WW6714 - Health Information Manager - Full-Time - SNSWLHD, Queanbeyan, NSW

The Health Information Managers provides senior leadership to ensure Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) is complaint in all aspects of patient medical record management including privacy, record management, coding standards and deadlines, timely requests for information via subpoenas and other medico-legal release of medical information and manages the staff in the hospitals Health Information Departments. District portfolios are shared.

Responsibilities / Duties: 

Provide expert advice, support and direction to the LHD on health information management to provide strategic direction for the development and implementation of policies, protocols, standards and systems within given portfolios.
• Lead and direct the interpretation, development, implementation and maintenance of effective health record management systems, policies, procedures to facilitate the LHD meeting their responsibility for State and Commonwealth legislation requirements within given portfolios.
• Manage, maintain and participate in the quality and compliance of health record systems within the LHD and specific and in collaboration within given portfolios to monitor adherence to legislation and appropriate polices/ procedures including remedial management for non-compliance.
• Lead the design, implementation and monitoring of audit and risk management initiatives to reduce clinical documentation vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with coding standards through visible structured planning
• Lead the location, analysis and reporting including to Executive and managers on coding data, trends and metrics to deliver improved clinical coding results which meet or exceed KPIs.

Essential: 

1. Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) with recent relevant work experience.
2. Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the legislation as it applies to privacy, health records and release of personal health information.
3. Demonstrated effective interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills with a focus on building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.
4. Demonstrated understanding of the relationship between health information management, clinical coding, casemix, DRG classification systems and Activity Based Funding models.
5. Demonstrated experience in staff management (preferably within a hospital Health Information Department) and the ability to initiate strategies during times of limited resources to maintain service provision.
6. Demonstrated experience working with multidisciplinary teams with a strong focus on change management and development education.
7. High level computer literacy with experience in a computerised patient administration system, Microsoft Office Suite, Business Objects/Webi.
8. Evidence of a current unrestricted drivers' licence and the ability to maintain. Ability and willingness to drive/travel as the role requires. This may involve driving long distances and overnight stays.

Desirable: 
Enquiries: 

Contact Name: Lisa Mill
Contact Title: Manager Performance Analysis and Casemix
Phone: (02) 6150 7370
Email: lisa.mill@health.nsw.gov.au

Reference Number: 

REQ131604

Applications Close On: 
12 October 2019