Clinical Coder

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Job Ad Reference: MI304614       

Salary: Remuneration package of up to $95,174 p.a. comprising salary range of $75,711 - $83,415 p.a. (AO4), recreational leave loading (17.5%), and employer contribution to superannuation (12.75%). (Permanent full-time position).

About North West Hospital and Health Service
The North West Hospital and Health Service covers an area of over 300,000 square kilometres and services the rural and remote communities within North Western Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Health Service includes the City of Mount Isa and the towns and areas of Burketown, Camooweal, Cloncurry, Dajarra, Doomadgee, Julia Creek, Karumba, Normanton and Mornington Island.

About the Role
The responsiblities of the Clinical Coder role include but are not limited to:

  • Utilising current software programs, relevant clinical information systems and associated databases to assist in verification and allocation of codes into the Hospital Based Corporate Information System (HBCIS).
  • Identifying discrepancies between the clinical information systems such as (HBCIS) and patient records and feedback through appropriate channels.
  • Maintaining a well-developed knowledge of anatomy, clinical disease processes, pharmacology and diagnostic and procedural terminology together with coding-related systems and standards.

Requirements
While not mandatory, the following qualifications and work experience are highly desirable:

  • Degree in Health Information Management (or equivalent)
  • Comprehensive Medical Terminology course or Challenge Examination in Medical Terminology
  • Intermediate ICD-10-AM, ACHA and ACS clinical coding course (or equivalent)
  • Advanced ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS clinical coding course (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of coding proficiency with a minimum of two years full-time coding experience within a large healthcare facility.

For additional information regarding the responsibilities and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description.

Benefits of working with North West HHS
We are committed to providing a wide range of rewarding career opportunities to our employees. Our health service offers generous remuneration packages and employment benefits which include salary sacrificing options, recreational leave loading, generous employer superannuation contribution, shift allowances, locality allowances, professional development assistance, flexible working arrangements, access to corporate discounts, staff wellness programs and the employee assistance program.

Mount Isa is a unique and progressive city nestled among the splendour of the Selwyn Ranges in the heart of North West Queensland. Once a raw frontier town built around the vast mineral resources, Mount Isa has grown into a thriving industrial and commercial centre renowned for its friendly and welcoming nature. Affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback,' Mount Isa represents over 50 nationalities which give the city a unique cosmopolitan flavour. People enjoy living in this modern community, with restaurants, excellent health care, shopping, churches, clubs, service clubs and social activities. You will love the yearly carnival of festivities and celebrations including the Mount Isa Rodeo. Mount Isa is a great place to live and work!




15 March 2019
Location: Australia Queensland North West Qld
Work type:
Temporary/Casual
Sector:
Healthcare and Medical
Profession:
Other
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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