Clinical Coder

    Taree, Australia
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    Donna Bell
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    There’s never been a better time to join Hunter New England Local Health District! This vacancy is eligible for a NSW Health Rural Health Incentive package of between $5000 - $10,000 per year in addition to award entitlements (paid on a pro-rata basis for part time employees). Apply now and enquire about an incentive package that will benefit you and your family.

    Remuneration: $70,049 - $105,030 per annum + superannuation + Salary packaging (salary will be based on the applicant's relevant qualifications and experience)
    Location: Manning Base Hospital
    Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
    Position Classification: Administration Officer Level 5, Administration Officer Level 6 or Health Manager Level 1
    Hours Per Week: 38

    About the role:

    • We have a permanent opportunity for an experienced Clinical Coder with demonstrated accuracy, productivity rate and knowledge of the Australian Coding Standards to join our skilled team on full time basis.
    • We code records for Manning, Wingham and Gloucester Hospitals.
    • You will be coding patient records using the current version of ICD-10-AM in line with the Australian Coding Standards as well as correcting clinical coding errors, queries and quality indicators (PICQ), as directed.

    Where you'll be working:

    • This position will see you working on-site at Manning Base Hospital with a small team of dedicated Clinical Coders within the Clinical Information Department.
    • On commencement you will be provided with a combination of face to face and online training as well as a sector new staff orientation program.
    • Our Clinical Coders receive additional support from the District Coding Manager and we offer a Clinical Coding Career progression linked to remuneration to acknowledge/promote the Clinical Coder’s knowledge, skill, level of qualification and professional development.
    • To find out more about your Clinical Coding Career within HNELHD, please follow this link, HNELHD_Guideline_23_03_Clinical_coding_competency.pdf (


    • Four weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part-time employees)
    • Up to 13 allocated days off each year (for full-time employees)
    • Superannuation contributions 10.5%
    • Salary packaging - Up to $9k for living expenses + $2.6k meal & entertainment + Novated leasing.
    • Fitness Passport
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff and family members
    • Opportunity to work and collaborate with a range of non-clinical and clinical professionals.
    • Sustainable Healthcare: Together towards zero


    HNELHD values its Clinical Coders and provides remuneration above the NSW award rates.

    • Clinical Coder (Administration Officer Level 5) - Successful completion of a recognised ICD10-AM & ACHI and Australian Coding Standards coding qualification.
    • Senior Clinical Coder (Administration Officer Level 6) - Successful completion of a recognized clinical coding course and willingness to undertake an Advanced qualification or have experience across a broad range of specialties.
    • Senior Advanced Clinical Coder (Health Manager Level 1) - Successful completion of a recognized clinical coding course at an Advanced level or extensive experience across a broad range of specialties or relevant tertiary qualification in Health Information Management.

    Each level has associated competencies and applicants will be assessed on these to determine the appropriate classification.

    Additional Information:

    • Job share/ Part Time arrangements will be considered
    • An eligibility list will be created for future permanent full or part time and temporary full or part time vacancies.

    Need more information?

    Applications Close:  Wednesday 10th May 2023 

    Application link:


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