Health Information Management / Medical Office Program - Part time Faculty
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Tacoma WA 98466, WA
Since opening its doors in 1965, Tacoma Community College has provided a
high-quality, affordable education to more than 500,000 people. Serving
Tacoma, Gig Harbor, the Key Peninsula, online students and the women's
prisons, TCC educates about 11,000 students annually. Many TCC students are
the first in their families to attend college, 58 percent receive financial
aid, 13 percent have children, 42 percent are students of color, and 48
percent work while attending school. TCC has two campuses, the main campus in
Tacoma and another in Gig Harbor. Situated northwest of Tacoma across the
Narrows Bridge, the Gig Harbor campus offers credit and non-credit courses.
Divided into 4 academic divisions (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences;
Health, Business & Professional Programs; Math, Science & Engineering;
Communication & Transitional Studies) TCC is committed to developing and
sustaining a vibrant educational environment where all students can thrive by
providing educational opportunities such as learning communities, honors
programming, undergraduate student research, bachelor of applied science
degrees, and study abroad.
TCC is 100 percent committed to student success, and promotes innovation to
help students. Since launching its Open Educational Resources initiative in
2011, the college has saved students collectively more than $5 million on
textbooks. Designated an Achieving the Dream Leader College, TCC provides a
model for other schools seeking to engage students and boost completion rates.
TCC is also one of 67 colleges selected nationally to participate in the
Department of Education's Second Chance Pell pilot program, providing access
to education for incarcerated individuals. Designated a Military Friendly
College®, TCC is proud to serve Pierce County's military community. In fall
2018, the college opened a food pantry on campus to support students
experiencing food insecurity and was recognized by the Harvard Kennedy School
for its College Housing Assistance Program, a community partnership that helps
students access affordable housing.
This position is responsible for developing, preparing and teaching courses in
the Health Information AAS, BAS or Medical Billing Specialist (MBS) programs
in accordance with accreditation body and institutional standards. This
position reports directly to the Dean for Health, Business and Professional
Services and works closely with the program chair, faculty, and staff.
Prepare and teach courses in the fields of Health Information Management,
Revenue cycle, Medical Coding, and Medical Billing.
Develop, implement, and evaluate curricula at the rigor appropriate for
the degree program.
Participate in curriculum planning, development, evaluation and assessment
of learning outcomes.
Participate in the planning and development of integrated educational
software such as AHIMAs Virtual Lab, EHR Go, Navigate 2, or others.
Participate in and support overall college and program accreditation
Participate in maintaining and developing on-line student resources that
support coursework in accordance with program standards.
Participate in department, division and college activities.
Attend continuing education meetings and seminars for the profession to
enhance student learning and to maintain professional credentials and
currency of course content.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Associate degree in Health Information Management or related field from an
accredited college or university for Health Information AAS or Medical
Billing Specialist classes.
Bachelor degree in Health Information Management or related field from an
accredited college or university for Health Information BAS classes.
Active AHIMA credential, such as Registered Health Information
Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
Five years current work experience in the field of Health Information
Intermediate level computer and technology skills.
Ability to inspire, motivate, teach and mentor students in the profession
of Health Information Management
Conditions of Employment
Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
Eligibility for Washington State vocational certification.
Maintenance of AHIMA credential and continuing education requirements
through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate:
Competence with and commitment to the professional field of Health
Information Management and the American Health Information Management
Knowledge and experience in a wide variety of health care settings and
A high level of technology and application skills in the teaching and/or
health care field.
Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural awareness, and
sensitivity in the workplace.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and
collaborate with students, faculty, staff and external community partners
in both online and face to face environments.
Success in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships
within a diverse environment.
Experience with dynamic, interactive delivery methods of teaching students
with widely varying levels of proficiency and with diverse backgrounds,
abilities, and learning styles.
Ethical decision-making ability and sound professional judgment.
All complete applications received by the priority consideration date will be
reviewed by a screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited for
interview which may include a teaching demonstration.
Complete application packages must include the following:
Tacoma Community College online application.
Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
Copies of unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
Terms of Employment
This is a part time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Classes
assigned to the successful candidate may be on campus, hybrid online, or fully
online with an online learning management system (Canvas) component. Evening
hours may be required. The salary for the 2021/2022 academic year is dependent
on education and experience as required by the Faculty Negotiated agreement,
which includes class preparation time, weekly office hours, scheduled class
time, grading tasks, and final exam days. A collective bargaining agreement
exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a
service fee is available upon hire. Flexibility is required to meet the needs
of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National
Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and
employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital
status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex
discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of
various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students,
employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons
have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination
policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, 253-566-5055; Dolores Haugen,
Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-
free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the
entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466
Benefits not applicable.
Which best describes your level of education?
High School graduate or equivalent
Associates degree from an accredited college or university
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
Masters degree or higher from an accredited college or university
What is the area or discipline of your degree?
Do you have an active AHIMA credential, such as Registered Health Information
Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)?
How many years do you have of current work experience in the field of Health
Less than one year
More than one year and less than three years
More than three years and less than five years
More than five years and less than seven years
Over 7 years
What best describes your level of experience with computer and technology
Please describe your ability to inspire, motivate, teach and mentor students
in the profession of Health Information Management.
Do you have the ability to meet the eligibility for Washington State
Do you have experience teaching in a Health Information Management and/or
Medical Office program?
Do you have the ability to maintain your AHIMA credential and continuing
education requirements through the American Health Information Management
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th Street
Tacoma, Washington, 98466
https:// www. tacomacc.edu/about/employment