Austin Health
    Published
    15/05/2024
    Location
    Mount Street, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Melbourne, Australia
    Job Type
    Full-Time
    Reference No.
    51491
    State
    VIC
    Application Close Date
    2024/05/24
    Contact Title
    Coding Manager
    Contact Name
    Emily Currie
    Contact Email
    emily.currie@austin.org.au

    Description

    The Clinical Coding Service at Austin Health is looking for an experienced Health Information Manager to join our expanding Clinical Coding Service to fill a new Senior Health Information Manager Full Time position. Reporting to the Coding Manager you will work within the Education Portfolio alongside two experienced Senior Health Information Managers providing education and training of Health Information Managers. 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.
    About the position:

    • Permanent Full Time Senior Health Information Manager Role (4 days per week would be considered)
    • Provide high quality coding of inpatient episodes, using ICD-10-AM classification and 3M Australian Grouping and Coding Applications software in accordance with Australian and Victorian Coding Standards
    • Apply detailed specialist clinical coding knowledge across a broad range of clinical specialties in a tertiary hospital setting
    • Act as a mentor and a resource to trainee Health Information Managers / Clinical Coders
    • Work closely with the varying levels of staff within Austin Health to provide accurate and up to date information and advice on clinical coding, DRG allocation and associated reimbursement
    • Work in the Education Portfolio alongside two other experienced Senior Health Information Managers
    • Participate in the development and delivery of comprehensive and ongoing coding education to staff within the service
    • Participate in the comprehensive internal coding auditing program, including promotion of quality coding and accurate DRG allocation and provide feedback to all staff
    • Promote the activities of the Clinical Coding Service within Austin Health

    About you:

    • Successful completion of a clinical coding course approved by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) including a minimum of 5 years unsupervised coding within a tertiary public health care facility
    • Demonstrated experience in a Senior Coding or Leadership role
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and deliver education and training activities to clinical coders, trainees and other hospital staff
    • Excellent clinical coding and auditing skills using ICD-10-AM 12th edition and excellent knowledge of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)
    • Eligibility for full membership to the Health Information Management Association of Australia
    • A commitment to Austin Health values: Our actions show we care, together we achieve, we bring our best and we shape the future

    Benefits:

    • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging
    • Five weeks annual leave
    • Mentoring and career development opportunities
    • Flexible, hybrid working arrangements
    • Support from an experienced and friendly team
    • 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

    Next Steps . . .
    If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career, then please apply!
    For further details, please contact Emily Currie at Emily.Currie@austin.org.au

     

    Other employment opportunities within the Clinical Coding Service are available: https://austinhealth.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=+LZ+cYSq3xo=&jbc=ere

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