Health Information Manager/ Clinical Coder

Cabrini Health
    Hawthorn East, Australia
    Job Type
    Application Close Date
    Contact Title
    Coding Educator and Acting Operations Manager
    Contact Name
    Elizabeth Connelly
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    (03) 9508 5467


    Join Cabrini’s Health Information Services team, where your output helps make an impact on the organisation’s performance. We are seeking a Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder for a position primarily based at Cabrini, Hawthorn, with some shifts at hospital campuses.

    About Cabrini

    Cabrini is a Catholic charitable organisation inspired by the spirit and vision of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This order was founded by Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini who was canonised in 1946 and later proclaimed Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants. We are a community of care, reaching out with compassion, integrity, courage and respect to all we serve. With more than 4300 staff, 1000 accredited medical practitioners and several locations, we offer a range of employment opportunities to start, continue or advance your career.

    The Role

    The Health Information Manager (HIM) / Clinical Coder will join our Health Information Services team based at Cabrini’s corporate office located in Hawthorn East. You will be required to work some shifts at Cabrini Malvern and, on occasion, Cabrini Prahran.

    Our casemix is varied and includes specialties such as Cardiology, Obstetrics, Mental Health, Neurology, Oncology, Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Intensive Care and day surgery. This role offers a HIM / Clinical Coder the opportunity to base themselves in a Health Service with the benefits of job security, the support of peers in your workplace and a comprehensive education and training program. Once coding training is completed, the incumbent will have the opportunity to become involved in other responsibilities dependent upon business requirements and skills.

    Key responsibilities:

    • You will be predominately responsible for accurately coding medical records in accordance with the Australian Coding Standards.
    • You will be processing confidential data, which is used for billing, morbidity collections, research, statistical analysis, management information systems, quality activities and casemix management including Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) allocation. You will be required to participate in regular coding audits and quality improvement activities.
    • Liaise with clinicians and other health professionals to clarify and seek further clinical information regarding coding queries.

    About you

    To succeed in this role, you will have a passion for accurate coding and a genuine desire to learn and improve.

    You will have:

    • Bachelor / Masters of Health Information Management or have successfully completed the HIMAA Intermediate or Advanced Coding Course or equivalent
    • Sound working knowledge of the Australian Coding Standards and their application
    • Attention to detail, whilst still able to work to deadlines
    • Ability to be team oriented and adapt to new challenges with a positive attitude
    • Knowledge of private hospital funding arrangements and Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)
    • Previous experience in Medical Records Forms management desirable.

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