WW6331 - Health Information Manager or Clinical Coder - (Part-time) - La Trobe Regional Hospital, Traralgon, VIC


Latrobe Regional Hospital (LRH) is the major provider of specialist health services in the Gippsland region, east of Melbourne. Our comprehensive range of services extends to emergency and intensive care, elective surgery, allied health, obstetrics, medical and radiation oncology at the Gippsland Cancer Care Centre, dialysis and aged care.

LRH has a number of outstanding facilities following a recent expansion. These include a cardiac catheterisation laboratory, large Emergency Department, endoscopy suites and modern and contemporary inpatient units. These complement extensive Allied Health amenities including a gym and pool.

LRH is the regional provider of mental health services in Gippsland. LRH Mental Health Service operates an integrated specialist mental health program across the region and provides inpatient and community mental health care for adults, children and young people and older persons.

Gippsland provides a fantastic regional lifestyle with easy access to Melbourne.

We are currently seeking experienced Health Information Managers and/or Clinical Coders to join our friendly, supportive coding team in the following positions:

  • Part time ongoing – 15 hours per week
  • Casual hours also available

Suitable candidates should have a strong commitment to excellence and be willing to work onsite using paper-based medical records with electronic results. There is a vast casemix at LRH, providing an extensive and exciting range of Health Information and Coding activities where you will be required to undertake accurate, comprehensive and timely clinical coding.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A sound understanding of current coding standards and casemix funding;
  • Effective communication and organisational skills; and
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team member.

Essential:

  • Recognised HIM and/or Clinical Coding qualifications (HIMAA, OTEN or equivalent)
  • Sound knowledge of medical terminology
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical coding systems and Australian Coding Standards
  • Competent in use of MS Office suite of products and client / Patient computer systems, including data entry and use
  • Commitment to working in a team environment
  • Experience coding in a busy environment and able to meet deadlines
  • Experience working with minimal supervision
  • Minimum of 2 years’ recent coding experience using 3M Codefinder


Desirable:

  • Successful completion of the HIMAA Intermediate or Advanced Coding Qualification
  • Experience working with in-house patient management software program e.g. iPMExtensive coding experience covering acute, medical, surgical, maternity, ICU and extended care

The successful applicant will be required to apply for and satisfactorily obtain a National Police Check.
Latrobe Regional Hospital supports Equal Employment Opportunity by recognising and valuing inclusion and diversity. The hospital encourages all people from different cultures and backgrounds to apply for our advertised positions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent applicants are encouraged to apply.

Successful appointment will be based on merit and satisfactorily passing a Police Check and Working With Children’s Check. LRH’s Koori Health Liaison Officer is available to assist on (03) 5173 8831.

This position constitutes a Special Measure from s.12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).
To apply for this vacancy please visit our website – http:// www.lrh.com.au and go to our Careers Section.


Enquiries: 

Diane Draper
Manager Health information Unit
Tel: (03) 5173 8501

Reference Number: 

11424

Applications Close On: 
3 July 2018