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HIM Externship Coordinator
Blue Ridge Community & Technical College

Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
Work Setting: Educational Institution
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Salary Range: 40,000 – 50,000


The HIM Externship Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of all HIM Externship sites in coordination and under the direction of the HIM Program Coordinator (PC).  This is a full time faculty appointment including teaching 30 credits per year.

Job Description

  • Demonstrate deep subject knowledge of the HIM field including key concepts, current and relevant research methodologies, tools, and techniques, and meaningful applications
  • Identify, establish, monitor, and evaluate all externship sites ensuring they reflect a diversity of opportunities available in the HIM field.
  • Visit all sites at least 1 time during a 16 week semester to support relevant and comprehensive student learning experience.
  • Verify students meet the credentialing requirements of assigned facilities and that all required documentation has been submitted to the healthcare agencies.
  • Schedule students to appropriate clinical sites, monitor and assess student success and completion of required hours.
  • Work with PC to establish alignment of clinical experiences with course/program outcomes/goals.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for resolution of issues that may arise between staff at the clinical site and students.
  • In conjunction with PC, coordinate a student orientation to the HIM program.
  • Select and develop instructional materials; plan and organize instruction to enhance student learning; create appropriate assignments for a 30 credit faculty load per academic year
  • Advise students regarding program requirements, course progression, and academic standing.
  • Use a variety of proven methods of engagement that facilitate student mastery of the content; Evaluate student learning by creating and applying AHIMA’s course competencies and accurately evaluating student progress.
  • Assist PC with maintaining CAHIIM accreditation including but not limited to evaluating and revising curriculum and completing reports.
  • Maintain professional credentials as required by AHIMA.
  • Attend required meetings and campus events (ie. open houses, campus orientations, high school nights).
  • Organize and lead program advisory board meetings; Invite HIM professionals representing a cross section of the HIM field.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff from across the college through assigned committees.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated ICD-10-CM/PCS experience. Effective communication and clinical experience in creating clinical education sites. placing and/or supervising HIM students. Proficient with Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. Experience using online learning management systems (ie. Blackboard). Ability to teach all courses in the HIM program.

Must have professional certification by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) such as a RHIA or RHIT. AHIMA credentials such as CCS, CCA preferred.

Experience in the HIM Field – 3 years

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience – 2 years preferred

Education Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in the HIM or related field OR Associates Degree in the HIM field with demonstrated competency of the field.


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Posted: April 3, 2019 at 9:09 AM
Post ID: 38247

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