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Instructor, Medical Assisting (Part Time) - Community and Professional Education

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Medical Assistants
Instructor, Medical Assisting (Part Time) - Community and Professional Education

Job ID: 249309
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary
Provides quality and technically relevant instruction, direct student learning and engagement, and assess student progress in achieving program requirements.

1. Provides quality and technically relevant instruction of course curriculum

2. Provides continual feedback and various methods of assessment measurement by ensuring student mastery of the following learning outcomes:

a. Discusses history of medicine and role of the healthcare team

b. Reports patient history and care in medical record

c. Compares medical law, ethics, and bioethics and explain ethical behavior and professional liability for medical assistants

d. Describes guidelines for keeping client information private

e. Identifies levels of sensitivity to cultural diversity

f. Identifies guidelines for patient scheduling and admissions procedures

g. Demonstrates proper filing procedures, medical records management, and professional oral and written communication

h. Applies daily financial practices, procedures to post patient charges, balance day sheets, and process credit balances

i. Identifies billing procedures, collection techniques, and apply medical office accounting practices

j. Explains role of medical assistant as a clinic and human resources manager

k. Operates electronic health records system to create patient charts, document chief complaints and vitals, create lab requisitions, and work with prescriptions according to office protocol

l. Identifies and describes the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, blood and lymphatic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems

m. Recognizes, defines, and describes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and normal function in each body system

n. Describes standard precautions, infection control, and medical asepsis related to medical assistant

o. Obtains patient's blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, height, weight, and pulse oximetry measurements

p. Demonstrates methods, components, and sequences of the patient physical examination and procedures for applying sterile gloves, preparing instruments for sterilization, and setting up a sterile field

q. Administers a 12-lead electrocardiogram and describe importance of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in the healthcare setting

r. Discusses reasons for performing laboratory testing and complete blood draw using vacuum tube system, butterfly, and capillary puncture

s. Performs specialty laboratory tests for blood glucose, cholesterol, and urinalysis

t. Calculates adult medication dosages using the proportional and formula methods and children's medication dosages according to kilogram of body weight

u. Identifies abbreviations and symbols used in calculating medication dosages and classifications, desired effects, side effects, and adverse reactions of medications

v. Describes the relationship between anatomy and physiology and effects of medications on the musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems

w. Reviews medication for appropriate disease-state management

x. Identifies the functions, food sources, United States recommended daily allowance (USRDA), and indications of deficiency for selected vitamins and minerals

3. Assesses and records grading for all homework assignments, quizzes, and tests

4. Participates in marketing of courses to prospective students by providing technical information regarding course content during biannual Open House events

5. Assists with course and/or program evaluation and continuous improvement and resolve quiz disputes when necessary

6. Records attendance in learning management system

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Registered Nurse (RN) within the state of Georgia from an accredited institution of higher education or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) within the state of Georgia from an accredited institution of higher education or CMA, RMA, or CCMA credentialed medical assistant

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted license as a clinician in Georgia (See license and/or certification requirements under the minimum education required section)

Required Experience
Five (5) years of experience in the medical field

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Expert knowledge in clinical procedures, lab tests, patient care, pharmacy math & calculations, and drug administration
Must be comfortable with teaching in classroom and on a distance learning platform

Preferred Experience
Teaching experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Must be comfortable with teaching in classroom and on a distance learning platform
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Expert knowledge in human anatomy, medical office procedures, medical laws and ethics, medical terminology, medical office procedures, HIPAA, and EMR simulation software

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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