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Reference Number 14054
Position Title Coding Team Leader/Coding Manager
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Entity Hospitals
Location Calvary Mater Newcastle
Award / Enterprise Agreement Classification NSW Pub - HSU - Health Services Manager Lvl 1
NSW Pub - HSU - Health Services Manager Lvl 2
Salary $74,406.20 to $116,036.79
Hours 38
Position Summary

Coding Team Leader/Senior Clinical Coder

  • Join our committed team of clinical coders striving for excellence
  • Well established professional work environment and separate work unit
  • Access to staff at all levels and ability to make a difference in what you do well
  • Permanent full time Position with some flexibility
  • Excellent salary packaging options available

About the role

A vacancy exists for a highly motivated and qualified Senior Clinical Coder to work at Coding Team Leader/Coding Manager level.  With appropriate knowledge and skills you would be joining a friendly and supportive team.  This position and the Coding Unit are part of our wider services framework striving to provide quality inpatient coded data to supports the goals of the organisation. The position provides senior administrative support to the Manager HIS & ICT for the functions of the Coding Unit, assists team members to work together and effectively to generate consistent and accurate coded data, as well as processes a routine coding workload within the position itself routinely allowing technical skills to be maintained.  

Management of coding throughput to meet monthly reporting deadlines and assisting with the interpretation of PICQ Performance Indicators for Coding Quality audit reports, as well as coded reports generation from various systems used form part of this very interesting role. The Coding Team Leader ensures that team members have access to current and appropriate resources, and encourages participation in wider education activities as these become available.

The Coding Team Leader works with the coding team to ensure understanding and accurate implementation of the Australian Coding Standards and changes as they occur, encourages and enables discussion of difficult cases as these arise within the team, and works to ensure that the monthly coding deadlines can be routinely met. The position supports management, research and audit activities, includes some routine reporting requirements, assists clinicians to better understand coding requirements, raises concerns about clinical documentation where these arise in an effort to code cases more accurately, responds to NSW Cancer Registry inpatient notification queries, and assists with HAC coding reviews. 

This role works closely with the Manager HIS & ICT on a professional level.

What you bring  

  • Current and substantial ICD10AM coding qualification and experience
  • Experience working in a tertiary referral hospital or acute public health setting
  • A desire to continually strive for quality improvement in all facets of work
  • Excellent communication and computer skills including for coding specific systems
  • A desire to join a team committed to the care of others in a mission based organisation


This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

About Calvary

Calvary is a national Catholic provider of health, community and aged care services operating in six states and territories. Our services include public and private hospital care, acute and sub-acute care, home care services and retirement and aged care services, in both rural and metropolitan areas.  Calvary employs over 11,000 people and has over 1,500 volunteers.

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need.  We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.

How to join the team

To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.

Please note: attached to the job advertisement on the Calvary Careers portal are important documents relating to the role. Please ensure you view these documents before beginning your application. It is suggested that you download a copy of these for your reference.

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia. Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing.

As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.



Selection Criteria Essential: Demonstrated high level of experience in the use of ICD-10-AM codes in an acute tertiary hospital with demonstrated good coding quality and productivity, and coding auditing experience.
Essential: HIMAA endorsed Clinical Coding qualification in ICD10-AM or equivalent.
Essential: Advanced Medical Terminology skills with ability to communicate effectively with clinicians about documentation requirements for coding, and to liaise with staff at all levels.
Essential: Proven ability to use relevant Information Technology and computerised hospital information systems, and the ability to learn new systems easily. eg. 3M Codefinder, Turbocoder, iPM, Cerner, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, PICQ Performance Indicators for Coding Quality.
Essential: Demonstrated Computer Literacy including Microsoft Office reports and Microsoft Excel data presentation skills.
Essential: Knowledge of Activity Based Funding principles and how clinical coding affects ARDRG assignment and hospital funding.
Essential: Proven ability to work unsupervised, and as a member of a small and efficient team.
Essential: Ability to maintain the strictest confidentiality in all work matters and commitment to Privacy principles.
Essential: Commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of Calvary with the ability and desire to uphold these principles.
Desirable: Knowledge of PICQ Performance Indicators for Coding Quality.
Desirable: 3M Codefinder experience.
Desirable: Degree or Diploma in Health Information Management.
Contact Person Brad Rochester
Contact Number (02) 4014 3818
Alternate Contact Person Nicole Crockett
Alternate Contact Number (02) 4014 3818
Alternate Contact Email
Closing Date 20/11/2020
Position Description
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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.