Purpose of Position
The purpose of the position is to maximize the quality of clinical documentation and to promote the importance of quality documentation to quality coding, through high quality education of, effective liaison with, and provision of expert advice to clinical and non-clinical staff at all levels of the organisation. This will lead to more accurate clinical coding and optimal financial allocations in an Activity Based Funding environment.
The position has responsibility to achieve these outcomes across the entire Central Coast Local Health District.
This will be achieved using strategies such as;
Timely review of inpatient medical records to facilitate accurate representation of the severity of illness,
Promotion of appropriate clinical documentation through extensive liaison and interaction with clinicians, nursing staff, other patient caregivers and clinical coders to ensure documentation reflects the level of service rendered to patients is complete and accurate.
These and other as yet unidentified strategies to achieve the goal will be the responsibility of the Clinical Coding Liaison Officer.
The position will also be responsible for the design and implementation of new strategies aimed at achieving the position goal.
Formal qualifications and extensive experience as a Clinical Coder and/or Health Information Manager with demonstrated knowledge across a broad range of specialities.
Demonstrated understanding of Activity Based Funding and Management
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to develop and deliver training material and reports, give presentations, engage clinicians, negotiate change and effectively communicate with a wide range of health professionals within a large multidisciplinary organisation.
Demonstrated ability to analyse, interpret and action complex data and the capacity to identify trends and issues that arise and provide expert advisory services in relation to this.
Excellent planning, time management and organisational skills particularly in the area of managing multiple tasks, working within a team and multi-disciplinary issues to meet deadlines. Must also be able to work outside normal working hours when required to meet with clinicians.
Demonstrated experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of educational strategies, project management skills and the demonstrated ability to successfully drive change in a large and complex organisation.
Demonstrated knowledge of systems used to collect patient, clinical and financial information including eMR; 3M CodeFinder; ABM Portal; Business Objects; Oracle and their relevance to clinical coding and activity based funding.
Demonstrated commitment to Caring for the Coast vision, goals and strategies, with demonstrated behaviours which align with the NSW Health CORE values and CCLHD Values and behaviours charter.