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HIT Instructor
Wallace State Community College – Hanceville

Location: Hanceville, Alabama
Work Setting: Educational Institution
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Salary Range: $38,153-$82,543


Wallace State Community College – Hanceville

POSITION:  Health Information Technology Instructor

Job Description


Position Title                 Instructor

Job Description               Prepared July 2010

Reports to                     Division/ Department Chair

FLSA:                             Exempt

Evaluation:                 Evaluated regularly by appropriate supervisor

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning by providing quality classroom instruction. The instructor must evaluate, record and report student achievement in assigned courses and maintain required scholastic records. The instructor initiates continuous improvement of the curriculum, learning activities, and instructional resources. The instructor participates fully in the institutional planning process and assists with managing a departmental budget.

Essential Job Functions

  • Demonstrate and maintain a high level of competence and expertise in the teaching field or subject area.
  • Facilitate student learning utilizing a variety of learning options to meet individual student needs.
  • Design each course and deliver each class to ensure an effective learning experience Develop, implement, and teach courses using distance learning or other instructional technology (i.e., internet etc.) as appropriate
  • Submit to the immediate supervisor a course syllabus for each course taught every term Incorporate most current teaching techniques, subject area developments, and technology into the learning experience
  • Provide classroom, laboratory and/or clinical instruction in accordance with approved course outlines
  • Inform students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, and academic progress
  • Provide for effective evaluation and assessment of the learning experience of each student in accordance with college policy.
  • Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submit them according to announced deadlines
  • Evaluate and record student performance/achievement in a timely manner and provide prompt feedback to students to assure learning
  • Participate in the planning of effective long-range and short term goals for the department and college.
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills; communication skills, both written and oral; and work ethic (i.e., preparation and punctuality)
  • Assist the immediate supervisor with developing and managing a departmental budget in support of the Annual Plan.
  • Assist in advising students regarding degree/certificate plans and STARS articulation agreements as appropriate to program.
  • Regularly engage in professional learning activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
  • Use the computer effectively for word processing, instructional applications, electronic communication, information and data management

Deliver courses in alternative delivery times and methods using a variety of learning activities designed to appeal to differing learning styles.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with policy
  • Participate in faculty meetings and discussions about curriculum, teaching-learning techniques, teaching materials, and other instructional related activities. Actively participate in division/college committees and campus activities.
  • Submit a Professional Growth Plan, in accordance with guidelines for Policy 605.02, for approval by the President prior to pursuing advancement in rank.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, Division Dean, or President

Knowledge. Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate competence for each area of instruction.
  • Proficient in curriculum development, instruction, evaluation and advising.
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning centered values and goals.
  • Knowledge of current education methods and strategies including the use of distance education and other methods of alternative delivery.
  • Knowledge and understanding of competency based learning Able to use assessment to enhance learning Skill in the use of instructional technology.
  • Ability to adapt to new and emerging technologies and incorporate them into instruction.


  • Educational credentials as required by teaching discipline in accordance with Policy 605.02.
  • Teaching experience at the college level preferred
  • Experience in developing/teaching course via distance learning technology preferred
  • Experience in use of a variety of instructional technologies preferred

General Physical Activities

Position involves sitting and/or standing for long periods of time in a classroom or laboratory setting. There will be occasional repetitive motion to include stooping, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying, and lifting up to 20 pounds. There will be frequent reaching, standing, walking, lifting and grasping, constant talking, hearing and viewing various types of close work.

Work Environment

May potentially be subject to bio-hazardous waste, hazardous chemicals, moveable mechanical parts, fumes and odors. May require travel to other locations to teach, attend meetings, etc.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Will be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations?

