Senior Clinical Coder – Auditor/Educator

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    Hobart, Australia
    Job Type
    Reference No.
    Pay Rate
    $92,615 to $97,152 per annum
    Application Close Date
    Contact Title
    Health Information Manager – Data Governance and Oncology
    Contact Name
    Kirsten Duggan
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone


    Department of Health
    Hobart, Tasmania

    The Team:

    • The THS Clinical Coding team is a State-wide department responsible for the accurate and timely classification of public inpatient episodes of care across Tasmania. We code a diverse and interesting casemix drawn from 4 main hospitals (Royal Hobart Hospital, Launceston General Hospital, North West Regional Hospital and Mersey Community Hospital) and 8 district hospitals and smaller facilities across the state. Our team consists of a small Clinical Coding Management team, Senior Coders, Clinical Coders and Trainee Coders located across the state.
    • Our key team values include quality, flexibility, respect, trust and growth
    • We proudly offer flexible work locations and patterns where available
    • We can negotiate a relocation package for interstate applicants to the value of $15,000.  Further details available on request.

    The Role:

    Under the guidance of the Clinical Coding Management Team, the Senior Clinical Coder - Auditor/Educator will:

    • Develop and undertake regular clinical coding quality audits in accordance with the Agency’s Clinical Coding Auditing Framework
    • Providing clinical coding training and education activities to the Clinical Coding team as well as support and mentoring to the clinical coding team members, including trainee clinical coders.
    • Prepare and deliver clinical coding related education and training activities to the Clinical Coding team.
    • Provide support and mentorship to new and existing Clinical Coders, including the provision of clinical coding training to newly qualified and trainee clinical coders.
    • Assist the Clinical Coding Management Team with the provision of clinical coding, DRG and activity based funding education to clinical and other hospital staff, as required.
    • Undertake accurate and timely clinical coding of inpatient separations in accordance with Hospital, State and Commonwealth data standards and reporting requirements, for the purposes of:
      • Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) assignment for Activity Based Funding (ABF)
      • Inpatient activity reporting
      • Clinical and non-clinical research and casemix analysis; and
      • Patient care quality improvement
    • Adhere to the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA) guidelines whilst utilising the current edition of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and Australian Coding Standards (ACS).

    Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

    Details of Appointment:

    One position - permanent, full time, day work, position working 76 hours per fortnight.

    One position - Fixed term, full time, day work, position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from as soon as possible until 4 February 2026.

    *notwithstanding hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant

    • Applicants should note that, for a period of twelve months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.


    Hobart, Launceston, Devonport or Burnie

    Base Salary: $92,615 to $97,152 per annum + 11% superannuation

    • Salary range is in accordance with Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2022.

    For More Information

    Kirsten Duggan
    Health Information Manager – Data Governance and Oncology
    (03) 6777 6545

    Closing: 20 August 2023

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