Tenure-Track Business Technology Medical Assistant Instructor/Director

  • Clark College
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
Full Time Academia-Higher Ed

Job Description

Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Medical Assisting Instructor. Department and college service work is expected with the position (as assigned by the Division or college) to support the institutional mission and goals, foremost being student success and retention. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. This position begins September 15, 2017.
 
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
 

Position Responsibilities

General Faculty Responsibilities

  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Instruct all classes utilizing technology (e.g. learning management systems, web-based simulations or other) as part of their course design (web-enhanced, hybrid or online) to facilitate student learning and success.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, local industry, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique and sustainable learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Advise and assist students in educational and career development to attain a two-year degree, certificate.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in Department and College committees.
  • Pursue professional development that strives to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.
  • Work to enhance and support all forms of diversity on a college campus.

 
Position Specific Responsibilities
As the Medical Assistant Instructor and Program Director a successful candidate will provide leadership for the Medical Assisting program, maintain third party CAAHEP/MAERB accreditation and provide lab and lecture instruction in the Medical Assistant program.  Additional teaching assignments in medical terminology, medical reimbursement, medical coding-CPT/HCPCS, medical office seminar and medical office clinical procedures are necessary.
 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree.
  • Current Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through AAMA.
  • Successful graduation from an AAMA accredited program as a Medical Assistant.
  • At least three years of fulltime or equivalent work experience as a Medical Assistant.
  • Serve as Medical Assistant Program Director, maintaining curriculum and supervising program instructors.
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to take a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise, to include maintaining third party CAAHEP accreditation.
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of departmental and campus activities.

 
Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field.
  • Adult teaching experience.
  • Five years of Medical Office medical assistant experience and/or medical assistant adult education experience
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the community college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student learning.
  • Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques - including the use of technology - that enhance student success.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Online teaching experience.

 

Supplemental Information

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $50,000. Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $71,976. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application process
  1. Describe your teaching philosophy.
  2. Describe strategies you have used to ensure your teaching is effective and students are succeeding.
  3. What have you done or would you like to do to increase educational outreach to ethnically and culturally diverse students? 
  4. Describe any special interest areas you have within your discipline. How do you keep current within your field of academic interest?

 
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
 
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
 
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by March 17, 2017.
 
Condition of employment:
Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
 
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities.
 
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director for Equity and Diversity, Baird Administrative Building, (360) 992-2355.
 
SECURITY
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.
 
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
 
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.
 
Clark College Human Resources
February 15, 2017
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