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Employment Type: Permanent Full Time, 38 hours per week
Location: Bowral Hospital
Position Classification: Clinical Coder
Remuneration: $70,635.70 - $72,384.72 per annum
Requisition ID: REQ203678
Application Close Date: 24/01/2021
To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.
Become part of a committed team, always striving to deliver excellence in the health/public sector
About The Opportunity
Launch an exciting career with us where you will work within a dynamic multidisciplinary team and lead clinical coding at Bowral & District Hospital. Bowral & District Hospital is a medium sized vibrant hospital in the beautiful Southern Highlands, close to Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong.
Come and join the team environment at Bowral where you are encouraged to take initiative and support the Clinical Information Manager and Coding team.
If you have senior clinical coding experiences and are self-directed, motivated, reliable and have a strong desire to learn and grow in a well- established teamwork environment, come join our team!
Successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop professionally with the team and contribute to the planning of our new redevelopment
Driving Excellence in Patient Care
Life at South Western Sydney Local Health District is rewarding, progressive and diverse and is always focused on achieving our Vision of Leading Care, Healthier Communities.
Where You'll Be Working
The Southern Highlands of NSW is made up of 34 towns and villages, providing both a rural yet cosmopolitan lifestyle of cafes, restaurants and wineries, offering a diverse range of industry, sports, arts and culture, affordable housing, excellent schools, all less than 1.5 hours travel to Sydney, Canberra and Wollongong.
Bowral & District Hospital is part of the South West Sydney Local Health District with networks to tertiary facilities of Campbelltown and Liverpool.
Bowral & District Hospital is a level 3 acute bed facility which provides a wide range of services including 24 hour Emergency Department, 3 x Operating Theatres, Day Surgery, Endoscopy, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Critical and Coronary Care, Maternity & Paediatrics and has just undergone redevelopment with a new inpatient facility completed in December 2020.
Bowral & District Hospital has established an excellent reputation in the community for its commitment to safe, quality patient care.
At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.
Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.
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Workplace Giving Program
South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.
What you'll be doing
The position is responsible for:
- Assisting the Clinical Information Manager in developing and implementing strategies to maintain the quality of coded data to accurately reflect the casemix of Bowral & District Hospital.
- Maintaining a high quality of coding across all levels of casemix complexity, whilst achieving throughput targets
- Liaising and effectively communicating with clinicians and other health professionals to clarify diagnoses and procedures for coding purposes and identify, develop and recommend opportunities for documentation improvement
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.
- Completion of a recognised ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS coding course or relevant tertiary qualifications in Health Information Management/Medical Records Management with experience in clinical coding.
- Demonstrated high level current clinical coding knowledge and experience with current industry experience for a minimum of 3 years full time employment in a hospital environment using ICD-10-AM/ACHI, the Australian Coding Standards and the 3M Encoder.
- Demonstrated high level knowledge and experience in casemix, DRGs and ABF with a demonstrated ability to produce accurate coded clinical data whilst meeting throughput targets.
- Demonstrated experience in the development of data/information reports and the development/implementation of coding quality improvement activities.
- Demonstrated high level computer skills and experience in using MS Office, a Patient Administration System, electronic medical record, 3M CodeFinder and other electronic coding resource materials.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Proven ability to organise and prioritise a high volume workload and meet deadlines. Proven ability to determine integrity of data and problem solve.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in complying with the NSW Health Privacy Manual, with a thorough understanding of confidentiality.
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For role related queries or questions contact Kendra Luong on 02 4861 0308 or via email on Kendra.Luong@health.nsw.gov.au
Interview Date Range: 27/01/2021 – 03/02/2021
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Stepping Up – Close the Gap
Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal applicants understand how to apply for roles with NSW Health by clarifying the recruitment and onboarding process.
If you are an Aboriginal person and wish to obtain more information about applying for a role within South Western Sydney Local Health District, please contact the SWSLHD Aboriginal Workforce Team on SWSLHD-AboriginalWorkforce@health.nsw.gov.au.