Medical Terminology Instructor

Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL

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Health & Medical, Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Posting Number:




Position Title:

Medical Terminology Instructor

Status of Position:



Non Exempt

Position Summary:

Prairie State College seeks an experienced part-time hourly instructor to teach medical terminology (evenings preferred). Successful candidates will have the desire to engage a diverse student population in basic concepts of medical terminology.

Reporting Relationship:

Directly reports to Manager, Workforce and Community Partnerships – Workforce Professions

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Instruct students in learning the Latin and Greek roots of medical terms, along with definitions and proper use of medical terms.
  2. Knowledge of word structure and how to divide medical terms into component parts.
  3. Apply medical terms to body systems and diseases.
  4. Plan for instructional activities supporting curriculum.
  5. Follow current course outlines, objectives, and evaluation mechanisms.
  6. Maintain a lesson plan of daily instructional activities.
  7. Organize concepts to be taught in a logical and understandable manner covering all objectives outlined in the course syllabus.
  8. Use appropriate Learning Management Systems (LMS), and assessment tools to ensure learning outcomes are being met.
  9. Monitor student attendance and retention and documents (as required).
  10. Plan and update the curriculum for instructional activities including lectures, class discussions, and exams.
  11. Effectively communicate with students to help them achieve their educational goals.
  12. Advise students as it relates to school policies and satisfactory performance and maintain communication with the program coordinator regarding such activity.
  13. Grade assignments, return graded assignments to students, and assign final satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades for all students in a timely manner.
  14. Process course midterm and end grades according to policy.
  15. Monitor all equipment and supply inventory for repair and/or replenishment (as required).
  16. Submit timely, written notice of textbook, supply, instructional and equipment needs to the program coordinator (as required).
  17. Communicate with the program coordinator and/or manager on challenges or noteworthy issues or concerns related to students.
  18. Maintain on-time attendance and schedule adherence.
  19. Maintain a positive attitude and support a commitment to departmental excellence.
  20. Maintain instructional service levels and productivity with efficiency, accuracy, and quality.
  21. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the department, consistent with the role of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Three years of related job experience
  2. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  3. Experience using technology in the classroom
  4. Instructional/training experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experienced user of education LMS (preferably Desire2Learn)
  2. Associate Degree
  3. Experience teaching, especially at the community college level
  4. Experience working with culturally and intellectually diverse groups
  5. Ability to create diverse teaching methods

Anticipated Work Hours and Days:

As per instructor contract.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must be submitted electronically.



Prairie State College is a richly diverse community college located 30 minutes south of Chicago. The College serves over 5,000 students through its credit programs and offers a wide range of associate degrees and certificates, all of which feature student-centered instruction. In addition, the College offers workforce education, ESL and GED programs, and continuing, corporate and professional education. prairie_state_college1.jpg

Our 37-acre campus in Chicago Heights features “smart” classrooms, modern laboratories, a Business and Community Education Center, an Adult Education Outreach Center, and a spacious new Fitness Complex. In order to meet community needs, courses are also offered at our Matteson Area Center and at local businesses, community centers, and schools.

prairie_state_college2.jpgThe College provides a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition reimbursement for administrators and staff, free courses in our Fitness Center, and an optional 403(b) plan in addition to a comprehensive retirement plan through the State University Retirement System. Employees can enroll their children in our state-of-the-art Children’s Learning Center for a modest fee.



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