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Diagnosis Related Groups Costing Specialist (24-Months Contract Post)

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: RR299 709 per annum

Western Cape Department of Health







Diagnosis Related Groups Costing Specialist (24-Months Contract Post)

Remuneration: R299 709 per annum plus 37% in lieu of service benefits

Requirements: Minimum educational qualification: A three-year health-related 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: Registration with the HPCSA or SANC. Experience: Appropriate organisational knowledge and experience level of clinical coding, DRGs, UPFS and/or activity-based costing in South Africa. 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 people, technical and conceptual skills and the ability to represent the Department with confidence in engagements with internal and external clients, as well as other Departmental Institutions • Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Duties (key result areas/outputs): To ensure all audited data are allocated to a DRG utilising the DRG encoder • To perform assessment and costing of audited data through utilisation of clinical records, accounts and invoices and capture data utilising the DRG costing tool • Perform assessment and analysis of related clinical and financial information in order to perform accurate and comprehensive DRG coding and costing • To manage service utilisation by care coordination in order to meet the comprehensive Health needs of the individual client and to ensure quality and cost-effective outcomes • Professional communication both telephonically and in writing with all role-players • Support sub-projects added to Diagnostic Coding, eCCR and DRG Implementation • Accurate record keeping and 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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