Clinical Coders

Prince of Wales Private Hospital
    Barker St, Randwick, Sydney, Australia
    Job Type
    Full-Time, Part-Time
    Application Close Date
    Contact Title
    Health Information Manager
    Contact Name
    Jacki Luker
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    (02) 9650 4121


    Clinical Coders – Full time (part-time considered) – Healthscope – Sydney

    An exciting opportunity exists for experienced Clinical Coders to assist the Healthscope coding team maintain a high quality and timely coding service at Prince of Wales Private Hospital.

    Healthscope is the second largest provider of private health care in Australia with hospitals in all states and territories. The company owns and manages a diverse range of facilities including large high acuity metropolitan hospitals, some co-located with public hospitals, as well as regional and suburban hospitals. Our hospitals provide a range of clinical services including medical and surgical, which all offer an extensive range of specialties and Casemix as well as specialised rehabilitation and mental health facilities.

    Prince of Wales Private is located in the heart of Randwick, sharing a campus with Sydney Children’s Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women and Prince of Wales Public Hospital. This provides a unique opportunity for collaborative treatment programs and advanced medical and surgical care not usually available in smaller private facilities. As a 168 bed inpatient and day surgery hospital we specialize in cardiothoracic and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, maternity, vascular, paediatrics, ENT, plastics, colorectal, oncology and much more.

    To be successful in this position, considerable experience in clinical coding, strong time management and problem solving skills will be required.

    As a Clinical Coder your responsibilities will include:

    • Timely and accurate clinical coding using ICD-10-AM and correct assignment of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG)
    • Participate in Casemix analysis, education & quality activities
    • Keep abreast with current relevant clinical coding guidelines and Australian Coding Standards
    • Clinical documentation improvement initiatives
    • Participate in audits as necessary
    • Sharing of coding knowledge with other clinical coders within the team.

    Essential Criteria:

    • HIMAA certification in Clinical Coding or equivalent, with minimum 2 years’ experience using ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS
    • Experience in clinical coding across a range of DRGs with demonstrated high coding quality skills
    • Up-to-date with current Clinical Coding guidelines and Australian Coding Standards
    • Sound understanding of Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG)
    • Sound understanding of 3M Codefinder, TurboCoder and PICQ
    • Strong organisational skills in planning, prioritising and managing workloads
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to work efficiently unsupervised and within a team environment.

    Desirable Criteria:

    • Clinical coding experience within the private health sector
    • Experience with webPAS patient administration system.

    Applications close: 16 March, 2022


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