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REQ97180 Requisition #
Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Admin Off Lvl 5
Remuneration: 65126 - 66677
Hours Per Week: 38
Location: Randwick/ Westmead
Requisition ID: REQ97180

What you'll be doing
We are looking for a dynamic, innovative Experienced Clinical Coder (minimum 2 years) to join our unit. The Clinical Coder is required to assign accurate and timely clinical codes to episodes of care through analysis of clinical documentation using the classification system ICD-10-AM/ACHI and applying the Australian Coding Standards.

The unit prides itself in excellent turnaround time, activity based education, clinical engagement, coding reviews and quality activities. Coding workstations are set up with dual large monitors to facilitate the abstraction of information online using and a comprehensive Electronic Medical Record (eMR).

We value our coders and offer:
  • Competitive remuneration and salary packaging option
  • Commitment to ensuring ongoing professional development
  • Coder/clinician education meetings
  • Supportive orientation and education programs
The role is responsible for assigning accurate and timely clinical codes to episodes of care through analysis of clinical documentation using the appropriate version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI), and applying Australian Coding Standards.

Decision Making:

Trouble shoot and problem solve issues relating to the clinical coding function making coding decisions in consultation with the Australian coding standards and Hospital & network guidelines. Some coding decisions may require escalation to the Coding Educator or the Coding Quality Manager. The incumbent is expected to liaise with appropriate staff to achieve resolution.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


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

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For role related queries or questions contact Aisha Kattar on aisha.kattar@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 25/09/2019

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