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9 Month Teaching Faculty - Health Information Management

Northern Virginia Community College
Fairfax County - 059
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9 month-Instructor

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9 Month Teaching Faculty - Health Information Management

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-Provost Medical Educ Ctr

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Fairfax County - 059

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Commensurate with experience

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Full Time

Work Schedule:

Full-time faculty must be available to teach day, evening, and weekend classes.

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Job Description:

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA.
Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports

General Description:

The primary responsibility of a faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College is to provide quality instruction for the students. The major emphasis is on excellent teaching by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and related activities. Faculty help students develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to become better workers and better citizens. NOVA faculty may be assigned to any campus based upon enrollment and staffing needs. The incumbent will also assume Clinical Coordinator responsibilities for the Health Information Management Program. The Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the clinical experiences of students enrolled in the program.

Duties and Tasks:

Full-time teaching faculty in Health Information Management are responsible for teaching various courses in the discipline. Courses are offered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning environments. All faculty members must be available to teach day, evening and weekend classes. Faculty members also serve as faculty advisors, serve on division/campus/college committees, and participate in curriculum development and assessment. This appointment has a normal teaching load of 15 credits per semester.

The Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of the clinical experiences of students enrolled in the program, including organization, administration, continuous review and revision, planning for evolving practice skills, development of new locations (with appropriate student supervision), and the overall effectiveness of clinical experience for all students in the program.

Essential Functions:

As a part of this primary responsibility, the College expects each faculty member to meet assigned classes regularly; submit required records and reports in a timely manner; teach the prescribed courses of study with the established texts; conduct requisite student conferences; hold required office hours; attend to assigned divisional and College duties; contribute to the development of the program of instruction; adhere to the statement on professional ethics in accordance with College policies, procedures, and regulations; answer emails in a timely manner; maintain current competence in the particular discipline or field of specialization; and advise students. NOVA faculty may be assigned to any campus based upon enrollment and staffing needs.

Special Assignments:

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:

Required KSAs:

The ability to effectively teach Health Information Management concepts in the classroom. Ability to use technology to enhance classroom instruction. Ability to use on-line resources and Learning Management Systems. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of clinical and other health care information system applications. Proven ability and knowledge in reviewing and assessing the overall effectiveness of clinical experience for all students in the program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the teaching field OR an Associate’s degree in teaching field with demonstrated competency in teaching field. Qualifying degrees must be awarded by a regionally accredited institution.
  • Two years of full-time or (full-time equivalent) related occupational experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT, Computer Assisted Coding and of new technologies and technical concepts.
  • Professional certification by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
  • Previous teaching experience in the classroom and/or online.
  • Experience in using, teaching and/or implementing Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, such as Cerner and/or Epic clinical applications.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to be flexible to work at any of the College’s locations.
  • Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Health Informatics, Healthcare Administration or Health Law or other healthcare related field. Teaching experience of 5+ years in a HIM academic program and/or administrative experience in clinical practice management. 5+ years of experience in teaching on campus or online experience using Canvas or other learning management systems.Demonstrated ICD-10-CM/PCS experience with AHIMA credentials as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist Physician (CCSP) or AHIMA Coding Trainer. Experience in developing web-based training for distance learning. Active involvement in clinical practice. Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.Experience and working knowledge of educational, management, and learning theory and principles as they relate to HIM and related programs. Experience teaching in the community college environment.

Experience with and preparation for teaching culturally, linguistically, socio-economically, and academically diverse students at the college-level; certification in teaching hybrid or online courses.

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Background Check Statement Disclaimer:

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement:

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. With over 130 degree, certificate and workforce programs NOVA helps to prepare students to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. Learn more about Northern Virginia Community College at 

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