Clinical Coder – Flexible work hours/location

North West Hospital and Health Service
Mount Isa, Australia
Job Type
Application Close Date
Contact Name
Narelle Anderson
Contact Email
Contact Phone
07 4764 1218


North West Hospital and Health Service (NWHHS)

  • Unique locations
  • Friendly communities
  • Regional, rural and remote $$$ incentives

Covering a region of approx. 300,000 km2 the NWHHS delivers effective, high quality, and accessible public hospital and healthcare services to the residents of the Outback communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

As an employer we focus on positive health outcomes for the people of our region and embrace innovative ways to achieve this and support our staff to flourish in their careers.

The benefits

Our HHS values professionalism, leadership capability, excellence and resilience in our staff. To attract top tier candidates we offer generous remuneration packages and employment benefits.

Pro rata renumeration package for this role based on full-time equivalent value up to $99,990 p.a. including base salary, 17.5% recreational leave loading (paid when taken), and up to 12.5% employer superannuation contribution + the following benefits:

  • salary sacrificing options
  • professional development assistance
  • flexible working (hours and location) arrangements
  • and access to corporate discounts, and employee wellness and assistance programs.

The role

Permanent (ongoing) role with hours negotiable up to full-time.

Accurately assign to patient episodes of Care: IDC-10-AM, ACHI codes and DRG grouping according to Australian Coding Standards, National and State Clinical Coding Authority and Queensland Health guidelines, within designated timeframes.

Actively participate in and contribute to quality improvement activities relevant to clinical coding.

The Clinical Coder is acknowledged as having high level clinical coding skills and knowledge, across a broad range of specialities, through extensive on the job experience and educational development.

Candidate requirements:

There are no mandatory qualifications or requirements for this position. However, NWHHS values the enhanced work performance which may be gained from the expanded knowledge base and skills acquired during formal and tertiary training and encourage both existing and potential staff to participate in lifelong learning.

The following qualifications and work experience are highly desirable:

  • Degree in Health Information Management (or equivalent)
  • Comprehensive Medical Terminology course or Challenge Examination in Medical Terminology
  • Intermediate ICD-10-AM, ACHA and ACS clinical coding course (or equivalent)
  • Advanced ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS clinical coding course (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of coding proficiency with minimum 2 years full-time coding experience within a large healthcare facility.
  • High level computer skills in a range of systems, including relevant eHealth, clinical information systems and other software applications.

Queensland Health has introduced a pre-engagement screening policy that is another step towards protecting patients, employees and the wider community.

C Class Drivers Licence may be required.

Pre-employment screening will be conducted for the successful candidate; this may include criminal history checks, and Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role compliance. VPD risk roles may require evidence of vaccination or immunity to: Hepatitis A/B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis, COVID-19 and Influenza. New employees of Queensland Health and existing temporary or casual employees moving into permanent roles may be required to undergo a 3-month period of probation.

The location

While the main office base for Clinical Coding is the Mount Isa Hospital, candidate may be able to complete this role from anywhere in Queensland providing they have suitable computer access and the ability to travel on site as required.


Apply ONLINE via by:

Wednesday 22/09/2021

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