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Faculty Employment Opportunities

MEDICAL ASSISTING
Health Sciences

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

Thursday, February 20, 2014
(initial screening date - open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional and clinical skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a full-time regular contract faculty position in the Health Sciences Department, beginning Fall 2014. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board approval.

PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The MA Program at Santa Rosa Junior College prepares students for entry into practice as a medical assistant. The program has a long history of producing highly qualified medical assistants. Clinical experiences take place in a wide variety of settings throughout the county which provide a many diverse employment opportunities for graduates. The program at SRJC is well established and respected in the community and in Northern California. The SRJC program includes 3 AS Majors: Administrative, Clinical, and Administrative and Clinical. The Medical Assisting: Administrative major prepares students for work in physicians offices, medical clinics, hospital outpatient clinics, health agencies, and educational institutions. This major provides training in administrative (front office) skills. The Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical major prepares students for work in physicians offices, medical clinics, hospital outpatient clinics, health agencies, and educational institutions. Students completing the program will be eligible to take the California Examination for Certified Medical Assistants. This program provides training in both administrative (front office) and clinical (back office) skills. The Medical Assisting: Clinical major prepares students for work in physicians offices, medical clinics, hospital outpatient clinics, health agencies, and educational institutions. Students completing the program will be eligible to take the California Examination for Certified Medical Assistants. This program provides training in clinical (back office) skills. Many students start their medical career in the medical assisting program and continue on to Vocational Nursing or Associate Degree Nursing. The local job market is excellent with all graduates finding employment using their medical assistant training.

SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including on-line. While this assignment is for the Santa Rosa campus, please note the district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses), assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work, managing laboratories, and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The assignment for this position will be as full time instructor and program supervisor/coordinator for the medical assisting program. Assignments will include classroom theory, skills lab instruction, skills simulation model instruction, and clinical instruction in a variety of areas. Theory and clinical assignments will include: Medical Office Practice, Law and Ethics for the Medical Assistant, Electronic Health Records, Procedural Coding, Disease Processes, Medical Insurance Billing, Diagnostic Coding, Pharmacology and Administration of Medications. Classroom assignments are during the week with some evening classes. Clinical assignments may include day, evening or weekend shifts. Coordinator duties include but are not limited to: preparation of program and instructional materials, tests, syllabi and student handbooks, participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an integrated curriculum, implementation of student learning objectives and learning assessment projects, compliance with accreditation mandates, compliance with district duties, program review, faculty workload, compliance with AFA contract regulations and compliance with clinical agency policies and procedures in relation to students in the clinical area. Faculty duties include but are not limited to: ability to each a variety of courses as listed above, leadership/team leading, ability to teach in the clinical area in a variety of employment settings, demonstration of current knowledge of trends and issues in healthcare education and ability to work collaboratively in teaching teams to accomplish program goals with students; an ability to work with diverse student populations; demonstration of innovation and creativity in creating learning experiences for students; involvement with professional or community organizations that relate to health care; ability to counsel, mentor and facilitate students during their learning experiences in the medical assisting program; ability to use a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom and clinical in support of student learning outcomes. The instructor will assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses); assisting in the implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes; fully participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the College.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing; OR Bachelor's degree AND a valid license as a Registered Nurse in the State of California AND one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) work experience in the practice of professional nursing AND the equivalent of one year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) experience in an acute hospital or medical office within the past three years. Work experience may include teaching in an approved professional nursing program; OR the equivalent; OR a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructors Credential in Health and Physical Care Services and Related Technologies. Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in Nursing
  • CMA - Credential in Medical Assisting
  • Bilingual

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  3. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Position Description section of this announcement.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  6. Copy of current active and clear California RN License.
  7. Copy of current American Heart Association BLS certification for the healthcare provider.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Starting Salary Range: $57,389 - $80,918 per year (2013/14 Faculty Salary Schedule). Teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges.

  • Benefits: The District offers a competitive health and benefit package for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time faculty members earn one day of sick leave for each month worked.

  • Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).


MORE ABOUT SRJC


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967

EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.