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Medical Assisting Instructor- REMOTE

Company: Community Health Center
Location: Columbus
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA) is an accredited post-secondary educational institution training Medical Assistants (MAs) to effectively participate in high-functioning, team-based primary care settings. NIMAA provides students an effective and low-cost educational program that prepares them for entry into a career in primary health care, and meets the workforce needs of advanced primary care providers. NIMAA is part of the Weitzman Institute, the only research and education center within a Federally Qualified Health Center. Its mission is to promote effective, efficient and equitable primary care for vulnerable and underserved populations. It does this through research, training, consulting and education that reach all 50 states and U.S. territories. NIMAA offers a dynamic work environment in a rapidly growing organization. The NIMAA team is highly collaborative, utilizing zoom, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint for communication and collaboration, with some staff working hybrid schedules from our Denver, Colorado office. Successful candidates for this position will have a passion for NIMAA's mission, be exceptionally self-motivated and self-directed, have a commitment to continuous learning and quality improvement, and be committed to justice, equity, inclusion and diversity in education and health care.

JOB SUMMARYA NIMAA instructor is responsible for providing instruction to persons participating in the NIMAA Medical Assisting program. S/He is also responsible for supporting other NIMAA staff in suggesting improvements in the curriculum and related instructional and support materials. In both cases, s/he reports directly to the Associate Director of Education, NIMAA, and works closely with other members of the NIMAA team and external parties.NIMAA instructors will support Student Services as needed with Admissions interviews and Placement activities. S/he will participate in end-of-program debriefing sessions and help implement changes to the program as deemed necessary.

  • Learn the strategies and details of person-centered, team-based primary health care as practiced by high performing organizations, particularly as they relate to medical assistants.
  • Learn the online curriculum content for NIMAA and how best to engage students in learning it; managing the input from multiple sources, and then the evaluation of its effectiveness.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring didactic instruction of students and participants, both by personally instructing and coordinating others to do so.
  • Teach a group of 20-30 students in up to 5 topic areas at a time.
  • Take responsibility for feedback to students and participants through commentary, postings, grading and the like.
  • Get to know each student and establish an effective instructional relationship with them.
  • Take responsibility for the success of students in navigating through the NIMAA program and meet and advise students as needed.
  • Manage the operations of instruction, including postings to Moodle, scheduling and record keeping.
  • Ensure effective connection between the online program and in-clinic externship operations, especially the support of preceptors.
  • Provide staff support to other NIMAA team members and external parties working on these matters.
  • Work closely and cooperatively with the NIMAA instructional team and the broader NIMAA support and leadership team.
  • Report directly to the Associate Director of Education, NIMAA. Undertake assignments and set priorities at his/her direction.
  • Support the Associate Director of Education in the creation and implementation of a work plan for improving the curriculum content based on feedback from students, participants, employers, externship organization and advisory board members.
  • Undertake other work to support NIMAA as requested by the Associate Director of Education or by NIMAA's CEO.
    QUALIFICATIONSRequired Skills and EducationA NIMAA instructor will have:
  • At least three years' experience working as a medical assistant.
  • Experience in educating or training medical assistants.
  • Skills and Qualifications
  • An Associate's Degree
  • Three years of medical assistant experience in primary health care, preferably in a PCMH, team-base-based practice.
  • At least three years of Medical Assistant instructional experience.
    • Licenses/Certifications
    • A current nationally recognized medical assisting credential, or a more senior license.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENTWorks primarily in a moderately sedentary environment. Physical effort generally involves occasional walking between building sites and travel to all locations.ADDITIONAL QUALIFICIATIONSPersonal Attributes
    • Extremely high integrity
    • Strong planning and organizational skills
    • Enjoy working effectively in a team environment
    • Excellent instructional skills (empathy, excitement, engagement)
    • Clear, concise, persuasive communication and presentation skills.
    • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
    • Willingness to learn and apply new concepts.
    • Capacity to reflect and use knowledge from reflection and other sources to continually improve his/her own work. Confidentiality of InformationConfidentiality of business information is a requirement. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies
      FLSA CODE: Exempt PositionNIMAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including medical/dental plans, tuition reimbursement, short term/long term disability coverage, 403b plan with discretionary company match/contribution, flexible spending plans, group life insurance coverage, Employee Assistance Program, classroom based/on-line computer skill development resources and more! Please note that completion of a background check, receipt of proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and completion of all requirements of our Infection Control policy will be required prior to working at NIMAA. Salary$46,000-$48,000- Salary is based on 42 weeks.

Keywords: Community Health Center, Columbus , Medical Assisting Instructor- REMOTE, Education / Teaching , Columbus, Ohio

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