WW5915 - Clinical Coder - (Full-time) - Royal Darwin Hospital, Tiwi, NT.


  • Pay Rate: Adminstrative Officer 4 Remuneration package $74,524 - $85,551


You will have experience in Clinical Coding with ICD-10-AM 8th edition, ACHI and Australian Coding Standards (ACS) in an acute care tertiary level hospital with high quality and productivity results as well as good organisational skills, strong work ethic and ability to communication effectively with staff at all levels. You will also have knowledge of Activity Based Funding (ABF) models.

Applications must be limited to a one page summary sheet and an attached detailed resume / CV.


Responsibilities / Duties: 
  • Provide timely and accurate coding of morbidity data for internal and external reporting requirements in accordance with Royal Darwin Hospital's operational requirements for clinical coders.
  • Abstract relevant information from patient medical records and assign accurate ICD-10-AM and ACHI codes for hospital inpatient episodes utilising the NT hospital information system (Caresys).
  • Maintain ethical practice as per the Australian Coding Standards and adapt to change as required to deliver an effective coding service at Royal Darwin Hospital.
  • Optimise coding quality and productivity through correct Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) assignment and able to meet coding Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement and professional development activities.
  • Communicate effectively with all health care professionals and co-workers to achieve quality coded information.
  • Perform any other duties, which may be associated with the position that may be required including leave cover.
  • Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.


Essential: 
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of ICD-10-AM and ACHI codes in an acute care tertiary level hospital with high coding quality and productivity while maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated professional, effective communication with healthcare professionals and co-workers and proven ability to work within a team environment.
  • Proven ability to organise daily tasks, prioritise workloads, work with minimum supervision and escalate issues where necessary.
  • Proven ability in the use of relevant Information Technology and computerised hospital information systems (eg. 3M Code finder).
  • An ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures and an understanding of the issues involved in providing a quality user friendly service for indigenous people.


Desirable: 
  • Successful completion of a Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) Clinical Coding course or other recognised Coding course.
  • Knowledge of activity based funding models in use in Australian hospitals.
  • Minimum 2 years coding experience with ICD-10-AM (Edition 8 or 9) in an acute hospital environment.


Enquiries: 

Paul Ramachandran
Coding Supervisor
Phone: ( 08) 8922 8635
Email: paul.ramachandran@nt.gov.au

Reference Number: 

711

Applications Close On: 
4 February 2017