Austin Health
    Published
    14/05/2024
    Location
    Mount Street, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Melbourne, Australia
    Job Type
    Full-Time, Part-Time
    Reference No.
    51397
    State
    VIC
    Application Close Date
    2024/05/28
    Contact Title
    Coding Manager
    Contact Name
    Emily Currie
    Contact Email
    emily.currie@austin.org.au

    Description

    Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder

    The Clinical Coding Service at Austin Health is looking for experienced Health Information Managers / Clinical Coders to join our expanding Clinical Coding Service to fill new Full Time and Part Time positions.

    In 2023 we moved to new office space on Mount Street Heidelberg with convenient access to Heidelberg Station, Burgundy Street shopping precinct and a private carpark. We have restructured our service to include three Senior Health Information Manager – Team Leaders who, in addition to the Coding Manager and Grade 3 staff, provide leadership, support and guidance to the Coding Team. We offer flexible work arrangements including ADOs and the ability to work from home up to 40% of rostered hours.

    About the position: 

    • 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.
    • Ensuring that coding is completed in a timely manner to ensure internal and external deadlines are achieved.
    • Participation in Austin Health’s Clinical Coding audit program.
    • Liaison with clinicians and other health professionals to clarify and seek further information regarding coding queries.
    • Participation 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: 

    • 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.
    • A commitment to Austin Health values: Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

    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
    • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
    • Onsite childcare, easy access via public transport, car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Available to all Austin Health employees and immediate family members
    • Mentoring and career development opportunities
    • Flexible, hybrid working arrangements
    • Support from an experienced and friendly team
    • Five weeks annual leave

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