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Advanced Clinical Coder Full-time Job

2 months ago   Nursing   Brisbane - West,Ipswich region   10 views
Job Details

About the role

The Advanced Clinical Coder is required to participate in a team environment to ensure the accurate and timely collection of morbidity data to meet data reporting requirements of West Moreton and Queensland Health. The position is responsible for Liaising with hospital clinicians in order to improve the quality and timeliness of morbidity data and Activity Based Funding (ABF). Under the direction of the Clinical Coding and Data Quality Manager, guide and mentor the clinical coders in accordance with organisational goals, guidelines and standards. Participate in Health Information Management Service related quality activities, including auditing, education, Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) and Performance Indicators for Coding Quality coding audits.

Please note your preference for full-time or part time in your application.

About you

Our ideal candidate will be someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated ability in the classification of diseases and operations across a broad range of specialties using ICD-10-AM with a minimum of 2 years clinical classification experience including the ability to interpret and apply coding standards in the analysis and coding of patient data and maintain knowledge of coding standards, practices and systems
  • Provide education to clinicians in advising them on clinical documentation for coding and activity based funding.
  • Ability, clinical knowledge and confidence to conduct direct coder-clinician liaison activities and liaise with hospital clinicians in order to improve the quality and timeliness of morbidity data and ABF.
  • Understanding of Activity Based Funding and its relationship with Diagnostic Related Groups, patient demographics, hospital admission, transfer and discharge data and related processes relevant to funding optimisation and healthcare management.
  • Ability to participate in quality improvement activities (including coding audits) in relation to coded data and coding processes.
  • High level interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and negotiation skills with the ability to liaise with staff at all levels, and provide audit feedback to work colleagues.

Mandatory Requirements:


17.5% annual leave loading, 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options ( ), wellness programs and the Employee Assistance Service (EAS).

To apply

Further information regarding this role please download and read the attached Role Description and Information Packages. You will need to submit your Cover Letter, CV or Resume including the names and contact details of two referees and a short response (maximum 1-2 pages) on how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities are relevant to the role.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for all West Moreton Health vacancies.

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.