Graduate Clinical Coder

Department of Health
    Brisbane CBD, Australia
    Job Type
    Reference No.
    Pay Rate
    $83,773 - $92,093 per annum + super
    Application Close Date
    Contact Title
    Statewide Coding Educator
    Contact Name
    Leonie Beakey
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone


    Reporting to the Professional Lead for Clinical Coding. Healthcare Purchasing and Funding Branch, you will provide valuable support to the coding professional lead by actively participating in state-wide initiatives related to clinical coding and coding audit and collaboration. You will actively engage in ongoing education and professional development to enhance your skills in clinical coding and coding audit, ensuring that you stay up to date with industry best practices. Additionally, you will take on the responsibility of acting as the secretariat to the Clinical Coding Advisory Committee of Queensland, managing all communications from CCAQ. This role requires excellent organizational skills and effective communication abilities to ensure seamless coordination and collaboration among stakeholders.

    Overall, this role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the efficient functioning of healthcare services by providing vital coding support, participating in state-wide initiatives, and managing communication channels with the Clinical Coding Advisory Committee. The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to professional growth, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

    The successful person
    To excel in this position, it is essential to possess a comprehensive understanding of extracting relevant details from patient admission records and translating them into ICD-10-AM and ACHI codes. Moreover, familiarity with hospital procedures and clinical practices is crucial.
    Furthermore, your ability to effectively organize tasks, handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously, and prioritize tasks will be essential for success. Demonstrated proficiency in establishing and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders within a large organization is also important. Please note that meeting the requirement of obtaining a minimum score of 80% on a clinical coding exam is a prerequisite for this role.

    About us
    The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland.  We are an organisation that strongly believes in the need to work with people who value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace.  Working at the Department of Health is about making a difference.

    The Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance (HPSP) Division purchases public health and social services from service providers to optimise health gains, reduce inequalities, and maximise the health system's efficiency and effectiveness. HPSP ensures health funding is used effectively to meet government priorities and achieve performance objectives outlined in agreements and contracts arising from purchasing decisions. As part of the commissioning role, the Division has responsibility for investing nearly $18 billion on behalf of the State and managing community services contracts to the value of approximately $280 million.

    • A fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment
    • Competitive salary + generous superannuation and leave loading
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Diverse work culture
    • Career training and development

    To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant for this role.
    Further Information
    Applications will remain current for a period of up to 12 months and may be considered for other vacancies which may include an alternative employment basis (temporary; full time or part time).

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