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Reference Number 10498
Position Title Trainee Clinical Coder
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Entity Finance & Information Technology
Location Base Hospital – Drummond Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350
Award Classification Victorian Public Health Sector (Health Professional, Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Officers) Multiple Enterprise Agreement 2011-2015 - Admin Grade 1
Hours 32
Position Summary

Trainee Clinical Coder

Health Information Services

Fixed Term - Part Time

(32 hrs per fortnight)

Ballarat Health Services provides a complex range of surgical, medical, obstetric, psychiatric, palliative care, rehabilitation and residential services. Ballarat is located approximately 75 minutes drive west of Melbourne and offers a wide range of recreational, sporting and social facilities for a population of over 90,000 people.  A vibrant, progressive regional city, Ballarat is large enough to retain its own regional flavour but is within easy commuting distance to Melbourne.


BHS has a Digital Medical Record which allows for development and innovation in coding practices and work arrangement flexibility.


We are seeking a Trainee Clinical Coder for our Clinical Coder Training Program (CCTP). The successful applicant will be trained via a systematic progression through episode complexity to become a fully independent clinical coder. This is a two day per week position for 9-12 months, with potential for ongoing employment as a clinical coder, subject to successful completion of the CCTP.  



Key selection criteria include:

  • Health Information Manager or Clinical Coder qualification (HIMAA or similar)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Competent with MS Office applications 

For further information please contact Kylie Holcombe, Coding Auditor on 5320 4335 or access the BHS website for specific position details www.bhs.org.au


All applications to be submitted online.


Appointment is subject to satisfactory clearance of a current Police Record Check and Immunisation Clearance.

Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a formal Coding qualification (for example HIMAA, OTEN or HIM qualification)?
Desirable: Do you have any coding experience?
Contact Person Kylie Holcombe
Contact Number 5320 4335
Alternate Contact Person Jane Dunne
Alternate Contact Number 5340 4197
Closing Date 22/04/2016
Position Description
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