Allied Health Coordinator

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Position Summary

Big Bend Community College invites applications for an Allied Health Coordinator. This position is responsible to coordinate and direct the Medical Assistant and Simulation Technology programs, and provide support for lab activities for allied health and associated programs. The position includes maintaining appropriate curriculum to meet state and national standards.

The Allied Health Coordinator will provide: program advising for current and prospective students, develop community resources for externship placement and clinical instruction, and solicit professional feedback through an advisory committee. This position will report to the Director of Health Education Programs.

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is a comprehensive public community college serving a large, rural district in central Washington State. BBCC’s main campus is located in the city of Moses Lake (pop. 24,009) in Grant County, situated on the former Larson Air Force Base. In addition to the central campus, BBCC has learning centers in seven outlying communities that provide adult basic education, high school completion, and English Language Learning programs as gateways to college. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and we serve approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by September 16, 2020. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties

Primary essential responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

    Facilitate curriculum evaluation, revision, and implementation to reflect current professional standards for allied health and associated programs, specifically medical assistant and simulation technology. Coordinate, plan, and direct the Medical Assistant education program; plan class schedules of MA and HED classes in coordination with Director of Health Education Programs.Oversee the Medical Simulation Lab and medical simulation equipment. Schedule SIM Center use.Recruit prospective students to allied health and associated programs. Provide advising and support for prospective and current students of allied health and associated programs.Develop community partnerships through the Medical Assistant advisory committee. Solicit feedback from community partners and implement changes as needed to continuously improve the program.Coordinate with area healthcare providers/employers to establish and arrange clinical instruction, clinical sites and placements, and student practicum sites throughout the BBCC service district and occasionally in other areas. Facilitate and assess student practicums and externships, ensuring all required paperwork is completed in a timely manner in accordance with college policies and procedures.Work closely with the Director of Health Education Programs and the instructional deans to recruit program faculty and provide program-specific training to support faculty in courses; promote a positive professional environment and foster professional development.Supervise and mentor adjunct faculty in the program; work with program faculty to assess student learning and effectiveness of allied health and associated programs.Support lab activities for allied health and associated programs including medical assistant, simulation, and skills labs.Exercise fiscal responsibility for department budgets. Ensure appropriate levels of inventory for program use. Notify maintenance personnel of facilities and/or equipment in need of repair.Represent the college and the allied health and associated programs to develop, promote, and enhance vocational educational activities including service on various college, community, and state committees.Ensure responsiveness to student needs by maintaining appropriate communication with team members and other college staff. Proactively manage expectations of students, staff, and faculty. Teach one class each quarter if needed.
Other Work Responsibilities include:
    Maintain professional growth and leadership development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.Ensure no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies, including, but not limited to security and safety, understanding of MSDS, equipment, fire, disaster, safe lifting and body mechanics.Ensure compliance with college policies and procedures as well as state and federal requirements.Conduct self in a professional manner and ensure the interface with team members and other support groups is conducted in a courteous and efficient manner conducive with the college’s values.Able to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, in order to provide services to students or complete tasks on deadline.Perform other related duties and responsibilities as may be required.
Minimum & Desirable Qualifications


    Current and unencumbered Washington State Medical Assistant-Certified or LPN/RN license.Two years clinical experience in an healthcare setting within the last five years.Willingness to receive training in simulation technology.Experience working directly with individuals from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

    Demonstrated experience successfully managing multiple projects concurrently.Experience preparing and facilitating medical simulations and/or knowledge of simulation technology equipment and programming.Related training in healthcare, informatics, or simulation.Previous experience teaching or providing training in a healthcare setting or in patient education.Previous supervisory experience.Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.
    Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills, combined with a collaborative work style. Outstanding organizational skills. Ability to successfully function in a complex organization with various constituent groups and competing priorities. Commitment to an atmosphere of transparency and openness within the allied health and associated programs and the college in general. Knowledge and understanding of trends and issues in healthcare and higher education.Critical thinking skills: Seek resources for direction, when necessary; perform independent problem solving; decision-making is logical and deliberate.Perform actions that demonstrate accountability. Exercise safe judgment in decision-making. Practice within legal and ethical guidelines.
Application Instructions

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by September 16, 2020. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, Title IX, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at [email protected].

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

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Posted: 8/27/2020
Application Due: 10/23/2020
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