Clinical Coder

SA Health
    January 24, 2020
    Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network, Australia
    Job Type
    Part-Time, Part-Time
    Reference No.
    Job Ref: 713599
    Application Close Date
    Position Description
    Contact Name
    Katie McCusker
    Contact Email
    Contact Phone
    0466 363 193


    Job Ref: 713599 – Clinical Coder


    Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network - Gawler Hospital/Mt Barker Hospital, (location negotiable)
    Indicative Total Remuneration:  $70,666 - $$75,281 p.a. (Pro-rata) - Perm, F/T & P/T positions available (hours are negotiable up to full-time) - ASO3


    You will be accountable to the Manager Administration & Information for the provision of a timely and accurate casemix coding service for inpatient and same day episodes of care in accordance with Barossa Hills Fleurieu LHN and the ISAAC/Casemix Reporting Schedule. Working in the Barossa Health Service you will be responsible for translating the narrative descriptions of diagnoses and procedures into valid, accurate and complete classification codes. This will require ensuring the sequencing and selection of the principal diagnosis/procedure, complications and co-morbidities reflect the Australian and South Australian Coding Standards and are clinically substantiated by supporting documentation within the medical record. Assessing DRG assignment variations, you will liaise with clinical staff for clarification of information and completion of documentation/casemix reports as required. You will also facilitate timely submission of data and error correction processing in accordance with the ISAAC Casemix Reporting Schedule.

    You will need to demonstrate successful completion of the HIMAA Introductory / Intermediate Coding Course, and competency and productivity (through supervision) in ICD-10-AM coding. Satisfactory knowledge of relevant medical terminology, casemix and DRGs will be essential. You will work well as part of a team and bring the flexibility and ability to adapt to new situations to reflect changes occurring in the coding environment. A high level of attention to detail and accuracy will hold you in good stead for this role, as will the ability to work under pressure to meet external deadlines whilst maintaining quality.


    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 and compliant immunisation screening.


    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.


    Applications close: 7 February 2020


    For further information and to apply visit and search for Job Ref: 713599

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