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Position Title:
Medical Assistant Instructor
Description of Organization: Taller San Jose (St. Joseph’s Workshop) is a highly focused, goaloriented program that targets young adults, ages 18-28, who are caught in a cycle of crime and poverty
and need marketable job skills in order to become productive self-reliant adults. TSJ focuses on young
people who have dropped out of high school, have been incarcerated or are on probation, and have a
background of gang involvement. Since 1995, Taller San Jose has helped over 4,000 young people to
restructure their lives, finish their education and develop marketable job skills. More information can be
found on our website at
Position Summary: The instructor of medical assisting is a key staff member with the responsibility of
presenting daily instruction of a provided program curriculum. He or she works closely with the Program
Manager to meet established program objectives related to: student behavior, achievement, technical
ability, and evaluation methods. As an instructor, this individual is responsible for the educational quality
of the student trainee’s experience, while also playing a role in making sure the program runs smoothly.
The instructor also serves as a liaison to support services. This position requires the following qualities:
Must have hands on experience with both Administrative and Clinical Medical Assisting Skills.
Excellent presentation, training, and facilitation skills
A flexible, energetic, positive team player with commitment to providing high-quality instruction
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to relate to a culturally diverse population
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Commitment to program excellence
Dimensions of the position include:
1) Teach medical assisting skills as established in the curriculum
2) Have the ability to teach job readiness and business skills topics including résumé writing,
interviewing skills, communication, customer service, and responsibility as the need arises
3) Have the ability to teach basic computer skills as they relate to a variety of workplace settings
4) Design and implement daily lesson plans to meet core course objectives
5) Lead group discussions and skill-building workshops with student trainees
6) Administer skills assessment tests at regular intervals to assess student trainee progress
7) Assist in planning and coordinating guest speakers and field trips
8) Create energetic and vibrant learning environment
9) Ensure high quality of classroom work
10) Serve as a professional role model
11) Administer both pre- and post-tests; documenting students’ abilities and progress
12) Prepare and distribute instructional materials for the classroom
13) Manage the classroom effectively to maximize student trainee learning
14) Communicate with Taller San Jose career advisors, case managers, counselors, etc. regarding
apparent barriers to student trainee’s success
15) Refer student trainee to other Taller San Jose services to assist clients in eliminating barriers to
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16) Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports
17) Maintain daily student attendance records
18) Prepare reports on student trainee’ attendance and progress
19) Assist with graduation arrangements and ceremony
20) Assist with outreach efforts as needed
21) Perform other duties as assigned
Course-Specific Skills
For an instructor of the Administrative Medical Assisting course, proficiency in the following
clinical skills:
1) Creating the business letter
2) Complete knowledge and understanding of HIPAA
3) Creating, correcting, and updating a medical record
4) Creating a filing system for patient records
5) Handling emergency calls
6) Retrieving messages from an answering service
7) Creating an office schedule and scheduling appointments
8) Creating a reception area appropriate for children, elderly patients, and differently abled patients
9) Developing a patient education plan
10) Completing the CMS-1500 claim form
11) Medical Billing & Coding using updated versions of specific text book
12) Billing using a superbill (encounter form)
13) Organizing a bookkeeping system/ Manual peg board applications
14) Making a bank deposit
15) Reconciling a bank statement
16) Experience with Medisoft ® medical software
For an instructor of Clinical Medical Assisting course; proficiency in the following clinical skills:
1) Aseptic hand washing technique
2) Using the autoclave to sterilize surgical instruments and supplies
3) Applying universal precautions and OSHA regulations
4) CLIA waived testing for POL settings
5) Disinfection of exam room surfaces
6) Creating a surgical field
7) Assisting the physician with minor surgical procedure
8) Responding to medical emergencies and basic first aid measures
9) Conducting a patient interview and obtaining a medical history
10) Writing progress notes in the medical record
11) Measuring vital signs of infants, children, and adults
12) Assisting the physician with basic and specialized exam
13) Performing vision screening
14) Teaching a patient to properly use a cane, walker, or crutches
15) Administration of topical, inhaled, and oral medications
16) Administration injected medications, including intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular routes
17) Blood collection techniques, including venipuncture (phlebotomy) and capillary puncture
18) Chain of custody policies and procedures in regards to specimen handling
19) Knowledge of collection tube order following NCCLS mandates
20) Processing and handling various specimens
21) Disposing of biohazardous waste
22) Obtaining an electrocardiogram
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23) Ability to instruct basic math skills as well as drug dosage and calculations
24) Experience with electronic health records, experience with SpringCharts ® is optimum
Position Qualifications:
Minimum Educational Requirements:
ƒ AA/AS required; BA/BS Preferred
ƒ Certification as a Medical Assistant through NCCT or AAMA a plus; if not held must be willing
and eligible to obtain
ƒ Certified Post Secondary Instructor certificate a plus; if not held must be willing and eligible to
ƒ American Heart BLS Certified Instructor a plus: if not held must be willing and eligible to obtain
ƒ Current license holders for CMA, LVN or CPT-I-II must be current with no prior infractions
ƒ Knowledge of computers – Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and internet
ƒ Must have 3+ years billing experience and instructing billing experience.
Skill and Experience Requirements:
ƒ Experience delivering instruction using an interactive approach and/or multi-media technology
ƒ Minimum of 5 years working in the healthcare field (CMA,CPT, LVN or health educator)
ƒ Minimum of concurrent 1 year experience working with young adults
ƒ Minimum of concurrent 1 year experience teaching clinical, administrative and billing in a
vocational post secondary school setting with lesson plan and curriculum development.
ƒ Experience with Medisoft medical software; Certified Medical Biller Preferred.
ƒ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
ƒ Excellent interpersonal skills
ƒ Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Salary & Benefits:
Full medical, dental, and vision benefits plus 401(k) plan available. Salary range: $45k/DOE.
Interested Candidates: Fax or email resume and cover letter to Perla Lopez at 714-543-5032 or email
[email protected]
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employee will perform other reasonably related job
duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or other management as required.
This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not
constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Employment at Taller San Jose may be terminated at will
by the employee or Taller San Jose at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.
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