Required Qualifications


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Health Information or related field from a regionally accredited institution required.
  2. A minimum of 2 years recent experience with demonstrated proficiency with ICD 10 CM/PCS and CPT coding.
  3. Must be a Registered Health Information Technician or a Registered Health Information Administrator with additional Medical Coding certification preferred
  4. Must have demonstrated competence in each area of instruction; teaching experience at the college level preferred.
  5. Must be proficient in curriculum development, instruction, student evaluation, and advising, and have knowledge and experience with a variety of instructional methods and strategies.
  6. Must be skilled in the use of instructional technologies to enhance learning and must be able to adapt to and incorporate new and emerging technologies.
  7. Experience with distance learning technology and practices is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications


  1. Demonstrate and maintain a high level of competence and expertise in the teaching field or subject area.
  2. Develop, implement, and teach courses that are designed to meet individual student needs and ensure an effective learning experience.
  3. Evaluate and record student performance and achievement in a timely manner and provide prompt feedback to students and the administration in order to assure learning outcomes are met.
  4. Participate as a contributing faculty member of the College, including participating in planning long-range and short-term goals for the department and College, as well as maintaining regular office ours and participating in faculty meetings.
  5. In order to perform these essential functions, the Instructor must be present at work. Therefore, attendance is an essential function.

Education Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Health Information or related field from a regionally accredited institution required.
  2. A minimum of 2 years recent experience with demonstrated proficiency with ICD 10 CM/PCS and CPT coding.
  3. Must be a Registered Health Information Technician or a Registered Health Information Administrator with additional Medical Coding certification preferred

Instructions for Resume Submission

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  A complete application packet must be received in the no later than 1 p. m., Friday, March 20, 2020.  A complete application packet consists of:


  • Completed Wallace State Community College employment application with three work references
  • Résumé
  • Cover letter describing specifically how your experience and qualifications meet the qualifications outlined for the position
  • Verification of experience (employment) will be required after the interview process and prior to an offer of employment. Letter(s) must come from current and/or former employers, verifying employment experience to meet minimum required qualifications.  Letter(s) must include employment dates and job title and be on official letterhead with an authorized personnel signature.
  • Separate transcripts from each college attended (photocopies will suffice until employed)


Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at time of appointment.  All application materials must be submitted as a complete packet and will become the property of the College.  Applicants who fail to submit all required information will be disqualified.  Only application packets received during the period of this announcement will be considered.




Please Note:


ALL APPLICATION MATERIAL MUST BE SCANNED. It is recommended that you have digital (such as pdf) copies of your cover letter, resume, employment verification documents (if applicable), ALL required transcripts, and any other document identified in the vacancy announcement ready when you begin the on-line application process. You will be given the opportunity to upload these documents during the process.


When you finish the steps to apply, you will receive an on-screen notice that you have successfully applied. HOWEVER, this notice does not mean your application materials are complete in accordance with the vacancy announcement. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they have submitted all necessary application materials in accordance with the vacancy announcement. Most correspondence with applicants regarding the College’s search process will be sent via e-mail.


In accordance with Alabama Community College System Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form and to submit a nonrefundable fee of $17.40 (additional charges may apply) for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from the criminal background check.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for receipt of all application material is March 20, 2020.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The College reserves the right to fill the position within four months of the stated deadline date or not to fill the position due to budgetary or operational considerations. Further, the College reserves the right to fill more than one position should circumstances warrant the need to fill more than one position.


Applicants scheduled for an interview may receive or review the Essential Functions for the position at the time of the personal interview.  Any applicant, however, may request a copy of the Essential Functions for the position prior to the interview appointment.  All male applicants between the ages of 18-26 must provide proof of Selective Service Registration.


It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure his or her application packet is complete. Before an offer of employment can be made to the selected candidate, the College will require written verification (on letterhead and signed by an appropriate authority) from current and previous employers confirming the required level of experience as stated in the “Qualifications” section.


Wallace State Community College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College Systems, that no person no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. Wallace State Community College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabled applicants or employees. Wallace State reserves the right to withdraw this job announcement at any time prior to the awarding. 

 If you have a disability and may require accommodations, please notify us at 256-352-8029.   Wallace State Community College is an active participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify electronically confirm an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States as required by the Department of Homeland Security.


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Posted: March 5, 2020 at 1:21 PM
Post ID: 49070

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