Clinical Coder

Western District Health Service
Foster Street, Hamilton, Australia
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Contact Title
Health Information Manager
Contact Name
Sally Graham
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(03) 555 18316


Clinical Coder

Permanent Full Time

80 hours per fortnight with monthly ADO

 Part Time applications will be considered  

About us

Western District Health Service is a leading Sub-Regional referral centre providing a comprehensive range of acute inpatient services, residential aged care and primary and community health services.

Hamilton, located 3.5 hours from Melbourne, is the hub of a large agricultural region and the centre of the shire for business, commerce, education, health, cultural and recreational facilities.  Visit Hamilton

You will be working alongside experienced, passionate leadership peers who are true to our values of Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Empathy.

About the role

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated Clinical Coder to join our friendly Health Information Department with a focus on quality improvement and high performance. You will be coding from our hybrid electronic clinical health record (EHR) and paper clinical health record to deliver accurate and timely data, contributing to the NWAU as Victoria moves to the National Funding Model from July 1, 2021.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely and accurate coding of health service inpatient episodes using 3M Encoder and application of Australian Coding Standards 11th edition 2019,
  • Participate in an ongoing coding auditing program with a focus on coding quality and optimizing health service revenue,
  • Participate in clinician education on classification, coding and documentation standards,
  • Provide assistance in other duties to cover annual and sick leave,
  • Participate in ongoing staff development.

 Essential Criteria:

  • Excellent knowledge of Clinical Coding principals and standards
  • Recent Clinical Coding knowledge and experience using ICD10AM (11th Edition) is essential
  • Understanding of the National Funding Model, changes for Victoria July 2021
  • Understanding of DHHS data reporting requirements i.e. VAED
  • Understanding of DHHS Hospital Admission Policy
  • Clinical Coding Certificate (Clinical Coder)
  • Excellent Organization & Planning Skills
  • Excellent Verbal Communication
  • Good Problem Solving Skills
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Demonstrated resilience
  • Integrity
  • Self-Discipline

The successful applicant will hold, or be able to obtain, a current National Criminal Police Check. Dependant on your position you may be required to obtain a Working with Children Check Clearance and / or NDIS Worker Screening Check. All successful applicants are to comply with WDHS immunisation and vaccination requirements.

At WDHS we are proud to be smoke free.

Western District Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a commitment to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, their families and communities and encourages them to apply. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally, linguistically diverse and aboriginal backgrounds and those with a disability.

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