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Senior Clinical Coder

  • North Adelaide, SA, Australia, 5006
  • Permanent

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Senior Clinical Coder/Medical Record Supervisor

About the role

The Medical Records/Clinical Coding Supervisor is responsible for the supervision and efficient operation of the Medical Records Department and Coding Teams. The Medical Records Department is a service to hospital staff, patients and visiting medical officers. The Medical Records/Clinical Coder Supervisor must ensure service provision is timely and of a high quality.

 What you bring

        • Successful completion of the Health Information Management Association of      Australia (HIMAA) Clinical Coding course (certificate IV or equivalent) and or have successfully completed or currently studying the Advanced ICD-10-AM, ACHI ACS Clinical Coding (HIMAA) or equivalent
        • Have excellent knowledge of medical terminology
        • Proven ability to accurately classify diseases and procedures using ICD-10-AM (10th Edition) in a timely and accurate manner
        • Proven knowledge of casemix principles and DRGs
        • Ability to liaise with professional staff members at all levels
        • Assignment of ICD-10-AM diagnosis and procedure codes in accordance with the Australian Coding Standards
        • Ensure accurate DRG allocation to all episodes of care
        • Industry experience
        • Effective communication and organisational skills
        • Ability to supervise staff
        • Experience with computerised patient management systems and data entry


  • Supervision of Medical Records Clerical Staff to ensure Medical Records are sequenced and collected from wards and are made available for patient care in a timely manner
  • Supervision of Clinical Coding Staff
  • Manage medical record scanning and quality control activities, paper record retrieval, tracking and storage, information release for ongoing patient care
  • Ensure end of month coding deadlines are completed in a timely manner and within KPI’s set for the Department
  • Mentoring of Clinical Coders
  • Promote and coordinate coding updates
  • Work with Accounts Receivable staff for Health Fund Audits and or Health fund queries including DRG mismatches

 About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. 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:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • 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.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role.
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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