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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Instructor, Clinical Medical Assisting
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Blue Cliff College | Lafayette, LA
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Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Will perform a variety of routine duties, as needed, to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for competent entry-level performance in medical offices, hospitals and other allied health environments, using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures and demonstrations and using audiovisual and technological aids to supplement the presentations




·         Performs performance-based objectives and outlines for course of study following curriculum guidelines and requirements of the college and state and federal initiatives

·         Organizes program of practical and technical instruction, including demonstrations of skills required in the medical assistant profession, and lectures on theory, techniques and terminology

·         Instructs students in subject areas such as use, maintenance and the safe operation of tools and equipment, codes or regulations related to the Clinical Medical Assisting Program

·         Instructs students in the importance of accuracy, neatness, efficiency, resourcefulness and good work habits in obtaining employment as Clinical Medical Assistants

·         Assigns lessons to students and corrects homework; administers tests to evaluate achievement of students in technical knowledge and practical skills

·         Keeps records of daily attendance and student progress; reports to Lead Instructor and Registrar

·         Presents subject matter to students, utilizing a variety of methods and techniques, such as lectures, discussions or demonstrations; ensures use of classroom time is organized and that instruction and clean-up (if applicable) can be accomplished within the allotted time

·         Assists students, individually or in groups, with lesson assignments to present or reinforce learning concepts; responds to basic student questions; may initiate study groups in preparation for examinations

·         Enforces classroom protocols, rules and regulations; maintains classroom discipline; utilizes effective classroom management techniques

·         Attends meetings and trainings per requirements of Lead Instructor, Program Chair or Director of Education; participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and professional development workshops

·         File an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught with the appropriate Program Chair

·         Conduct class evaluations and complete other college evaluations in accordance with college policy

·         Make suggestions to the Program Chair concerning the improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college

·         Complete an annual goals setting and performance review with the Program Chair, approved by the Director of Education




·         Aseptic hand washing techniques

·         Using the autoclave to sterilize surgical instruments and supplies

·         Applying universal precautions and OSHA regulations

·         Disinfection of exam room surfaces

·         Creating a surgical field

·         Responding to medical emergencies and basic first aid measures

·         Conducting a patient interview and obtaining a medical history

·         Writing progress notes in the medical record

·         Measuring vital signs of infants, children and adults

·         Assisting a physician with basic and specialized exams

·         Administration of topical, inhaled and oral medications

·         Administration of injected medications, including intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular routes

·         Blood collection techniques, including venipuncture (phlebotomy) and capillary puncture

·         Processing and handling various specimens

·         Disposing of biohazardous waste

·         Obtaining an electrocardiogram




·         Associate’s Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred

·         Must be a Certified or Registered Medical Assistant through NCCT or AAMA

·         American Heart BLS Certified instructor a plus

·         Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) a plus




·         Minimum of four (4) years working as a Medical Assistant and clinical experience with the supervision of Certified Medical Assistants

·         Strong background in administration, as well as clinical work, including phlebotomy, EKG, spirometry, vitals, transcription, billing and terminology  

·         Experience delivering instruction using an interactive approach and/or multi-media technology




·         Knowledge on how to formulate and articulate policies, procedures, expectations and practices

·         Knowledge of basic mathematical skills such as percentages, fractions, etc.

·         Knowledge of educational measurement

·         Familiarity with operating a calculator, copier, fax machine, television and VCR



·         Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Sound instructional skills

·         Able to exercise sound judgment and be able to develop programs and curricula to meet industry needs




·         Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments

·         Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities

·         Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

·         Ability to work effectively with students, peers and community

·         Ability to work with professional integrity and discretion

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About Blue Cliff College

Blue Cliff College is committed to using its human and physical resources to provide services facilitating personal growth, professional development and a sense of responsibility to our students. The primary purpose of Blue Cliff College is developing a high level of competency, which is accomplished through the pursuit, assimilation, and dissemination of knowledge in academic programs.