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Instructor, Health Information Technology

Forsyth Technical Community College

Job Description

The Health Information Technology Instructor will be a member of a diverse team that works directly with the Program Coordinator (PC) of the Health Information Technology Program to effectively implement the curriculum, which includes teaching HIT program courses and the oversight of HIT externship sites in coordination and under the direction of the HIT Program Coordinator (PC).

This Position offers a hybrid remote work opportunity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree or higher in Health Information Management OR a related field (Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC)
  • Hold one of the following American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credentials: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
  • 2 years of experience in the Health Information Management field (i.e., coding, HIM, Health Informatics, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace, spreadsheets, presentation and collaboration apps and software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Information or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated ICD-10-CM/PCS experience
  • Effective communication and experience in creating clinical education sites, placing and/or supervising HIM students
  • Proficient with Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. Experience using online learning management systems (i.e… Blackboard).
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems.
  • Possess experience working with diverse constituents.

Essential Duties

  • Assume responsibility for teaching assignments as recommended by the Department Chair and approved by the Dean.
  • Adhere to the departmental course guidelines and ensure that content includes program, state, and SACSCOC-approved competencies.
  • Identify, establish, monitor, and evaluate externship sites ensuring they reflect a diversity of opportunities available in the HIM field.
  • Visit sites during the semester that PPE course is offered in to support relevant and comprehensive student learning experience.
  • Verify students meet the credentialing requirements of assigned facilities and that all required documentation has been submitted to the clinical site.
  • Schedule students to appropriate clinical sites, monitor and assess student success and completion of required hours.
  • Work with PC to establish alignment of clinical experiences with course/program outcomes/goals.
  • Assist in organizing and co-lead program advisory board meetings; invite Health Information professionals representing a cross-section of the field.
  • Assist PC with maintaining relevant accreditation, including but not limited to evaluating and revising curriculum and completing reports.
  • Appropriately utilize learning management system tools as required by the college and/or department.
  • Intentionally design learning experiences that extend beyond facilitating classroom instruction and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes
  • Maintain, review, and update course descriptions, objectives, and syllabi for courses of instruction.
  • Assume responsibility for maintaining all required college records including attendance and grade reports, roll books, etc.
  • Evaluate student performance using methods appropriate to the course.
  • Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position.
  • Be alert to public relations opportunities and use these to promote the college and the department.
  • Attend specialized training activities that enhance job performance and foster diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Foster diversity, equity and inclusion with colleagues and students.
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of sensitive information.
  • Pursue continuous improvement in the areas of subject matter expertise; teaching and learning; the use of educational technology; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and other areas related to the strategic goals of the college.
  • Facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing inclusive instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful and that maximize equitable student outcomes.
  • Demonstrated practice of fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and among your team, as well as experience working in a diverse environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee will need to regularly operate and use computers, phones and other electronic equipment.
  • The employee will frequently communicate with other employees and students and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • The employee may need to move around their office and / or campus to attend meetings / classes and to access files, machinery or other job related tools.
  • The employee may need to lift and/or move equipment, tools or paperwork up to 25 pounds.
  • The employee may need to position themselves by reaching, stooping, kneeling or crouching in order to adjust or collect equipment and/or supplies
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
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