REQ142451 – MLHD – Clinical Coding Educator/Auditor – Wagga Wagga

Murrumbidgee Local Health District
January 9, 2020
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Job Type
Full-Time, Part-Time
Reference No.
Pay Rate
$102,007 per annum or pro rata
Application Close Date
Position Description
Contact Title
Manager- Health information Services
Contact Name
Abhi Kumar
Contact Email


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time or Part Time
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 2
Remuneration: $102,007 per annum or pro rata
Hours Per Week: Various Up to 38
Requisition ID: REQ142451
Closing Date: 2 February 2020

Your chance to innovate.  A rewarding and challenging role awaits you.
 Where you will be working
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (WWBH) is one of the busiest rural hospitals in NSW with over 300 beds, 40,000 emergency presentations, 1,100 births and approximately 11,000 operations annually.
A significant three stage re-build of WWBH is well underway, with the third and final stage of the redevelopment, a six-story Ambulatory Care Building, commencing in 2018. Construction is due to be completed late 2020 with operational commissioning in 2021.

Stages 1 and 2 completed in 2017, delivered a new 50-bed Mental Health Building and a 7-story Acute Services Building. Wagga Wagga Base Hospital includes an emergency department, operating theatres, women’s and children’s inpatient unit, intensive care and high dependency unit, angiography suites, additional inpatient beds and a rooftop helipad. Specialties include cardiovascular, gastroenterology, renal medicine, obstetrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry and paediatrics.

In total, the NSW Government is investing $431 million in the development of Wagga Wagga Health Service. It represents one of the largest health redevelopment in the state. Further information about the WWHS Redevelopment is available here -

About the area
Known as the hub of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga has recently been recognised as one of the ‘top family friendly’ cities in Australia; boasting a rich range of cultural experiences, a strong sporting culture and a wide selection of schools and education options for families.
With an urban population over 60,000 people, Wagga Wagga is NSW’s largest inland city and offers a myriad of activities to enjoy, including a wonderful selection of restaurants, cafes, markets and wineries, galleries and museums. 
To learn more about life in Wagga Wagga please visit:

What you will be doing

This position works within the Health information services as a key member of the management team. As the Clinical Coding Educator, you will be responsible for the overall management, planning, design, development, implementation & delivery of auditing, training and education activities for all coding team members. This position works with clinicians and other relevant stakeholders within the organisation to ensure clinical documentation is complete & reflective of the accurate complexity for each admitted episode of care.

This position is integral to the effective implementation of the MLHD Clinical Coding Quality plan, and includes auditing, coding review and regular consultation with key stakeholders to sustain coding improvements.

Selection Criteria
  • Bachelor of Health Information Management and/or extensive Clinical Coding experience in a teaching hospital relevant to the role
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct, measure, validate and sustain coding quality improvement activities in relation to clinical coding data, including coding audits, audit tools, error correction, analysis and effective presentation of results.
  • Completion of (or currently undertaking/willing to undertake) a recognised qualification in clinical coding auditing.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, designing and delivering education and training programs related to clinical coding

Please refer to the Position Description for the essential requirements and full selection criteria. Your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.

 Additional Information 
  • Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  For visa information, please see

Find out more about applying for this position. For role related queries or questions contact Abhishek Kumar on

MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.

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