Assistant Director: Diagnosis Related Group

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PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT:  WESTERN CAPE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

DIRECTORATE: CLINICAL CODING SERVICES AND DIAGNOSIS RELATED GROUPS

(HEAD OFFICE, CAPE TOWN BASED AT TYGERBERG HOSPITAL OFFICE)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DIAGNOSIS RELATED GROUPS

Remuneration:  R356 289 per annum

Service benefits: 13th cheque, employer’s contribution to the pension fund, housing medical aid allowance

Requirements: Minimum educational qualification: A health-related three-year National Diploma or degree registrable with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) or the South African Nursing Council (SANC).

Registration with a professional council: Current registration with the HPCSA or SANC.

Experience: Appropriate experience and knowledge of Diagnosis Related Groups — Appropriate experience and knowledge with regards to UPFS and/or Activity Based Costing and/or Other costing models — Appropriate leading organisational knowledge and experience level of Clinical Coding (Diagnostic and Procedural coding).

Inherent requirements of the job: Valid unendorsed (Code B/EB) driver’s licence — Willingness to travel on a regular basis away from work place to visit Healthcare Facilities that fall under the Western Cape Department of Health.

Competencies (knowledge/skills): Excellent written and verbal communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape — Ability to interpret and apply financial policies, procedures and prescripts, ability to work independently and within a team and able to liaise at a high level — Excellent conflict management, interpersonal, change management and leadership skills — Ability to represent the Department with confidence in engagements with internal and external clients, as well as other Departmental Institutions — Knowledge and experience of human resource management, especially labour relations, performance management, staff development and disciplinary procedures — Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Duties (key result areas/outputs): Provide supervision and guidance with regards to Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) to ensure all audited data are allocated to a DRG utilising the DRG encoder and that the required analysis is performed — Assist with DRG Encoder adjustment and Maintenance and Development — Manage/participate in strategic relationships, interactions and transactions with external stakeholders with regards to Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) — Perform effective and efficient supervision, planning and co-ordination of activities in the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs) component — Support sub-projects linked to eCCR and DRG implementation — Professional communication both telephonically and in writing with all role players — Accurate record keeping and analysis of eCCR and DRG Clinical Coding data — General office and ad hoc duties.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a competency test.

Enquiries: Mr F Vorster, tel. 021 938 4362 or e-mail: frans.vorster@westerncape.gov.za

Closing Date: 28 December 2018

Applications are submitted online via www.westerncape.gov.za/health-jobs

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