WW6090 - Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder - (Full-time / Part-time) - Austin Health - Heidelberg, VIC


Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer (Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre), liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, respiratory, endocrinology and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and experienced Health Information Manager/ Clinical Coder to join our friendly Casemix Department. As Austin Health has a fully Scanned Medical Record, working from home is available for suitable candidates. We have availability of the 3M Codefinder, TurboCoder and hardcopy books.

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working with Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

NB: In order to be a successful applicant for the part time position, please note a minimum of 12 months' experience coding in a hospital environment is essential.


Responsibilities / Duties: 
  • To carry out high quality morbidity classification of discharged patients using ICD-10-AM and the maintenance of associated indices.
  • To optimise the quality of the coding by participating in and taking responsibility for continuous quality improvement strategies and audits.


Essential: 
  • A commitment to Austin Health values: Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) or other equivalent qualification and eligibility for full membership to the Health Information Management Association of Australia.
  • Experience and proficiency with coding medical records in ICD-10-AM 9th edition
  • A good understanding of Casemix / DRGs.
  • Ability to determine priorities and organise workload effectively and efficiently
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as member of a large team
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possession of the following personal qualities: motivation, flexibility, initiative, reliability and professionalism.


Desirable: 
  • Previous coding work at a tertiary hospitaCertificate of Completion for ACCD 10th Edition Education


Enquiries: 

Joceline Massa
Manager, Casemix Department
Phone: (03) 9496 3708
Email: Joceline.Massa@austin.org.au

Reference Number: 

24420 (Full time) and 24425 (Part time)

Applications Close On: 
4 August 2017