Instructor, Medical Administrative Programs - North Idaho College

Job Open: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
Job Closed: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

Job Term:


This position is responsible for providing instruction and serving as advisor to students enrolled in the Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing Specialist, Medical Receptionist, Health Information Fundamentals, and Healthcare Computer Technician Programs each semester and during NIC’s six-week summer session.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list includes but is not limited to the following:

• Teaches a minimum of 15 equivalent credit hours per semester as assigned and maintains additional weekly contractual hours, including a minimum of five office hours, five campus hours and five discretionary hours divided between office and campus hours for a total of 30 hours on campus per week
• Utilizes non-traditional delivery methods including Internet and IVC
• Selects appropriate learning resources for students, being mindful of cost for the student, prepares class presentations and handouts for electronic distribution, and prepares a syllabus for each course, each semester
• Evaluates student learning outcomes according to description in the syllabus and delivers grades to the registrar on time
• Receives training in and keeps skills current in using the electronic and physical equipment and software necessary to accomplishing teaching and advising responsibilities
• Advises students using the recommended procedures as outlined in the College Advising Handbook
• Identifies student-learning outcomes; develops process and tools for assessment; incorporates results in order to modify instruction and materials in general education, degree program, course cluster, and/or certificate program, in coordination with colleagues
• Participates in student recruitment, curriculum development, and serves on college committees
• Provides mentorship for adjunct faculty and orients associate faculty as needed
• Attends and participates in faculty meetings
• Participates in professional development activities
• Cultivates effective public relations with various community agencies/service providers and/or educational partners
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college
• May teach evenings and/or weekends

Marginal Duties
• Performs other duties as assigned

The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.

• Education and Experience:
Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology, Healthcare Administration or related field plus six years of related work experience with medical office management, medical billing, and/or Health Information Technology; or a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Education, Health Information Technology, Healthcare Administration or related area plus a minimum of three years of medical office-related work experience. Master’s Degree in Education, Business Education, Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration or related area preferred. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students, faculty, and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds. Prior teaching experience in higher education preferred.

• Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
o Must possess or be able to obtain Idaho state career technical teaching certification.
o Must possess or be able to earn within two years the Registered Health Information Technology (RHIT) credential.
o Must possess or be eligible to earn a coding credential such as Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential within six months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
• Strong software application skills using Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.
• Knowledgeable in the areas of medical terminology, medical coding, medicolegal issues, grammar, digital transcription, document formatting, records management, and business office procedures.
• Experience developing and teaching courses using an online learning management system.

Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements and environment are typical of those in a general office setting. This job involves regular sitting, standing, walking, typing, moving, lifting objects up to 10 pounds and exposure to office lighting. A wide variety of standard office equipment is continually used, including phone, copier, printer and computer.

Contact Name: 
Teresa Henderson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
208 676-7211