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clinical coding manager in Ipswich

Ipswich, Queensland
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job description

The Clinical Coding Manager directly contributes to the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service meeting its financial management and reporting requirements under Activity Based Funding through leading the clinical coding team.

The position:

  • Leads and manages the clinical coding functions for the West Moreton Hospital and Health service.
  • Employs a range of advanced skills to code complex cases and act as a mentor for less experienced coders.
  • Manage the ongoing audit and assessment responsibilities for the coding department to ensure that the best possible practice is maintained for accurate input of coding data into Queensland Health.
  • Undertake the coding of medical records through the extraction and verification of relevant data and information.
  • Has highly developed knowledge of anatomy, clinical disease processes, medical practices, pharmacology, diagnostic and procedural terminology.
  • Undertakes management and supervisory responsibilities and contribute to the development of coding staff by providing training and support.
  • Provides clinical staff with ongoing education and support relating to coding practice and documentation guidelines including presentations at major orientation programs.
  • Clarify inconsistent, ambiguous or non-specific clinical information in medical records by consulting with the responsible Medical Officer.
  • Utilise the 3M Codefinder Software, relevant patient information systems and related pathology and associated databases to assist in verification and allocation of ICD-10-AM codes.
  • Provide expert advice and support to Clinical Coders through provision of feedback in relation to coding, audit and clinical knowledge queries.
  • Participate in the clinical coding community of practice within the Health sector.
  • Assist with performing data reporting processes such as data extraction, validation and submission.
  • Ability to lead the coding team to consistently achieve coding deadlines and appropriately prioritise workload and work effectively as part of a team.
  • To comply with the requirements of workplace health and safety, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination practices and behaviour in the work environment.
  • Comply with the Code of Conduct and contemporary human resource management practices including workplace health and safety, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination policies as applied in the working environment.
  • Provide ethical decision making in the achievement of organisation goals.
  • Actively contribute to developing and maintaining a culture which values health and safety and where staff are vigilant to risks of harm to their co-workers, clients or visitors.
  • Actively participate in the Health Service Performance Planning and Appraisal and Individual Development Planning processes.
  • responds to any other reasonable requests from the Director of Clinical Information Systems or the Chief Information Officer.

Whats on offer:

  • Directly working for the Queensland Government
  • Salary package
  • Asap start

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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