WW6673 - Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist - Permanent Full Time - Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, Wagga Wagga,NSW

Plenty of opportunity to innovate services for rural patients
 Where you will be working
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (WWBH) is one of the busiest rural hospitals in NSW with over 300 beds, 40,000 emergency presentations, 1,100 births and approximately 11,000 operations annually.
A significant three stage re-build of WWBH is well underway, with the third and final stage of the redevelopment, a six-storey Ambulatory Care Building, commencing in 2018. Construction is due to be completed late 2020 with operational commissioning in 2021.
Stages 1 and 2 completed in 2017, delivered a new 50-bed Mental Health Building and a 7-storey Acute Services Building. Wagga Wagga Base Hospital includes an emergency department, operating theatres, women’s and children’s inpatient unit, intensive care and high dependency unit, angiography suites, additional inpatient beds and a rooftop helipad. Specialties include cardiovascular, gastroenterology, renal medicine, obstetrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry and paediatrics.
In total, the NSW Government is investing $431 million in the development of Wagga Wagga Health Service. It represents one of the largest health redevelopment in the state. Further information about the WWHS Redevelopment is available here > http://www.wwhsredev.health.nsw.gov.au/
About the great community of Wagga Wagga!
Known as the hub of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga has recently been recognised as one of the ‘top family friendly’ cities in Australia; boasting a rich range of cultural experiences, a strong sporting culture and a wide selection of schools and education options for families.
With an urban population over 60,000 people, Wagga Wagga is NSW’s largest inland city and offers a myriad of activities to enjoy, including a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafes, markets and wineries, galleries and museums. 
To learn more about life in Wagga Wagga please visit: https://visitwagga.com/

Responsibilities / Duties: 

What you will be doing
To drive the implementation of Activity Based Management (ABM) principles at the point of care within the designated facility ensuring that all aspects of recording and management of activity such as acute admitted, sub-acute, non-acute, emergency and mental health is optimised in order to ensure best practice, patient safety and appropriate funding.

To act as a conduit between the clinical and management environment in the operationalising of ABM principles for quality and performance improvement purposes.
To facilitate the appropriate review of clinical documentation at the point of care which reflects both care delivery and resource utilisation to support the appropriate reimbursement of services.

To provide advice and guidance as well as analytical support enabling key stakeholders to make informed decisions within the ABM framework.


Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in a clinical field with extensive and relevant experience
  • Knowledge and experience in ABM and its application in a clinical environment
  • Highly developed written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including a capacity to liaise and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders


Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  For visa information, please see www.immi.gov.au 
Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Abhishek Kumar on Abhishek.Kumar@health.nsw.gov.au
MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.

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Applications Close On: 
2 September 2019