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Medical Coder

Cancer Institute NSW
  • Employment Type: Permanent Full Time (Part-time considered)
  • Position Classification: Health Manager Level 1
  • Remuneration: $74,406 - $100,090 excluding superannuation
  • Hours Per Week: 38
  • Requisition ID: REQ159013


  • Be part of an organisation that makes a difference in cancer control in NSW
  • Part-time applications will be considered
  • Flexible and remote work requirements will also be considered
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply
  • Current Ministry of Health employees can retain and transfer benefits

Where you’ll be working

The Cancer Institute NSW is the NSW Government’s cancer control agency, established to lessen the impact of cancer across the state.

Working at the Cancer Institute NSW means joining a team of committed and dedicated staff who are proud to be a part of the Institute’s purpose of overseeing and accelerating the effectiveness of cancer control in NSW.

The Cancer Institute is a collaborative working environment that encourages diversity and inclusion in how we work and the way we work together. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply. Greater consideration will be given to suitable applicants, in order to improve access to employment and career opportunities (GSE Rule 26).

What you’ll be doing

In this role, you will review and analyse information on cancer notifications, translating the information into specific codes in accordance with ICDO and IARC guidelines. You will be entering data into the Cancer Registry Information System to support the maintenance of accurate and dependable data for the purposes of cancer research.

Essential requirements

  • A minimum of six years oncology coding experience working in a Population Cancer Registry or a Clinical Cancer Registry.
  • Experience and or familiarity with the coding of oncology treatment and surgical data.
  • Competency in and an understanding of a large volume database.
  • Extensive understanding of ICDO3 coding and principles.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of medical terminology including gross anatomy, histological and pathological terms.
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated, relevant, equivalent professional experience and training.
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with confidential and sensitive patient information.

Pre-screening questions

  1. Please describe an example that highlights your experience with oncology coding and the coding of oncology treatment and surgical data as well as the work environment(s) (e.g. Hospital/Local health District) you have worked in.
  2. Outline the clinical coding course training and qualifications you have completed. Please include where and when you completed the courses as well as a summary of the course components.


Need more information? 

All Cancer Institute roles are based at Eveleigh, however, the Ministry of Health will be relocating the Cancer Institute to St Leonards in mid-2020.

The Cancer Institute NSW is unable to offer salary packaging. Salaries will be negotiated commensurate to experience and qualifications of the role.

The Cancer Institute NSW supports flexible working practices for all employees and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities. Stepping Up aims to assist Aboriginal job applicants by providing information about applying for roles in NSW Health. For more information please visit www.steppingup.health.nsw.gov.au.

Please indicate if you have any accessibility requirements in your application or speak with the contact person should you be called for an interview. We provide reasonable adjustment for people with a disability during the recruitment process and during their employment.

To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

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