Senior Health Information Manager

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne
50 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052, Melbourne, Australia
Job Type
Reference No.
Application Close Date
Contact Title
Manager Health Information Services
Contact Name
Kathy Cassin
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(03) 9345 6106


The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.

RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards:

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

Further information about RCH is available at

The Role:

An opportunity exists for a suitable qualified and experienced Health Information Manager to join Health Information Services at The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. The position on offer is a permanent part-time (0.8 EFT) Grade 3 Health Information Manager with a primary focus on performing targeted clinical coding audits to ensure appropriate funding, coding and DRG assignment.

You will be responsible for:

  • Co-ordinating and performing targeted clinical coding audits to optimise NWAU revenue
  • Ensuring all auditing requirements are met
  • Generating audit reports and entering and manipulating audit results into spreadsheets
  • Liaising with key departments regarding data and reporting requirements as required
  •  sending documentation queries to clinicians via EMR
  • Assisting in the provision of casemix education to clinicians and other health professionals
  • Providing ongoing education to the coding team based on the findings of the audits

The role will also involve the accurate and timely assignment of diagnosis and procedure codes in accordance with ICD-10-AM/ACHI and the Australian Coding Standards.

The successful incumbent will be highly organised, innovative, have good presentation and time management skills, attention to detail and a willingness to take on new challenges, self-educate and learn from others.

It is essential to have a qualification in Health Information Management or equivalent with at least 7 years’ experience. Experience in paediatric coding and auditing is preferred but not essential.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience working autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Ability to coordinate tasks, set priorities and work to timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Have a sound knowledge of ICD-10-AM/ACHI coding processes and apply them accurately in accordance with the Australian Coding Standards
  • Ability to lead by example
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff
  • Competent level of computer/web skills

Please include two professional referees with your application. Appointments are subject to satisfactory Police Check and a current employee Working with Children Check.

Why work at the RCH?

RCH is committed to a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.

We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

Are you ready to join our team? 

Apply online via the RCH website careers page

Applications close 30th September 2021

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