Clinical Coder

Grampians Health
    Drummond St, Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia
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    Contact Title
    Manager HIS
    Contact Name
    Pauline Basilio
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    Clinical Coder
    Fixed Term Part Time (64 hours per fortnight) until February 2023.
    About Grampians Health

    Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

    This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

    A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities.

    Our communities are diverse – as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

    Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

    About the role

    Grampians Health has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Coder to join our team.
    The Clinical Coder role involves accurate clinical coding of inpatient episodes whilst achieving a throughput quota. It is expected that the person in this role is an experienced and qualified Clinical Coder and will not require any training or supervision in coding but training will be provided in the use of our digital record and Patient Administration System.

    Our fantastic coding team work in an environment where coding, casemix and clinical documentation initiatives are strongly supported by Grampians Health Executive and Clinical Directors. You will be supported by the Coding Leadership Team to further develop your coding skills. Professional development is encouraged and career progression opportunities are available. BHS has a Digital Medical Record which allows for development and innovation in coding practices and work arrangement flexibility.  Case mix includes all Grampians Health campuses and clinical services.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Accurately code inpatient episodes in accordance with Australian Coding Standards
      • Proactively participate in further training opportunities to improve/increase coding skills.
      • Identification of documentation deficiencies and subsequent generation of coding queries.
      • Participate in coding audit, quality and education activities relative to experience.
      • Identify opportunities to improve coding quality and maximise NWAU funding

    Skills and experience

    • Health Information Manager or Clinical Coder qualification (HIMAA or similar)
    • 3 years recent clinical coding experience including at higher complexity level (ICU)
    • Knowledge of Victorian Casemix funding model


    • Knowledge and experience with Digital Medical Records

    Grampians Health Culture & Benefits

    At Grampians Health, we recognise our staff are our greatest asset.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our staff, patients, residents, visitors, volunteers and contractors at all sites.

    • Flexible work arrangements and purchase leave opportunities
    • Salary packaging for living expenses such as rent/mortgage plus meals, entertainment & holidays
    • Discounted on-site parking
    • Access to discounted health club membership
    • Staff rewards and recognition programs

    Ballarat Region

    Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the state’s fastest growing inland city.  Dubbed Australia’s most liveable city in 2020, Ballarat is home to first class education, fine dining and boutique shopping.  Uniquely located within easy access to Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and the Western district, Ballarat is blessed with some of Australia’s most significant heritage buildings and natural landscapes.

    How to apply


    Or contact Pauline Basilio, Manager Health Information Services, on 0422 115 201 or Kylie Holcombe via email for a confidential discussion.

    All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

    All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

    Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

    Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual (or allies) LGBTQIA+.

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