Health Information Technology Instructor

Catawba Valley Community College

United States

June 21, 2021


Health Information Technology Instructor


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Hickory, NC

Job Type



Health Information Technology

Job Number



6/21/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


Provide classroom instruction to college students through lecture, computer simula­tion, demonstration, laboratory exercises, handouts, & the use of audio-visuals. Develop classroom assessments that support the most current AHIMA competencies at the appropriate taxonomic level. Coordinate and supervise clinical practice experiences and help develop new sites as needed. Perform related duties as required.

Responsibilities also include active participation in departmental work on curriculum design, assessment, and andragogy/pedagogy. This is a 9-month teaching position that requires your presence on campus for teaching responsibilities, office hours, and any other required departmental/college- wide activities. Teaching assignments will be for day, evening, and/or weekend classes. Classes will be assigned at on-campus and off-campus teaching sites (e.g., high school locations) in addition to online environments.

Minimum base salary $4,486/month ($40,374/annually)

Examples of Duties

Provide effective instruction to students online and/or in the classroom by preparing for each learning experience, providing supplemental materials to enhance textbooks and lessons, using effective evaluation methods to evaluate student performance.

Support student learning outside of the classroom by holding regular office hours, providing information about additional resources outside of class, and responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner so as to promote student success.

Support curriculum development by participating in the creation and evaluation of courses, curriculum, and programs, participating in program advisory committees, attending departmental meetings, and serving as backup for other faculty members.

Promote the success of the college by participating in standing and/or ad hoc committees and following college professional and ethical guidelines.

Maintain teaching and work environment (classroom, lab, shop) by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.

Stay current in chosen field and teaching methodology by maintaining all AHIMA credentials and meeting or exceeding all institutional professional development guidelines, participating in professional development workshops and seminars, and participating in professional organizations and reading journals in the teaching and HIT field.

Maintain accurate records such as attendance, grades, information for accreditation, and other important data and submit reports according to college policies.


Education requirements: Associate's degree in Health Information Management with a current RHIA or RHIT credential. Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred. All coursework must be from a regionally accredited institution. Minimum of 2 years of HIM experience in a healthcare setting required; HIM management experience and adult teaching experience preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and procedures of academic and institutional program development in relevant field
  • Current trends, research, developments, and resources in relevant field
  • Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they relate to students and teaching
  • Ability to:

  • Create effective instruction for delivery both online and in the classroom while maintaining compliance with ADA standards.
  • Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Work effectively in diverse teams, both within assigned department and cross-functionally across the college
  • Interpret and apply college goals, policies, and procedures
  • Maintain any relevant equipment and supplies related to instruction
  • Comply with all relevant accreditation standards
  • Supplemental Information

    Physical Conditions: Classroom environment; work closely with others; may be exposed to hazardous laboratory substances.

    Frequent walking, standing, and sitting for prolonged periods of time.

    Frequent communications, verbal and written.

    Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

    Supplemental Information: Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

    All advertised positions are contingent upon funding.

    All employees are paid by direct deposit.

    Copies of all unofficial degree transcripts, including coursework completed and degree conferred, must be provided during the on-line application process. Official transcripts are required to be forwarded to the CVCC Personnel Office upon hire.

    Paid Leave Annual Leave: All Full-time, non-faculty employees earn from 10-25 days annually based on years of service and contract period. Sick Leave: Full-time employees earn one day (8 hours) of sick leave per contract month. Sick leave from other NC State Agencies in the retirement system may be transferred to CVCC. Institutional Holidays : In addition to the various types of leave, CVCC grants an established number of legal holidays to full-time, regular employees on an annual basis.

    Health Care Health Insurance: 2 plans are available to full-time employees. Coverage is available, at current group rates, for spouse, child, or entire family. Dental Insurance: Available to full-time employees and any eligible dependents at current group rates. Vision Care: Coverage is available at current group rates, for employee and any eligible dependents. Additional Coverage for Critical Illness, Cancer, Accident, Disability, etc: Optional supplemental coverage plans are available to employees who choose to participate. Flexible Spending Accounts: most employees can opt for pre-tax flexible spending accounts which can be used to pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision or dependent care expenses.

    Disability Insurance Full-time employees are enrolled in the Disability Income Plan of North Carolina. This plan provides both short-term and long-term disability income benefits. Further information regarding plan requirements and benefits may be obtained from the Retirement Benefits Manual (see the Disability Income Plan of North Carolina section).

    Retirement NC Teacher's and State Employee's Retirement (TSER's): For employees assigned to work 20 hours per week or more, participation in this program is required. Employees contribute 6% of their salary, which is tax deferred. Vesting in the retirement system requires 5 years of membership. Tax Deferred Programs: Tax-sheltering programs are available through IRS Code 125 (Cafeteria Plan), 401 (k) and 457 (Deferred Compensation).

    Additional Benefits Longevity Pay: After 10 years of creditable service, employees, receive an annual longevity payment based on years of service and annual salary. Life Insurance: After one year of service, a Death Benefit equal to annual salary (maximum $50,000) is provided by the Retirement System. Optional life insurance coverage is also available for both employee and dependents through payroll deduction. Employee Assistance Program: It is the policy of CVCC to provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as a benefit to assist employees with personal problems that may adversely affect job performance. CVCC provides coverage for the first five visits.

    Additional full-time employment benefits are included within the "Personnel and Employment" section of the CVCC Policy Manual. Please click the link below to access the CVCC Policy Manual.

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    Catawba Valley Community College


     2550 Highway 70 SE

    Hickory, North Carolina, 28602


     828.327.7000 ext. 4277

    828.327.7000 ext. 4103


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