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Instructor, CC (Medical Assisting Program)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Health Academic Programs
Kapiolani Community College
Date Posted:
January 25, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins February 16, 2016
Salary Information:
$4334 minimum; salary commensurate with education and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • Pending position clearance, availability of funds, and actual staffing requirements. Position may be converted from 9 to 11 months or 11 to 9 months based on operational needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under general supervision, design, deliver and assess instruction in Medical Assisting in terms of student learning outcomes; develop or update course content and materials as well as teaching and assessment strategies and methods to:
  2. 1) improve student attainment of learning outcomes;
  3. 2) address the learning needs of the college’s diverse students;
  4. 3) integrate critical thinking and writing skills into course content, as appropriate; and
  5. 4) use technology to support instruction. Plan, organize and independently carry out independent instructional and non-instructional assignments. Perform additional teaching-related duties that include, but are not limited to, preparing course syllabi and maintaining office hours for academic advising and conferring with students regarding course work (one office hour per week per three-credit class). Regular workload may include evening classes, continuing education classes, distance education classes and teaching at off-campus sites.
  6. Non-teaching duties include:
  7. 1) working collegially to provide services to the department and college;
  8. 2) engaging in public service related to one’s professional status and/or expertise;
  9. 3) engaging in professional development; and
  10. 4) engaging in professional or scholarly activities related to one’s discipline or teaching.
  11. Perform related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master's degree in a related field*, plus 3 years as a AAMA Certified Medical Assistant, plus 1-2 years coding experience; OR
  2. Associate degree in Medical Assisting and a Baccalaureate degree in a related field*, plus 5 years experience as a AAMA Certified Medical Assistant, plus 1-2 years coding experience; OR
  3. Associate degree in Medical Assisting, plus 7 years as a AAMA Certified Medical Assistant, plus 1-2 years coding experience.
  4. *Related fields for all include: Nursing, Public Health, Psychology, Social Science or any Health or Health Science field.
  5. Rating/License/Certificate:
  6. Current AAMA certification as a Medical Assistant, plus current AAPC certification as a Physician Practice Manager (CCPM), plus AAPC certification as a Professional Coder (CPC) or AHIMA certification as a Coding Specialist (CCS) is required.
  7. Minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. A current certification as a Professional Coding Curriculum (CPCI) with at least two years experience in electronic medical records/electronic health records (EMR/EHR), which may be counted toward the minimum qualifications above.
  2. Successful teaching experience as substantiated by student and peer assessments and/or professional references.
  3. Knowledge of curriculum development, tests and measurements.
  4. Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population.
  5. Skill in communicating effectively with students, faculty, staff and clinical personnel.
  6. Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  7. Familiarity with information and other technological trends and developments in healthcare informatics.
  8. Ability to teach courses via internet and other distance learning technologies.
  9. If qualified applicants are not available, others will be considered on an acting Instructor basis.

To Apply:
Submit 1) Signed Faculty or Executive/Managerial CC Personnel Form 27A application form (, 2) graduate and undergraduate transcripts(s) showing degrees and coursework to date. Copies of official transcripts are acceptable for application; however, on-line transcripts, academic record/grade summaries, diplomas or copies of diplomas will NOT be accepted. Original official transcripts are required at the time of hire (in order to be official, transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution to name and address where application is submitted. Transcripts may not be stamped as issued to student or as a student copy); 3) a one- to two-page statement outlining the ways in which you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications 4) Three signed letters of recommendation attesting to your job performance and character. 5) evidence of current AAPC certification as a physician practice manager (CPPM). Application materials are to be sent to Patricia O'Hagan, Dean of Health Academic Programs, Kapi'olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, 'Ilima 206, Honolulu, HI 96816. All materials must be postmarked no later than the closing date for an application and all documents to be considered complete or date-stamped by the dean's office no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Documents submitted electronically will not be considered. Materials submitted become the property of the College and will not be returned. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may call 1-711 or 643-8833.
  1. Patrical O'Hagan, Dean of Health Academic Programs
  2. Kapiolani Community College, Ilima 206
  3. 4303 Diamond Head Road
  4. Honolulu, HI 96816
  1. Sheila Kitamura, Chair, Health Sciences Department; 808-734-9271;

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