Clinical Documentation Specialist

Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals, Elizabeth Vale and Modbury, Adelaide, Australia
Job Type
Reference No.
Pay Rate
$85,563 - $95,495 p.a. - ASO5
Application Close Date
Contact Name
Catherine Garvey
Contact Email
Contact Phone
08 8182 9223


  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Lyell McEwin and Modbury Hospitals, Elizabeth Vale and Modbury
  • Total Indicative Remuneration: $85,563 - $95,495 p.a. - ASO5 - Full-Time Ongoing

The Clinical Documentation Specialist will facilitate clinical documentation improvement support for clinicians across Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN). Participation in ward rounds, Grand Rounds, Divisional and other meeting forums will be part of the educational component of this role. In this role, you will be involved in leading the creation and promulgation of documenting considerations in the patient medical record, to enhance the safety and quality care of the patient, record complications of care and co-morbidities influencing the Casemix complexity of patient activity. Demonstrating patient complexity allows for accurate service planning and enhanced data for research and abstraction purposes for clinical coding. The Clinical Documentation Specialist will be an expert key contact for the Clinical Coding Staff for clinical queries and knowledge in the language of medical record documentation. This role will support and advise clinicians in their recording of clinical care to support appropriate reimbursement in the level of service rendered to selected inpatients at NALHN.

To be eligible for this role you will have satisfactory completion of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) Certificate IV in Clinical Coding or equivalent together with demonstrated competency in ICD-10-AM coding.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  Job Ref: 756192

756192 - Clinical Documentation Specialist - ASO5 - Job Pack.pdf

Applications close: 9 July 2021

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