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June

Clinical Documentation Specialist

Mater Health Services North Queensland - Pimlico, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Clinical Documentation Specialist
Work type: Permanent
Position Classification: Registered Nurse Level 3
Remuneration: EA Hourly Rate Range $55.71-$58.27
Location: Townsville
Categories: Health Information Management

About the role
Mater Private Hospital Townsville is currently seeking an experienced Nursing Professional to join the Health Information Management team on a Permanent basis.
What you’ll be doing
As the Clinical Documentation Specialist you will advise and support clinicians including Mater doctors, VMOs, nursing and allied health staff in the requirements of accurate and complete clinical documentation as required by the ICD-10-AM and AR-DRG classifications, in order to capture all contributing factors to patient care, acuity and complexity in the coded data as guided by the Australian Coding Standards.
This role will focus on continuous improvement and quality of documentation to support best clinical practice and the Mater’s ability to be appropriately remunerated for patient activity. This position will maintain a sustainable approach to the accurate and complete capture of required clinical documentation for clinical coding purposes and associated inpatient clinical documentation review processes.
About you
To be successful in this role you will possess:
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with a current licence to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to quickly gain knowledge of, hospital based clinical coding processes, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-AM) and Diagnostic Related Groups (AR-DRGs) and how they relate to inpatient funding.
  • Good understanding of clinical documentation in a hospital environment and experience in auditing and reviewing clinical documentation for variance, completeness and improvement.
  • Proven ability and experience in implementing change and improvement processes in a clinical environment with successful outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, critically analyse and solve problems to reach satisfactory and effective outcomes.
  • High level of interpersonal skill including demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of clinicians about clinical matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to educate, provide feedback and coach clinicians.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage, influence and motivate clinicians to achieve required outcomes.
  • Highly effective communication skills and the ability to negotiate to achieve workable outcomes.
Why join us?
In return for your skills, compassion, integrity and enthusiastic commitment, you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research. Working together as part of a larger team, you will help support Mater to improve the health of the community, empowering people to live better lives through improved health and wellbeing.
In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the Spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take home pay with our salary packaging options, support towards ongoing professional development, access to fitness passport, and many other benefits not offered in other workplaces.
To be eligible for employment in this role you must be one of the following:
  • An Australian Citizen
  • A permanent resident of Australia
  • A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport
  • A citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia
For more information, please contact Regan Dent, Manager - Revenue Assurance, on regan.dent@mater.org.au.
Closing date for applications is Monday, 14th June 2021.
Please note we will be reviewing and contacting applicants prior to closing date so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.


Selection Criteria
Essential: Do you hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Nursing degree?
Essential: Are you currently registered with AHPRA?
Essential: Have you completed any Post Graduate Study? If yes what qualifications do you hold?
Essential: Please explain what is your knowledge of hospital based clinical coding processes, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-AM) or Diagnostic Related Groups (AR-DRGs) and how they relate to inpatient funding?
Essential: Please explain your experience with clinical documentation in a hospital environment and experience in auditing and reviewing clinical documentation for variance, completeness and improvement?
Essential: Please explain where you have demonstrated educating or providing feedback or coaching clinicians?

Pimlico, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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