Clinical Coder/Senior Clinical Coder/HIM Coder

Calvary Mater Newcastle
    Edith & Platt Street, Waratah, Australia
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    Contact Title
    Manager HIS & ICT
    Contact Name
    Heather Alexander
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    02 4014 4824


    About the role

    The Clinical Coding Team at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital is a happy and appropriately resourced unit responsible for reviewing and interpreting the health care records of discharged patients to assign accurate coding.  Records are in both electronic and paper format, and progressively moving towards more information being available electronically with plans to implement the State Single Digital EMR.  Our Coders work in accordance with the National Coding Standards, other appropriate guidelines and local coding rules. The Coding Unit supports timely and accurate reporting of activity and casemix data to assist management and hospital funding as well as supporting research and audit activities when required.

    What you bring

    • Ability to work quietly and efficiently to get the job done
    • ICD10-AM coding qualification and relevant experience
    • Entry Level HIMAA Qualified Clinical Coders may be considered
    • Medical Terminology skills and pride in attention to detail in your work
    • Demonstrated Computer Literacy and knowledge of hospital based information systems
    • Good communication skills and respect for patient privacy

    The Calvary Mater Newcastle is an Affiliated Health Organisation providing services to both public and private patients primarily from the Hunter New England area. Current employees of NSW Health can request to have various leave entitlement balances transferred to Calvary Mater Newcastle on commencement. Leave types may include but not limited to Long Service Leave, Annual Leave and Sick Leave. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Convenor for further information.

    About Calvary

    We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

    As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

    Why work for Calvary?

    Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

    If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!


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