Senior Clinical Coder (Tertiary Casemix) AO5

Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Queensland Health
    Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Australia
    Job Type
    Reference No.
    Pay Rate
    $98550 - $107227 per annum
    Application Close Date
    Position Description
    Contact Title
    Coding Manager, Health Information Management Service, Metro South Health
    Contact Name
    Artemis Chrysostomou
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    07 3176 9070


    Clinical Coding Service, Health Information Management Services are looking for a Senior Clinical Coder (Tertiary Casemix) to join their team. This role accurately assigns specific morbidity and procedural classifications to patient episodes to meet data reporting requirements of Queensland Health. Under the direction of the Coding Manager, The Senior Clinical Coder will guide and mentor the clinical coders in accordance with organisational goals, guidelines and relevant legislation. Through quality systems, manage auditing, data verification and clinical liaison to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of inpatient morbidity data. This position is required to liaise and communicate with clinicians in relation to provision of documentation to support coded data quality.

    Metro South Health is Australia's first digital health service and one of the largest in Queensland, with an estimated residential population of approximately one million people or 23 per cent of Queensland's population.

    This is your opportunity to join the dedicated team of professionals at Metro South Health and be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology, excellence in health care, teaching, research and empowering our people to be the best in serving our community.

    About the Role

    • Highly developed knowledge of anatomy, clinical disease processes, medical practices, pharmacology, diagnostic and procedural terminology.
    • Assign morbidity and procedural classifications to patient episodes:
      • Abstract relevant and verify information from the medical record.
      • Utilise appropriate resources and liaise with team members and clinicians to clarify information as required, including correcting inaccurate or incomplete information.
      • Identify discrepancies between the information system (HBCIS) and patient records and feedback through appropriate channels.
      • Input codes into the computer system.
      • Assign accurate ICD-10-AM and ACHI codes and perform DRG grouping according to Australian Coding Standards, National and State Coding Authority and legislative guidelines within designated timeframes.
      • Review the DRG allocation.
      • Update information systems as required.
    • Utilise the 3M Codefinder software, relevant patient information systems, and related pathology, and associated databases to assist in verification and allocation of ICD-10-AM codes.
    • Develops more effective and efficient work practices through education sessions with clinicians by participate in and contribute to the coder-clinician liaison program to verify clinical documentation for coding purposes.

    Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.

    Our ICARE² values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Engagement and Excellence, shape our culture within Metro South Health. Our values guide our day-to-day decision making and are fundamental to what we care about as a health service, how we behave, how we interact with each other and provide care to the many patients who come through our doors every day.

    We offer rewarding career opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas across our health service and pride ourselves on providing a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance.

    As a Metro South employee, you will benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75%, access to salary packaging, flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases.

    Eligible health workers may qualify for a Workforce Attraction Incentive payment. To find out more and see if you are eligible visit:

    It is a condition of employment for this role for the employee to be, and remain, vaccinated against COVID-19 (Health Employment Directive No. 12/21 (PDF) and Queensland Health Human Resources Policy B70 (PDF))

    You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Metro South here:

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