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Advanced Clinical Coder - Expression of Interest

Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, South Brisbane

Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS) is a recognised leader in paediatric healthcare, teaching and research. With a dedicated team of more than 4,500 people, our point of difference is in the way we provide care to children, young people and their families every day.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Information Management/Library
Classification AO5
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane - South
Job ad reference QLD/H18CHQ266654
Closing date 31-May-2019
Job duration
Contact person Kerrie Williamson
Contact details 07 3068 4841

The Opportunity

The Advanced Clinical Coder will:

  • Accurately assign specific morbidity and procedural classifications to patient episodes to meet data reporting requirements of Queensland Health.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to quality improvement activities relevant to clinical coding.
  • Undertake auditing activities, data verification and clinical liaison to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of inpatient morbidity data.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Assign morbidity and procedural classifications to patient episodes:
  • Abstract and verify relevant information from the medical record and clinical information systems;
  • Utilise appropriate resources and liaise with team members and clinicians to clarify information as required, including correcting inaccurate or incomplete information;
  • Identify discrepancies between the health information systems and patient records and feedback through appropriate channels;
  • Assign accurate ICD-10-AM, ACHI codes and DRG grouping according to Australian Coding Standards, National and State Clinical Coding Authority Guidelines, Queensland Health Admitted Data Collection Policy and legislative guidelines within designated timeframes;
  • Review and analyse the DRG allocation ensuring the DRG accurately reflects the episode of care; and
  • Update information systems as required.
  • Complete Queensland Cancer Registry notifications.
  • Maintain a highly developed knowledge of anatomy, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and diagnostic and procedural terminology together with coding-related systems and standards.
  • Utilise the 3M Codefinder Software and other relevant patient information systems to assist in the verification and allocation of ICD-10-AM codes.
  • Develop effective and efficient work practices through education sessions with clinicians by participating in and contributing to the coder-clinician liaison program to verify clinical documentation for coding purposes.
  • Employ a range of advanced skills to code complex cases and act as a mentor for less experienced clinical coders.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to quality improvement activities, education activities and other initiatives within the clinical coding team i.e. coded data and patient record documentation audits.
  • Adhere to relevant Queensland Health policies, standards and relevant legislative requirements.
  • Actively participate in a working environment supporting quality human resources management practices including employment equity, anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety, and ethical behaviour.
  • Develop a positive culture within the Division of the Chief Information Officer which encourages and recognises high performance, builds leadership capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing.
  • Other duties as delegated by line manager

What CHQ HHS can offer

Apart from contributing to the development of Australia's best paediatric health service, you will also benefit from a competitive remuneration package and a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing. Additional benefits include:

  • Up to 12.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Work/life balance, variety and flexibility

Click apply now or for more information, contact Kerrie Williamson on 30684841.

Job Ad Reference: H18CHQ266654

You can find out more about why it's so great to work at CHQ HHS here.

Further information

Applicants are encouraged to apply online; Please review the Role Description for more information on application process requirements. Agency referrals will not be accepted for this position


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