Health Information Services
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Clinical Coders NSW – Full time (part-time considered) – Healthscope – Sydney

An exciting opportunity exists for experienced Clinical Coders to assist the Healthscope coding team maintain a high quality and timely coding service across our NSW hospitals. These positions can be based in Sydney at either Prince of Wales Private or Norwest Private Hospital.
Healthscope is the second largest provider of private health care in Australia with hospitals in all states and territories. The company owns and manages a diverse range of facilities including large high acuity metropolitan hospitals, some co-located with public hospitals, as well as regional and suburban hospitals. Our hospitals provide a range of clinical services including medical and surgical, which all offer an extensive range of specialties and Casemix as well as specialised rehabilitation and mental health facilities.
To be successful in this position, considerable experience in clinical coding, strong time management and problem solving skills will be required.

As a Clinical Coder your responsibilities will include: 
•    Timely and accurate clinical coding using ICD-10-AM and correct assignment of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG)
•    Participate in Casemix analysis, education & quality activities
•    Keep abreast with current relevant clinical coding guidelines and Australian Coding Standards 
•    Clinical documentation improvement initiatives
•    Participate in audits as necessary
•    Sharing of coding knowledge with other clinical coders within the team.

Essential Criteria: 
•    HIMAA certification in Clinical Coding or equivalent, with minimum 3 years’ experience using ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS
•    Experience in clinical coding across a range of DRGs with demonstrated high coding quality skills 
•    Up-to-date with current Clinical Coding guidelines and Australian Coding Standards 
•    Sound understanding of Diagnosis Related Groups (AR-DRG)
•    Sound understanding of 3M Codefinder, TurboCoder and PICQ
•    Strong organisational skills in planning, prioritising and managing workloads 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to work efficiently unsupervised and within a team environment.

Desirable Criteria: 
•    Clinical coding experience within the private health sector
•    Experience with webPAS patient administration system.

Why Healthscope?

When you join Healthscope, you become part of our Community of Care.

Our people are at the heart of our organisation – no matter the role, every day our people make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families. We work together to create positive, memorable experiences, alongside our quality care, in every moment of every day.

As the only national private hospital operator and healthcare provider in Australia, our 42 sites are supported by our central Support Office, enabling them to provide an exceptional experience for the communities we care for. Healthscope opens the door to endless opportunities for our people, giving them the flexibility to work across one or multiple hospitals across our network.

We encourage the pursuit of continuous professional development and education and support our people to grow and flourish securely. 

We pride ourselves on working with talented, passionate and caring people to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care and experience during their stay with us.

While our hospital network is vast, Healthscope is a family. We support each other, we share learnings, celebrate successes and face challenges together.

Come and be the difference in our patient’s lives.


More Information: Our commitment to quality and safety for our patients, staff and visitors is our highest priority. Applicants will be required to provide a current National Police check (conducted within the last 3 months), a current Working with Children check and provide proof of immunity to specified infectious diseases as a Category A Healthcare Worker, all prior to appointment.

Applications close: 18th August 2021

For further enquiries:
Maree Carolan – State HIM, Healthscope Private Hospitals (NSW/ACT) - 0417 229 401

Jacki Luker – Health Information Manager, Prince of Wales Private Hospital – 02 9650 4121

To Apply: Please click on the 'Apply' button to be taken to our online application process. Please include a cover letter and your CV along with the contact details for 2 professional referees.



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