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Assistant Director: Diagnosis Related Groups

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: RR356 289 per annum

Western Cape Department of Health







Directorate: Clinical Coding Services and Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)(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 coordination 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:

Closing Date: 18 April 2019 

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