SA Health, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
    Adelaide, Australia
    Job Type
    Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract
    Reference No.
    Pay Rate
    $84,522 - $94,003 p.a. (pro rata) – ASO5
    Application Close Date
    Contact Name
    Gill Hacket
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    08 8133 2272


    • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Lyell McEwin & Modbury Hospitals – Elizabeth Vale & Modbury
    • Salary: $84,522 - $94,003 p.a. (pro rata) – ASO5
    • Ongoing and Temporary up until 16 August 2024 (Multiple Positions)
    • Full-Time and Part-Time

    About Us:
    The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.
    With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.
    Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.
    At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows.
    Benefits of working at NALHN:
    From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.
    Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.
    Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites.
    Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas.
    About You:
    Are you a dedicated, compassionate, enthusiastic and experienced Clinical Coder looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.
    In this role you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to successfully problem solve, resolve conflicts and negotiate, including the ability to engage in difficult conversations, whilst building and maintaining relationships. An ability to effectively manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities and demonstrated resilience within a stressful and complex environment is essential to this role.
    About the Role:
    An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Clinical Coding Auditor Educator / Clinical Documentation Specialist within the Coding Service.
    The Clinical Coding Auditor / Educator is responsible for providing audit of clinical documentation, ICD code assignment and application of coding standards. In this role you will share learnings from audits, training and education for coding staff to ensure an accurate and comprehensive casemix profile and optimisation of Casemix revenue.
    As a Clinical Coding Auditor / Educator you will provide clinicians and other relevant hospital staff with education on documentation and Casemix systems. In addition, you will conduct a regular cycle of random and targeted audits to ensure the quality and integrity of administrative data collected resulting in accurate coding, optimisation of Casemix revenue, comprehensive APC data submissions and to identify education requirements for Clinical Coders, clinicians and administrative staff.
    The Clinical Documentation Specialist facilitates clinical documentation improvement support for clinicians across NALHN. Participation in ward rounds, Grand Rounds, Divisional and other meeting forums will be part of the educational component of this role. In this role you will lead the creation and promulgation of documenting considerations in the patient medical record, to enhance the safety and quality care of the patient, record complications of care and co-morbidities influencing the Casemix complexity of patient activity.
    Demonstrating patient complexity allows for accurate service planning and enhanced data for research and abstraction purposes for clinical coding. In this role you will be an expert key contact for the Clinical Coding Staff for clinical queries and knowledge in the language of clinical documentation, this role will support and advise clinicians in their recording of clinical care to support appropriate reimbursement in the level of service rendered to selected inpatients at NALHN.
    To be eligible for this position, you must have satisfactory completion of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) coding Course, together with demonstrated competency in ICD-10-AM coding.
    The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
    Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

    • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving no contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (general employment)

    Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category B (indirect contact with blood or body substances)
    SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 855304
    Gill Hacket
    Manager Coding Services
    Phone: (08) 8133 2272
    Application Closing Date
    1 March 2024 - 11.55PM
    855304 - Clinical Coding Auditor Educator_Clinical Documentation Specialist (Multiple Positions) - ASO5 Auditor Educator - role description.pdf
    855304 - Clinical Coding Auditor Educator_Clinical Documentation Specialist (Multiple Positions) - ASO5 Documentation Specialist - role description.pdf
    * Refer to the SA Health Career Website - How to apply for further information.
    Applications close: 1 March 2024
    For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 855304

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