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Health Information Coder

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

As a member of the Corporate Services team, the Health Information Coder provides primary diagnostic and surgical procedure coding for all South West CCAC clients at admission as well as when new or updated diagnoses or procedures are documented at reassessment based on current coding standards.  The Health Information coder will also act as a resource to CCAC staff on diagnostic coding information as well as work with other departments within the CCAC to enhance the data quality of the CCAC's client records, particularly the completeness and accuracy of records functions within the CCAC.  This is a permanent full time position with the South West Community Care Access Centre in the London location.

Reporting to the Health Records Supervisor, you will:

  • Consistently code all diagnoses and procedures for each client referral using ICD-9 coding, and in future, using ICD-10.
  • Accurately code any new or updated diagnoses or procedures at reassessment in a timely manner.
  • Ensures quality and accuracy of diagnosis and procedure codes and that these accurately capture Special Client Groups at the referral level in client database.
  • Work with staff to trouble shoot health record related system issues.
  • Aid in maintaining the integrity and validity of the patient record.

Your qualifications and experience will include:

  • Graduate of a recognized diploma or degree program in Health Information Management.
  • Holds current certificate of registration with the Canadian College of Health Information Management, (CHIM) with Active membership in CHIMA.
  • ICD-9 coding experience.
  • Sound knowledge of CCP (Canadian Classification of Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Surgical Procedures) coding experience.
  • Previous experience with CCAC an asset.
  • Experience with client health records information systems.
  • Customer service and critical thinking skills required.
  • Ability to use MS Office applications (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer navigation and data inputting.
  • Highly organized with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in French an asset.

To apply for this position, please visit Application deadline is July 31, 2015.

We thank all applicants; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews please inform Human Resources.


We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds.

About the CCAC

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.