Priority Consideration Date: September 30, 2021
Who We Are
Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of this community. Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by providing a safe place for learning and examining racism as a system of domination, identifying and abolishing it in our policies, procedures, and practices, both implicit and explicit.
As the winner of the 2020 Association of Community College Trustees Equity Award for the entire Pacific Region, TCC is committed to recruiting faculty and staff who are reflective of the diverse community we serve. We are specifically focusing on improved support for traditionally underserved populations at TCC including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, Dreamers, justice-involved, immigrants and refugees, Veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, the college seeks applicants who will intentionally support and promote efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and who recognize and honor the important role that diversity brings to an educational community.
Since opening its doors in 1965, Tacoma Community College has provided a high-quality, affordable education to more than 500,000 people. Serving Tacoma, Gig Harbor, the Key Peninsula, online students and the women’s prisons, TCC educates about 11,000 students annually. Many TCC students are the first in their families to attend college, 58 percent receive financial aid, 13 percent have children, 42 percent are students of color, and 48 percent work while attending school. TCC has two campuses, the main campus in Tacoma and another in Gig Harbor. Situated northwest of Tacoma across the Narrows Bridge, the Gig Harbor campus offers credit and non-credit courses.
Divided into 4 academic divisions (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences; Health, Business & Professional Programs; Math, Science & Engineering; Communication & Transitional Studies) TCC is committed to developing and sustaining a vibrant educational environment where all students can thrive by providing educational opportunities such as learning communities, honors programming, undergraduate student research, bachelor of applied science degrees, and study abroad.
The HIM/T Professor is responsible to develop, prepare and teach fully on-line Health Information Management/Technology (HIM/T) courses in accordance with accreditation body and institutional standards. The HIM/T Professor is also responsible for designing, coordinating and evaluating student internships at professional practice sites that reinforce didactic instruction. This position reports to the Dean for Health, Business and Professional Services.
The successful candidate must be available to attend regular in-person activities on campus for student meetings, college and program committee work, industry partner meetings, and other related functions.
- Essential Functions:Prepare and teach HIM/T courses including Healthcare Law, Information Protection, Health Data Structure and Quality, Revenue Cycle Management, Healthcare Compliance, Human Resource Management and Leadership, Organizational Management in Healthcare, Professional Practice Experience, and other courses as assigned.
- Meet accreditation standards for areas of instructional responsibility and participate in and support overall college and program accreditation processes.
- Participate in maintaining and developing Health Information on-line student resources that support coursework in accordance with program standards.
- Participate in curriculum planning, development, evaluation and assessment of learning outcomes.
- Participate in the planning and development of integrated educational software such as AHIMAs Virtual Lab, EHR Go, Navigate 2, or others.
- Advise students in their educational plan and career goals per TCC and departmental advising practices.
- Serve on program advisory, faculty and college committees.
- Participate in department, division and college activities.
- Attend continuing education meetings and seminars for the profession to enhance student learning and to maintain professional credentials and currency of course content.
- Maintain office hours in accordance with Faculty negotiated agreement requirements.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management or related field from an accredited college or university.
- Active AHIMA credential, such as Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
- Seven years current work experience in the field of Health Information Management.
- Intermediate level computer and technology skills.
- Ability to inspire, motivate, teach and mentor students in the profession of Health Information Management
Duties of the position require knowledge, skills and abilities
- Competence with and commitment to the professional field of Health Information Management and the American Health Information Management Association.
- Knowledge and experience in a wide variety of health care settings and facilities.
- A high level of technology and application skills in the teaching and/or health care field.
- Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural awareness, and sensitivity in the workplace.
- Committed to identifying, challenging and disrupting instances of institutional racism and discrimination that disadvantage Black, Indingenous, and people of color as well as other marginalized populations.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, staff and external community partners in both online and face to face environments.
- Success in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships within a diverse environment.
- Experience with dynamic, interactive delivery methods of teaching students with widely varying levels of proficiency and with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
- Knowledge of continuous improvement and outcome assessment methodologies.
- Ethical decision-making ability and sound professional judgment.
Special Requirements, Licenses and Certifications
- Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
- Eligibility for Washington State vocational certification.
- Maintenance of AHIMA credential and continuing education requirements through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
All complete applications received by the priority consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited for interview which may include a teaching demonstration.
Complete application packages must include the following:
- Tacoma Community College online application.
- Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
- Copies of unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
- Tacoma Community College is committed to eliminating barriers and systems of oppression so we may serve all learners AND support each other as colleagues. We strive to be an anti-racist institution and value compassion, respect, and continuous improvement. A critical component of this is the understanding that the work of establishing, cultivating, and championing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) belongs to all employees. Please share with us, in an attached statement (maximum two pages), how your experiences and understanding of EDI will contribute to, foster, and support this crucial work here at TCC.
Compensation and Timeline
This is a full-time tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee is available upon hire. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse.
Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title VII and Title IX, 253-566-5050; Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Corrections, updates & extensions to this recruitment announcement may occur and will be reflected online. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. All persons hired must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible.
Tacoma Community College
6501 S St . 14, Tacoma WA 98466