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Reference Number 39772
Position Title Coding & Casemix Project Officer
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City Campus, Parkville
Award Health Professionals [1]
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  • Clinical Coding Project officer
  • Grade 3
  • Part time fixed term 12 months,  32 hours per fortnight

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced Health Information Manager looking to further their career.

The large team of HIMs working at The Royal Melbourne Hospital pride themselves in high quality coding and new staff members are supported by the Coding Manager and the five full-time Coding Auditor/Educators. Melbourne Health has implemented an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) scanned medical record thus opening up the potential for more flexible work arrangements.

  • Report 3M Codefinder issues and enhancement requests, including pathway errors to 3M
  • Liaise with the ECM System Administrator on Coding workflow, Reporting Services and the Audit tool requirements, upgrades, improvements and testing and implementation
  • Liaise with DHHS to receive the PICQ report and notifying and provide education to the Coding and Casemix team of their PICQ errors
  • Respond and provide ICD-AM diagnosis codes, ACHI codes and casemix information/data to requestors; both internal and external.
  • Liaise with the EMR team with coding and casemix related content and workflow and other related items
  • Liaise with Melbourne Health staff regarding internal projects and assist with data collection and interpretation of coding and casemix data

Key selection criteria:

The successful applicant will have an outstanding classification and casemix funding knowledge, and the ability to communicate this knowledge to others, both verbally and in written form is required.  Leadership qualities and project experience will be well regarded.


  • A minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in a clinical coding position, preferably at tertiary level
  • Eligible for membership of the Health Information Association of Australia (HIMAA)
  • ability to set and meet strategic goals
  • Demonstrated experience of accurate coding of complex inpatient episodes using ICD-10-AM and ACHI
  • Expert knowledge of Australian and Victorian Coding Standards and the ICD-10-AM and ACHI classification
  • Thorough understanding of the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset and the Policy and Funding Guidelines - Victorian Public Hospitals, Victorian Criteria for Reporting, DRG grouper logic
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office suite


  • Previous tertiary hospital experience
  • Previous staff training and education experience
  • Previous experience with IPM and the 3M Codefinder software

If you want to work in a great team environment, enjoy adding value, have a real commitment to process improvement and want an attractive salary with salary packaging benefits please apply.


Find out more about The Royal Melbourne Hospital https://www.thermh.org.au. If you have any questions or require more information, connect with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will
be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Contact Person Helen Joglou
Contact Number 0393426431
Closing Date 07/06/2018
Position Description
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