MQ Health
    North Ryde / Macquarie University, Australia
    Job Type
    Application Close Date
    Contact Name
    Bronwyn Graham
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    (02) 9812 3029


    - Full-time career opportunity for a Clinical Coder within Macquarie University Hospital, as part of MQ Health

    - Be part of a University-owned, innovative academically integrated healthcare organisation where professional development, ongoing education and career progression are supported and encouraged

    - Competitive remuneration and access to salary packaging via Maxxia will be offered to successful candidate

    Key Accountabilities include:

    • Classify (code) diseases and procedures for separations using the 3M Code Finder and ICD 10 AM coding books / eBooks, dictionary, coding authority and any other resources when necessary in accordance with National Coding Standards.
    • Liaise with internal / external clinical coders regarding coding queries and coordinate follow-up of queries with clinicians.
    • Perform cancer registration where required.
    • Monitor and evaluate coding statistics to ensure targets and key performance indicators are met.
    • Be actively involved in Quality Projects.
    • Regularly report to the Manager, Health Information Services or Senior Clinical Coder on the status of coding and issues relating to the evaluation of information and any significant trends that are observed.
    • Ensure confidentiality for patient information used in data collection and reporting systems.
    • Adhere to statutory regulations & hospital policies and procedures.
    • Develop close working relationships with clinicians, health information managers and staff, to support an understanding of the various mechanisms of information collection and its use in evidence-based decision making.
    • Assist Department with key responsibilities, including clerical, reporting, medico-legal etc as required
    • Undertake projects and other activities where requested by the Manager, Health Information Services or Senior Clinical Coder.

    About Us:

    Macquarie University Hospital is Australia's first and only private not-for-profit teaching hospital on a university campus. The hospital sits under the umbrella of MQ Health, encompassing the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences and other specialised clinical services. Modelled on renowned international university hospitals, our approach to treatment is based on combining the best available knowledge, expertise and technology to ensure our patients receive a comprehensive and integrated service, as well as the utmost compassion, support and care.

    Set in the expansive grounds of Macquarie University, amid one of the fastest growing areas of Sydney and conveniently placed within walking distance of the new Macquarie University Metro Line, this 152-bed hospital combines state-of-the-art facilities with world's best clinical practice.

    We offer fabulous Employee Benefits including:

    • Flexible rostering and shift times
    • Salary sacrifice options and excellent salary packaging benefits (including venue hire, meals, entertainment and novated leasing) so you have great potential to maximise your income working for us
    • Corporate private healthcare rates
    • Extensive Macquarie University facilities including sporting facilities, gym and pool, and Macquarie University Childcare at a reduced staff rate

    About You:

    Reporting to the Manager, Health Information Services you will be responsible for the accurate and the timely coding of inpatient health care records according to developing/established coding procedures and standards. You will regularly monitor and evaluate coding statistics to ensure targets and key performance indicators are met.

    As the successful candidate you will possess:

    • Recognised Clinical Coding qualification or Degree qualified in Health Information Management/Medical Record Administration
    • Experience in computerised patient administration systems and applications including coding software
    • Comprehensive working knowledge of Australian Coding Standards
    • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy and disease processes
    • Extensive knowledge of casemix, DRGs, and ICD-10
    • Well developed communication and interpersonal skills

    To Apply:

    To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter:

    • Recognised Clinical Coding qualification or Degree qualified in Health Information Management/Medical Record Administration
    • Extensive knowledge in clinical documentation standards
    • Tertiary Hospital level clinical coding experience
    • Excellent knowledge and application of ICD 10 AM Clinical Coding Standards
    • Strong organisational skills in planning, prioritising and managing workloads
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • High degree of accountability, reliability and punctuality
    • Willingness to participate in continuing education for self and others
    • Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment

    Role Specific Conditions:

    • MQ Health Immunisation Screening Clearance
    • Criminal History Check

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