Instructor Health Information Specialist

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!


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.


Provide the learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of the course objectives and contribute to the educational environment of the college and the community. The role of the Instructional Faculty encompasses teaching and learning, academic advising, professional develop and institutional and community service. Provide quality instruction and integrating meaningful classroom activities and valuable experiences that facilitate student learning goals.

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

    1. Teach assigned courses to include theory and clinical skills related to the Health Information Technology field. Instruction may include classroom, laboratory, web-based or field experience delivery methods;
    2. Demonstrate skill and knowledge in the teaching discipline;
    3. Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore and improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing new innovative instructional methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods;
    4. Develop and use a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair;
    5. Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles, including the competence and interest in the use of technology;
    6. Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achieving of stated course objectives and inform them in a timely manner of their progress in the course;
    7. Keep accurate student and class records (roll sheets, grade sheets and other records as required by the specific program), and submit reports and forms within requested timelines;
    8. Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials;
    9. Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs;
    10. Distribute certificates of completion to students and meet with individual students to make appropriate recommendations to subsequent courses;
    11. Participate in the development of new curriculum as needed; and
    12. Review, evaluate and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.

Academic advising:
  1. Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods;
  2. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues;
  3. Make presentations about MBOP and CCS programs-its subject matter, objectives, and opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, specials clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.;
  4. Serve as advisor/mentor/tutor to MBOP and CCS students; and
  5. Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Professional development:
  1. Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair;
  2. Keep pace with developments in the discipline;
  3. Learn and apply technologies that support student learning; and
  4. Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.

Institutional and community service:
    1. Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities;
    2. Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/or committees.
    3. Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCC;
    4. Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs;
    5. Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards;
    6. Participate in the HCC planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and establishing budget guidelines; and
    7. Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/industry, and higher education.


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.


Must have an Associate's degree (or higher) in any Health Information or Medical Field.

Must be a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrative (RHIA) required.

National certification by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) required.


Minimum of one (1) year of college level teaching experience or 3 years as a Health Information Technician required.


  1. Competent in the use of technology in the classroom and willing to explore new instructional technological methodologies.
  2. Ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment.
  3. Ability to demonstrate intermediate to advanced hands-on techniques and skills related to the discipline
  4. Ability to communicate with others from various backgrounds and experience levels.

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.