The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
    50 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, Australia
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    Kathy Cassin
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    Job Title: Senior Health Information Manager (HIM Grade 3) – Health Information Services

    • Hub of medical precinct in Parkville, Melbourne
    • Friendly and supportive team environment
    • Flexible work options available

     About the Role

    This is a Permanent Full-Time position at 1.0 FTE within Health Information Services.

    You will be responsible for Casemix and clinical documentation education, clinical coding audits, and the management of PICQ (Performance Indicators for Coding Quality) and RISQ (Relative Indicators of Safety and Quality) tools. You will also be responsible for completing coding and indexing of hospital separations in an accurate and timely manner using the ICD-10-AM and ACHI classification systems and Australian Coding Standards.

    Classification for this position will range from JB10 – JB13 (base salary $120,091 to $116,646 per annum, plus superannuation)

    What you’ll achieve:

    • Respond to requests for Casemix data and assist with the dissemination of information to clinical staff
    • Provide ongoing Casemix education to clinicians and other health professionals
    • Perform targeted clinical coding audits for NWAU optimisation
    • Manage the RISQ (Relative Indicators of Safety and Quality) tool and monitor and review HAC (hospital acquired complication) coder justifications and rates
    • Manage the PICQ (Performance Indicators for Coding Quality) tool and develop measures to improve coding quality and prevent future errors
    • Accurate and timely completion of clinical coding, with adherence to ICD-10-AM and the Australian Coding Standards

    Your skills and experience

     Tertiary qualification in Health Information Management or equivalent

    • Eligible for membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
    • Experience as a Health Information Manager in clinical coding
    • Retrospective clinical coding auditing experience is desirable

    About the Department

    Health Information Services (HIS) provides a range of services for The Royal Children's Hospital including patient documentation scanning, clinical coding and Casemix education, updating and managing access to patient information, medical transcription, data correction and mandatory dataset submission.

    What we offer:

    • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
    • Flexible work options available

     Other requirements:

    • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
    • Valid Working with Children Check
    • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure

     Application process

    To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description.

    Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!

    For more information about this position please contact Kathy Cassin, Manager Health Information Services Ph:03 9345 6016 Email: .

    Why work at the RCH?

    RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

    We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

    The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

    It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

    It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption.


    Are you ready to join our team? 

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    Applications close 19 June 2024

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