Clinical Coder

St Vincent's Hospital
Published
January 23, 2020
Location
TOOWOOMBA, Australia
Job Type
Part-Time
Application Close Date
2020/02/24
Position Description
Contact Title
Health Information Manager
Contact Name
Sharon McNamara
Contact Email
sharon.mcnamara@svha.org.au
Contact Phone
(07) 46904128

Description

Permanent Part Time
Competitive rate of pay + benefits
Remote experienced coders are encouraged to apply

About St Vincent's Private Hospital Toowoomba
Part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest Catholic Healthcare provider in Australia, St Vincent's Private Hospital Toowoomba is the largest acute private hospital on the Darling Downs. Under the stewardship of Mary Aikenhead Ministries, we offer quality services to our patients and visitors in a caring, friendly atmosphere.
About the role
An opportunity exists for a Clinical Coder who will be responsible for assigning accurate and timely clinical codes to patient episodes of care through analysis of patient record documentation and using the appropriate version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Australian Modification (ICD10AM) and applying Australian Coding Standards and relevant State Coding authority advice.
Toowoomba has implemented a fully scanned medical record.
Duties

Abstract and verify relevant information in the health record; assign accurate ICD-10-AM codes and perform DRG grouping according to Australian Coding Standards and legislative guidelines within designated timeframes.
Utilise the 3M Codefinder software, relevant patient information systems and related pathology, radiology and associated databases to assist in verification and allocation of clinical codes.
Liaise with Clinicians to clarify documentation in the health record to assist in timely and accurate assignment of codes and participate in regular coder clinician communication strategies.
Complete coding queries as necessary and document in the Coding Audit Tool.

Qualifications, skills & experience

Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) or equivalent, or Clinical Coding qualifications from HIMAA or equivalent
Proven coding experience. At least 2 years clinical coding experience using ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS
Previous experience with 3M Codefinder software
Private hospital experience and knowledge of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)
Experience with patient administration systems and Microsoft Office applications
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team environment
Excellent communication and organisational skills

Culture
You will join a high performing team and a workplace with relationships built on mutual trust and respect. We value our staff and offer professional advancement in a respectful, collaborative and learning environment.
Benefits

Competitive rate of pay
Access to corporate health fund discounts
Industry leading salary packaging (increase your take home pay)
Uniforms and training provided
Discounted onsite parking
Ongoing education support

To apply:  https://www.svpht.org.au/jobs/positions-vacant

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