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HIM / Medical Office Program - Part time

Tacoma Community College
$909.33 - $1,240.16 Hourly
medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, vacation time, paid holidays, sick time, 403(b), retirement plan, hybrid
United States, Washington, Tacoma
6501 South 19th Street (Show on map)
June 09, 2024

Who We Are

Part-Time Faculty positions at the college are open continuously and reviewed on a quarter-by-quarter basis. Individuals who apply to the applicant pool are considered active for a period of 12 months from the application date and may be contacted when vacancies occur. Submitting an application does not guarantee that a position will be available or offered.
Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third-largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of this community. Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. TCC is committed to increasing Native visibility by developing a more culturally responsive curriculum. Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local black-owned businesses. We are committed to infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives and experiences of the Black community into our curriculum. We continually strive to become an anti-racist institution.

Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 12,000 students. Our students reflect the diversity of our community; we serve 27% students of color, 60% female, and a median age of 26. We embrace our identity as a community college. Our Mission Statement says, "As the community's college, we create meaningful learning, advance equity, and strengthen student and community success." Our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty. To grow this workforce, we seek to recruit faculty who exemplify similar attributes:

  • Commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population,
  • Reflects the diversity of our community,
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching,
  • Honors the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities,
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for historically underserved populations,
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others, and
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of TCC.

Position Summary
This position is responsible for developing, preparing and teaching courses in the Health Information AAS, BAS or Medical Billing Specialist (MBS) programs in accordance with accreditation body and institutional standards. This position reports directly to the Dean for Health, Business and Professional Services and works closely with the program chair, faculty, and staff.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare and teach courses in the fields of Health Information Management, Revenue cycle, Medical Coding, and Medical Billing.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate curricula at the rigor appropriate for the degree program.
  • Participate in curriculum planning, development, evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes.
  • Participate in the planning and development of integrated educational software such as AHIMAs Virtual Lab, EHR Go, Navigate 2, or others.
  • Participate in and support overall college and program accreditation processes.
  • Participate in maintaining and developing on-line student resources that support coursework in accordance with program standards.
  • 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.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Health Information Management or related field from an accredited college or university for Health Information AAS or Medical Billing Specialist classes.
  • Bachelor degree in Health Information Management or related field from an accredited college or university for Health Information BAS classes.
  • Active AHIMA credential, such as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
  • Five years current work experience in the field of Health Information Management.
  • Intermediate level computer and technology skills.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, teach and mentor students in the profession of Health Information Management

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
  • Eligibility for Washington State vocational certification.
  • Maintenance of AHIMA credential and continuing education requirements through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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.
  • A high level of technology and application skills in the teaching and/or health care field.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural awareness, and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, staff and external community partners in both online and face to face environments.
  • Success in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships within a diverse environment.
  • Experience with dynamic, interactive delivery methods of teaching students with widely varying levels of proficiency and with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
  • Ethical decision-making ability and sound professional judgment.

Application Process

Application Process
All complete applications received by the priority consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which may include a teaching demonstration.
Complete application packages must include the following:

  1. Tacoma Community College online application.
  2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
  3. UNOFFICIAL copies of unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
Terms of Employment
This is a part time faculty position contracted on a quarterly basis. Part time faculty salary range is per credit hour starting at $909.33 to $1,240.16. Salary ranges are subject to any approved COLA's after initial placement. If applicable, Lab credit hours are paid at 50% the credit hour rate. Professional Services hours are paid at a flat rate of $44.00-$44.00 per hour. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ). Part-time faculty may become eligible for healthcare and retirement benefits at the beginning of the second consecutive quarter of half-time or more employment at one or more Washington state institutions of higher education. Half time is determined based on each institution's definition of full time. Members may 'stack' workloads between other qualifying colleges. A part-time faculty member must qualify each quarter they teach, to maintain eligibility. Once eligible, part-time faculty will be notified of their benefit and retirement options. Tacoma Community College offers offers one personal leave day per academic year if the PTF have been awarded a multi-quarter appointment. Sick leave is awarded every quarter based on the full-time equivalent teaching percent. If eligibility requirements are met, a comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long- term disability insurance plans reduced tuition for the employee; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our employment page/employment benefits: https://www.tacomacc.edu/about/employment/.A collective bargaining agreement exist and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee and is available anytime upon hire. 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. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency.
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Kathryn Held, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5328. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
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6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466

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