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As a Clinical Coder, you'll assist Central Queensland and Central West Health Service Hospital and Health Services to meet Activity Based Funding data submission requirements by the accurate and timely coding of relevant inpatient episodes using the current edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification/Australian Classification of Health Interventions/Australian Coding Standards (ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS).
To support the provision of a high-quality clinical coding service by participating in professional development and quality activities.
Applicants will be assessed on the following:
- Demonstrated ability to code inpatient episodes in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with the standards and conventions of the current edition of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification/Australian Classification of Health Interventions/Australian Coding Standards (ICD 10-AM/ ACHI/ACS) and relevant national and state.
- An understanding of ABF and its relationship with Diagnostic Related Groups, patient demographics, hospital admission, transfer and discharge data and related processes relevant to funding optimisation and healthcare management.
- Demonstrated problem solving, organisational skills and oral and written communication and
interpersonal skills to enable effective interaction in individual and group situations for effective liaison with other staff, including clinicians in relation to clinical coding, documentation and ABF.
- Demonstrated knowledge, or demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire knowledge, of the computer
applications used in Queensland Health, including HBCIS, Codefinder, AUSLAB, and EVA (Electronic Validation Application); demonstrated high level of general administrative skills, including knowledge of software applications such as Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs.
- Demonstrated commitment to maintaining currency of clinical coding knowledge and practice and
commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of coded morbidity data.
- Demonstrated understanding of the uses of coded morbidity data, particularly in relation to Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) and casemix funding.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to allow effective liaison with a range of health service personnel; demonstrated ability to work independently while performing as an effective and flexible member of the coding team.
- Demonstrated understanding of contemporary Human Resource Management issues including Workplace Health and Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Anti-Discrimination principles.