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Instructor, Health Information Management
Portland Community College

Location: Portland, Oregon
Work Setting: Educational Institution
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Salary Range: $57346 to $97136 Annual Salary


Portland Community College’s Health Information Management (HIM) Program is an online program and a regional leader in educating the next generation of HIM professionals. We are currently looking for a full-time faculty member who has current content knowledge, who can balance academics with practical application, and is committed to equitable student success.

The successful candidate must be available to attend periodic in-person activities at the Cascade Campus including student meetings, industry partner meetings, and other college and program functions.

The Cascade Campus is one of PCC’s four comprehensive campuses and is a premier urban campus. The campus is highly engaged in the community, serving as a resource to educate and train residents and contributes to the health, development, and vitality of North and Northeast Portland. Over 20,000 students enroll at Cascade annually in one of 60+ degree or certificate programs including many career & technical education programs.

For additional information please visit the Health Information Management website and review the program’s course offerings.

See the classification description for additional information:

Job Description

Teach 4-5 HIM courses per term, based on the needs of the department and the required workload expectations.  Following are the professional duties from the federation contract outline responsibilities of a full-time instructor:

All employees shall perform their duties in a professional manner during the course of the academic year, including the following:

5. 11 Provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
5.12 Remain current in their respective fields and pedagogy (around teaching and learning).  Teaching Faculty assigned to programs that train students for employment in fields which require certification or licensure shall possess certification or licensure which meets or exceeds that required for employment in the field.
5 .13 Maintain College safety standards in their work areas; ensure that students are trained in good safety practices; and make reasonable efforts to ensure that students follow good safety practices. (See Article 27.4.)
5.14 Comply with published College Policies and Procedures. Management will notify employees of those policies and procedures applicable to their work.

Full-time Instructors will be assigned the following duties according to the needs of the department and the abilities of the individual.

5.21 Attend and participate in college-wide, campus/center division, department, and program meetings and activities.
5.22 Serve on subject area committees and/or such other College committees as may be assigned.
5.23 Assist in the recruitment of students.
5.24 Provide professional assistance to staff and students, including mentoring.
5.25 Provide information and assistance on College operations as may be requested.
5.26 Compile and/or research data as may be assigned.
5.3 Instructors, consistent with the requirements and standards of the department and the qualifications of individual Instructors, shall perform the following professional duties.
5.31 Be responsible for guiding assigned students in meeting their respective educational goals, exercising professional judgment based upon the instructor’s knowledge of the subject matter, needs of the individual students, teaching strategies of the instructional modality, interpersonal relationships, and teaching theory.
5.32 Instruct students, using approved course content and outcome guides developed by collegewide subject area Faculty.
5.33 Assess and grade student achievement of learning outcomes.
5.34 Use student feedback to improve teaching.
5.35 Revise/develop courses and curriculum. The development of new courses or the major revision of existing courses shall be in accordance with Article 6.24.
5.36 Provide registration, advising, and guidance assistance to students.

Required Qualifications

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Please be sure to address how you meet the Success Criteria below in your Cover Letter:

  • Demonstrated experience training or teaching students, staff, or co-workers from diverse backgrounds and with variable skill levels while giving constructive feedback (written or verbal).
  • Demonstrated experience with online learning as an instructor, trainer, or student.
  • Healthcare experience or education that would allow the candidate to teach a breadth of program courses
  • Demonstrated experience using electronic health records systems or related systems and creating MS Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience reading and interpreting health records, working with healthcare statistics and data analysis or quality improvement activities, along with the ability to communicate this with students.

Your materials will also be evaluated based on the qualifications below regarding cultural competency and culturally-responsive teaching:  

  •  Demonstrates awareness of one’s own cultural background and how it influences perception, values, and practices and how these perceptions, values, and practices shape their teaching and relationship to students
  • Demonstrates understanding of structural privileges/inequalities and how they impact educational practices; empowers learners to analyze and overcome the effect of institutional bias/inequality
  • Understands the differences between prejudice, discrimination, racism, and how they operate at the interpersonal, intergroup, and institutional levels
  • Develops culturally-responsive curriculum and instruction in responses to differences in individual experiences, cultural, ethnic, gender, and linguistic diversity, and socioeconomic status

NOTE-You will be asked to address the following question as part of the application for this Full-Time Faculty position at PCC:

“A key tenet of culturally responsive teaching is the belief that students’ cultural background and lived experience can help bridge new learning. Please describe an example of how you connect academic concepts in your field to knowledge that comes from students’ families, communities, and/or lived experiences. As part of your answer, please tell us something about how your own lived experience is a factor in how you do this work.”

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, master’s degree preferred in Health Information Management or related field.

AND current credential as a Registered Health Information Technician or Registered Health Information Administrator.

AND three years’ work experience in the Health Information Management profession.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred in Health Information Management or related field.

Education Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, master’s degree preferred in Health Information Management or related field.

AND current credential as a Registered Health Information Technician or Registered Health Information Administrator.

AND three years’ work experience in the Health Information Management profession.


Initial Salary Placement will be up to Step 3 ($61,137) based on related experience, per PCC’s collective bargaining agreement.

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee’s Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP.  A portion of the 6% will be diverted to The Employee Pension Stability Account as mandated by Senate Bill 1049.  PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for courses offered at PCC for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions. 

* Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:

  • 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 per year)
  • 21 hours of additional personal leave per year
  • 4 paid holidays (which occur during the term you are teaching)

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

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Posted: May 14, 2021 at 5:45 PM
Post ID: 60767

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