Senior Health Information Manager

Job posted: 13/05/2024
Applications close: 26/05/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Legal, Occupational Health and Safety, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care, Administration/Secretarial, Community Services

Reference: 51491

Reference: 51491

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Human Resources, Legal, Occupational Health and Safety, Other, Medical, Nursing, Aged Care, Administration/Secretarial, Community Services

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

The Clinical Coding Service at Austin Health is looking for an experienced Health Information Manager to join our expandingClinical Coding Service to fill anew Senior Health Information Manager Full Time position. Reporting to the Coding Manager you will work within the Education Portfolio alongside two experienced Senior Health Information Managers providing education and training of Health Information Managers. In 2023 we moved to new office space on Mount Street Heidelberg with convenient access to Heidelberg Station, Burgundy Street shopping precinct and a private carpark.

About the position:

  • Permanent Full Time Senior Health Information Manager Role (4 days per week would be considered)
  • Provide high quality coding of inpatient episodes, using ICD-10-AM classification and 3M Australian Grouping and Coding Applications software in accordance with Australian and Victorian Coding Standards
  • Apply detailed specialist clinical coding knowledge across a broad range of clinical specialties in a tertiary hospital setting
  • Act as a mentor and a resource to trainee Health Information Managers / Clinical Coders
  • Work closely with the varying levels of staff within Austin Health to provide accurate and up to date information and advice on clinical coding, DRG allocation and associated reimbursement
  • Work in the Education Portfolio alongside two other experienced Senior Health Information Managers
  • Participate in the development and delivery of comprehensive and ongoing coding education to staff within the service
  • Participate in the comprehensive internal coding auditing program, including promotion of quality coding and accurate DRG allocation and provide feedback to all staff
  • Promote the activities of the Clinical Coding Service within Austin Health

About you:

  • Successful completion of a clinical coding course approved by the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) including a minimum of 5 years unsupervised coding within a tertiary public health care facility
  • Demonstrated experience in a Senior Coding or Leadership role
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and deliver education and training activities to clinical coders, trainees and other hospital staff
  • Excellent clinical coding and auditing skills using ICD-10-AM 12th edition and excellent knowledge of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)
  • Eligibility for full membership to the Health Information Management Association of Australia
  • A commitment to Austin Health values: Our actions show we care, together we achieve, we bring our best and we shape the future


  • Greater take-home pay through generous salary packaging
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Mentoring and career development opportunities
  • Flexible, hybrid working arrangements
  • Support from an experienced and friendly team
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounts on fitness memberships and health insurance, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Onsite childcare, easy access via public transport, car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Available to all Austin Health employees and immediate family members

Next Steps . . .

If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career, then please apply! For further details, please contactEmily Currie atEmily.Currie@austin.org.au

Inclusion at Austin Health

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place prior to the closing date. This means we reserve the right to close a job ad prior to the advertised closing date.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, you are welcome to reach out to the hiring manager.

  Senior Health Information Manager

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Emily Currie - (04) 2132 1608
Emily.CURRIE@austin.org.au - (__) ____ ____

  Senior Health Information Manager