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Instructor, Clinical Medical Assisting

Blue Cliff College
Alexandria, LA
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Blue Cliff College is seeking an Instructor, Clinical Medical Assisting to perform a variety of routine duties, as needed, to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for competent entry-level performance in medical offices, hospitals and other allied health environments, using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures and demonstrations and using audiovisual and technological aids to supplement the presentations.

  • Performs performance-based objectives and outlines for course of study following curriculum guidelines and requirements of the college and state and federal initiatives
  • Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in the medical assistant profession, and lectures on theory, techniques and terminology
  • Instructs students in subject areas such as use, maintenance and the safe operation of tools and equipment, codes or regulations related to the Clinical Medical Assisting Program
  • Instructs students in the importance of accuracy, neatness, efficiency, resourcefulness and good work habits in obtaining employment as Clinical Medical Assistants
  • Assigns lessons to students and corrects homework; administers tests to evaluate achievement of students in technical knowledge and practical skills
  • Keeps records of daily attendance and student progress; reports to Lead Instructor and Registrar
  • Presents subject matter to students, utilizing a variety of methods and techniques, such as lectures, discussions or demonstrations; ensures use of classroom time is organized and that instruction and clean-up (if applicable) can be accomplished within the allotted time
  • Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts; responds to basic student questions; may initiate study groups in preparation for examinations
  • Enforces classroom protocols, rules and regulations; maintains classroom discipline; utilizes effective classroom management techniques
  • Attends meetings and trainings per requirements of Lead Instructor, Program Chair or Director of Education; participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and professional development workshops
  • File an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught with the appropriate Program Chair
  • Conduct class evaluations and complete other college evaluations in accordance with college policy
  • Make suggestions to the Program Chair concerning the improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college
  • Complete an annual goals setting and performance review with the Program Chair, approved by the Director of Education

  • Aseptic hand washing techniques
  • Using the autoclave to sterilize surgical instruments and supplies
  • Applying universal precautions and OSHA regulations
  • Disinfection of exam room surfaces
  • Creating a surgical field
  • Responding to medical emergencies and basic first aid measures
  • Conducting a patient interview and obtaining a medical history
  • Writing progress notes in the medical record
  • Measuring vital signs of infants, children and adults
  • Assisting a physician with basic and specialized exams
  • Administration of topical, inhaled and oral medications
  • Administration of injected medications, including intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular routes
  • Blood collection techniques, including venipuncture (phlebotomy) and capillary puncture
  • Processing and handling various specimens
  • Disposing of biohazardous waste
  • Obtaining an electrocardiogram

  • Associate's Degree required; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Must be a Certified or Registered Medical Assistant through NCCT or AAMA
  • American Heart BLS Certified instructor a plus
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) a plus
  • Minimum of four (4) years working as a Medical Assistant and clinical experience with the supervision of Certified Medical Assistants
  • Strong background in administration, as well as clinical work, including phlebotomy, EKG, spirometry, vitals, transcription, billing and terminology
  • Experience delivering instruction using an interactive approach and/or multi-media technology


In the spirit of pay transparency, we can share that the pay range for this position is $17-$20.75 per hour, commensurate with experience. Please keep in mind that this range is the base pay only and does not consider other components that make up the total rewards package for the position. If you are hired, your overall compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic location, skills, education, and/or experience which may result in total compensation outside of this range.


Education Management, Inc. (dba Blue Cliff College) is committed to preparing students to function proficiently in a competitive society in the career of their choice and to create within them an awareness of professional and social responsibility, along with an appreciation of principles of ethical conduct. Blue Cliff College employs a diverse team of individuals dedicated to inspiring students to strive for excellence and to achieve maximum personal potential. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, as well as a business casual work environment and flexible work schedule because we understand your personal life is as important as your professional life. If you're dedicated and ready to work for an organization that cares about you, please apply online.


Featured benefits for full-time team members include:
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Critical illness, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance
  • Pet insurance and pet discount program
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off

Equal Opportunity Employment
Blue Cliff College and Current HR ("organizations") provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the organizations comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which it has operations. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, and compensation.

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