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Faculty – Health Information Technology
Pueblo Community College

Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Work Setting: Educational Institution
Job Function:
Job Type:
Salary Range: $43,700.00 – $53,700.00 Annually


Department/Division Purpose (brief description of main function):
Employing the latest resources, the PCC HIT program develops the knowledge, skills, and practical experience that employers value through learning experiences that respect the diversity of our students.  The department guides students in pursuing degrees and certificates in Health Information Management (HIM) and Technology (HIT), completing studies from the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law, opening new opportunities to choose from a variety of jobs across many different healthcare settings.

Job Description

Job Summary Statement (brief summary of overall responsibility of position):
All job descriptions incorporate and utilize the principles and tools of continuous improvement.  This is the foundation of our accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Open Pathways model, which is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The Open Pathway is unique in that its improvement component, the Quality Initiative, affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations.  Pueblo Community College embraces continuous improvement and has adopted it as its culture and as a necessary part of every job description.   In addition, all job descriptions require the utilization of available technology in the completion of the duties.

This position specifically exist to provide instructional and related activities in the Health Information Technology program in accordance with the philosophies and procedures of Pueblo Community College and the policies of the Colorado Community College System under the supervision of the Department Chair.  The faculty member must embrace and support the technology, philosophy, and practices of teaching and learning in the online environment.

PCC faculty members are responsible for teaching 30 credit hours annually (generally 15 credits each fall and spring semester) and for planning and providing student instruction in accordance with approved syllabi, curriculum guidelines, and required program standards. Courses are taught primarily online, but both traditional and non-traditional delivery (e.g. hybrid or accelerated) may be used.  Some weekend/evening teaching/attendance at events may be required.

Other responsibilities include developing and evaluating curriculum; orientation, advising and retention activities, both in a face-to-face and virtual environment; serving on college committees; selecting texts; and attending departmental, school, and College meetings and functions. Every PCC faculty and staff member is expected to participate in the assessment process of the College, utilizing the results of assessment for continuous institutional improvement.

This faculty member will become an important member of a highly functioning team of professional health information technology educators dedicated to student learning and be directly involved in activities both in and outside of classes that help students attain the highest level learning experience possible.  Faculty must adhere to the laws, policies, procedures, rules, and applications which govern and affect the college, including the fiscal rules of the State of Colorado.  Faculty members are expected to model professionalism in dress, action, and communication.  Accordingly, faculty members are obliged to respond professionally to constructive feedback and to follow the chain of command in resolving conflicts.  Absences will be minimal and only for appropriate cause; notification of supervisor is required.  Faculty must provide coverage or obtain approval for class cancellation according to PCC policy.  Two personal days per year are available with approval.  Refer to PCC Operational Procedures and Protocols for further information.

Job Duties

Essential Functions:
Designs, builds, and teaches courses as assigned within instructor work load guidelines and meets all scheduled classes unless the class has been canceled or with the permission of the Chairperson.  Attend scheduled department, division, or college meetings.  May be offered opportunity to serve as a substitute within the program for absent colleagues for short-term absences as determined by Department Chair, Coordinator, or Dean. Maintains a work schedule as agreed upon by the supervisor and in concert with the state and instructor workload policy (at least a forty-hour work week with a minimum of 30 hours on campus, which can include co-ops or off-campus assignments.)

Assists in the development and implementation of the approved program curriculum and syllabi and participates in cooperative planning with colleagues.  Supports all department efforts in AHIMA accreditation process.  Assists with training of instructors and with the preparation of materials for them.

Assesses program and course-level student learning outcomes relative to transfer and industry demand.  Participates in college-wide assessment of student learning activities and/or projects.  Assists, as appropriate, in program reviews and evaluation process required by internal/external sources.

Maintains regularly scheduled office hours (a minimum of five per week) for consultation or advisement with students. Performs student advisement and registration responsibilities professionally and accurately.

Assists in marketing, recruitment, and retention activities.

Serve on faculty and college committees and task forces. Be an active member of the Departmental Advisory Board. Specifically, serve on at least 1 college committee annually, and attend Division, All Faculty, and Department meetings.

Non-Essential Functions:
Attendance at graduation.


Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Licenses or Certificates:
  • Eligible for CTE credentialing in the state of Colorado.
  • CCA


  • 3 years full-time work experience in health information management in the last 7 years.
  • Experience working with an Electronic Health Record
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Knowledge and experience in Medical Coding.
  • Ability to use computer technology.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated success building professional relationships and working collaboratively with internal and external constituents and outside agencies.
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate work tasks and/or projects.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

Licenses or Certificates:

  • CTE credentialed in the state of Colorado.
  • Eligible for RHIT in one year
  • RHIT
  • RHIA
  • CCS
  • CCS-P
  • CDIP
  • CHDA
  • CHPS


  • 4+ years full-time work experience in health information management in the last 7 years.
  • Discipline expertise in Health Information Management.
  • One year successful teaching or training experience at a post-secondary institution.
  • Experienced in using an online learning management system
  • Experienced in teaching with E-Books
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Knowledgeable in the delivery of traditional classroom, and online instruction.
  • Demonstrated experience developing online curriculum.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing a professional network.
  • Experience providing academic or program advising to students at the high school or college level.
  • Ability to recruit and develop community partnerin healthcare, business, and industry.
  • Knowledge of assessment of student learning principles and processes.
  • Knowledge of software systems used in the medical industry.
  • Knowledge of implementing healthcare software systems.
  • Knowledge of network security in the healthcare setting.

Education Qualifications

Minimum Education:
  • Associate’s Degree.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management


Your total compensation goes well beyond the number on your paycheck. Pueblo Community College provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

While many of our benefits are listed here, eligibility for these benefits vary and may be based on hours worked and position.

Pueblo Community College, as a member of the Colorado Community College System, offers a wide variety of comprehensive and rich benefit programs. Some benefits offered are:

Health Benefits

– Medical
– Dental
– Vision

Retirement Savings

– Employer Sponsored Plans
– Individual Supplemental Plans

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Life Insurance

Disability Coverage

Annual and Sick Leave

Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

More detailed information on the benefits we offer are available on our Benefits Website:

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Posted: July 1, 2019 at 12:25 PM
Post ID: 40548

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