WW6733 - Coding Educator & Auditor - Contract - Mercy Health, Heidelberg, VIC

Mercy Hospital for Women has an exciting opportunity for an experienced or aspiring Coding Educator to join the friendly Coding Quality Team at Mercy Health. We are passionate about coding quality and can offer you a challenging casemix in addition to job variety and professional development. Our scanned medical record is being implemented in February 2020, this will allow for cross campus (Werribee Mercy Hospital) training and auditing and remote working opportunities.
• 12 month fixed term maternity leave contract. 60 hours per fortnight based at Mercy Hospital for Women (MHW) in Heidelberg
• Supported by a team of Coding Educators and a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
• Conduct coding audits across all specialties and sites to ensure coding accuracy and optimal funding
• Easy access via public transport

Responsibilities / Duties: 

• Oversee coder training at MHW (Obstetrics, Neonates, NICU, Gynaecology, Oncology)
• Once scanning is implemented assist with training all Mercy coders in all specialities irrespective of site. Werribee Mercy has a diverse casemix including ICU, Medical, Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Gastroenterology, Paediatrics, Oncology, ED SSU, Subacute & Mental Health
• Provide ongoing education opportunities for the coding team
• Work with clinical staff on documentation improvement initiatives and data requests


• Minimum 3 years coding experience with exposure to a diverse casemix.
• Comprehensive knowledge of ICD-10-AM coding and Casemix funding principles.
• Relevant tertiary or postgraduate qualifications in Health Information Management or equivalent.
• Eligible for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA).
• High attention to detail and a passion for coding quality.


Contact Name: Amber Carlesso
Contact Title: Manager, Coding Quality
Phone: 03 8754 3622
Email: amber.carlesso@mercy.com.au

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Applications Close On: 
12 November 2019