WW6218 - Clinical Coding & Documentation Specialist - (Full-Time) - West Moreton Hospital Health Service - Ipswich Hospital, QLD


  • Temporary Full Time until 30 June 2018 with possibility of extension


Responsibilities / Duties: 

The Clinical Documentation and Coding Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of sustainable, best practice approaches to improve the overall quality of clinical documentation through increased compliance with relevant standards.

This position will develop and implement clinical documentation resource and education materials including those required to support quality and timeliness of documentation, continuum of care, adverse event reporting, discharge summaries, the coding process and accurate Diagnostic Related Group assignment.

This position will be responsible for working in Clinical areas to develop strong relationships with key stakeholders to improve, develop and implement strategies for clinical documentation that will improve the accuracy of clinical coded information.


Essential: 

You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate the following key capabilities, knowledge and experience. Within the context of the responsibilities described above under ‘About this role’, the ideal applicant will be someone who can demonstrate the following:


  • Demonstrated ability to develop, promote, implement and evaluate innovative, creative and sustainable approaches to address issues within a complex health care environment.
  • Demonstrated high level written, interpersonal and problem solving skills, with the ability to consult, negotiate and maintain effective relationships with senior and multi-disciplinary staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and maintain quality management strategies, organisational change and best practice principles, initiatives and concepts in relation to information management and continuum of care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legalities surrounding clinical documentation, requirements of continuity of care, International Classification of Disease 10th edition Australian Modification coding principles and how they relate to DRG assignment in a activity based funding model.
  • Experience in training and education principles, education program development and provision of advice to clinical staff.


Desirable: 
  • While not mandatory, a degree in Health Information Management or equivalent would be well regarded


Enquiries: 

Ingrid Elger,
Clinical Coding & Data Quality Manager
Tel: (07) 3810 1498

Reference Number: 

WM01265795

Applications Close On: 
1 February 2018