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Position Details
Reference Number 412861
Position Title Clinical Coding Educator/Auditor
Employment Status Permanent Full Time
Entity Western Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Various Locations
Advertised Award/Classification Heatlh Manager Level 3
Salary $108,255.00 - $123,411.00
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The WSLHD Clinical Coding Educator/ Auditor works within the WSLHD Clinical Coding Education & Audit team as a key member of the WSLHD Clinical Coding Management team. The position is responsible for the overall management, planning, design, development, implementation & delivery of auditing, training and education activities for experienced and trainee clinical coders & for working with the clinical documentation specialist team to ensure clinical documentation is complete and unambiguous.


This position is expected to provide expert advice and information on clinical coding quality activities to maximise revenue through an improved understanding of coding, casemix and DRGs and will provide feedback to WSLHD district clinical coders, clinicians, costing and reporting teams to continually improve coding quality and NWAU targets, in consultation with the WSLHD District Clinical Coding Manager & WSLHD Clinical Documentation Specialist Manager. This position is integral to the effective delivery of the WSLHD Clinical Coding Quality plan, and includes auditing, coding review and regular consultation with key stakeholders to sustain coding improvements across WSLHD.


The position will be responsible for extracting data from reporting platforms such as iPM, Aladdin & HRT, and for implementing and using available coding audit tools including PICQ to review, trend, benchmark and evaluate coding quality. The Clinical Coding Educator/ Auditor will be responsible for measuring and sustaining key performance indicators (KPIs) in consultation with the WSLHD Clinical Coding Management team to ensure coding quality is optimal and compliant with coding standards across district facilities.


As part of WSLHD New Ways of Working there is the potential to work some of the working week remotely at home if suitable.


People with disabilities who meet the selection criteria are encouraged to apply; and where required, WSLHD will implement reasonable adjustment consistent with industry standard.


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This position is permanent full time (Job share may be considered), working 38 hours per week and is classified as a Health Manager Level 3.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.



Selection Criteria 1. Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Information Management) or equivalent tertiary qualification, and/or relevant experience with eligibility for membership of HIMAA.

2. Completion of (or currently undertaking or willing to undertake) recognised qualifications in clinical coding audit.

3. High level experience and competency and extensive recent clinical coding experience at tertiary level using ICD- 10-AM & ACHI with a thorough understanding of the Australian Coding Standards and a high level understanding of Casemix, DRGs and Activity Based Funding models and their application within the health system

4. Demonstrated ability to lead, conduct, measure, validate and sustain coding quality improvement activities in relation to clinically coded data, including coding audits, ACBA or similar audit tools, error correction, analysis and presentation of results.

5. Demonstrated experience in developing, designing and delivering education and training programs related to clinical coding

6. Ability to extract data from source systems & data warehouses and implement and use available coding audit tools including PICQ to review, trend, analyse, benchmark and evaluate coding quality

7. Ability to independently feedback individual coding quality results to coding team members and clinicians to ensure coding is optimal

8. Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, prioritisation and organisation skills to communicate coding quality results to key stakeholders.
Contact Person Nina Lean
Contact Number 0418234625
Contact Email Nina.Lean@health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 27/09/2017
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view