Advanced Clinical Coder

Norther Territory Government: Department of health
Darwin, Australia
Job Type
Reference No.
RTF 216886
Application Close Date
Contact Name
Paul Ramachandran
Contact Email
Contact Phone
08 8922 8635


Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.


Advanced Clinical Coder

Administrative Officer 5 (Remuneration Package Range $97,889 - $102,903)
Comprising salary $84,297 - $88,687 superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave
Clinical Coding

We are currently seeking an experienced Clinical Coder to join our team at Royal Darwin Hospital…

If you are looking for a new start or a fresh challenge the Northern Territory is the right move.

With the nation’s fastest economic growth and major developments underway we have plenty of work available for career-minded professionals.

When you come to work in the Northern Territory you will be part of an energetic, talented workforce that enjoys a unique lifestyle that’s unmatched anywhere in Australia. Come and experience great weather, beautiful sunsets, vibrant markets, incredible fishing, multicultural society and a legendary laid back lifestyle.

Royal Darwin Hospital is the Northern Territory’s largest tertiary referral and teaching hospital and Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre. It is a University Teaching Hospital providing acute hospital services to the residents of the Top End of the Northern Territory, while acting as a tertiary referral hospital for the remainder of the Northern Territory, the Kimberley region of Western Australia and the northern neighbours in the event of a man made or natural disaster in the region. The Hospital has a catchment population of some 150 000 people and directly serves an area of 127 000 km2.

Coding in the Top End is guaranteed to be a totally different experience to anywhere else in the country and while working at Royal Darwin Hospital you will gain exposure to a unique case mix that can only enhance your future in coding.

You should have experience in complex ICD-10-AM, ACHI coding and DRG grouping according to Australian Coding Standards, in accordance with the International Statistical Classification Of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) and Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and Australian Coding Standards (ACS), 11th Edition, in an acute care tertiary level hospital with high quality and productivity results as well as good organizational skills, strong work ethic and ability to communicate effectively with all staff.

You should have experience in performing and coordinating coding quality audits. You should be able to communicate effectively with health care professionals and co-workers to achieve quality coding information.

For further information on the above position please contact Paul Ramachandran on 08 8922 8635 or email

Quote vacancy number: 39944 
Vacancy closing date: 10/08/2021

Information for Applicants:
Applicants should address the selection criteria and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees (preferably an email address). For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit

Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available at

Note: The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice / Ochre Card (application forms available from SAFE NT @ and undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.

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