Tacoma Community College
Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a population of over 14,000 richly diverse students, faculty, and staff. We emphasize creating meaningful and relevant learning, inspiring greater equity, and celebrating success in our lives and in our communities. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce with intellectual curiosity who are passionate about working in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching in a diverse learning environment with equitable access to educational achievement for all students.
TCC is located in the greater Tacoma metropolitan area in the heart of Pierce County. It serves a fully diverse population of over 800,000 people and is surrounded by breathtaking ecosystems of snow-capped mountains, temperate rain forests, and vast ocean beaches. The residents of the Pacific Northwest are known for their commitment to environmental sustainability and personal fitness, with Seattle rated as the 8th healthiest city in America.
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area: https://www.tacomacc.edu/tcc-life/life_in_tacoma
The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate
- Competence with and commitment to the professional field of Health Information Management and the American Health Information Management Association.
- Knowledge and experience in a wide variety of health care settings and facilities.
- Working knowledge of information technology and applications in teaching and the health care field.
- An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
- Strong leadership, interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with students representing diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and learning abilities in both face to face and virtual environments.
- Skill in building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
- A commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Dynamic, non-traditional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles
- Ethics and integrity and sound professional judgment.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee may be requested. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse.
Responsible to prepare and teach predominately full on-line Health Information Technology (HIT) courses including coordinating internships for students in their final quarter of study and in maintaining accreditation standards in the area of teaching. Responsibilities include teaching all assigned courses (in particularly coding courses) which are a part of the HIT curriculum including some campus-based courses and /or campus study sessions. This position reports to the Dean for Health, Business and Professional Services.
- Prepare and teach HIT courses including medical terminology, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT coding systems, reimbursement systems, legal issues, general management and supervision, acute and alternate health care, quality improvement and data quality, data analytics, record content and standards, and supervision of students in their Professional Practice Experience.
- Meet accreditation standards for areas of instructional responsibility and participate in and support overall college and program accreditation processes.
- Participate in maintaining and developing the Health Information Technology on-line student resources, including working with AHIMA’s Virtual Lab and EHR Go in accordance with program standards and to support coursework.
- Participate in curriculum planning, development, and evaluation including on-line and campus classroom settings, Virtual Lab/EHR Go integration and Professional Practice Experience.
- Advise students in their educational plan, per TCC developmental advising practices.
- Serve on program advisory, faculty and college committees.
- Participate in department, division and college activities.
- Attend continuing education meetings and seminars for the profession to enhance student learning and to maintain professional credentials and currency of course content.
- Maintain office hours in accordance with Faculty negotiated agreement requirements.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and verification of current credentialing.
- Three to five years current work experience in the field of Health Information Management.
- Competency with industry standard office software applications.
- Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
- Eligibility for Washington State vocational certification (we can help with this)
- Maintenance of continuing education requirements through the American Health Information Management Association.
- Teaching Experience (traditional, clinical, online formats) in a formalized educational facility or experience conducting industry training.
- Strong medical coding, HIM operations, compliance and HIPAA, data quality, EHR implementation, and management experience.
- Experience using computers as an instructional aide in and out of the classroom to enhance learning.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (minimum); Masters degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university preferred
Compensation/Benefits: Instructions for Resume Submission:
All complete applications received by the priority consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited for interview which may include a teaching demonstration.
Complete application packages must include the following:
- Tacoma Community College online application.
- Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
- Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
- Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters, respects, and celebrates diversity. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages) describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you have integrated both experience and self-awareness into your living/working environment.