Clinical Coder (Administrative Officer Level 4 / 5 or Medical Records Administrator)

Health Records and Information
REQ134549 Requisition #



Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Administrative Officer Level 4 / 5 or Medical Records Administrator
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ134549

An exciting opportunity to join Sydney Local Health District!

We are looking for an experienced Clinical Coder to join a dynamic and dedicated team.

Your new role...
The Clinical Coder role will be based at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.

The SLHD Clinical Coding Unit is responsible for providing accurate, timely and complete classification of diagnoses and procedures for the NSW Ministry of Health inpatient coding morbidity submission deadlines.

The SLHD Clinical Coder will use ICD-10-AM/ACHI classifications, Australian Coding Standards (ACS) and the 3M Codefinder to classify diagnoses and procedures extracted from the medical record as part of the coding process.

The SLHD Clinical Coder will also undertake functions relating to coding, grouping and data quality by analysing the Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) in the final stages of coding to ensure the DRG is appropriate for the patients complexity.  The Clinical Coder will be responsible for escalating coding queries relating to documentation with the clinicians to ensure all diagnoses and procedures are captured for coding. The Clinical Coder will also review the length of stay for each DRG and escalate any outliers to the Coding Management Team for further review.
The SLHD Clinical Coder will be proactive in their continued learning and professional development, and participate in the SLHD Coder Competency Framework and internal development programs to ensure a high standard of coding quality.

The ideal candidate will have...

  • Completion of a recognised ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS coding course or relevant tertiary qualification in Health Information Management.

  • Recent experience and competence using ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS 10th Edition.
  • Experience using 3M Codefinder and other coding resource materials.

What you will get in return...

  • You will become a part of a high performing and supportive team.
  • Enjoy the ability to utilise Concord’s staff gym, along with opportunity for Salary Packaging.    

SLHD is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability are encouraged to apply for all internal and externally advertised positions. If you require assistance, please advise the contact person at the time of your application.

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For further details on the role, please view the Position Description


For enquiries, please contact Gregory Nolan on 9767 7867 or at 



If you think this role is for you, then please address the selection criteria and submit your resume by the closing date.


Applications Close: 21 November 2019

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