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Medical Terminology Instructor (Career Training)

Reading Area Community College
Reading, PA

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

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Application Instructions

Send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references, to

Please indicate the job code PT-CT-MTI in the subject line of your email.

After sending in your documents, please fill out the online Job Applicant Identifier form. RACC is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with government regulations we are required to record numbers of job applicants by sex and ethnic category. We ask that you indicate your race or national origin and sex, but you are not required to provide this information. This information will not be kept with your application and will be used only in accordance with state and federal regulations.

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Job Details Title:Medical Terminology Instructor (Career Training)Announce date:03/18/2024Apply by date:Open Until FilledApplication status:Accepting ApplicationsPosition type: Part-time Salary:$37.00 per hour

Working Hours:

Flexible Schedule, include daytime, evening, and Saturday hours as required by the needs of the position. In person/on campus classes required.


The Medical Terminology Instructor reports to the Curriculum Development Specialist of the Workforce & Continuing Education Department who will assign location and hours of the Instructor activities. The Instructor provides academic instruction and student academic support for assigned academic department. The Medical Terminology & Anatomy Instructor is responsible for teaching a curriculum to students that focuses on the competencies of basic knowledge of medical terminology emphasizing spelling, definition, and pronunciation. This includes anatomy and basic physiology and an exploration of the body systems. This position may require instruction on-campus and/or at an assigned off-campus location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain responsibility for instruction and classroom management.
  • Teach provided curriculum in classroom.
  • Teach theories and fundamentals of administrative duties, patient records management, and electronic medical records using software programs.
  • Maintain good communications and working relationships with appropriate staff, appropriate agencies, and class site location staff.
  • Maintain good communications and work effectively with all other offices of the college on matters concerning the program.
  • Adhere to procedures and policies for the smooth day-to-day operation of the program.
  • Participate in professional development activities as required.
  • Attend teacher meetings as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences and/or medical/health sciences.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education/adult education, natural sciences and/or health clinical courses.
  • Three (3) years of recent work experience in medical/health science or education fields and/or significant adult education/career training experience.


  • Experience working as a Medical Office Assistant and/or PA LPN/RN License preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Internet skills. Experience using electronic medical records (EMR) software in a healthcare environment. Knowledge of Learning Management Systems (LMS) or other administrative software a plus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Teaching or PA LPN/RN License preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience with adult education population, curriculum development, mandated welfare reform, and dislocated workers are preferred.
Communication Skills:
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Working at Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College (RACC) is a mid-size comprehensive community college located in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania in the City of Reading.  The College serves not only Berks County but draws students from the surrounding area.  Located less than 60 miles from Philadelphia and 50 miles from Harrisburg, Reading and its suburbs offers a quality-of-life, as well as access to major cultural, urban environments.               

The institution is committed to a philosophy of student success with an experienced, dedicated faculty and staff.  The academic portfolio includes 40-plus programs ranging from liberal arts to engineering, as well as a unique center devoted to cutting edge technologies supporting local businesses and industries.  The College has incorporated a strong commitment to technology and is adding each year to its online course offerings as well as blended, hybrid courses enabling the community year round access to quality education.  The College is also designated the only Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Pennsylvania.

The College is looking to attract individuals who are interested in helping Reading Area Community College continue its evolution as a standard for opportunity, excellence, and hope for students. RACC is devoted to enabling students to fulfill their academic goals.   We particularly welcome applications from energetic, enthusiastic individuals who wish to be a part of a growing, thriving community college and who share this commitment.

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