Deputy Health Information Manager – maternity relief

Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Barker St Randwick, Sydney, Australia
Job Type
Full-Time, Part-Time
Application Close Date
Contact Title
Deputy Health Information Manager
Contact Name
Vivien Law
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(02) 9650 4721


Deputy Health Information Manager (Maternity relief)

We are seeking an experienced candidate to fulfil the role of Deputy Health Information Manager at Prince of Wales Private Hospital, covering a maternity leave position from October 2022. The position is offered on a full or part time basis (preferably min. 4 days) for a six-month period with possible extension and is an exciting opportunity for those seeking to expand their skillset in the health information management and clinical coding space in a friendly and supportive environment.

As a 168 bed inpatient and day surgery hospital we specialize in cardio and cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, maternity, vascular, urology, paediatrics, ENT, plastics, colorectal, oncology and much more. Sharing our campus with Sydney Children’s Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women and Prince of Wales Public Hospital provides a unique opportunity for collaborative treatment programs and advanced medical and surgical care not usually available in smaller private facilities. In addition to our existing complex casemix, we have been assisting with public surgery waiting lists during the Covid pandemic.

About the Role:

Our Deputy Health Information Manager (DHIM) plays a crucial role in the hospitals operations day to day with primary responsibility of managing our coding team including contractors. The role involves coding complex casemix cases; monitoring coding KPI’s and PICQ errors, conducting coding meetings and organising coding education; supporting our trainee coder and training new coding staff; attending bi-weekly Casemix meetings; completing HAC (hospital acquired complications) analysis; responding to all DRG and coding related requests including health fund and billing enquiries/rejections; completing timely mandatory data submissions; managing external health fund audits and internal audits; assisting with Revenue Optimisation Audits; completing pre-billing auditing of complex cases and covering leave for our Chief Health Information Manager (HIM).

About you:

To succeed in this role, you will bring considerable experience in clinical coding, strong time management and problem solving skills as well as experience in managing staff and monitoring workload performance.

You will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Degree in Health Information Management
  • Sound understanding of private health funding models and contracts
  • Minimum 3 years recent clinical coding experience in an acute setting and understanding of Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG)
  • Up-to-date with current clinical coding guidelines and Australian Coding Standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently unsupervised and within a team environment

Desirable Criteria:

  • Clinical coding audit experience

To Apply or for more information :  Please email or call on 9650 4721

Applications Close: Wednesday 26th August, 2022

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