WW6735 - Clinical Coding and Casemix Manager - Full-Time - ACT Canberra Health Services, Canberra, ACT

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

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 (HIS) 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 Services 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.
Under broad direction, the Clinical Coding and Casemix Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Clinical Coding section, including the Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) Program, as well as the Sub and Non-Acute Patient (SNAP) Assessment team.


Eligibility/Other Requirements:
• Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in Health Information Management.
• Eligibility for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.
• A thorough knowledge of Australian Standards in relation to paper-based and/or digitised (scanned) health record system requirements is highly desirable.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.


• Minimum five years recent clinical coding and coding management experience
• Current driver’s licence.


Contact Name: Jennifer Elliot
Phone: (02) 5124 3326
Email: jennifer.elliot@act.gov.au

Reference Number: 

ref 01MIE (PN29585)

Applications Close On: 
7 November 2019