Coding Educator & Auditor

Job posted: 06/02/2023
Applications close: 27/03/2023 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: The Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 24735

Reference: 24735

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Coding Educator / Auditor - Health Information Services

Ongoing Part-time Position
Sixteen  (16) Hours per week

Flexible hybrid work arrangements

Opportunity to increase hours at times

The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

Health Information Services (HIS) is a secure department that is open seven days a week. HIS provides the hospital with a number of services including:

  • The retrieval, supply, and maintenance of medical records, both electronic and paper based, to facilitate direct patient care
  • Providing and maintaining an efficient record storage system in which patient information is kept safe from loss, damage, and unauthorized access
  • The provision of health information to both internal and external requestors for ongoing patient care, research, planning, education, freedom of information requests, and other purposes in accordance with hospital policies and statutory requirements
  • The clinical coding of all admitted episodes of care
  • The monitoring and management of digitised tasks such as birth registration, health hub applications, cancer registration, processing of documents for the scanned portion of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Your contribution 

Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Coordination of the coding education and auditing portfolio
  • To develop and implement an internal coding audit plan and schedule
  • Participating in the education of clinical staff regarding Activity Based Funding (ABF) and documentation requirements when working in an EMR environment
  • Prepare and present relevant educational material to coding team and other HIS stakeholders

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in clinical coding and ABF related tasks (with some experience in the coding of obstetric, neonatal, and gynaecological episodes)
  • Eligible for full membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of both an electronic and a scanned medical record
  • Expert knowledge of Australian Coding Standards, ICD-10-AM and ACHI classification system
  • Thorough understanding of ABF principles, current DRG grouper logic, and current Department of Health publications, in particular the annually published Criteria for Reporting
  • Access to and knowledge of the Victorian ICD Coding Committee (VICC) advice along with the national advice published by the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA)
  • Knowledge of and commitment to quality management principles
  • Excellent computing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and teaching experience
  • Demonstrably excellent written and verbal communication abilities

Our offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters. 

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please be aware that in line with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all workers at the Women's regardless of role, will be required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption.

Influenza Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, some health care workers are now required to have their flu vaccination to work in health care. Evidence of vaccination is required.

As this role fits into category C of the departments risk ratings, applicants are strongly encouraged (although not required) to be vaccinated against influenza.)

All applicants will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call our HR Enquiries line on: 03 8345 2080, or email HR.Enquiries@thewomens.org.au

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Leonie Dodds - (03) 8345 2600

Coding Educator & Auditor