Posting Number: 06001876
Position Title: Part-Time Instructor of Health Information Management
Open Until Filled (notes): Open for Academic year 21-22 (POOL position)
Length of Position: Contracts are on a term-by-term basis
Anticipated Start Date:
Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor
Salary Level: Part Time Instructor
Starting Pay Range $622 per load unit as per PT Salary Schedule, Step 1
Hours per Week: depending on class schedule
Work Schedule: depending on class schedule
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically
To provide instruction in a well-established Health Information Management
Program as a member of an instructional team. Instruction is for students in
an Associate of Applied Science degree program with a one-year certificate
option. Health Information Management faculty teach professional, technical
course work, direct student discussion, select laboratory learning experience
appropriate for meeting objectives and evaluate student performance in the
classroom, laboratory and clinical affiliations. Teaching assignments may
include courses taught during the day and/or evening, classes taught on campus
Terms of Employment:
• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE) non-benefited position, hired on a term-
by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching
• Part-Time Instructor compensation begins at Step 1 / $622 per load unit
(LU). Load Unit is not always equivalent to class credit; and shall include
both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum
Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• May include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree
completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree
title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their
work is being performed.
• The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position.
Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be
considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only
information relevant to the position will be considered.
Communicate effectively using oral and written skills, as well as incorporation of current technology skills.
Maintain a cohesive program curriculum that meets or exceeds those stated in the AHIMA core curriculum.
Provide comprehensive instruction in assigned HIM program courses.
Teach courses in accordance with objectives of course outlines, as set forth by the department and AHIMA .
Prepare and update curriculum, syllabi, lesson plans, visual aids, student instructional handouts, and summary materials.
Meet all scheduled class, office, and college commitments.
Prepare and submit accurate grade reports as required by the college.
Attend and actively participate in all scheduled faculty meetings.
Perform additional professional responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to
explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and
responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using
some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to
follow College work rules and policies.
Ability to evaluate, design, and implement curriculum, testing, and/or teaching methodologies.
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs.
Teaching and facilitation skills.
Ability to teach and control the behavior of students.
Knowledge of academic education curricula.
Knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current education methodologies and techniques.
Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
Ability to work with faculty and other COCC staffs at all levels.
Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.
Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
Regular office hours are established between 8 am – 5 pm during the workweek.
A flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends, may be necessary due
to the nature of the responsibilities.
Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors in classroom and office
environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office
equipment. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential
functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
It is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no
discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital
status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or
any of the classes protected under Federal and State statutes in any education
program, activities, or employment. Persons having questions about equal
opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer,
c/o COCC's Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.
In support of COCC's EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in
English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a
diverse multicultural setting.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in a related area.
If teaching a coding course, must have an industry certification in
medical coding or an RHIT or THIA certification and CCA or CCS
A minimum of three years' experience in the profession, which may include
work in the public or private sector, or three years of teaching
Bachelor's degree and Registered Health Information Administrator
Certificate (RHIA) in active standing with the American Health
Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Community College teaching experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain
applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited
instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be
available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active
for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified
COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be
able to work in the United States at time of employment.
Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents
indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are
acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload
all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions
please contact HR at 541-383-7216.
Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes
Is a Credit History Check Required? No
Open Until Filled Yes
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Choose your highest level of education:
No High School Diploma or GED
High School Diploma or GED
Bachelors Degree in Progress
Masters Degree in Progress
Ph.D. in Progress
Other Doctorate Level Degree
Please describe how you meet the minimum requirement of having at least an Associate's degree in a related area.
(Open Ended Question)
Are you a Certified Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), in good standing with AHIMA?
Please describe how you meet the minimum requirement of having of three years experience in the profession, which may include work in the public or private sector, or three years of teaching experience.
(Open Ended Question)
How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
Less than 1 year
More than 3 years
COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.
(Open Ended Question)
COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master's degree. You have a Bachelor's degree, additional applicable education, and work experience that when combined you believe is equivalent to the Master's degree requirement. Please provide a clear statement why you believe this combined education and experience is equivalent to a Master's degree.
(Open Ended Question)
Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans' preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
Yes, I am a veteran
No, I am not a veteran
If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.
(Open Ended Question)
Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC's criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
No, I will not provide my consent when requested
College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
US Military DD 214
Other Document 1
Other Document 2
Other Document 3
Other Document 4
Other Document 5
Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
Placement File, if applicable