WW6691 - Entry Level Clinical Coder - Full-Time - Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Royal Adelaide Hospital & The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Job Ref: 704351 - Entry Level Clinical Coder

  • Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Royal Adelaide Hospital & The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $59,718 - $64,366 - Perm F/T - ASO2
  • An attractive opportunity is presented within the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) to join the Clinical Coding Service. You will be mentored by the Coding Auditor or an experienced Clinical Coder for guidance. A structured training program will be followed where you will be expected to be able to abstract information from the medical record and/or PAS, use initiative and/or judgment; apply specific knowledge
    and apply coding related skills. As you progress through the training program you will be required to take on more complex cases while maintaining speed and accuracy. In addition, you will have the opportunity to work at both major hospitals in CALHN - TQEH and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital - the most technologically-advanced hospital in Australia. The new RAH is the cornerstone of the reformed SA Health system, harnessing the latest in architectural design in order to create a state-of-the-art health environment for patients, and a positive working environment for staff.

    As part of the coding team you will contribute to the timely and accurate translation of medical and procedural terminology into ICD-10-AM (International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision-Australian Modification) current edition, for use in statistical analysis, epidemiology, hospital planning, research, and
    for the auditing of quality patient care. An important end-product of the coding process is the assignment of AR-DRGs (Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups) upon which Casemix funding for inpatients is dependent.

    You will need to have completed a recognised Medical Terminology Course, and successful completion of the Health Information Management Association of Australia Clinical Coding Course in ICD-10 AM (basic level). With experience working effectively in a team environment, you will have the ability to integrate, compute and interpret information required to produce coded clinical data. You will have good keyboard skills and the ability to communicate and relate effectively in individual and group situations with health professionals including medical, nursing, administrative and clerical personnel.

    The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

    Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

    Applications close: 20 September 2019
    For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 704351

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    Contact: Simone Christin-Durant
    08 7117 2346 simone.christin-durrant@sa.gov.au

    Reference Number: 

    704351

    Applications Close On: 
    20 September 2019