Medical Coding Program Director/Instructor
United Tribes Technical College - Bismarck, ND

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Position Title: Medical Coding Program Director/Instructor
Reports Directly To: Vice President of Academic, Career & Technical Education
Opening Date: October 23, 2013
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic, Career & Technical Education, the Medical Coding Program director/instructor performs the following duties:
Provides superior leadership and administration in the development of the new Medical Coding short-term training program that will focus on offering ICD10 medical coding instruction and prospective employment opportunities for graduates. This position will also provide oversight and management of any grants supporting the program.
Instructs students based upon the master course schedule, degree plans, and curricula approved by the Curriculum Committee and the Vice President of Academic, Career & Technical Education for the instruction of ICD10 coursework. Will team-teach with other faculty and will collaborate with available sources to develop individual and collective opportunities for contract work with health providers
Assists with the recruitment, selection, orientation, registration, advising, assessment and tutoring of students. Will diligently prepare and maintain student records.
Develops culturally-relevant curricula, lesson plans and other postsecondary coursework materials that achieve student competencies and meet industry workforce standards. Course syllabi will be updated and submitted on a semester basis to the Registrar's office and to the academic vice president.
Coordinates and facilitate student learning in clinical practice settings through agreements.
Monitors and reports student attendance and academic progress daily, at mid-terms, and at the end of Finals week through the Jenzabar system.
Convenes regular staff meetings to assess student learning outcomes, classroom management and effective teaching, program planning, resource needs, and student learning experiences.
Maintains and protects classroom and lab areas and resources including equipment and supplies.
Refers students to appropriate academic support and student/campus life services.
Provides institutional leadership with the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures related to student admissions, progression, retention and graduation consistent with institutional policies.
Organizes, communicates with, and conducts at least two meetings of the UTTC Medical Coding Advisory Committee or board.
Develops and submits monthly and trimester reports along with planning and evaluation documents required by program funding sources.
Reviews and makes recommendations to the academic vice president regarding program needs, budgets, informational changes to the college catalog, departmental policies and procedures, and acquisition of instructional materials and supplies.
Participates in student learning outcome assessments, student advising, program evaluation, classroom observations, institutional committees, all hands conversation meetings, professional development activities, vocational club, and other activities required by the institution.
Participates in activities that facilitate maintaining the faculty member's own competencies and professional expertise in the area of teaching responsibility.
Serves in a primary liaison role and maintains active communications with local health agencies, state and national HIT entities, and professional organizations.
Assist the academic vice president by providing active leadership with the necessary preparations for comprehensive evaluations and certifications by the N.D. Department of Career and Technical Education, by the state and/or national boards, and for re-accreditation by the NCA Higher Learning Commission.
Will participate in graduation commencement wearing cap and gown.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Instructional colleagues and students in classroom, lab and clinical settings.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

General office and classroom conditions. Normal working hours are from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch break. For flexible scheduling, arrangements will be made with the Vice President of Academic, Career & Technical Education.

UTTC instructors must be sensitive to the cultures of the students enrolled at the college, must be willing to learn about those cultures, and must be willing to integrate multi-cultural perspectives where appropriate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A candidate must at least have an associate degree, preferably a bachelor's degree, in Health Information Technology or a related health field from an accredited postsecondary institution. Extensive experience in Medical Coding will be considered in lieu of a college degree. Familiarity with the transition of ICD9 to ICD10 medical coding is highly desirable. Must have prior experience with professional clinical, administrative and instructional settings. Must have or be able to obtain a CTE teaching certificate for the state of North Dakota. Should ideally be familiar with accreditation/certification processes of health information technology programs. Ability to work with diverse groups of people is desirable.

Preference will be given to bona fide American Indian applicants in accordance with UTTC policies and Federal Indian regulations for such preference.

If selected for the position, the applicant is subject to a complete background investigation with favorable determination.

UNITED TRIBES TECHNICAL COLLEGE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE, AGE, HANDICAP, MARITAL STATUS, POLITICAL PREFERENCE, OR MEMBERSHIP OR NON-MEMBERSHIP IN AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY THE INDIAN PREFERENCE PROVISION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, AS AMENDED.

PERSONS OF INDIAN ANCESTRY WHO ARE AT LEAST 1/4 DEGREE AND WISH TO CLAIM INDIAN PREFERENCE SHOULD SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR TRIBAL ENROLLMENT CERTIFICATE INDICATING THEIR DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD AND AGENCY ENROLLED.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Interested individual should submit the following application materials to the Human Resource Director:

Cover letter.
Current Resume.
Completed UTTC Application - call for a copy, or you can download a copy from www.uttc.edu.
Reference letters or names, addresses and daytime phone numbers of three individuals familiar with your preparation / experience.
Unofficial copies of transcripts (Official copies required if hired).
HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE
UNITED TRIBES TECHNICAL COLLEGE
3315 UNIVERSITY DRIVE
BISMARCK, ND 58504

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