Instructor, Health Information Management

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Instructor, Health Information ManagementRequisition IDreq733DepartmentHealth Information ManagementCampusCascade CampusEmployment TypeFacultyBest Consideration DateBest Consideration Date Extended to February 7, 2021
Position Summary

Portland Community College’s Health Information Management (HIM) Program is a fully online program and a regional leader in educating the next generation of HIM professionals. We are currently looking for a full-time faculty member who has strong and current content knowledge, who can balance academics with practical application, and is committed to equitable student success.

This faculty position teaches and supports students in a fully online program and is located at PCC’s Cascade Campus in North Portland in the historic Albina Neighborhood. Faculty are required to have an on-campus presence to accommodate college meetings and committee work.

The Cascade Campus is one of PCC’s four comprehensive campuses and is a premier urban campus. The campus is highly engaged in the community, serving as a resource to educate and train residents and contributes to the health, development, and vitality of North and Northeast Portland. Over 20,000 students enroll at Cascade annually in one of 60+ degree or certificate programs including many career & technical education programs.

For additional information please visit the Health Information Management website and review the program’s course offerings.

This position is one of five openings at Portland Community College that will pilot a faculty cohort model that seeks to further diversify the college’s faculty and advance our efforts towards achieving equitable student success. This faculty cohort will join an educational community that values cultural competency and inclusive teaching practices. Incoming faculty will be provided with mentorship, professional development, and opportunities to connect with faculty across the district. For more information about Portland Community College’s commitment to equitable student success, please visit

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Candidate ProfileThese qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Please be sure to address how you meet the Success Criteria below in your Cover Letter:

  • Demonstrated experience training or teaching students, staff, or co-workers from diverse backgrounds and with variable skill levels while giving constructive feedback (written or verbal).
  • Demonstrated experience with online learning as an instructor, trainer, or student.
  • HIM experience or education that would allow the candidate to teach a breadth of program courses including the ability to explain emerging technologies and complex HIM concepts to students.
  • Demonstrated experience using electronic health records systems, creating complex MS Excel spreadsheets, and working with Google applications.

Your materials will also be evaluated based on the qualifications below regarding cultural competency and culturally-responsive teaching:

    Demonstrates awareness of one’s own cultural background and how it influences perception, values, and practices and how these perceptions, values, and practices shape their teaching and relationship to studentsDemonstrates understanding of structural privileges/inequalities and how they impact educational practices; empowers learners to analyze and overcome the effect of institutional bias/inequalityUnderstands the differences between prejudice, discrimination, racism, and how they operate at the interpersonal, intergroup, and institutional levelsDevelops culturally-responsive curriculum and instruction in responses to differences in individual experiences, cultural, ethnic, gender, and linguistic diversity, and socioeconomic status
NOTE-You will be asked to address the following question as part of the application for this Full-Time Faculty position at PCC:

"A key tenet of culturally responsive teaching is the belief that students’ cultural background and lived experience can help bridge new learning. Please describe an example of how you connect academic concepts in your field to knowledge that comes from students’ families, communities, and/or lived experiences. As part of your answer, please tell us something about how your own lived experience is a factor in how you do this work."

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, master’s degree preferred in Health Information Management or related field.

AND current credential as a Registered Health Information Technician or Registered Health Information Administrator.

AND three years’ work experience in the Health Information Management profession.

Starting Salary ExpectationsInitial Salary Placement will be up to Step 3 ($61,137) based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.Position Grade Salary Range$57346 to $97136 Annual SalaryFTE1PCC BenefitsPCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. A portion of the 6% will be diverted to The Employee Pension Stability Account as mandated by Senate Bill 1049. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for courses offered at PCC for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

* Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:

  • 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 per year)
  • 21 hours of additional personal leave per year
  • 4 paid holidays (which occur during the term you are teaching)

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited US institution or a foreign institution having the equivalent of regional accreditation.

Instructors with credentials from other countries will have their transcripts evaluated by agencies that have good standing with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services to establish fulfillment of this standard. (for more information see

For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit:

Background Check RequiredYesPortland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.




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Posted: 12/18/2020
Application Due: 2/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time