Position Details
Reference Number 25925
Position Title Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder
Employment Type Full time - permanent
Division Quality & Patient Information
Location Bendigo - Main campuses
EBA Classification/Range
EBA:  Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  HLTHINFO MGRGR1YR4

EBA:  Allied Health Professionals (Victorian Public Health Sector) Single Interest Enterprise Agreement 2016 - 2020
Classification:  HLTHINFO MGRGR2 YR4

Hours per fortnight 80
Position Summary

Bendigo Health is a leader in regional health care, combining outstanding services with a strong education, training and personal development culture. Bendigo is one of Victoria's fastest growing regional cities, our vision is "Excellent Care. Every Person. Every Time." 

The Quality and Patient Information Division provides leadership for the nursing workforce throughout Bendigo Health as it led by our Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer. Nurses are the largest work group within Bendigo Health and the division has a keen focus on supporting our nursing workforce to feel valued and empowered to provide excellent care. Our aspiration for nurses and midwifes at Bendigo Health is; Always caring, Always achieving.

Quality and Patient Information Division provides leadership and support for quality improvement, patient safety and experience and health information services across the organisation.  The division, through both Health Information Services and Quality have key roles in medical record management, clinical documentation, Freedom of Information, patient safety, quality improvement, risk management, external reporting and compliance requirements. There is a strong strategic and operational focus of promoting quality improvement, supporting the organisation to review incidents, data and systems to improve patient outcomes and efficiency of the business.

Health Information Services (HIS) provides a range of services for Bendigo Health including:

  • Specialised management of health information and medical records;
  • Clinical coding and expertise in clinical classification and activity based funding models;
  • Clinical documentation education and support;
  • Statutory data reporting compliance mandated by Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) policies and business rules;
  • Data quality responsibilities across Bendigo Health to maintain integrity for internal and external reporting;
  • Medical records form design and records standards;
  • Freedom of Information (FOI) responsibilities and Release of Information (ROI) for general practitioners and external health care providers; and
  • Medical transcription services.

Bendigo Health, employs around 3800 people, is the largest employer in the region and boasts many great staff benefits that include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging (meals and entertainment and accommodation)
  • Staff health and wellbeing program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free immunisations
  • Social club
  • Smoke free environment


Title: Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder

Department: Health Information Services

Classification:  According to experience

Hours: 80 per fortnight

Status:  Permanent full time / permanent part time opportunities available


For further information on the role please refer to the position description.  Applications are to be submitted online. 

Selection Criteria
01.A tertiary qualification in Health Information Management (or equivalent) or recognised Clinical Coding course and eligible for membership of the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMMA).

02.Unsupervised coding experience in a Health Service with similar casemix.

03.Demonstrable knowledge of Australian and Victorian Coding standards.

04.Knowledge of activity based funding models.

05.Demonstrate competency in a range of software applications (PICQ, 3M Codefinder, Microsoft Office).

06.Demonstrate high standard of organisation, communication, attention to detail and interpersonal skills.
Contact Person Julie Ritchie
Contact Number (0429) 542 261
Alternate Contact Person Reshma Faroqui Zujam
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5454 8321
Closing Date 21/05/2019
Position Description
HIM Clinical Coder.pdf Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.