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Vacancy Details
A job opportunity

A job opportunity exists for the right candidate in Western Cape
The Department of Health and Wellness is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply and an indication in the regard will be appreciated.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for any of the positions advertised by the Western Cape Government.
Diagnosis Related Groups Costing Specialist
  Employment Type: Permanent
  Reference No: ECCS18/2020
  Directorate: Coding and Diagnosis
Minimum educational qualifications:
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).
Appropriate organisational knowledge and experience level of clinical coding, DRGs, UPFS and/or Activity Based Costing in South Africa.
Candidates may be subjected to a competency test.
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).
Mrs P Fourie, tel. no. (021) 826-5745
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 utilization 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.
Inherent requirement 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.
R 316 791- R 373 167 per annum Annual salary plus service benefits (13th cheque, employer's contribution to the pension fund, housing and medical aid allowance).
Starting Date:
9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
Candidates may be subjected to a competency test. No payment of any kind is required when applying for this post. As directed by the Department of Public Service and Administration, applicants must note that further checks will be conducted once they are shortlisted and that their appointment is subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include security clearance, qualification verification, criminal records and previous employment.
  • It will be expected of shortlisted candidates to be:
  • available at the venue on the time and date as determined by the Department and
  • bring along recently (not older than 6 months) certified copies of your Identity Document (ID), driver’s license (if applicable for the post), qualification and/or proof of registration at relevant statutory body. Failure to adhere to the aforementioned may lead to his/her application being disqualified and not further considered.
Closing date: 10/2/2020 12:00:00 AM