Professional Lead – Clinical Coding

Queensland Health
    Brisbane CBD, Australia
    Job Type
    Reference No.
    Pay Rate
    $137,903 – $145,823 per annum + super
    Application Close Date
    Contact Name
    Alisha Mattiussi
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    0409 647 737


    • Provide consultancy level advice to Hospital and Health Service executive on clinical coding matters pertaining to healthcare funding
    • An exciting Permanent opportunity located in Brisbane CBD

    The role

    As the Professional Lead for Clinical Coding, you will lead the clinical coding workforce across Queensland to enhance the capture of hospital coded data, aligning it with the broader healthcare funding model. Your expertise will encompass inpatient, outpatient, sub and non-acute, emergency, and mental health care classifications, ensuring accurate and comprehensive data collection. As required you will provide essential backfill to coding leadership positions across the hospitals in support of planned and unplanned leave to ensure services can operate efficiently and effectively. Additionally, you will lead a state-wide coding education and audit portfolio, ensuring a standardized and cohesive approach to both education and coding audit practices.

    You will offer strategic consultancy and advice to HHS executive teams on clinical coding practice, workforce management, and system processes. Moreover, you will forge close partnerships with nationally registered training organisations to drive national workforce priorities that will benefit Queensland's healthcare sector.

    The successful person

    To excel in this role, you must possess significant experience in clinical coding practice, including auditing and optimization, along with a proven history of delivering coding audit reports and findings.

    Additionally, you should have demonstrated leadership skills in managing coding staff with diverse levels of experience, ranging from graduate clinical coders to highly advanced and experienced coders. Your ability to drive consistency of practice and establish effective communication in relation to coding decisions is crucial for success in this position.

    Please note that to be eligible for this role, you must hold qualifications in Health Information Management or Clinical Coding. Furthermore, it is a mandatory requirement for the employee to be vaccinated against specified vaccine-preventable diseases (measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, pertussis, hepatitis B, tuberculosis) as per Health Employment Directive No. 01/16. Additionally, vaccination against COVID-19 is also mandatory as per Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 and Queensland Health Human Resources Policy B70.

    About us

    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 collaborate 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 $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 two pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant for this role.
    Further Information
    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).

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