Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder

Ballarat Health Services
Published
11/05/2021
Location
Ballarat, Australia
Job Type
Part-Time
Reference No.
12039
State
VIC
Application Close Date
2021/05/20
Contact Name
Leah Marino
Contact Email
leah.marino@bhs.org.au
Contact Phone
5320 4506

Description

Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder
Ballarat Health Services
Part time – Fixed Term until 30/06/22
30.4 hours per fortnight 

Position Purpose:

The Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder role involves accurate clinical coding of inpatient episodes whilst achieving a set throughput quota. It is expected that the person in this role will not require any training or supervision in coding but training will be provided in the use of our digital record and Patient Administration System.

Key Accountabilities

Clinical Coding

  • Minimum 5 years coding experience with high complexity episodes, including Intensive Care.
  • Accurately code inpatient episodes in accordance with Australian Coding Standards
  • Meet standards of coding accuracy and volume relative to experience
  • Proactively participate in further training opportunities to improve/increase coding skills.  Be receptive to and       incorporate feedback regarding coding performance.
  • Identification of documentation deficiencies and subsequent generation of coding queries.
  • Participate in coding audit, quality and education activities relative to experience.
  • Identify opportunities to improve coding quality and maximise WIES/NWAU funding

General

  • Compliance with all BHS Policies and Procedures.
  • Adherence to infection control policies and procedures as identified in the Ballarat Health Services Infection Control Manuals.
  • Participation in the BHS integrated risk management and quality improvement systems by being aware of responsibilities to identify, minimise and manage risks and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in your workplace through communication and consultation with managers and colleague
  • You must ensure that the affairs of Ballarat Health Services, its patients, clients and staff remain strictly confidential and are not divulged to any third party except where required for clinical reasons or by law.   Such confidentiality shall extend to the commercial and financial interests and activities of Ballarat Health Services.
  • At BHS we recognise and respect diversity. Each person has a right to high-quality health care and opportunities regardless of diversity factors which might include aspects such as cultural, ethnic, linguistic, religious background, gender, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic status. Inclusiveness improves our service to our community and promotes engagement amongst BHS employees.
  • BHS is committed to a patient/client centred approach in the provision of health care and services, consistent with the BHS values, mission and vision. It is expected that you demonstrate the core values of patient centred care in every interaction with patients, carers and colleagues.

The Opportunity

Our fantastic coding team is comprised of both HIMs and Clinical Coders who work in an environment where coding, casemix and clinical documentation initiatives are strongly supported by BHS Executive and Clinical Directors. You will be supported by the Coding Leadership Team to further develop your coding skills. Professional development is encouraged and career progression opportunities are available.  BHS has a Digital Medical Record which allows for development and innovation in coding practices and work arrangement flexibility.

Ballarat Health Services

Ballarat Health Services provides a complex range of surgical, medical, obstetric, psychiatric, palliative care, rehabilitation and residential services. Ballarat is located approximately 75 minutes’ drive west of Melbourne and offers a wide range of recreational, sporting and social facilities for a population of over 100,000 people.  A vibrant, progressive regional city, Ballarat is large enough to retain its own regional flavour but is within easy commuting distance to Melbourne.

For further information, please contact Leah Marino, Coding Manager on 5320 4506 or via email leah.marino@bhs.org.au, or Kylie Holcombe, Coding Auditor/CDI Program Lead via email kylieh@bhs.org.au.

BHS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

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