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Health Information Management Professor

About Us
Since opening its doors in 1965, Tacoma Community College has provided a high-quality, affordable education to more than 500,000 people. Serving Tacoma, Gig Harbor, the Key Peninsula, online students and the women’s prisons, TCC educates about 11,000 students annually. Many TCC students are the first in their families to attend college, 58 percent receive financial aid, 13 percent have children, 42 percent are students of color, and 48 percent work while attending school. TCC has two campuses, the main campus in Tacoma and another in Gig Harbor. Situated northwest of Tacoma across the Narrows Bridge, the Gig Harbor campus offers credit and non-credit courses.  
Divided into 4 academic divisions (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; Health, Business & Professional Programs; Math, Science & Engineering; Communication & Transitional Studies) TCC is committed to developing and sustaining a vibrant educational environment where all students can thrive by providing educational opportunities such as learning communities, honors programming, undergraduate student research, bachelor of applied science degrees, and study abroad.
TCC is 100 percent committed to student success, and promotes innovation to help students. Since launching its Open Educational Resources initiative in 2011, the college has saved students collectively more than $5 million on textbooks. Designated an Achieving the Dream Leader College, TCC provides a model for other schools seeking to engage students and boost completion rates. TCC is also one of 67 colleges selected nationally to participate in the Department of Education’s Second Chance Pell pilot program, providing access to education for incarcerated individuals. Designated a Military Friendly College®, TCC is proud to serve Pierce County’s military community. In fall 2018, the college opened a food pantry on campus to support students experiencing food insecurity and was recognized by the Harvard Kennedy School for its College Housing Assistance Program, a community partnership that helps students access affordable housing.
Position Summary
The HIM Professor is responsible to develop, prepare and teach fully on-line Health Information Management/Technology (HIM/T) courses in accordance with accreditation body and institutional standards. The HIM Professor is also responsible for designing, coordinating and evaluating student internships at professional practice sites that reinforce didactic instruction.  This position reports to the Dean for Health, Business and Professional Services.
Essential Functions:
  • Prepare and teach HIM/T courses including Healthcare Privacy, Confidentiality and Security, Data Governance, Revenue Cycle Management, System Analysis and Design, Data Quality Management and Performance Improvement, Healthcare Compliance, Human Resource Management and Leadership, Organizational Management in Healthcare, and 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 Health Information Management on-line student resources that support coursework in accordance with program standards.
  • 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.
  • Advise students in their educational plan and career goals per TCC and departmental 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.

 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Active AHIMA credential, such as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
  • Seven 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.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement and outcome assessment methodologies.
  • Ethical decision-making ability and sound professional judgment.
Application Process
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: 
  1. Tacoma Community College online application.
  2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
  3. Copies of unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
  4.  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.
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 is available 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.
 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 American with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title VII and Title IX, 253-566-5050; Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Corrections, updates & extensions to this recruitment announcement may occur and will be reflected online. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. All persons hired must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466