Senior Clinical Coder (Multiple Vacancies)

Tasmanian Health Service
Published
24/03/2021
Location
Flexible - Hobart, Launceston, Burnie or Latrobe, Australia
Job Type
Full-Time, Part-Time
Reference No.
524083/524084
Pay Rate
$86,451 to $90,735 per annum
State
TAS
Application Close Date
2021/04/21
Contact Title
Clinical Coding Manager
Contact Name
Nicola Hunt
Contact Email
nicola.hunt@ths.tas.gov.au
Contact Phone
(03) 67776545

Description

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking suitably qualified applicants to fill multiple Senior Clinical Coder vacancies in our Statewide Clinical Coding team.

The Tasmanian Health Service is an innovative and dynamic organisation dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our community and we are committed to providing the highest levels of healthcare and services.  We provide a range of services including trauma, burns, interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, obstetric and specialist neonatal services as well as general medical and surgical services. We are supported by 4 main hospitals statewide - in the south, the Royal Hobart Hospital is the largest hospital in the state and is the tertiary referral centre in Tasmania.  The North and North West of the state are supported by the Launceston General Hospital, the North West Regional Hospital and the Mersey Community Hospital.

You will be an experienced Clinical Coder with a passion for data quality, auditing, education and training.  You will be a key contributor to the ongoing audit, education and training needs for the team, and you will work closely with and be supported by the Senior Clinical Coding and Clinical Coding Managers team, along with your Clinical Coding colleagues across the state.

Our Clinical Coding team utilises a statewide PAS, scanned medical record along with other statewide clinical information systems.  There is the opportunity to be based in the north, north west or south of the state, so if you are looking for a change of scenery this could be the perfect opportunity!   We can offer you flexible working conditions and a great work/life balance with Tasmania offering an envious lifestyle with some of the most amazing natural attractions, a wide range of opportunities, short commutes, exceptional local beer, wine and food.

The Role:

Under the guidance of the Clinical Coding Management Team, the Senior Clinical Coder is responsible for:

Auditing clinical coding data within the specifications of the Agency’s Clinical Coding Auditing Framework.

Providing clinical coding training and education activities to the Clinical Coding team as well as support and mentoring to the clinical coding team members, including trainee clinical coders.

Accurate and timely clinical coding of inpatient separations in accordance with Hospital, State and Commonwealth data standards and reporting requirements, for the purposes of:

  • Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) assignment for Activity Based Funding (ABF)
  • Inpatient activity reporting
  • Clinical and non-clinical research and casemix analysis; and
  • Patient care quality improvement

Adhering to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) guidelines whilst utilising the current edition of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and Australian Coding Standards (ACS).

If this sounds like you, please get in touch to discuss this opportunity further.

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