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Full-Time Temporary Faculty of Health Information Management (HIM)

Central Oregon Community College

Job Description

The Full-Time Temporary Faculty or HIM provides instruction to students in the Health Information Management program, directs student discussion and evaluates student performance in the classroom. In addition, this position develops curriculum, assesses student learning, and provides student advising.

Additional Employee Benefits:
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.
  • Tuition Waiver for degree-related and personal enrichment/development courses for Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and children up to 25 years of age.
  • Generous monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.
  • 10 paid holidays a year, plus a paid full week off during Winter Break.
  • Use of all College recreation facilities in Mazama Gym at no cost.
  • A staff wellness program that offers a variety of activities and health resources.
  • PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) eligibility.
  • 20% Discount at COCC Bookstore.
  • Engaging workplace culture with a mission to serve students and our community.
  • COCC is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program


Terms of Employment:
  • Full-time Faculty, 1.0 FTE, Exempt. This is a full-time, temporary position commencing September 2023. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
  • $51,750– $54,886 per year depending on experience (subject to change due to current faculty negotiations).
  • In an effort to be as transparent as possible, please note that the starting wage/salary ranges listed in our position postings are based on a thorough analysis of COCC’s pay equity, current budget, and specific employee group contracts. Thus, these ranges are fixed as noted in the posting and non-negotiable. The wage/salary schedules on the College website are used for internal purposes, and should not be interpreted as a means of negotiating starting pay during the recruitment process.
  • Represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • 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 and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
  • May include travel throughout the College district.


Essential Functions:
  • Provide instruction in the Health Information Management area, using approved course outcome guides. This includes lectures, labs or clinical courses in a broad range of HIM curriculum. Teaching assignments may be during the day (including early morning), evening, or weekend, and could include classes taught at any of the College campuses.
  • Provide student advising and assistance in areas of course selection, career planning, job placement and employment follow-up.
  • Hold at least five scheduled office hours per week for student help sessions and program assistance.
  • Utilize College tools and resources, including the Learning Management System and Disability Services software, to support teaching activities as appropriate.
  • Participate in department meetings, curriculum revision, course assessment, program assessment, and program review.
  • Engage in regular professional growth activities, remain current in the health information management field, and maintain current credentials as required by the program.
  • Perform other essential job functions as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


  • Maintain the curriculum and course standards as expected by the department and accrediting body. Assist with preparation for state approvals or national accreditation visits.
  • Work with students to provide the necessary documentation for certification exams.
  • Interact regularly with The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  • Ensure that certifications in RHIA and/or RHIT are maintained and up-to-date as required by AHIMA.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individuals must possess the following 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.
  • Thorough knowledge in the field of Health Information Management and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge and remain current with the changes resulting from national health care policy.
  • Demonstrated experience with online learning as an instructor, trainer, or student.
  • Ability to adapt and use a variety of teaching and assessment techniques including the use of technology to enhance student success.
  • Ability to observe, direct, and oversee students ensuring safety in the classroom or laboratory.
  • Ability to work with, communicate, present various curriculum concepts, and provide constructive written and verbal feedback to a wide range of students with varying diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated experience using electronic health records systems or related systems and broad knowledge of productivity applications including MS Office and Google Applications
  • Experience reading and interpreting health records, working with healthcare statistics and data analysis or quality improvement activities, along with the ability to communicate this with students.
  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft office suite, various course management systems, technology to teach traditional, hybrid, or online courses and other technology used in the instruction setting.
  • Ability to provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
  • Willingness to travel and or teach at various hours and campus locations, as required.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and the willingness to work as a member of a team with faculty.
  • Possess effective oral, written and electronic communication skills.



Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
Ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, cameras, microphones, 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
The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, 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 or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.
This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.
In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.


Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Requirements:
1. Associate’s degree in Health Information Management.
2. One year of work experience within the health information management profession (which may include work in the public or private sector)
3. Demonstrated successful teaching, or evidence for the potential for excellence in teaching.

Certifications: Certified Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) in good standing with AHIMA.

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. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.
All employees are required to successfully complete and pass a background screen, which includes a criminal history check.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management.
  • Two or more years of work experience within the health information management profession.
  • Teaching experience with a health information management, or similar, program.
  • Certified Coding Certificate or foundational understanding of medical coding to include ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS


Special Instructions to Applicants:
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 the time of 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.

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