Pueblo Community College
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Instructor - Health Information Technology (HIT) - Pueblo
at Pueblo Community College
A complete application package consists of:
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial (Copy of) Transcripts
- Application (Completed Online)
The purpose of this announcement is to gather information from individuals interested in being an instructor (part-time) within this program. This employment is on a course by course basis. Individuals are usually assigned to one, or more, classes for a single semester, based on program needs. These positions are not eligible for employee benefits through the college. As these assignments are to fill a temporary part-time need, there is no guarantee of future employment. There may, or may not, be instructor positions currently available. The Faculty Chair may, at his or her discretion, contact you when instructor opportunities become available, based on your education, background, experience, and availability.
***** Do not submit any employment materials directly to Department Chair, or other employees within this program. All applicant materials must be submitted through this employment site for tracking purposes. Additionally, please do not contact the Department Chair concerning availability of current teaching opportunities. They will contact you if an opportunity is available for which you may be qualified.*****
This position specifically exists to provide classroom, laboratory, or related instruction under the supervision of the Department Chair and is responsible for planning and providing student instruction in accordance with approved syllabi, curriculum guidelines, and required program standards. Instructor 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.
The Health Information Technology Degree offers a career in one of the most dynamic fields, in our nations’ history. The ONC (Office of the National Coordinator) has identified roles that will lead the progress toward the transition from paper records to Electronic Health Records (EHR). This degree will provide education on how the roles of clinicians and information technology specialists, in the medical arena, are and will continue to transition. They are jointly aligning their efforts to support: meaningful use of electronic health records, safer and more cost effective health practices, the transfer of personal health information (Health Information Exchange - HIE) statewide and eventually nationwide, and, the public participation in their own individual health care decisions and outcomes.
This degree will allow specialization (with inclusion of an additional certificate and the ability to take a national certification exam) in three areas: HIT Medical Coding, HIT Implementation Management and Support, and HIT Network Security.
- EHR (Incentive/Penalty) – Adoption, Utilization, Maintenance, Security/Privacy/Confidentiality
- Government (Dept. of HHS/ONC - Medicare/Medicaid) – MEANINGFUL USE
- Employment (New Roles/Jobs, New Settings, New Interactions) – Six ONC Identified Workforce Roles
- Clinical arena/Technology arena (New Blended Culture, with Multi-specializations)
- Contributions (New and Improved Healthcare Benefits and Responsibilities)
- Certification (Employment/Employer Expectations - Quality, Competency, Efficiency, Accountability)
- Accreditation (Association/Affiliation with Credentialing Agencies for Education and Healthcare)
From the Health Information Technology Chair:
- What are the degree requirements someone would have to fulfill to teach within your program?
- What discipline? Health Information Technology or related field
- What level (AA, BA, MA, PHD, etc.)?Minimum:
- Associate of Arts/Associate of Applied Science
- Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree with 18 credit Hours Of Health Information Technology
- Are there any certifications required to teach in your program?
- Are there any licenses required to teach in your program?
- Are there any other minimum qualifications an individual would need to instruct in your program?
Two years full time, or equivalent, in medical coding or HIT Related field.
- Is there any information you would like potential applicants to be aware of as they are considering submitting an application to instruct in your program?
Must have or be able to complete online teaching course. Colorado post-secondary Career-Technical Education credential required.
Credentialing Guidelines: http://www.coloradostateplan.com/criteria_postsecond.htm
- Other than minimum requirements, are there any other items that you would want to have submitted as part of an application packet for an instructor position (i.e. sample work, teaching plan, teaching philosophy, etc.) None