11 Jan 2017

Temporary Clinical Coder

Hunter New England Local Health District – Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Hunter New England Local Health District require a “Clinical Coder” in Newcastle NSW:

Read digital scanned, paper records and electronic inpatient records and assign diagnostic and procedure codes into the patient information system according to the ICD10AM classification system, for inpatient episodes at the John Hunter, Belmont and Tomaree Hospitals, Rankin Park unit and the royal Newcastle Centre.

Clinical Coder – Temporary position (Maternity Leave replacement) at the John Hunter Hospital.

The John Hunter Hospital is located in Newcastle, NSW with its beautiful surf beaches and city convenience. Newcastle is surrounded by scenic coast and lakes to the south, the world renowned Hunter Valley wineries to the west, the beautiful Port Stephens harbour to the north and Sydney is less than 2 hours drive South.

Newcastle has a university and other excellent education providers, national sports teams, and a diverse commerce. It offers the attractions of a large city in a small package so that you experience an excellent work/life balance.

The John Hunter Hospital offers the clinical coder an interesting challenging casemix with a wide range of specialities.

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Selection Criteria

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Selection Criteria
Completion of a recognized ICD10AM clinical coding course (HIMAA or OTEN) or relevant tertiary qualification in Health Information Management including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

Demonstrated Tertiary Hospital level complex Clinical Coding experience and competence in clinical classification using ICD-10-AM & ACHI and thorough knowledge of Australian Coding Standards and demonstrated coding accuracy and productivity rates.

Experience using hospital inpatient administration management systems.

Excellent organisational, team working and communication skills with experience in communicating with clinicians on clinical coding matters.

Computer keyboard skills and experience using Microsoft Windows programs and the 3M Codefinder.

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