Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder

    Drummond St, Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia
    Job Type
    Full-Time, Part-Time, Contract
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    Contact Title
    Manager Health Information Services
    Contact Name
    Pauline Basilio
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    About Grampians Health

    Grampians Health was established 1 November 2021, bringing together Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Stawell Regional Health, Wimmera Health Care Group and Ballarat Health Services to deliver safe, sustainable, healthcare tailored to changing workforce and community needs, for the long term.

    This partnership follows years of strong collaboration and close partnerships between the four health services. Together, we will deliver better healthcare, enhance services and advance careers, closer to home, now and into the future.

    A career with Grampians Health means you are connected and are part of a team providing quality healthcare to rural and regional communities. Our communities are diverse, as is our workforce, with expert clinical staff from across the world choosing to live and work in our beautiful region.

    Grampians Health provides acute, maternity, mental health, allied health, aged care, administration and support services.  This means your career will be as diverse and rewarding as you strive to be.

    About the role

    The Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder role involves accurate clinical coding of inpatient episodes whilst achieving a set throughput quota.  The Level 2 coder position also requires participation in audit and quality activities to in order to optimise casemix funding.

    Key Accountabilities

    • Accurately code inpatient episodes in accordance with Australian Coding Standards
    • Meet standards of coding accuracy and volume relative to experience
    • Participate in coding audit, quality and education activities relative to experience.

    The Opportunity

    Our fantastic coding team is comprised of both HIMs and Clinical Coders who work in an environment where coding, casemix and clinical documentation initiatives are strongly supported by Grampians Health Executive and Clinical Directors. You will be supported by the Coding Leadership Team to further develop your coding skills. Professional development is encouraged and career progression opportunities are available.  Grampians Health has a Digital Medical Record which allows for development and innovation in coding practices and work arrangement flexibility.

    Key Selection Criteria

    • Health Information Manager or Clinical Coder qualification (HIMAA or similar)
    • Level 2 Coder - 3 years recent clinical coding experience at higher complexity level (ICU)
    • Level 1 Coder – independent coder at lower level casemix
    • Knowledge of Victorian Casemix funding model
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
    • Competent with MS Office applications
    • Knowledge and experience with Digital Medical Records

    All appointments are subject to a satisfactory police records check, immunisation clearance and Working with Children check and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check.

    All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

    Grampians Health is a child safe organisation, committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people.

    Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual LGBTQIA+.

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