Instructor Health Information Specialist (CE) - Adjunct Pool

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Community College
The Organization



Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.

We are currently seeking an Instructor, Health Information Specialist, who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity



We're looking for a professional like you to teach our students about the exciting world of the Health Information Specialist.

You know that students educated in this field have a wide range of career options open to them. At HCC, we're committed to preparing our students for great careers and assisting those who are already working in expanding their knowledge and skills.

When you're not teaching, you might be assisting students with opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers; evaluating program curricula and/or practices; advising declared majors; or reviewing textbooks and learning materials.

If you're excited about passing the torch of your expertise and skills to the next generation of Health Information Specialists, your next step should be to submit your application today!

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

• Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.

• About 145 languages are spoken here.

• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

• Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

• The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

• World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.

• With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.

• Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

SUMMARYProvide the expertise and knowledge that support the college curriculum and programs. Establish courses following accepted higher education standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional development and institutional and community service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teach assigned courses at the designated time and location(s), including theory and clinical skills.

Oversee and assist students. Follow departmental curriculum and the use of approved materials that are endorsed by the department.

Follow departmental curriculum and the use of approved materials that are endorsed by the department.

Attend required pre-service and in-service meetings. Maintain required class attendance and grades records.

Turn in class records (roll sheets, grade sheets and other records as required by the specific program) by specified deadlines.

Distribute certificates to students and meet with individual students to make appropriate recommendations for subsequent courses.

Consult with Program Manager about any unusual academic or discipline related issues in the classroom.

Periodically meet with Program Manager to review student evaluation forms and classroom observation forms.

Use departmental equipment responsibly and return department-issued textbooks and material as request by Program Manager.

Maintain current skills and knowledge in the health information field.

Auxiliary Tasks: Interview, counsel and provide orientation to potential students as required. Participate in program related surveys, research and staff development activities. Be available to help the department with program marketing or public relations event.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

High school diploma or GED required. AAS or Bachelor's Degree preferred. Industry certifications preferred.



EXPERIENCE

36 months work experience in the field required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of medical billing and coding principles and theory

Ability to communicate with others from various backgrounds and experience levels Ability to take complex information and present it in a simplified manner

Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment

Willing and able to teach day, evening or weekend classes at a number of sites around the city

Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population

Possess good organizational and planning skills

Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment

Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job- related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

High school diploma or GED required. AAS or Bachelor's Degree preferred. Industry certifications preferred.



EXPERIENCE

36 months work experience in the field required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of medical billing and coding principles and theory

Ability to communicate with others from various backgrounds and experience levels Ability to take complex information and present it in a simplified manner

Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment

Willing and able to teach day, evening or weekend classes at a number of sites around the city

Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population

Possess good organizational and planning skills

Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment

Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others

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