Assistant Professor of Health Information Management



Posting Details


Posting Number: 06001822 Position Title: Assistant Professor of Health Information Management Posting Date: Closing Date: 04/12/2021 Open Until Filled (notes): Length of Position: 9 months per year - academic calendar contract Anticipated Start Date:

September 2021

Position Type/Employee Class: Full-Time Faculty FTE: 1.0 Salary Level: Assistant Professor Starting Pay Range $50,700 - $60,000 for 9 mos, plus exceptional benefits Hours per Week: Will vary term by term Work Schedule: Depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically Job Summary/Purpose:

PRIMARY PURPOSE :
To provide instruction to students in the Health Information Management program, develop curriculum, assess student learning, and provide student advising.

Terms of Employment
• Full-time Faculty, 1.0 FTE, Exempt. This is a full-time, tenure-track probationary position commencing September 2021. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• $50,700– $60,000 per year depending on experience.
• Represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
•COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
•The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
• May include travel throughout the College district.

Essential Functions:

1. Provide instruction in the Health Information Management area, using approved course outcome guides. This includes lectures, labs or clinical courses in a broad range of HIM curriculum. Teaching assignments may be during the day (including early morning), evening, or weekend, and could include classes taught at any of the College campuses.
2. Provide student advising and assistance in areas of course selection, career planning, job placement and employment follow-up.
3. Hold at least five scheduled office hours per week for student help sessions and program assistance.
4. Participate in department meetings, curriculum revision, course assessment, program assessment, and program review.
5. Maintain the curriculum and course standards as expected by the department and accrediting body. Assist with preparation for state approvals or national accreditation visits.
6. Work with students to provide necessary documentation for licensure and/or certification exams.
7. Interact regularly with The American Health Information Management Association ( AHIMA ).
8. Ensure that certifications in RHIA and/or RHIT are maintained and up-to-date as required by AHIMA .
9. Engage in regular professional growth activities, remain current in the field, and maintain current credentials or licensures as required by the program.
10. Participate in service to the college. This may include participating in College committees, taskforces, peer teams, or other activities.
11. Provide meaningful, professional service to the community, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations.
12. Perform other essential job functions as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Thorough knowledge in the field of Health Information Management and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge and remain current with the changes resulting from national health care policy.
2. Ability to adapt and use a variety of teaching and assessment techniques including the use of technology to enhance student success.
3. Ability to observe, direct, and oversee students ensuring safety in the classroom or laboratory.
4. Ability to work with and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
5. Ability to effectively use Microsoft office suite, various course management systems, technology to teach traditional, hybrid, or online courses and other technology used in the instruction setting.
6. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members.
7. Ability to provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
8. Willingness to travel and or teach at various hours and campus locations, as required.
9. Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and the willingness to work as a member of a team with faculty.
10. Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Work is performed in classroom and office environments with the ability to sit or stand at workstation for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to use computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires near visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversations. Computer screen is used frequently. Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs. A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities. The employee is required to meet physical and ergonomic requirements of the program area as this may vary from positions. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:
1. Associate’s degree in Health Information Management or a minimum of 24 quarter hours (16 semester hours) of credit in HIM .
2. One year of work experience within the health information management profession (which may include work in the public or private sector).

Special Qualifications:
3. Certified Registered Health Information Technician ( RHIT ) or Registered Health Information Administrator ( RHIA ) in good standing with AHIMA .

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management.
2. Two or more years of work experience within the health information management profession.
3. Teaching experience with a health information management, or similar, program.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled No Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * Are you a Certified Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), in good standing with AHIMA?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please describe how you meet the job requirement of having one year of work experience within the Health Information Management profession (which may include work in the public or private sector).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please provide your Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential. You will have the opportunity to upload this document in the next step of the application process in the Required Documents section titled “Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential”.
    • Yes, I have uploaded the Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential document
    • No, I have not uploaded the Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential document
  6. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  9. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
  6. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 3
  2. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  3. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  4. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  5. US Military DD 214
  6. Other Document 1
  7. Other Document 2
  8. Other Document 3
  9. Other Document 4
  10. Other Document 5
  11. Placement File, if applicable


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