Senior Clinical Coder

Southern NSW Local Health District
South East Regional Hospital, 4 Virginia Drive, Bega NSW 2550, Bega, Australia
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Contact Title
Clinical Coder Educator Auditor
Contact Name
Melissa McCahon
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Contact Phone
0439 478 811


Where you'll be working
At Southern NSW Local Health District we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives.  Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to - and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information visit our website.

Bega – the rural heartland of the Sapphire Coast halfway between Melbourne and Sydney, a short drive to beautiful sandy beaches and national park wilderness. Just 3 hours to Canberra with the perfect climate to the outdoors all year round, including whale watching between June and November. The pretty valley is a beautiful base for exploring gorgeous beaches, tranquil waterways and beautiful national parks.

What you'll be doing

Apply strong analytical and problem solving capabilities with an advanced understanding of coding conventions/standards/practice to abstract, interpret and convert highly complex clinical documentation into ICD-10-AM codes with an acceptable productivity rate to accurately represent disease processes and procedures relating to inpatient episodes of care to enable funding, research, epidemiology and Service Planning.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Successful Completion of HIMAA Clinical Coding Advanced qualifications, currency of qualifications within last 2 years and evidence of coding proficiency in ICD-10-AM, with a minimum of 2 years coding experience across a range of DRGs.
  2. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Casemix, Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs), and Activity Based Funding (ABF) principles and an understanding of coding data quality initiatives.
  3. Completed Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment OR an understanding of the requirements of the course and a commitment to complete the course.
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of health information systems using clinical coding software, and the use of MS Office, specifically with Outlook, Word and Excel.
  5. Good organisational and time management skills with the ability to establish priorities to meet conflicting deadlines with minimal supervision to achieve effective outcomes.
  6. Evidence of a current, unrestricted class C driver’s licence. Ability and willingness to travel for work purposes. This may involve driving long distances and overnight stays as required
  7. Please indicate if you are a recipient of an affected letter due to the recent 2020 Southern NSW Local Health District Restructure

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.  We do not offer sponsorship in this position for applicants requiring a temporary visa.  For more information, please see

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