Austin Health
    Published
    05/02/2024
    Location
    145 Studley Road Heidelberg Victoria Australia, 3084, Heidelberg Melbourn, Australia
    Job Type
    Full-Time, Part-Time
    Reference No.
    50505
    Pay Rate
    Grade 2
    State
    Vic
    Application Close Date
    2024/02/21
    Contact Name
    Emily Currie
    Contact Email
    Emily.CURRIE@austin.org.au
    Contact Phone
    042 132 1608

    Description

    Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder

    • Make an impact in this full time or part time opportunity, providing support and guidance working in the Coding team
    • Convenient location in Heidelberg, private carpark or easy access to multiple public transport options
    • Flexible working including a blend of working from home and office, plus a monthly Accrued Day Office (for full time)

    Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the Northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our goal to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

    About the Health Information Service

    The Health Information Service (HIS) plays a crucial role in the management, organisation and dissemination of health-related data and information. It aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery by ensuring accurate and timely access to relevant information. HIS consists of Medical Record Operations, Clinical Coding Service, Submission Team and Corporate Records Team.

    As part of HIS, the Clinical Coding Service translates diagnoses and procedures documented in the medical record into codes. These codes are used for many and varied purposes including funding, planning, research, and quality activities.

    About the role

    The Clinical Coding Service at Austin Health is looking for an experienced Health Information Manager to join our expanding Clinical Coding Service.

    A regular day will see you:

    • Bachelor/Masters of Health Information Management or Intermediate or Provide high quality clinical coding using ICD-10-AM 12th edition
    • Be accountable for the application of the Australian Coding Standards and ensure consistent application in the abstraction of clinical information for disease and procedure classification
    • Ensure that coding is completed in a timely manner to ensure internal and external deadlines are achieved
    • Participate in Austin Health’s Clinical Coding audit program
    • Liaison with clinicians and other health professionals to clarify and seek further information regarding coding queries
    • Participate in the comprehensive and ongoing coding education program
    • Optimise the quality of the coding by participating in and taking responsibility for continuous quality improvement strategies and audits

    About you
    Ideally you'll bring with you:

    • Bachelor/Masters of Health Information Management or Intermediate or Advanced Clinical Coder certification, or equivalent
    • Eligibility for full membership to the Health Information Management Association of Australia
    • Excellent clinical coding skills using ICD-10-AM 12th edition and a good understanding of Casemix/Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs)
    • Sound working knowledge of the Australian Coding Standards and their application.
    • Minimum of one year coding experience in a public hospital
    • Demonstrated ability to work to a high standard autonomously and as part of a team
    • Ability to achieve deadlines while still producing high quality work with attention to detail

    Our benefits
    Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day. Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

    • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging, for living expenses, meals, and holiday accommodation
    • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounted fitness memberships and special offers on health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
    • Onsite child care at the fabulous Austin Child Care Centre for employees only
    • Ongoing training, development and career opportunities
    • Five weeks annual leave (pro-rata for part time), plus purchased leave options

    Inclusion at Austin Health
    We celebrate, value, and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

    Work with us!
    If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the closing date. This means we reserve the right to close a job ad prior to the advertised closing date.

    All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, you are welcome to reach out to the hiring manager.

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