Clinical Coder (Casual Relief)

Tasmanian Health Services
    Launceston, Hobart, Burnie or Latrobe, Australia
    Job Type
    Reference No.
    Pay Rate
    $73,602 to $84,846 per annum
    Application Close Date
    Contact Title
    Statewide Clinical Coding Manager
    Contact Name
    Nicola Hunt
    Contact Email


    The Tasmanian Health Service (THS) is seeking experienced Clinical Coders to join its state-wide Clinical Coding team on casual basis - as and when required to support leave and other staffing requirements. The team utilises a state-wide PAS, scanned medical record along with other state-wide clinical information systems.

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate clinical coding experience in a health service with casemix comparable to that of the THS.  The THS provides services including trauma, burns, interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, obstetric and specialist neonatal services as well as general medical and surgical services.

    Flexible working conditions are on offer including the opportunity to be based in the north, north west or south of the state, as well as options for working from home.

    Support will be provided by the Senior Clinical Coding and Clinical Coding Managers team, along with Clinical Coding colleagues across the state.

    The Role:

    • Undertake accurate clinical coding by interpreting and abstracting relevant clinical information from medical records and other clinical information systems. Assign codes within the operational guidelines of the current edition of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and Australian Coding Standards (ACS).
    • Ensure that clinical coding data is completed and entered into the hospital patient administration system, utilising clinical coding and grouping software, and in accordance with required coding benchmarks.
    • Analyse and verify that the required clinical documentation is present for each inpatient episode and where appropriate, follow up/liaise with clinical staff for clarification where insufficient detail is documented.
    • Validate the accuracy of Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) allocation, including review of cost weight, length of stay (LOS), and Episode Clinical Complexity Level (ECCL) data for all inpatient episodes coded.
    • Participate in clinical coding quality improvement activities, including, coding audits, data quality audits, research project audits and other coding quality activities as required.

    Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

    Details of Appointment:

    Permanent, full time, day work, position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from 28 November 2022.

    *notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

    • Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.


    Launceston, Hobart, Burnie or Latrobe

    Base Salary: $73,602 to $84,846 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

    • Salary range is in accordance with Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

    How to Apply: Apply Online.

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