Advanced Clinical Coder

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About the role

Permanent full time opportunity.

  • To ensure the complete and accurate clinical classification for all inpatient episodes to meet the data reporting requirements of Queensland Health.
  • An Advanced Clinical Coder is acknowledged as having high level clinical coding skills and knowledge, across a broad range of specialties in a tertiary setting, including Activity Based Funding, through extensive on the job experience.
  • Undertake auditing activities, data verification and clinical liaison to ensure the quality and timeliness of inpatient morbidity data.
  • Provide ongoing engagement, as part of a collaborative team approach, to clinicians and clinical programs regarding coding, documentation, education and the health informatics needs of the hospital

About you

Our ideal candidate will be someone who can carry out the following key accountabilities in accordance with the Metro North Health's values:

  • Undertake program specific clinician education sessions and quality assurance audits alongside Service Line Health Information Managers (SLHIMS) as required.
  • Proactively participate and organise end of month tasks, including ward coding, promoting teamwork to ensure monthly deadlines are met.
  • Assist the Coding Manager and Clinical Coding Educator in the training and supervision of new and existing Coders/HIMs/Students and respond to coding queries at an advanced level.
  • Promote a safe and happy workplace by following the defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality services.
  • Undertake other duties as directed by the Senior Health Information Manager.

Health Equity

It is expected that all Metro North Health staff, including the incumbent of this role as a valuable member of the Metro North workforce, contribute to the health equity agenda and meet the intent of supporting the defined six actions that specifically meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS), by actively supporting the elimination of racial discrimination and institutional racism; supporting increased access to health care; influencing the social, cultural and economic determinants of health; supporting the delivery of sustainable, culturally safe and responsive health services;  and recognise the importance of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations to design, deliver, monitor and review the health and support services we provide.

Benefits when working for us

  • Rewarding career and development opportunities across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical areas
  • Value driven organisation which provides a work environment that is safe, satisfying, flexible, and promotes a healthy work-life balance
  • Flexible working arrangements and competitive salary rates with annual incremental increases
  • Benefit from a higher than standard employer contribution to Superannuation of up to 12.75% and access to salary packaging

Be part of a world-class, dynamic and growing health service that embraces technology and innovation, excellence in healthcare, quality teaching and cutting edge research. Metro North Health is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees. We offer unique and rewarding professional development opportunities in a safe and flexible work environment with a focus on putting our people first. You can find out more about why it's so great to work at Metro North here: ( )

Job ad reference number: PCH571211
Close date: Tuesday 25th June 2024

Find out about the role in more detail and how to apply in the attached Role Description.


11 June 2024
Location: Australia Queensland Brisbane - North
Salary: As per State Award AUD per year
Work type:
Locum Tenens
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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