Senior Clinical Coder

SA Health, Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network
Various Locations, Gawler, Mt Barker & South Coast District, Australia
Job Type
Reference No.
758765 - W5577 BV
Pay Rate
Indicative Total Remuneration: $79,954 - $83,765
Application Close Date
Contact Name
Simon Shillabeer
Contact Email
Contact Phone
08 8521 2006


You will be responsible for the timely and accurate translation of medical & procedural terminology into ICD-10-AM.

  • Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network, various locations across Gawler, Mt Barker & South Coast District Hospitals
  • Indicative Total Remuneration: $79,954 - $83,765 - Perm F/T - ASO4

 You will be accountable to the Administration Manager for the timely and accurate translation of medical and procedural terminology into International Classification of Diseases (Current Edition) Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM). This data is used in statistical analysis, epidemiology, hospital planning, research, and for the auditing of quality of patient care. You will apply and maintain a high level of knowledge and performance outcomes for advanced abstraction, code assignment, interpretation and application of the National and South Australian (SA) Coding Standards. As the Senior Clinical Coder, you will be responsible for contributing to the auditing of health records and education of staff. Make a real difference and feel like an important part of the community. Being part of the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network means you will be supported both personally and professionally, can take advantage of education and training opportunities, will have access to flexible working hours and be part of an inter-professional approach to holistic health care.

Demonstrating successful completion of the HIMAA Advanced Coding Course, you will have advanced knowledge of the current edition of the ICD-10-AM and the National and South Australian Coding Standards. You will have recent full time equivalent coding experience within a clinical coding service, demonstrating competence in data collection, reporting and analysis. You will possess a high level of attention to detail with the ability to analyse, interpret and problem solve difficult and complex patient episodes of care. Your sound interpersonal skills will equip you to communicate effectively with all staff within the Local Health Network.

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.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job ref: 758765

 758765 - Senior Clinical Coder amended.pdf

Applications close: 2/7/2021

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