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Clinical Medical Assistant Part-Time Instructor Pool

Truckee Meadows Community College
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine
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Clinical Medical Assistant Part-Time Instructor Pool

Thank you for your interest in Truckee Meadows Community College. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (775) 673-7168 or

Job Description

Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), located in Reno, Nevada, actively maintains a pool of qualified individuals to be selected from on an as needed basis by the department to fulfill part-time temporary instructional needs.

The Clinical Medical Assistant training instructor will provide instruction, including class and lab instruction within the Clinical Medical Assistant training program, in accordance with the standards established by National Healthcare Association (NHA). The instructor should be an experienced medical professional with 4 years experience in EKG administration, Phlebotomy( blood draws) and Clinical Medical procedures with the ability to adapt/develop curriculum and to evaluate student performance. The Instructor shall work directly with the director to align coursework with program requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. High school diploma or its equivalent

2. Two (2) years' work experience in medical assisting with hands-on clinical experience in the medical assistant role.

3. One (1) year of teaching experience.

4. Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a graduate of an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) in Medical Assisting or training from an institution located outside of the United States and its territories in Medical Assisting.

5. Current medical assistant registration or certification through a nationally recognized and accredited certifying agency (CMA, RMA, NRCMA).

6. CPR certified at the level of Health Care Provider through the American Heart Association and be able to competently administer CPR.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Associates degree in an Allied Health field.

2. Five (5) years' work experience in medical assisting with hands-on clinical experience in the medical assistant role.

3. Three (3) years of teaching experience with knowledge of course development, instruction, evaluation, and academic advising; teaching to students of diverse backgrounds and abilities strongly preferred.

4. One (1) year teaching in either online or blended/hybrid formats using a variety of digital tools for teaching.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
  • Current knowledge of Medical Assistant practice
  • Ability to mentor a highly diverse student population
  • Ability to work independently
  • Documented expertise in academic subject area
  • Proficient in interpersonal oral presentation; excellent communication skills
  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • Verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills.
  • Coordinating and balancing the needs of a diverse student population and faculty, while simultaneously supervising and managing the multiple science materials and inventory.
  • Ability to adapt, direct and multi-task.
  • Demonstrates exemplary skills and organizational proficiency


Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Teach courses as assigned; prepare lectures and practical demonstrations for students to be delivered in-person, online, or for a hybrid model; provide fully prepared current instruction that meets desired learning outcomes, academic advising and career related counseling to students, actively engage in retention activities, and provide support for program and institutional initiatives.
  • Make continuous efforts to improve quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing different techniques in teaching; demonstrate or be willing to acquire skills for utilizing online activities as enhancers to course content during interactive teaching and learning; review and revise student learning material on an ongoing basis to maintain current information
  • Regularly evaluate students to measure their progress in achieving curriculum and course objectives and inform them in a timely manner of their progress; actively engage in retention activities including documented communication with students; maintain a 70% course completion rate and 80% examination pass rate for all classes taught in the program; assist in the development of improvement plans for students whose grade average drops below 77%.
  • Demonstrate appropriate clinical techniques with health and safety handling measures before allowing students to practice on their own; monitor students in the classroom; assist students and ensure safety precautions are adhered to.
  • Submit required program reports and forms to the Director in a timely manner; maintain student records of attendance; skills check-off forms and assist with program data collection; complete student progress reports for third-party sponsors as needed.
  • Monitor the attendance of students in the program and follow up with students when absences occur two days in a row.
  • Work with the Director to resolve student concern
  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each sequence to update student records and transcripts.
  • Attend faculty meetings
  • Manage special projects assigned by the Director including but not limited to extracurricular activities to create enthusiasm and encouragement to students
  • Attend and participate in professional development; maintain documented continuing medical education
  • Maintain professional relationship with colleagues, students and the community
  • Adhere to and publicly support College policies and procedures
  • Aid with the planning, development and maintenance of program curriculum; review curriculum, textbooks, and course supplies and make recommendations to Director during program revision cycles.
  • Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, community service field trips, and visits to clinics and medical offices.

Conditions of Employment

This is a on-going pool of qualified individuals interested in part-time, temporary non-tenure track instructional opportunities at Truckee Meadows Community College.

This contract is a part-time contract only and will not be continued beyond the ending date. This appointment may be terminated at will, at any time, for any reason, without notice; appointee has no appeal rights. Individuals appointed to temporary term assignments are not eligible for consideration for tenure as part of the assignment.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)
In the Resume/Cover Letter section of the application each of the following must be attached.
  • Current Resume/CV that includes contact information for three Professional References.
  • Cover Letter

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Search committees will use this information to determine that applicants meet minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement.

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed above. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

All documents, including unofficial transcripts for academic positions, must be received prior to the closing date listed on the job announcement.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check upon hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive educational institution located in Reno, Nevada and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. TMCC’s five instructional sites and numerous community locations serves an increasingly diverse population of more than 11,000 students each semester. TMCC, an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), is a progressive institution that celebrates inclusion and diversity while supporting core themes of academic excellence, student success, and access to lifelong learning.

A vital leader in the New Nevada’s growing economy, TMCC is located near the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in an environment rich with a thriving arts, culture, food scene, abundant outdoor activities, and a family-friendly local community. It is only a 3.5 hour drive to San Francisco, CA, a 40-minute drive to Lake Tahoe, and within easy driving distance of four national parks (Great Basin, Yosemite, Lassen, and Death Valley). For more information, please go to or view our virtual tour at

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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