Position Details
Reference Number 36739
Position Title Health Information Manager
Employment Status Permanent Part Time, Fixed Term Full Time
Location Austin Hospital
Hours per Week 47.60
Position Summary

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Health Information Manager to join our Casemix Department within Health Information Services.


Details of Department

The role of Health Information Services (HIS) is to provide a complete and accurate health information service to patients, staff and the community in a polite and prompt manner for the overall benefit of patient care. 

HIS consists of Medical Record Operations, Casemix/Coding Services, Data Group and Corporate Records Management. The Service has a staffing of approximately 58 EFT located over three sites. 

Amongst its functions, HIS provides medical record scanning, retrieval, medical typing, morbidity data collection, release of patient information including Freedom of Information and is a resource centre for Casemix and Activity Based funding information.

In addition to the services outlined above, Health Information Services is responsible for the management of mandatory reporting including Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS), Victorian Ambulatory Casemix (VACS) and Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED). 


Details of position/position requirements

  • To carry out high quality morbidity classification of discharged patients using ICD-10-AM 11th edition 
  • To ensure that coding is completed in order to meet internal and external deadlines 
  • To optimize the quality of the coding by participating in and taking responsibility for continuous quality improvement strategies and audits 
  • To participate in Austin Health’s casemix audit programs 
  • To participate in the comprehensive and ongoing education program that is developed and implemented for Health Information Managers/Clinical Coders 
  • To maintain current knowledge of developments in all aspects of health Information management


To be successful in this role you must demonstrate/Key responsibilities will include:

  • Bachelor of Health Information Management or other equivalent qualification  
  • Eligibility for full membership to the Health Information Management Association of Australia 
  • A commitment to Austin Health values: Integrity, Accountability, Respect and Excellence 
  • Excellent clinical coding skills using ICD-10-AM 11th edition and a good understanding of Casemix/Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) 
  • Ability to determine priorities and organize workload effectively and efficiently 
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as member of a large team 
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills 
  • Well developed problem solving skills and?the ability to resolve conflict 
  • Knowledge of legislation, policies and standards relevant to Health Information Services 
  • Knowledge of medical record systems including computer systems 
  • Possession of the following personal qualities: motivation, flexibility, initiative, reliability and professionalism 
  • Minimum of one year coding in a tertiary hospital environment 


Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include flexible working arragenements including working from home, salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Contact Person Emily Currie
Contact Number (03) 9496 3708
Contact Email emily.currie@austin.org.au
Closing Date 28/02/2021
Position Description
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