Clinical Coder

Medical Records - Timaru Hospital

Permanent, Part-time, 40 hours per fortnight

With the possibility of working up to full time to cover leave


Every moment matters is not only our vision, it is our commitment to enhance the health and independence of the people of South Canterbury. We do things differently at the SCDHB, we believe extraordinary leadership can emerge from anywhere in our workforce, and the best ideas tend to come from staff closest to our patients and our patients themselves.

An opportunity exists for a qualified clinical coder in ICD-10-AM to be part of our extremely busy clinical coding team.

The successful candidate must be flexible and able to work up to full time covering leave.

This role will keep your brain fully engaged. It will be your responsibility to provide accurate and timely abstracting disease and procedure clinical coding for each patient discharged by our healthcare facility. 

This is a key role which directly impacts our “bottom line” in terms of the funding our DHB ultimately receives from the Ministry.

Therefore a critical eye for detail, an inquiring mind able to accurately interpret clinical notes and align those successfully with the most appropriate coding options, precise and timely data inputting skills, plus extensive reporting and analysis abilities are all seen as being essential requirements for success in this position.   

If you are passionate about clinical coding, strive for excellence in what you do, with a resilient, intelligent mind and a compassionate heart, then you won’t do better than joining us at South Canterbury DHB and proudly place yourself amongst some great clinical coders in New Zealand .


Please apply for this vacancy online at

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.  If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications deadline: OPEN 2019

Please note that the recruitment process and interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis. As soon as a potential candidate can be found, this position will be closed.

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: ILAJ9136832

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN