- Posted by: Andrea Gall
Reporting to the Professional Lead – Health Information Management, Healthcare Purchasing and Funding Branch, you will provide comprehensive onsite support to the clinical coding function, coding audit, and coding education as needed. You will lead successful reviews and projects related to health information management, ensuring adherence to established standards and guidelines. Additionally, you will offer invaluable support to HIMs working within hospitals, specifically in the areas of activity-based funding education and reporting.
You will also be responsible for filling in for graduate and junior HIM positions within an HHS during periods of unplanned leave and workforce shortages, ensuring continuity of operations. Furthermore, you will collaborate with the Chief Health Information Manager to accomplish state-wide network activities, aligning with the defined work plan and objectives. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the smooth functioning of health information management processes, including clinical coding, coding education, and activity-based funding. You will have excellent project management skills, and the ability to provide guidance and support to junior staff members.
The successful person
In order to excel in this position, it is essential to possess proven expertise in Health Information Management practice, encompassing a broad understanding of its application within the healthcare industry. Additionally, you must exhibit exceptional interpersonal communication skills, enabling you to effectively establish networks and build professional relationships.
Moreover, you should demonstrate a track record of taking initiative to drive positive change within complex organizational settings, highlighting your proactive approach to problem-solving. Your commitment to lifelong learning and adherence to professional standards should be evident. Please note that meeting the requirement of obtaining a minimum score of 80% on a clinical coding exam is a prerequisite for this role.
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.
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).