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Medical Assisting Instructor - Merritt

Peralta Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2023

College Information

Peralta/College Information

Merritt College

Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.

Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.

Position Information

Job Title
Medical Assisting Instructor - Merritt

Time Base
1.0 FTE; 10 months

Salary Range: $66,714- $90,105/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Benefits Information

The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. The value of the employer contribution towards your benefits may increase your total compensation by as much as 47%. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical, dental, vision, prescription drug insurance coverage*

• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.

• Long-term disability coverage.

• Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 19.10% of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System ( STRS ). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at The CalSTRS member handbook is available at After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65. Other benefits include 10 days sick leave, and holidays.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)

• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)

• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans

• Credit union membership

• Prepaid legal plan participation

• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution. Subject to change.

Position Type

Humanities (653)



Job Description Summary

The Medical Assisting Program is committed to the provision of educational training that enables students to attain knowledge and develop competent, safe skills for entry-level positions in the medical field. The program provides a balanced clinical and administrative curriculum delivered through comprehensive lectures, laboratory courses, and clinical experiences in local community health care facilities.

Merritt College currently offers two certificate programs in Medical Assisting: Clinical and Administrative, as well as a Health Navigator Certificate program. All certificate programs can be completed in one year and prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary for obtaining work in the health care field as a Medical Assistant. Graduates of this program are prepared to work with physicians and other team members and facilitate office visits for patients to be seen by the health care provider. Under the direction of the Medical Doctor, graduates assist with many procedures and often assist in health education to support clients’ health and disease management.

The Medical Assisting Instructor will have primary responsibilities for lecture and laboratory in our Medical Assisting program, such as Intro to Medical Assisting, Medical Terminology, Disorders of the Body Systems in Primary Care, CPR and First Aid for Allied Health Programs, Communication Skills for the Healthcare Professional, and Administrative or Clinical Medical Assisting. The assignment may also include other courses in the discipline as needed, including newly developed courses, as well as courses for the Health Navigator Program and Health Occupations.

Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment.

Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.

 Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

 Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.

 Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.

 Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students.

 Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.

 Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.

 Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.

The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to :

 Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;

 Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;

 Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;

 Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;

 Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and

 Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of any Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND two (2) years of demonstrated work experience in the healthcare field as a Medical Assistant, Nurse, Public Health Officer, Healthcare Administrator, Physician, or equivalent


2. Possession of any Associate Degree from an accredited college AND six (6) years of demonstrated work experience in the healthcare field as a Medical Assistant, Nurse, Public Health Officer, Healthcare Administrator, Physician, or equivalent


3. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in (California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).


4. The equivalent qualifications. (Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)

5. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students

Desirable Qualifications

 Master’s Degree Preferred
 Previous teaching experience at a California Community College
 Demonstrated proficiency in online teaching and course development

Environmental Demands

Other Requirements

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Application Deadline Date
March 1st, 2023

Open Date

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