Clinical Coding Educator/Auditor

Canberra Health Services
Published
31/05/2021
Location
Canberra, Australia
Job Type
Full-Time
Reference No.
GAD011239
Pay Rate
125,362
State
ACT
Application Close Date
2021/06/11
Contact Name
Applications Close: 11 June 2021
Contact Email
dianne.s.ramadan@act.gov.au
Contact Phone
(02) 5124 3242

Description

Canberra Health Services

Finance and Business Intelligence

Health Information Services

Medical Records 

Clinical Coding Educator/Auditor

Clinical Coder Level 2

Salary Range: $125,362 (PN: 25179) 

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

The Finance and Business Intelligence (FBI) Branch is led by the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) who reports to the Chief Executive officer of Canberra Health Services. The FBI Branch is responsible for the development and maintenance of budgets, financial management, and for providing strong operational finance and performance reporting analysis across the health service. The five sub-units within the FBI branch include the Financial Management Unit, Revenue and Financial Services, Patients Accounts, Business Intelligence and Health Information Services.

Health Information Services (HIS) provides a range of functions including scanning and health record management, clinical coding and casemix data generation, clinical documentation program, patient identifier maintenance, clinical record forms design and managing access to personal health information to facilitate patient care follow-up, research, quality improvement, education and hospital management purposes.

Clinical coding is an essential function for Canberra Health Service to facilitate accurate funding reimbursement, to support clinical research and education, to assist in the planning and evaluation of health care services and to fulfil local and mandatory national data submission requirements.

This role is a combined coding/auditing/educator role. In addition to some routine clinical coding responsibilities, you will also be required to train new coders and assess ongoing coder-education needs through regular coding audits. You will play a key role in determining appropriate Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) allocation, optimising coding throughput, ensuring targets and key performance indicators are met, conducting coding quality audits involving interactive casemix reviews with clinical staff as well as providing training, mentoring and support to the clinical coding team.

About You

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, it is expected that the successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Ability to work within a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change
  • Highly motivated with strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Confident communicator with strong liaison/negotiating skills

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Mandatory:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) or eligibility for admission to full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Desirable:

  • A minimum of three years clinical coding experience using the current edition of ICD-10-AM, covering a broad range of casemix in an acute tertiary hospital, with ability to accurately code an average of 4 – 5 records per hour.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
  • Provide name and contact details for a referee report to be completed.

How to Apply: For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au (ref 01W1G)

Contact Officer: Dianne Ramadan (02) 5124 3242 dianne.s.ramadan@act.gov.au

Applications Close: 11 June 2021

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