Discipline or Department: Health Information Technology
Position Type: Full-time Faculty
Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:
Working Hours: WORKLOAD AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: This position is a 10-month, 176 day contract. The standard work week is forty (40) hours, which will include program director/teaching duties, curriculum development, preparation, student evaluation, and institutional service. The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in Business & Medical Office Technology and will be subject to assignment to any district or authorized facility during any hours of operation, including additional duties during the summer. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you're in the online system, we strongly advise you to read the information on 'How to Apply' and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.
Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:
1. Application for Academic Employment.
2. A cover letter addressed to the 'Screening and Interview Committee' specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.
3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and medical assistant (MA), or higher clinician, and/or teaching experience.
4. A photocopy of your current MA, LVN or RN license. Attach this to the 'Certificate/License 1' link.
5. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess a degree as listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/Equivalency_009.pdf.)
If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2019, then you must, in lieu of an equivalency narrative, include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.
All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
NOTE: When you 'APPLY FOR THIS POSTING,' you will be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answer(s) will appear toward the bottom of the application form.
-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students and employees from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please reflect on two or three examples of how you have or would create, modify, and/or perform one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population: (1) curricula; (2) learning activities; (3) teaching/counseling practices; (4) library reference services or collection development; (5) literary efforts (e.g., original scholarly works); or (6) budgetary or planning processes.
ATTENTION: As of December 2018, the above question is a revised version of the diversity question. If you previously completed the Application for Academic Employment for MiraCosta College, review your previous response to the diversity question and update it as needed before you finish applying for this posting. For instructions on how to update your response, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/diversityresponse.
-- Do you have a current MA, LVN or RN license? (yes or no)
-- Have you provided direct patient care as a MA or higher clinician within the last five years? (yes or no)
-- Do you have previous teaching experience in a MAP program? If yes, list the name of the employer(s) and dates of employment (month/year). IMPORTANT: The position(s) you reference must be listed on the application form in the Employment History section.
Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.
The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.
OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT: An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.
Basic Function and Other Details: POSITION AVAILABLE: MiraCosta College invites applications for a full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position with both instructional and program oversight responsibilities, beginning in August 2019 and reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health. The department is seeking a medical assistant or higher healthcare professional who has experience teaching students or teaching new graduate medical assistants.
The individual selected will be assigned to provide instruction and develop curriculum and teaching methodologies that ensure student learning, and teach and supervise students in clinical settings. Clinical instruction is provided at a variety of clinics and physician offices. The individual selected may also be assigned to instruct in other health related courses. Program promotion and marketing is required. The individual selected will also be assigned for the purpose of directing MiraCosta College's Medical Administrative Professional (MAP) Program and maintaining compliance with potential accreditation agencies. Responsibilities may necessitate a summer assignment.
PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT INFORMATION: Students enrolled in the MAP program must successfully complete the prerequisites for the program prior to acceptance into the MAP program. The Nursing and Allied Health Department has 12 full-time faculty and 25 associate (part-time) faculty who are committed to ensuring our students are successful in the program and are able to provide safe, quality care to our patients. To view the website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/instruction/nursing/index.html.
BACKGROUND: MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population in Spring 2018 was approximately 37% Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% Black/African American, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 8% multiracial. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, students with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+ students. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Serve as the Lead Instructor of MiraCosta College's MAP program. (E)
2. Provide theory and clinical instruction in the MAP program. (E)
3. Design, implement, and evaluate key aspects of the MAP program, including maintaining state regulations and possible future accreditation compliance. (E)
4. Maintain currency and clinical competence in the subject area(s) taught. (E)
5. Obtain clinical sites for MAP students.
6. Ensure all associate (part-time) and full-time faculty who teach in the MAP program have national certification or are qualified to teach the particular course in the program.
7. Work in collaboration with other full-time and associate faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of and culturally-responsive curriculum. (E)
8. Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate. (E)
9. Participate in departmental and faculty functions such as MAP team and curriculum meetings, service on hiring committees, volunteering at career campus events and community outreach, and performance of associate faculty evaluations. (E)
10. Use technology in the academic environment to enhance student learning.
11. Communicate department information to students in a timely manner.
12. Evaluate student performance in the classroom and clinical settings and maintain student records as required. (E)
13. Collaborate closely with discipline faculty to ensure integrity of the program and consistency between academic course content and department policies, practices, and procedures. (E)
14. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance.
15. Serve as a liaison between the clinical agencies and the MAP program.
16. Serve as a role model for the clinical instructors, preceptors, and instructional associates.
17. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E)
Type of Benefits: SALARY AND BENEFITS: For current salary schedule, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/hr/downloads/FacultyAssemblySalarySchedule2018-2019.pdf. Additional compensation will be paid for working summer hours. MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. any associate degree and six years of professional experience* as a medical assistant or higher clinician (the transcripts you are attaching must show that the degree was awarded); OR
2. any bachelor's degree (or higher) and two years of professional experience* as a medical assistant or higher clinician (the transcripts you are attaching must show that the degree was awarded); OR
5. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
*Professional experience may include direct work experience with patients in the clinical setting and/or academic or industry classroom, hospital, or skilled nursing facility settings that are actively engaged in the skills, knowledge, and technology required for managing patient care. Direct experience in the use of medical equipment and supplies. Experience working with physicians and staff, and the ability to act as liaison to various facilities. Successful administrative work experience as a medical administrative professional in a private practice, clinic, hospital, or related medical facility. Specific work experience includes, but is not limited to, knowledge and skills in office management, informatics, coding, billing, front office operations, HIPAA compliance, electronic records, customer service, patient education, medicolegal issues, and implementation of office policies and procedures.
Desirable Qualifications: The department seeks candidates who meet the following additional qualifications: 1. A bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college. 2. Three years or more of experience providing direct patient care as a medical assistant or higher clinician within the last five years. 3. One year of professional experience in teaching and/or clinical supervision. 4. Teaching experience within the last five years in an accredited MAP program or in teaching new graduates in hospital or clinical settings. 5. Experience in developing and supporting learning activities. 6. Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at http://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/studentequity/index.html). 7. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
First Screening Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Human Resources Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.795.6854
About MiraCosta College The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.
MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.
The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the colleges Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.
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The MiraCosta Community College District is located in San Diego County along the Southern California coast, between Orange County to the north and the metropolitan area of San Diego to the south. The district is approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. The District includes the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, the unincorporated areas of La Costa, Olivehain, and portions of Carmel Valley and Camp Pendleton Marine Base.