The HIT Instructor is responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical instruction and providing those related services and support activities required for optimal student learning and effective educational programming. Reports to the Program Director for HIT.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Teaches a minimum of 18 contact hours per week in a flexible schedule as determined by the needs of the program and as approved by the division dean. Release time may be approved by the division dean as needed.
Teaches all courses, as assigned, for the full duration of scheduled instruction.
Be fully prepared with a syllabus and instructional plans for each class session in accord with the stated objectives of the course; ensures instructional materials and activities are relevant and engages student in the learning process.
Assumes responsibility for laboratory/classroom preparation, including maintenance and cleanup, and recommends, as necessary, appropriate laboratory supplies and equipment needed for instruction.
Provides regular, accurate, and timely feedback to students including grading of assignments; is available to students requiring additional assistance.
If teaching online, actively participates in the learning process with students via phone, email, discussion forums, chats, and/or face-to-face meetings; motivates online learners to become part of the online learning community by providing synchronous and/or asynchronous learning activities.
Contributes to the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and utilize available educational resources for the improvement of instruction and the creation of teaching materials.
Assists in the development and revision of course outlines, syllabi, curriculum plans, and other instructional documentation required to meet program objectives.
Assists in the identification, development, preview, and acquisition of educational resources and supplies required to meet program objectives and improve instruction.
Serves as educational advisor to students and participates in semester advising and registration activities as requested or as needed by individual students.
Participates in recruitment activities.
Assists in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures related to student admission, progression, and graduation.
Enforces academic policy and procedures at all times; complies with all institutional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical instruction and general employment.
Maintains posted office and on-campus hours sufficient to fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations, as well as meet the needs of the program, division, and college.
Maintains complete office and student records as needed; processes and/or submits reports, forms, and all other required paper and electronic documentation in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the accuracy, correctness, and completeness of all data.
Participates in student disciplinary proceedings and grievance procedures.
Represents the program, division, and college in institutional assignments, community affairs, and professional activities.
Participates in program, divisional, and institutional meetings, committees, and other announced activities.
Fulfills committee assignments and other special appointments within the college and community, and otherwise, gives appropriate support to college endeavors.
Attends in-service training and other professional development opportunities, including attendance at off-campus activities, as feasible, to stay current with developments in the field of instruction.
Keeps all sensitive information protected and strictly confidential; maintains confidentiality in accordance with college, FERPA, and HIPAA requirements.
Maintains proper communication and supportive relationships at all times with all work units of the division, college, and designated clinical agencies, providing assistance to them in carrying out their respective functions.
Completes duties and responsibilities in compliance with college standards, policies, and procedures.
Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually, and follows a work schedule that meets the needs of the program, division, and college.
Assumes other necessary responsibilities and performs additional tasks as assigned in meeting the needs of the program, division, and college.
Upholds the principles of professionalism and displays a professional image and good character at all times.
Normal Working Hours: A minimum of a 40-hour work week is required as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the essential job functions, which may include occasional evening and/or weekend hours. Faculty are required to show a minimum of 30 hours on campus on their official teaching schedules. It is understood that the remaining 10 hours of the 40-hour work week may be fulfilled at the workstation and time most appropriate to the faculty in completing their instructional assignments. It is further understood that the faculty may be required to be on campus beyond the officially scheduled 30 hours to meet the needs of the program, division, and/or college at the discretion of their supervisor and/or division dean.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum associates degree from a regionally accredited college or university; must hold certification as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Minimum of two years of experience in health information; online teaching experience preferred.