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Position Title: Clinical Coder
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 13/03/2020
Application Closing Date: 31/03/2020 11PM
Job #: 060948
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Clinical Coder

Dunedin Hospital

  • Excellent opportunity to train on the job
  • Be part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Full time (40 hours per week), permanent position


About the Team

Our talented team of clinical coders deliver accurate, thorough information for the health of our region. We are looking for an enthusiastic clinical coder or trainee clinical coder to join our supportive team of nine.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

You will be responsible for identifying and translating inpatient medical procedures, interventions and diagnoses into code using various systems such as ICD 10-AM 11th Edition (and any subsequent editions), the Australian Coding Standards (ACS) and the Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI).

You will gain a real sense of satisfaction in contributing to monthly and yearly reporting deadlines for the Southern DHB and the Ministry of Health, working closely with your team and other staff within the Southern DHB.

If you do not hold a formal coding qualification, we will offer excellent 1:1 training and support to help you achieve this.

The role is a full-time opportunity working between Monday-Friday and based at Dunedin Hospital.


About You

The successful applicant will preferably have coded in ICD-10-AM 11th Edition, and ideally hold (or be studying towards) a HIMAA Clinical Coding qualification and will therefore have some understanding of the requirements of clinical coding within a health environment.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be able to work well within a team
  • Have excellent comprehension and organisational skills
  • Be motivated and reliable
  • Have exceptional time management skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • High standard of accuracy whilst working with complex information
  • Be able to work under pressure

Other essential requirements include a commitment to quality, achievement of excellence and the ability to apply in practice what is learned in theory, with a common sense approach to problem solving.

If you fit the criteria above and are enthusiastic about Clinical Coding, but do not have a formal coding qualification, we want to hear from you.

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience in line with PSA South Island Administrative MECA.


About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! For further information please contact Tara Hobbs, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate and Women’s & Children’s Directorates Email:


Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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