in lifelong learning.


▪ Degree in Health Information Management (or equivalent).
▪ Comprehensive Medical Terminology course or Challenge Examination in Medical Terminology.
▪ Intermediate ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS clinical coding course (or equivalent).
▪ Advanced ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS clinical coding course (or equivalent).
▪ Evidence of coding proficiency with a minimum of five years full-time coding experience within a large health care facility.


Contact Name: Kerrie Williamson
Contact Title: Clinical Coding Manager
Phone: (07) 3068 5344
Email: Kerrie.Williamson@health.qld.gov.au

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Applications Close On: 
2 July 2019