WW6721 - Coding Manager - Full-Time - CanberraHospital / Canberra Health Services, Garran, ACT

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is looking for an experienced and motivated HIM/Coder to manage the Clinical Coding team at Canberra Hospital. This role will be offered in a permanent and full time capacity and will be based at the Canberra Hospital campus, at Woden in the ACT. Reporting to the Director, Health Information Services, this role will provide leadership and operational management to the clinical coding team in accordance with best practice, to facilitate the achievement of CHS mission and strategic objectives. The clinical coding team is responsible for the accurate, timely and optimised clinical coding of all inpatient episodes for the Canberra Hospital (tertiary/acute) and the University of Canberra Hospital (rehabilitation).

Responsibilities / Duties: 

The Clinical Coding Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Clinical Coding Section and ensuring the accurate coding of documented diagnoses and procedures and identification and rectification of documentation deficiencies at the time of coding. The Coding Manager is also responsible for managing the Sub and Non-Acute Patient (SNAP) Assessment Team and the Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists.
Our Clinical Coders access scanned clinical records on-line for data abstraction and assign codes using on-line encoding software. Applicants will be required to demonstrate tertiary level coding competence and must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents. Please submit written applications addressing the selection criteria.


To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated success in a leadership role and in managing a large clinical coding team. You will also possess the following:
• Possession of a qualification in Health Information Management or Clinical Coding is essential
• Sound and current tertiary level clinical coding skills in ICD-10-AM and expert knowledge of the AR-DRG classification. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the clinical coding field.
• Demonstrated experience in effectively managing the clinical coding function including improving clinical coding timeliness and quality.
• Demonstrated experience in inpatient revenue optimisation associated with clinical documentation improvement, clinical coding and DRG assignment.


Contact Name: Jennifer Elliott
Contact Title: Director Health Information Services
Phone: (02) 5124 3326
Email: Jennifer.Elliott@act.gov.au

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Applications Close On: 
30 October 2019