Senior Health Information Manager/Coding Auditor

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
    50 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, Australia
    Job Type
    Full-Time, Part-Time
    Reference No.
    Application Close Date
    Contact Title
    Manager Health Information Services
    Contact Name
    Kathy Cassin
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    (03) 9345 6106


    The Hospital:

    The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.

    RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.

    RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

    We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards:

    RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

    Further information about RCH is available at

    The Role:

    The auditing team at RCH is expanding and we are looking for enthusiastic HIMs to join our team.  The positions on offer are Grade 3, year dependent on experience, with a primary focus on performing targeted clinical coding audits to ensure appropriate DRG assignment.  Ideally, we are seeking a HIM with paediatric coding and auditing experience, however we are open to providing comprehensive training in these areas if you are a HIM looking to take the next step in your career. If this role appeals to you, we’d love to hear from you!

    You will be responsible for:

    • Co-ordinating and performing targeted clinical coding audits to optimise NWAUs, including review of HAC episodes
    • Working closely with other Senior Mental Information Managers to ensure all auditing requirements are met
    • Providing education to the coding team based on the findings of the audits
    • Assisting in the provision of casemix education to clinicians and other health professionals
    • Performing clinical coding as part of your role each week

    To be successful in this role you will have:

    • Sound knowledge of ICD-10-AM/ACHI coding processes and apply them accurately in accordance with the Australian Coding Standards
    • Sound knowledge of casemix funding, AR-DRGs and NWAUs
    • Sound knowledge of retrospective NWAU optimisation audits and/or coding quality audits
    • Demonstrated experience in working autonomously as well as part of a team
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff
    • Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate tasks, set priorities and work to timelines
    • Proficient level of MS Excel skills

    It is essential to have a qualification in Health Information Management or equivalent.

    Please include two professional referees with your application. Appointments are subject to satisfactory Police Check and a current employee Working with Children Check.

    To view the Position Description, please click here.

    Why work at the RCH?

    RCH is committed to a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

    We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

    The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

    All applicants please be aware that it is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, employment. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

    Are you ready to join our team? 

     Apply online via this link Senior Health Information Manager / Coding Auditor - Grade 3 (

    Applications close 26 April 2022

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