Skip to page body Home About MECC What's New Departments & Services Workforce Services Foundation Faculty & Staff MECC Online
Job Review
Health Information Management - Project Director- Position # GA120
Type: Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate: Salary Range $52,314 – $61,556
Posted Date: 6/12/2014

Mountain Empire Community College, one of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 23 comprehensive community colleges, serves the counties of Dickenson, Lee, Scott, Wise, and the City of Norton. It is located approximately 40 miles from Kingsport, TN, and enrolls over 4,300 students in credit courses (approximately 1,900 full-time equivalent) and over 2,300 students in non-credit courses.

Mountain Empire Community College seeks to fill a full-time Administrative faculty position in Health Information Management - Project Director

The successful candidate will be responsible for the organization, administration, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the HIM program. The individual in this position will also be responsible for continuous program review, HIM instruction, counseling of students, and other administrative duties as assigned. In addition to traditional classroom instruction, the person who holds this position will also be required to teach online courses.

Applicants should have a strong work ethic and the ability to build and lead a program. They should also have the ability to work collaboratively with business, industry and the community. Applicants should have a strong interest in applications of technology such as the use of computers in instruction and should be able to demonstrate knowledge of subject matter and proficiency in current pedagogy and adult learning. Applicants should be committed to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college and should demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Minimum qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, Health Information Technology, or a related field. Potential candidates must be certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
Recent related work experience in the healthcare industry, using cutting-edge technology with up-to-date HIM skills is required.

Preferred qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in a related field.
Teaching experience at the community college level.
Candidates with prior teaching experience in HIM.

To apply, please complete a Virginia Application for Employment form available at and attach a resume, cover letter, and transcripts. Please indicate position number on application. Position open until filled.

MECC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Minorities, females, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Effective June 1, 2011, agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia's Executive Branch will use the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.