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What does a Senior Clinical Coder do?

A Senior Clinical Coder oversees the practice of using patient information to create coding classifications. These classifications are used for data collection and research purposes. A Senior Clinical Coder leads a team of coders as they analyse patient records and assign codes to procedures and treatments. Where relevant criteria are met, coders use codes to understand the procedures taking place a health facility.

Senior Clinical Coders should have strong leadership skills and be able to work as part of a team. Communication skills are important and you’ll also need strong analytical skills. Senior Clinical Coders should have excellent attention to detail and a thorough understanding of medical terminology. You’ll need to follow correct policies and procedures and should be able to manage your time well.

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How much does a Senior Clinical Coder earn?

In Australia, a full time Senior Clinical Coder generally earns $1,440 per week ($74,880 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Senior Clinical Coder?

There has been a strong increase in employment numbers in this industry over the last five years. There are currently 1,300 people working in this profession in Australia and some of them specialise as a Senior Clinical Coder. Senior Clinical Coders may find work in larger towns and cities where major medical facilities are located.

Source: Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Senior Clinical Coder?

If you’re interested in a career as a Senior Clinical Coder, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Clinical Classification. This course covers health classification standards and explains how they are applied to human anatomy, physiology and health statistics.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.