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Trainee Clinical Coder / Clinical Coder

Apply now Job no: 690176
Work type: Full time
Location: Adelaide Metro Southern
Categories: Administration and Clerical

  • Southern Adelaide Local Health Network - Corporate & Support Services, Finance - Flinders Medical Centre
  • Total Indicative Remuneration:  ASO2  $59,718 – 64,366 p.a.(pro-rata), ASO3  $69,001 – $73,586 p.a.(pro-rata)
  • Multiple Fixed Term Vacancies – Part-time and Full-time


The Clinical Coding team have multiple temporary vacancies for Trainee Clinical Coders and a Clinical Coder (possibly ongoing).  In this role you will be responsible for the timely and accurate translation of medical and procedural terminology into ICD-10-AM (International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision-Australian Modification) for use in statistical analysis, epidemiology, hospital planning, research, for the auditing of quality patient care.  An important end product of the coding process is the assignment of AR-DRG's (Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups) upon which casemix funding for inpatients is dependent.

As the Trainee Clinical Coder you will be mentored by an experienced Clinical Coder for guidance and work under a structured training program whereby you will be expected to be able to abstract information from the casenotes, use initiative and judgment, apply specific knowledge and skills as well as apply coding related skills.  As you progress through the training program you will be required to take on more complex cases while maintaining speed and accuracy.


To be successful you will need to demonstrate the ability to build and maintain effective interpersonal relationships and work as part of a team. You will have the ability to communicate and relate effectively in individual and group situations with health professionals including medical, nursing, administrative and clerical personnel. You will have the ability to use initiative and able to prioritise and meet internal and external deadlines whilst maintaining quality. Together with your ability to pay attention detail, you will be able to demonstrate your organisational, analytical and numeracy skills.


 Trainee Clinical Coder:

To be appointed as a Trainee Clinical Coder you must have successfully completed a recognised Medical Terminology Course, e.g. HIMAA, the Health Information Management Association of Australia Clinical Coding Course in ICD-10 AM (basic or intermediate level) or Part thereof of HIMAA Certificate IV i.e. Successful completion of Perform Clinical Coding (Cluster 3). 


Clinical Coder:

To be appointed as a Clinical Coder (ASO3 Level) you must have successfully completed the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) coding course and be able to demonstrate your competency in ICD-10-AM coding.  You will have a minimum of 12 months coding experience within a clinical coding service, preferably in a multidisciplinary health setting as well as experience in health related services background, preferably in a hospital environment.  In addition you must be able to demonstrate your accountability for accurate ICD-10-AM coding allocation with the ability to integrate, compute and interpret information required to produce coded clinical data. 

For part-time positions salary will be adjusted according to hours worked.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applications are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check.

Download File 690176 - Trainee Clinical Coder ASO2 - Job Pack.pdf

Download File 690176 - Clinical Coder ASO3 - Job Pack.pdf


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