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Instructor, Medical Assisting

Requisition ID req188
Department Medical Assisting
Campus Cascade Campus - 705 N. Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217
Employment Type Faculty
Best Consideration / Close Date 2/15/2019
Position Summary

Portland Community College is accepting applications for a Full-Time Instructor in the Medical Assisting (MA) Program.  PCC’s MA Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) and prepares students for certification through the CMA (AAMA) national exam. The program is a recognized leader in preparing Medical Assistants for the changing landscape of healthcare and features a curriculum emphasizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model.

We are looking for an instructor who has strong current content knowledge and experience, who can balance academic rigor with practical application, and is committed to equitable student success.

This position will be responsible for teaching the Medical Assisting program’s didactic and clinical procedure courses as well as ongoing curriculum development in collaboration with other program faculty and staff.

Courses will be primarily in the evenings at PCC’s Cascade Campus in N. Portland, though responsibilities may extend to other times and campuses.

If this sounds like a learning community that you would like to be part of, please review the below qualifications for this position and apply today!  

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

In your cover letter, please clearly address your experience with the following 4 success criteria for the position.

1. Three years of recent experience working in primary care or internal medicine
2. Experience in education or training of clinical providers of primary care
3. At least one year of supervisory or healthcare administration experience  
4. Experience with, or strong knowledge of, the PCMH model

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Associate degree or higher and Certified Medical Assistant credentialed through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA),
Registered Medical Assistant through the American Medical Technologists and Three years experience working as a medical assistant in an ambulatory care setting

Degree must be from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications

Classroom teaching experience

Position Grade 0
Starting Salary Expectations Initial Salary Placement up to Step 3 ($56,274) will be based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement.
Position Grade Salary Range $52530 to $91089 Annual Salary
PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

*Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:
- 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 days/year)
- 21 hours of additional personal leave per year
- 4 paid holidays (which occur during the term you are teaching)

View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Official transcripts are required to be submitted within 2 weeks of offer date for degrees required in the stated Instructor Qualifications.  Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited US institution or a foreign institution having the equivalent of regional accreditation. Instructors with credentials from other countries will have their transcripts evaluated by agencies that have good standing with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services to establish fulfillment of this standard. (for more information see
  • For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit: 
    These positions are included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Faculty Federation Employees. 

  • Background Check Required Yes

    Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

    • Veterans: DD214
    • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

    Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.