Clinical Coder

Ballarat Health Services
Published
04/12/2021
Location
Ballarat, Australia
Job Type
Part-Time
Reference No.
14134
Pay Rate
Dependant on Experience
State
VIC
Application Close Date
2021/12/16
Contact Title
Coding Operations Manager
Contact Name
Leah Marino
Contact Email
leah.marino@bhs.org.au
Contact Phone
0353204506

Description

Clinical Coder
Permanent part time (64 hours per fortnight)

Ballarat Health Services, proudly part of Grampians Health has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Coder to join our team.

The Clinical Coder role involves accurate clinical coding of inpatient episodes whilst achieving a set throughput quota. It is expected that the person in this role will not require any training or supervision in coding but training will be provided in the use of our digital record and Patient Administration System.

Our fantastic coding team is comprised of both HIMs and Clinical Coders who work in an environment where coding, casemix and clinical documentation initiatives are strongly supported by BHS Executive and Clinical Directors. You will be supported by the Coding Leadership Team to further develop your coding skills. Professional development is encouraged and career progression opportunities are available.  BHS has a Digital Medical Record which allows for development and innovation in coding practices and work arrangement flexibility.

Key Accountabilities

  • Accurately code inpatient episodes in accordance with Australian Coding Standards
  • Meet standards of coding accuracy and volume relative to experience
  • Proactively participate in further training opportunities to improve/increase coding skills.  Be receptive to and incorporate feedback regarding coding performance.
  • Identification of documentation deficiencies and subsequent generation of coding queries.
  • Participate in coding audit, quality and education activities relative to experience.
  • Identify opportunities to improve coding quality and maximise NWAU funding

For further information, please contact Leah Marino, Coding Operations Manager via email on leah.marino@bhs.org.au or Pauline Basilio, Manager Health Information Services, on 0422 115 201.

All applications must be submitted online.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Police Records Check & Immunisation Clearance.

 

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for healthcare workers in Victoria, and as such, all employees at Grampians Health.
All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask. Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.

 

Grampians Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex and asexual (or allies) LGBTQIA+

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