WW6734 - Clinical Coding Auditor/Educator - Full-Time - ACT Canberra Health Services, Canberra, ACT

Canberra Health Services
Clinical Services
Finance and Business Intelligence
Health Information Services

Clinical Coding Auditor/Educator

Clinical Coder Level 2
Salary Range: $120,418 (PN: 21257)

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley. CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
• The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
• University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
• Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
• Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
• A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.

Responsibilities / Duties: 

Overview of the work area and position
The Finance and Business Intelligence (FBI) Branch is led by the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) who reports to the Chief Executive officer of Canberra health Services. The FBI Branch is responsible for the development and maintenance of budgets, financial management, and for providing strong operational finance and performance reporting analysis across the health service. The five sub-units within the FBI branch include the Financial Management Unit, Revenue and Financial Services, Patients Accounts, Business Intelligence and Health Information Services. Health Information Services provides a range of functions including scanning and health record management, clinical coding and casemix data generation, patient identifier maintenance, clinical record forms design and managing access to personal health information to facilitate patient care follow-up, research, quality improvement, education and hospital management purposes. Clinical coding is an essential function for Canberra Health Service to facilitate accurate funding reimbursement, to support clinical research and education, to assist in the planning and evaluation of health care services and to fulfil local and mandatory national data submission requirements. This role is a combined coding/auditing/educator role. In addition to some routine clinical coding responsibilities, you will also be required to train new coders and assess ongoing coder-education needs through regular coding audits. You will play a key role in determining appropriate Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) allocation, optimising coding throughput, ensuring targets and key performance indicators are met, conducting coding quality audits involving interactive case mix reviews with clinical staff as well as providing training, mentoring and support to the clinical coding team. Applicants will be required to complete a coding test to assess coding competency as a component of the recruitment process.


Eligibility/Other Requirements

• Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) or equivalent qualification or eligibility for admission to full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.
• You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply.


• A minimum of three years clinical coding experience using the current edition of ICD-10-AM, covering a broad range of case mix in an acute tertiary hospital, with ability to accurately code an average of 4 – 5 records per hour.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
This is a temporary position available for a period of seven months with the possibility of extension.


Contact Name: Dianne Ramadan
Contact Title: Contact Officer
Phone: (02 ) 5124 3242
Email: dianne.s.ramadan@act.gov.au

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Applications Close On: 
7 November 2019