Clinical Coding Auditor / Supervisor

Southern District Health Board
Dunedin, New Zealand
Job Type
Reference No.
Application Close Date
Contact Name
Sarah Burgess
Contact Email
Contact Phone
03 470 9021


Dunedin Hospital

  • Excellent opportunity to audit and provide professional leadership support to a friendly and dedicated team
  • Audit clinical coding in ICD 10-AM 11th edition
  • Organise and provide training to the Otago Clinical Coding team

We are looking for someone to audit and supervise our friendly team of highly organised clinical coders. If you have obtained the HIMAA Clinical Coding Certification qualification and are looking for the next challenge, this may be the ideal role for you.

About us

Our talented team of clinical coders deliver accurate, thorough information for the health of our region. We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Clinical Coder Auditor / Supervisor to join our supportive team of nine.

About the opportunity

You will be responsible for auditing, supervising and providing training and professional leadership to the Otago Clinical Coding team.

The role is a full-time opportunity working between Monday-Friday and is based at Dunedin Hospital.

About you

The successful applicant will be an experienced Clinical Coder holding the HIMAA Certification qualification. A Clinical Coding Auditing qualification (e.g. La Trobe University Short Course in Clinical Coding Auditing) or experience with clinical coding auditing would be an advantage. Experience supervising staff is desirable but not essential.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be able to work well within a team
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have excellent comprehension and organisational skills
  • Be able to train
  • Be motivated and reliable
  • Have exceptional time management skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • High standard of accuracy whilst working with complex information
  • Be able to work under pressure

Other essential requirements include a commitment to quality, achievement of excellence, sound decision-making skills and a passion for clinical coding.

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience in line with PSA South Island Administrative MECA Clinical Coder scale.

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing, skiing, hunting or fishing, theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 12 September 2021.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB?If so, please apply for this role via the internal careers site

For further information please contact Sarah Burgess, Recruitment Advisor on 03 470 9021

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous public service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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