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    Lyell McEwin Hospital, Haydown Road, Elizabeth Vale, Australia
    Job Type
    Full-Time, Contract
    Reference No.
    855378 W21601 JT
    Pay Rate
    $57,842 - $62,221 p.a. – ASO2
    Application Close Date
    Contact Title
    Manager Coding Services
    Contact Name
    Gill Hacket
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    08 8133 2272


    • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network – Lyell McEwin Hospital – Elizabeth Vale
    • Salary: $57,842 - $62,221 p.a. – ASO2 - Temporary Full-Time, up until 12 months

    About Us:
    The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) provides care for more than 400,000 people living in the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide and boasts newly redeveloped wards and Emergency and Outpatient Departments, with plans for the addition of more brand-new facilities in the near future. NALHN provides a full range of high-quality medical, surgical, maternity, diagnostic, emergency and support services. NALHN offers a range of primary health care services across the northern metropolitan area of Adelaide, with a focus on providing preventive and health promoting programs in the community, and transition and hospital substitution and avoidance programs targeted at chronic disease and frail aged.
    With a workforce of almost 6,500 employees, NALHN works to ensure quality and timely delivery of health care, whilst building a highly skilled, engaged and resilient workforce based on a culture of collaboration, respect, integrity and accountability.
    Our core values of respect, integrity and accountability underpin our commitment to provide excellence in care, innovation, creativity, leadership and equity in service provision and health outcomes to the Northern area communities.
    At NALHN Everyone Has a Story, Everyone Matters, Everyone Contributes and Everyone Grows.
    Benefits of working at NALHN:
    From salary packaging to flexible working arrangements, a large range of opportunities for movement and career progression, you’ll find there are lots of benefits of working with Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.
    Salary packaging is an option for saving money by paying for some of your everyday expenses from your salary before it is taxed.
    Across SA Health there are always opportunities for you to develop your skills and career at any of our metropolitan or regional sites.
    Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants from interstate or overseas.
    About You:
    Are you a dedicated, compassionate and enthusiastic person who has commenced the HIMAA Coding Course looking for an opportunity to join a dynamic, growing healthcare network where you will be part of a supportive team delivering high quality care to the community? If so, then this could be the opportunity for you. This position will offer you professional growth opportunities within a supportive and inclusive culture.
    In this role you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to successfully problem solve, resolve conflicts and negotiate, including the ability to engage in difficult conversations, whilst building and maintaining relationships. An ability to effectively manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities and demonstrated resilience within a stressful and complex environment is essential to this role.
    About the Role:
    An exciting opportunity is presented to work within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network as a Trainee Clinical Coder within the Coding Department.
    The Trainee Clinical Coder role is an unqualified position but the incumbent must be studying clinical coding. A structured training program will be followed whereby the Trainee Clinical Coder will be expected to be able to abstract information from the medical records, use initiative and/or judgment; apply specific knowledge and skills and apply coding related skills.
    As the Trainee Clinical Coder progresses through the training program, they will be required to take on more complex cases while maintaining speed and accuracy. In this position the Trainee Clinical Coder will be responsible for the timely and accurate translation of medical and procedural terminology into ICD-10-AM (International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision-Australian Modification) 12th edition or later versions, for use in statistical analysis, epidemiology, hospital planning, research, and for the auditing of quality patient care.
    An important end-product of the coding process is the assignment of Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRGs) upon which Activity Based Funding (ABF) for inpatients is dependent. As a Trainee Clinical Coder, you will be mentored by an experienced Clinical Coder for guidance. Mentoring will be provided through the Clinical Coding Auditor/Educators in collaboration with the Manager, Clinical Coding Services.
    To be eligible for this position, you must have successful completion of Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) medical terminology course and have commenced the HIMAA Coding Course.
    The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.
    Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

    • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving no contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (general employment)

    Immunisation Risk for this position is – Category B (indirect contact with blood or body substances)
    SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 855378
    * Refer to the SA Health Career Website - How to apply for further information.
    For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 855378

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