Faculty – Health Information Technology

Pueblo Community College

Introduction:

Employing the latest resources, the PCC HIT program develops the knowledge, skills, and practical experience that employers value through learning experiences that respect the diversity of our students.  The department guides students in pursuing degrees and certificates in Health Information Management (HIM) and Technology (HIT), completing studies from the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law, opening new opportunities to choose from a variety of jobs across many different healthcare settings.

Job Description:

All faculty job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principles and tools of continuous improvement by and through the assessment of student learning.  This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Open Pathways model, which is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations.  Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description.   In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.

This position specifically exists to provide classroom, laboratory, or related instruction under the supervision of the Department Chair and is responsible for planning and providing student instruction in accordance with approved syllabi, curriculum guidelines, and required program standards.  Faculty must adhere to the laws, policies, procedures, rules, and applications which govern and affect the college, including the fiscal rules of the State of Colorado.

In addition to faculty responsibilities, faculty are also expected to support and assist with student orientations, advising, and registration.  Absences will be minimal and only for appropriate cause; notification of supervisor is required.  Faculty must provide coverage or obtain approval for class cancellation according to PCC policy.  Two personal days per year are available with approval.  Refer to PCC Operational Procedures and Protocols for further information.

Faculty are expected to model professionalism in dress, action, and communication.  Accordingly, faculty are obliged to respond professionally to constructive feedback and to follow the chain of command in resolving conflicts.

Essential Functions:

  • Designs, builds, and teaches courses as assigned within faculty work load guidelines and meets all scheduled classes unless the class has been canceled or with the permission of the Chairperson.  Must attend all scheduled department, division, or college meetings.  Serves as a substitute within the program for absent colleagues for short-term absences as determined by Department Chair, Coordinator, or Dean. Maintains a work schedule as agreed upon by the supervisor and in concert with the state and faculty workload policy (at least a forty-hour work week with a minimum of 30 hours on campus, which can include co-ops or off-campus assignments.) 50%
  • Maintains regularly scheduled office hours (a minimum of five per week) for consultation or advisement with students. Performs student advisement and registration responsibilities professionally and accurately. 10%
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the approved program curriculum and syllabi and participates in cooperative planning with colleagues.  Supports all department efforts in AHIMA accreditation process. Assists with training of instructors and with the preparation of materials for them. 20%
  • Assesses program and course-level student learning outcomes relative to transfer and industry demand. Participates in college-wide assessment of student learning activities and/or projects. Assists, as appropriate, in program reviews and evaluation process required by internal/external sources. 10%
  • Assists in marketing, recruitment, and retention activities. 5%
  • Serve on faculty and college committees and task forces. Be an active member of the Departmental Advisory Board. Specifically, serve on at least 1 college committee annually, and attend Division, All Faculty, and Department meetings. 4%

Minimum Qualifications:

Certifications:

  • Eligible for CTE credentialing in the state of Colorado.
  • Must be eligible or possess one of the following AHIMA recognized credential: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P

Experience: 3 years full-time work experience in health information management in the last 7 years.

Special knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Experience working with an Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Knowledge and experience in Medical Coding.
  • Ability to use computer technology.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated success building professional relationships and working collaboratively with internal and external constituents and outside agencies.
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate work tasks and/or projects.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certifications:

  • CTE credentialed in the state of Colorado.
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certificate.
  • Certified Coding (CCS) certificate

Experience:

  • 4+ years full-time work experience in health information management in the last 7 years.
  • Discipline expertise in Health Information Management.
  • One year successful teaching or training experience at a post-secondary institution.
  • Experienced in using an online learning management system
  • Experienced in teaching with E-Books

Special knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Knowledgeable in the delivery of traditional classroom, and online instruction.
  • Demonstrated experience developing online curriculum.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing a professional network.
  • Experience providing academic or program advising to students at the high school or college level.
  • Ability to recruit and develop community partners in healthcare, business, and industry.
  • Knowledge of assessment of student learning principles and processes.
  • Knowledge of software systems used in the medical industry.
  • Knowledge of implementing healthcare software systems.
  • Knowledge of network security in the healthcare setting.

Education Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management, Business, IT or related degree.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Health Information Management, Business, IT or related degree.

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Please submit resume, transcripts and letter of interest to the following website:  https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/pueblocc/