Coding Educator/ Coding Auditor

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Published
08/12/2020
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Job Type
Part-Time, Part-Time
Pay Rate
•Coding Auditor JB10 - JB13 ($93,860 - $107,234 per annum pro rata) •Coding Educator JB21 - JB24 ($113,640 - $125,210 per annum pro rata)
State
VIC
Application Close Date
2021/01/08
Contact Title
Acting Manager, Health Information Services
Contact Name
Sally Bray
Contact Email
sally.bray@svha.org.au

Description

Coding Educator - 2 days per week & Coding Auditor - 3 days per week

  • Permanent position; Coding Educator - 2 days per week & Coding Auditor - 3 days per week available
  • Applications to one (part time) or both (full time) of the components will be considered.
  • An exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced Health Information Manager looking to further their career.

About the Company

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About the Department

This position works within the Health Information Services department alongside 21 other Health Information Managers & Clinical Coders.  St Vincent’s utilise a scanned medical record (InfoMedix) and coding is performed from the scanned medical record.  We have monthly coding meetings which include education/presentations etc. from other departments.  The option to work some hours from home is offered to our experienced staff.  We have a Coding Manager, Coding Auditors & educators within our team and a comprehensive training program is undertaken for all new staff. Working from home is offered to all our HIM/Clinical coding staff.

As one of Australia’s outstanding tertiary teaching hospitals, St Vincent’s offers varied case mix complexity including neurosurgery, plastics, orthopaedics, respiratory, cardiothoracic, oncology, mental health and ICU.

About the Role

  • Management and provision of the coding education & training for all coding staff within HIS
  • Shared responsibility with the Coding Manager to undertake clinical education & training for SVHM clinicians & relevant staff, HIS staff and HIM students
  • Clinical coding and auditing

The classifications for the positions will be:

  • Coding Auditor JB10 - JB13 ($93,860 - $107,234 per annum pro rata)
  • Coding Educator JB21 - JB24 ($113,640 - $125,210 per annum pro rata)

Duties

  • Management and provision of coding education and training for coding staff within Health Information Services
  • Clinical education and training for SVHM clinicians & relevant staff & HIM students
  • Some coding and/or auditing when necessary
  • Responsible for the accurate auditing and analysing of medical records to ensure relevant clinical documentation and to recognise appropriate funding.
  • Ad hoc projects as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A qualification in Health Information Management or clinical coding
  • Eligible for membership of the Health Information Managers Association
  • 4-6 years previous coding experience and comprehensive knowledge of Casemix Funding principles
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and proven ability to build relationships in clinical and non-clinical environment
  • Ability to achieve targets & deadlines
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent oral and writing skills
  • Thorough understanding of Australian Coding Standards as well as published state and national coding advice

Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park

Application

  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.
  • All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

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