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Health Information Management Laboratory Assistant / Instructor

Northern Virginia Community College Springfield Part-Time
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Position Summary Information

Basic Function

Provide supervision and assistance for HIM students engaged in open lab practice and study, enforcing safety/lab policies, and communicating with faculty regarding students’ laboratory skills preparation.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Assist students in HIM Lab including focus on HIM concepts and principles, individualized help with HIM coding and learning software
•Establish regular lab hours for walk in tutoring and advising
•Trouble-shoot HIM technical software problems, liaison with vendor for technical support
•Organize and lead lab sessions
•Assist in creating learning tools and documents to assist students in HIM courses lab assignments

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Applied Science in Health Information Management or related field, or equivalent applicable experience or training .Credentialed as a RHIT, CCS, RHIA or other equivalent certification. Some experience as a HIM technician in a healthcare facility.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science in Health Information Management or related field, or equivalent applicable experience or training. Previous healthcare and/or academic teaching experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Working Knowledge as a Health Information Technician in a healthcare facility.
• Ability to work multiple tasks simultaneously while achieving desired output
• Ability to work in a diverse environment
• Ability to effectively convey HIM principles and concepts to assist in student learning
• Ability to utilize relevant HIM Software
• Ability to use multiple learning styles to assist students during lab sessions
• Ability to be use independent judgement and be a self-starter
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent tutoring skills
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, 3M, Educode, Neehr Perfect, AHIMA VLAB, and effective use of email and internet

Operation of a State Vehicle

Posting Detail Information

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Background Check Statement

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest.

Additional Information


Skills required

Lesson Planning
Differentiated Instruction
Education Theories
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Begun in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College offers a quality and convenient educational experience at an affordable price. NOVA is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprising of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries.

Located near Washington, D.C., the College includes six campuses -- Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, MEC (Springfield) and Woodbridge; along with four educational centers -- Arlington, Reston, Innovation Park and ELI. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs. We also offer distance learning programs through our Extended Learning Institute and continuing education courses through Workforce Development.

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