WW6220 - Clinical Coder (Entry Level) - (Part-time) - Lake Macquarie Private Hospital - Lake Macquarie, NSW



The Hospital

Lake Macquarie Private Hospital is a 187 bed acute Advanced Surgical and Medical Hospital situated 15km south of the Newcastle CBD. The hospital is owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care Limited, the largest operator of private hospitals in Australia. Specialties include: Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, General Surgery (including Colorectal), Breast Surgery, Plastics, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Vascular and Oncology.M/p>

In March 2015 the region’s first Private Emergency Department was opened at Lake Macquarie Private, providing another option for people requiring emergency care. The hospital is also home to the Hunter Cancer Centre, the Hunter Region's only comprehensive private oncology service providing Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Research, Support Services and Education all located on the one campus.

The Position

We are seeking a motivated Clinical Coder to join our team in an Entry Level position. The Clinical Coder will be supported to develop skills in abstracting and assignment of ICD-10-AM/ACHI codes for the accurate and timely coding of inpatient episodes.
The position offers opportunity for career development and exposure to an interesting and diverse casemix. The successful applicant will value teamwork, seek continuous improvement, take pride in the quality of their work and have excellent attention to detail.


Essential: 
  • Completion of nationally recognised clinical classification qualification or relevant tertiary qualification in Health Information Management including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise work and achieve specific deadlines
  • Effective teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to principles of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated MS Office skills


Desirable: 
  • Experience in the private health sector
  • Knowledge of DRG-based funding, ability to identify deficiencies in documentation and recognise the impact on DRG
  • Experience using patient administration systems (ideally Meditech) and 3M Codefinder software


Enquiries: 

Submit your application – including CV and cover letter addressing job criteria – to the Health Information Manager as below.
Cass Maxwell
Health Information Manager
Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
E: maxwellc@ramsayhealth.com.au

Applications Close On: 
11 February 2018