Clinical Coder / Senior Clinical Coder / HIM Coder

Calvary Mater Newcastle
Edith and Platt Street, Waratah NSW 2298, Waratah, Australia
Job Type
Reference No.
Pay Rate
Admin Officer Level 4 - Level 6 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
Application Close Date
Position Description
Contact Title
Manager Information Services & Clinical Coding
Contact Name
Heather Alexander
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(02) 4014 4824


About the role

The Clinical Coding Team at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital is a happy and appropriately resourced unit responsible for reviewing and interpreting the health care records of discharged patients to assign accurate coding.  Records are in both electronic and paper format, and progressively moving towards more information being available electronically with plans to implement the State Single Digital EMR.  Our Coders work in accordance with the National Coding Standards, other appropriate guidelines and local coding rules. The Coding Unit supports timely and accurate reporting of activity and casemix data to assist management and hospital funding as well as supporting research and audit activities when required.

What you bring

  • Ability to work quietly and efficiently to get the job done
  • ICD10-AM coding qualification and relevant experience
  • Medical Terminology skills and pride in attention to detail in your work
  • Demonstrated Computer Literacy and knowledge of hospital based information systems
  • Good communication skills and respect for patient privacy

The Calvary Mater Newcastle is an Affiliated Health Organisation providing services to both public and private patients primarily from the Hunter New England area. Current employees of NSW Health can request to have various leave entitlement balances transferred to Calvary Mater Newcastle on commencement. Leave types may include but not limited to Long Service Leave, Annual Leave and Sick Leave. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Convenor for further information.

All NSW Health workers are required to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and two doses by 30 November 2021 or have an approved medical contraindication certificate. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status if successful.



This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

About Calvary

Founded in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a charitable, not-for-profit, Catholic health care organisation. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life. With over 18,000 staff and volunteers, we have a national network of 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care service centres

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need.  We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person, regardless of their religion, race, gender, cultural background or choices.

We strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply.

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