Position Details
Reference Number 24323
Position Title Health Information Manager / Clinical Coder
Employment Type Full time - permanent
Division Information Services
Location Bendigo - Main campuses
EBA Classification Dependent on qualifications
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. Our organisation vision is "Healthy communities and world class healthcare".


The organisation services the Loddon Mallee region, which covers about 26 per cent of Victoria and a population around 307,000. We provide health care across the entire lifespan from pre-natal and newborn babies to the aged, their families and carers.

Bendigo Health, employs around 3400 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  

Health Information Services
Health Information Services (HIS) provides a range of services for Bendigo Health including access to patient information system (iPM), casemix and coding, freedom of information, medical records form design and records standards, medical transcription service, requests for medical records/request for other information and privacy.

This position will be responsible for accurate and timely coding and DRG analysis including auditing, data reporting to external parties, quality improvement activities and participation in other Clinical Coding Service activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coding and grouping of inpatient episodes, using ICD-10-AM classification and 3M Australian Grouping and Coding Applications software in accordance with Australian and Victorian Coding Standards.
  • Keep up to date with Australian Coding Standards, Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) funding guidelines and Hospital Admission policy.
  • Achievement of internal and external coding deadlines and assisting in completion of outstanding diagnosis coding as a priority.
  • Participate in an ongoing coding auditing program that improves coding and optimise revenue results.
  • Being aware of outliers and other data indicators at the time of coding, to ensure diagnosis or procedure codes accurately reflect the episode of care. Where necessary seek clarification through the coding query/audit process if documentation is unclear.
  • Participation in regular coding and education meetings as well as meetings with clinical units regarding casemix, coding and documentation issues.
  • Participating in internal coding consistency education, coding edition update education workshops and HIMAA education sessions and conferences.
  • Adherence to the Australian Code of Ethics for Clinical Coders.

Title: Health Inforamtion Service / Clinical Coder

Department: Health Information Services

Classification: According to experience
Hours: 80 per fortnight
Status: Full time ongoing


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.Minimum of 2 years unsupervised coding experience in a Health Service with similar casemix.

03.Demonstrable knowledge of Australian and Victorian Coding standards.

04.Knowledge of Victorian Casemix 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 (03) 5454 8305
Alternate Contact Person Reshma Faroqui
Alternate Contact Number (03) 5454 8321
Closing Date 01/05/2018
Position Description
HIM_Clinical Coder Apr18.docx 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.