Peninsula College is recruiting for a full-time, temporary
Medical Assisting faculty position to begin Fall Quarter 2022. The
successful candidate will be an excellent teacher-collaborator with
enthusiasm for both the subject and for assisting others with
learning about medical assisting.
Peninsula College has a strong commitment to the achievement of
equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff and students and
values the rich diverse backgrounds that make up the campus
community. To ensure the college provides an inclusive educational
and employment environment focused on strategies for success and
equitable outcomes for all, we are seeking a candidate who has an
understanding of, and experience with, successfully supporting
individuals with varying backgrounds, including people with
disabilities; people with various gender identities and sexual
orientations; individuals from historically underrepresented
communities; and other groups.
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula
College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The
main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of
Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and
has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and
Seattle. The College is honored to serve six sovereign American
Indian nations in the region: Jamestown S’Klallam, Lower Elwha
Klallam, Quileute, Makah, Hoh, and Port Gamble S’Klallam.
As a public comprehensive community college with
baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly
regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its
culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic
vision. The College is part of the 34-college Washington
State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by
the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College serves more than 3,362 students (1,238 FTE) through
its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its
correctional facilities, community education, and its online course
offerings. The College community is vibrant, engaged, and
known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local
communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.
The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its
shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest
communication, integrity and collaboration. The College is a
leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is
deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this
vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming
place. Click here for a video about Peninsula
- Teach assigned medical assisting courses in accordance with
course descriptions and learning outcomes outlined in the
- Develop, assess, improve, and deliver curriculum.
- Utilize appropriate technology to facilitate teaching and
learning in the lab, classroom and online.
- Through the course syllabus, orient students at the beginning
of each course to the objectives of the course, learning outcomes,
assessment methods, basis of grading, attendance requirements, the
nature of assignments and class requirements.
- Obtain and maintain sufficient learning assessment data in
order to provide a valid and reasonable basis for assignment of
- Maintain regularly scheduled and posted office hours for
- Participate in student academic advising.
- Participate in scheduled division meetings and academic
- Create and regularly update a Professional Development Plan
that ensures continuing education and ongoing currency in one’s
instructional area and current pedagogies.
- Participate in annual planning and program review.
Med Assist related duties:
- Teach medical assisting, phlebotomy, and/or billing and coding
classes in classroom and lab settings.
- Participate in recruitment and community outreach
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Work independently and in teams while maintaining
professionalism and modeling the colleges Guiding Principles.
- Experience working with computers and technology to deliver and
- Excellent communication skills; both oral and written, are
essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully
comprehend written and spoken English and to communicate clearly
with native and non-native English speakers.
- The ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and
- Enthusiasm, team player, autonomy, timeliness in task
performance, creativity, initiative, and a desire to learn.
Required education or certificates
- Associate degree or college certificate in Medical
- Current state and national medical assisting certification
Required physical abilities
- Work is typically performed in a classroom which requires
standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time. Traveling to
clinical sites in the college’s service area is also
Required work schedule and work environment
- Morning and afternoon classes.
- Classroom, lab, and office settings.
- A full-time, temporary faculty position beginning the 2022 Fall
quarter; this is a nine-month academic year appointment.
- The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule in which
placement on the schedule is determined by education level and
experience. Initial annual salary placement is anticipated to be
$56,554 – $76,934 for a standard 175-day contract, depending on
- A standard 175-day contract is written annually for the period
of September to June. Late contracts will be prorated on the basis
of workdays remaining in the contract year.
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and
long-term disability insurance; sick leave; retirement plan;
optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs.
Peninsula College contributes $1,130 per month towards the cost of
the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college
also supports professional development.
- Peninsula College is a qualified employer for the
Public Service Loan Forgiveness If you work for the College
full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment
plan, you are eligible to apply.
- Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in
the Peninsula College Employee Tuition Program.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act,
proof of authorization to work in the United States will be
required at the time of hire.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal
record history will be conducted. Information from the
background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will
be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and
competence to perform in the position.
- Per Governor Inslee’s
Proclamation 21-14(Download PDF reader), state
employees must be fully vaccinated. Your vaccine status will
be verified. Please reach out to the HR Office at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you need information on a medical or religious
A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of
- a current CV,
- unofficial transcripts,
- contact information for three current professional references
qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the
duties specified. Please include each reference’s title, email
address, and telephone number.
- In the cover letter, provide a one to two sentence statement on
how you may be able to contribute to a culture of equity at
Application materials may be uploaded electronically, by mail,
or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 417-6298
Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without
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Peninsula College does not discriminate on the basis of race,
creed, color, religion, national origin, families with children,
sex, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender identity,
age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, genetic
information, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical
disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a
person with a disability in its programs and activities.
Coordination of compliance is the responsibility of the Human
Resources Officer, PC HR Office, (360) 417-6212.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity