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Adjunct Instructor, Medical Assisting

Company: Joliet Junior College
Location: Joliet
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

Position Title:Adjunct Instructor, Medical AssistingJob Description:POSITION TITLE: Adjunct Instructor, Medical Assisting
STATUS: Adjunct
DEPARTMENT: Health and Public Services
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Adjunct
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Faculty
MINIMUM PAY RATE: Refer to current adjunct faculty contract

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.POSITION SUMMARY1. Adapt to new and changing situations and demonstrate a positive attitude.2. Demonstrate respect for students; understand learning styles and apply understanding to institution-related activities; demonstrate integrity and promote diversity and open communications.3. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.4. Course assignments may be late afternoon, evening, Saturday, and at branch campuses or satellite centers.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES1. Provide in-class instruction/lecture and hands-on training that meets the program and course objectives. (In two-four hour sessions).2. Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities.3. Be willing to teach online and/or blended courses.4. Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments, and other established processes.5. Return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and chair.6. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations.7. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials.8. Possess and maintain a thorough knowledge of the subject matter necessary to the assigned course load; and keep informed of current trends in the medical assisting field and health care.9. Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission.10. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence11. Teach classes during non-traditional times (evenings and weekends) and at clinical and other campus sites as needed.12. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.13. Participate in appropriate departmental meetings.14. Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.15. Perform other duties as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS1. Associate degree and be a Graduate of accredited Medical Assisting, or related program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in Medical Assisting, or related field; or2. Associate degree and be a Graduate of otherwise recognized training entity in Medical Assisting, or related field; or3. Associate degree and be a Graduate of institution located outside of the United States and its territories in Medical Assisting, or related field.4. Three (3) years of occupational experience in Medical Assisting or related field.5. Hold a current certification or other credential from AAMA, AMT, NCCT, or NHA.6. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.7. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.8. Demonstrated commitment to the college's core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS1. Teaching experience at the collegiate level.2. Experience at the community college level.3. Experience in teaching online and/or using course management programs.4. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.5. Demonstrated multicultural competence.6. Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.7. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.8. Demonstrated multicultural competence.PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Standard classroom equipment and software.2. Standard hospital equipment and software.WORKING CONDITIONS 1. Classroom, skills lab, and simulation teaching environment.2. Clinical/hospital units.Full Time/Part Time:Part timeUnion (If Applicable):Scheduled Hours:28

Keywords: Joliet Junior College, Joliet , Adjunct Instructor, Medical Assisting, Education / Teaching , Joliet, Illinois

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