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Medical Assistant Instructor - Walla Walla Campus (Adjunct)

Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 29, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Medical Assistant Instructor - Walla Walla Campus (Adjunct)

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Part Time

Job Number: 2023-001025 MA WW

Location: Walla Walla, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.


Walla Walla Community College is accepting applications to fill the part-time role of Medical Assistant Instructor on the Walla Walla Campus.

This (MA) Medical Assistant Adjunct Instructor position reports to the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health and will be responsible for both classroom, lab and clinical instruction/supervision of selected courses of the MA program, In the faculty role, the relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of teacher, mentor, and facilitator of learning. Responsibilities include preparing teaching materials, teaching assigned classes, assessing learning, assigning grades and maintaining records. The instructor is expected to teach according to the approved syllabi. This position may be required to teach a mix of online classes as well as in-person at the Walla Walla Community College campus. This position works from Winter Quarter through Summer Quarter. Courses may be taught in the evening and instructor may be required to teach during those times.

The MA Adjunct Instructor collaborates the MA program coordinator in complying with requirements related to program effectiveness, including outcomes, organization, administration, continuous review, planning, and development in accordance with Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) national accreditation standards.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

Teaching and Related Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality instruction in assigned classes that is consistent with the MAERB Core Curriculum and college curriculum standards.
  • Foster a positive, caring, and equitable learning environment where diversity is respected, and advanced.
  • Assess student mastery of course and learning outcomes.
  • Integrate current computer technology in the classroom; offer instruction in multiple teaching formats (face-to-face, hybrid, online courses) as appropriate.
  • Plan course instruction based on approved Master Course Outlines/Syllabi to ensure course content and objectives are met.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching techniques to accommodate the learning styles of a diverse student population, including new technologies enabling distance learning.
  • Supervise clinical experience for students.
  • Evaluate student's performance on a systematic basis, ensuring competency-based goals are met.
  • Prepare and maintain student records related to learning activities.
  • Maintain availability to assist students with learning difficulties.
  • Participate in Professional Development activities that foster growth in best practices for teaching/learning and practice standards in industry.

  • Competencies

    Instructional Competencies:

    The successful candidate will have the ability to:

  • Use highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effectively work with diverse students/colleagues in a collaborative and inclusive learning environment.
  • Provide excellent client service to students and members of the public
  • Utilize strong organizational and motivational skills.
  • Demonstrate best practices in teaching and assessment of student, program, and college learning outcomes.
  • Provide excellent instruction that combines an array of instructional methodologies to enhance student learning (skills demonstrations, lectures, group discussions, critical thinking activities, etc.)
  • Recognize the value that cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences bring to the learning environment and create an environment that values, encourages, and supports these differences.
  • Build constructive working relationships within the campus community and with public stakeholders by treating others with a high level of acceptance, cooperation, dignity, and mutual respect.

  • Required Qualifications:

  • Credential in good standing as a certified medical assistant, by an organization whose credentialing current through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA); Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Examination through the National Health Career Association (NHA); National Certified Medical Assistant Examination through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT); or
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Examination through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).
  • A minimum of three (3) years of employment in a healthcare facility, including a minimum of 160 hours in an ambulatory healthcare setting performing or observing administrative and clinical procedures as performed by medical assistants.

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of one (1) year of teaching experience in postsecondary and/or vocational/technical education or similar experience teaching adults
  • Current and competent in the MAERB Core Curriculum objectives included in the assigned teaching
  • Experience in teaching MA courses in multiple format (face-to-face, hybrid, and online)
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Instruction in educational theory and technique
  • Must be able to travel regionally.
  • Associates Degree or higher

  • Conditions/Terms of Employment

    This is a part-time instruction assignment contingent on enrollment and located at the Walla Walla Campus. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful employment to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and provide transcripts. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Candidate may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition for consideration of employment. The college is a tobacco free institution. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.


    Compensation for adjunct instruction is contingent on enrollment and paid in accordance with the contract between the WWCC Board of Trustees and the WWCC Association for Higher Education. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with the educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader). Refer to Appendix D for the part-time salary schedule.

    Required Application Materials

    This position is posted as open until filled and applications will be screened as received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet that includes the following:

  • Online application
  • A letter of interest detailing how you meet the qualifications and competencies for this position
  • Curriculum vitae or comprehensive resume
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

  • Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

    WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodations in the application/employment process, please contact Brooke Marshall, JD/Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Compliance (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509) 527-4412, email, address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.

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