Medical Assisting Faculty
San Joaquin Valley College
 Salida, CA

San Joaquin Valley College

Job Description

Job: Faculty

Department: Academic Affairs & Student Services

Summary: Working with minimal supervision from the Academic Dean and technical supervision from the Program Director or Division Manager, the instructor is primarily responsible for the delivery of lecture and/or lab instruction to a population of diverse students. This role is teaching our evening courses Monday-Thursday 5:20-10:20 PM.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares course work and teaches assigned courses.
  • Participates in college governance, committees and task forces.
  • Attends educational and campus meetings.
  • Contacts students outside the classroom due to student absence to relay information related to class work and assignments.
  • Offers students additional tutoring outside class time.
  • Refers students to appropriate campus resources.
  • Performs various functions and duties directly related to the program or the operations of the campus.
  • Teaches assigned courses in accordance with established SJVC approved curriculum and course outlines.
  • Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
  • Maintains necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submits records according to published guidelines.
  • Participates in professional development, advisory board meetings, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policy.
  • Maintains current knowledge in the field, vocation or profession.
  • Participates in the evaluation, revision and development of curriculum and instructional methods.
  • Participates as assigned in various campus activities and duties, including but not limited to tutoring labs, skill seminar labs, learning resources, teaching or lab assistant, student retention projects, placement and employment services, job development, campus workshops and seminars.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: An instructor supervises student conduct in the classroom, on the campus, and on field trips and school related functions.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

General Education: A minimum of a baccalaureate degree.

Vocational Courses: A minimum of an associate degree; 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret materials related to area of expertise; ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, employees and members of the business community; ability to effectively present information to students, employees, and the business community.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and all software programs related to courses to be taught.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Instructors must have required certificates, licenses and registrations required for the course(s) they are to teach.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; hear and speak. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In some and/or all vocational classrooms, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

October 20101