Senior Clinical Coder (524084)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Mar 23, 2021
Medicine Full-time, Part-time

Job Description:


$86,451 to $90,735 per annum


General Stream Band 5


Health and Human Services (Tasmanian State Service) Award

Period of Employment

Permanent, full time, day work, working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that part time hours may be negotiated with the successful applicant.


Health Information Management Services- Clinical Coding, Royal Hobart Hospital


Under the guidance of the Clinical Coding Management Team, the Senior Clinical Coder is responsible for:

  • Auditing clinical coding data within the specifications of the Agency’s Clinical Coding Auditing Framework.

Providing clinical coding training and education activities to the Clinical Coding team as well as support and mentoring to the clinical coding team members, including trainee clinical coders.

Accurate and timely clinical coding of inpatient separations in accordance with Hospital, State and Commonwealth data standards and reporting requirements, for the purposes of:

  • Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Group (AR-DRG) assignment for Activity Based Funding (ABF)
  • Inpatient activity reporting
  • Clinical and non-clinical research and casemix analysis; and
  • Patient care quality improvement
  • Adhering to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) guidelines whilst utilising the current edition of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and Australian Coding Standards (ACS).

Essential Requirements

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

1. Conviction checks in the following areas:

a) Crimes of Violence

b) Sex Related Offences

c) Serious Drug Offences

d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) Generic Senior Clinical Coder Band 5 (March 2021).pdf
(image) Generic Senior Clinical Coder Band 5 (March 2021).docx
(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply now" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form and to complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume.

Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Referee details are submitted as part of the online application so make sure you have the contact details of two referees before applying.

For further information contact

Nicola Hunt
Clinical Coding Manager
Phone: (03) 6777 6545
Email: [email protected]

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