Instructor, Medical Assistant Job at UMA Education, Clearwater, FL

  • UMA Education
  • Clearwater, FL

Job Description

Purpose of the Position:


An instructor fulfills instructional duties and responsibilities as assigned including providing engaging instruction in core content, laboratory skills, and professionalism. An instructor models, guides and evaluates student demonstration of required program clinical skills. An instructor develops and delivers high quality academic remediation and intervention support and certification preparation services, as assigned. An instructor manages student information, evaluates student performance, maintains high levels of student engagement, models and teaches professionalism skills, and implements institutional initiatives, policies, and procedures. An instructor is responsive to student needs and feedback and works to maintain high levels of student satisfaction. An instructor works in tandem with program and institutional leadership and cross-department representatives to maximize academic achievement, retention, certification, graduation, and placement outcomes.


The job title reports to the Medical Assistant Program Director.


UMA is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, UMA offers content-rich, interactive online programs as well as hands-on training at our Clearwater, Florida campus. 

  • Anticipated starting rate of $600 per week
  • Medical (including prescription), Dental, Vision (UMA subsidized)
  • FSA/HSA (Depending on Medical Plan chosen)
  • $50,000 Life Insurance (UMA paid)
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance (Team Member paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program – EAP (UMA paid)
  • Long Term Disability (UMA paid)
  • Short Term Disability (Team Member paid)
  • Supplemental Insurance such as Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospital (Team Member Paid)
  • Paid Time Off – 15 days accrued in year 1, 9 holidays, and 1 day of Volunteering Time Off
  • 401k (eligible upon completion of 90 days of employment and must be at least 21 years of age)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection


Key Responsibilities:



  • Teaches material from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned schedules and deadlines to assure an appropriate level of student satisfaction.
  • Effectively prepares for each week of instruction and demonstrates proficiency with all relevant software, course content and materials.
  • Evaluates student coursework against stated learning outcomes and works with students so that a full achievement level is attained.
  • Grades all assignments and assessments and posts grades in a timely manner.
  • Provides students with feedback in a constructive and positive manner highlighting both strengths and areas in need of improvement.
  • Appraises students of their academic status throughout a course through continuous evaluation and review of formative and summative assessment results.
  • Remains available to students through posted office hours and individual one-to-one sessions.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive, student-centered learning environment.
  • Creates and implements curricular scaffolding tools and materials to match student learning styles and academic needs, supplementing those provided in the core curriculum.
  • Provides high quality academic support for students in need of intervention.
  • Remains responsive to student needs and student requests for support.
  • Proactively monitors students’ achievement and actively outreaches to at-risk students to support course persistence and program retention.
  • Effectively communicates by email, telephone, and in-person with students, fellow instructors, supervisors, and other school personnel.
  • Supervises student externship experiences, as assigned.
  • Provides tutoring and open laboratory skill instruction, as assigned.
  • Provides distance education for Online campus via online learning management system, as assigned. An instructor’s online course assignment is dependent needs of the Online campus and upon the instructor’s ability to effectively manage all aspects of his/her ground campus responsibilities.
  • Attends all required and assigned program and institutional meetings.
  • Advises students on matters related to academics, attendance, career readiness and professionalism.
  • Participates in curriculum development and review based upon expertise in subject area, current industry trends and student performance and engagement indicators.
  • Communicates with leadership when barriers to student success are identified and participates in identifying solutions.
  • Maintains an up-to-date faculty file in accordance with UMA policy, state regulations and accrediting commission requirements including required meetings, in-services and continuing education units.
  • Performs other duties as requested and assigned to ensure the smooth functioning and integrity of school’s operations.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of, and carefully follows all applicable federal and state compliance requirements and regulations including those prescribed by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, CIE, and internal UMA policies and procedures.
  • Effectively communicates compliance requirements to students and other staff as appropriate and quickly escalates any compliance concerns to the Compliance department.


Team Member Leadership

  • Build a strong culture of accountability and high performance
  • Recruit, develop, and retain top performers
  • Create and implement an effective onboarding plan for every team member
  • Recruit, train and develop a team with skills and experience aligned to meet UMA’s needs and the market with a focus on retention of top performers
  • Set clear expectations for all Team Members. Analyze goals, activities and results to determine action plans to improve individual and team performance per stated performance management guidelines.
  • Ensure that UMA values are being demonstrated and policies are being followed.


Support Institutional Initiatives

  • Keep current on institutional goals, objectives, and progress
  • Engage in institutional sponsored activities and initiatives as appropriate
  • Lead with courage in support of change initiatives that impact organization
  • Manages and assists in coordinating efforts between departments within UMA



  • Demonstrates knowledge of, and carefully follows all applicable federal and state compliance requirements and regulations including those prescribed by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, CIE, and internal UMA policies and procedures.
  • Effectively communicates compliance requirements to students and other staff as appropriate and quickly escalates any compliance concerns to the Compliance department.


Work Experience, Skills & Abilities:


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Equivalent of 15 semester credits hours in the subject field
  • Academic preparation in the specific courses taught
  • Graduation from a program in the healthcare field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of occupational experience
  • An industry certification/licensure if consistent with employment in the healthcare field of instruction (all certifications/licensures must remain active and be maintained as required by State and/or accrediting commissions)
  • Able to professionally communicate in verbal and written English
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other business tools such as Teams
  • Able to support a diverse and inclusive work environment


Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel
  • Experience with Brightspace or another Learning Management System
  • Experience with CampusNexus or another Student Information System
  • Experience with Brightspace or another asynchronous instructional tool
  • One to three (1-3) post-secondary teaching experience
  • Demonstrated success in applying adult learning principals and best practices to ensure mastery of program/course learning objectives


Working Environment:

  • Up to 10% of travel required - Valid Driver’s License required
  • Instructional Environment – Must be able to work in an office, classroom, and laboratory settings, and to visit employer and healthcare facility sites as needed
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Physical Demands:

  • Demonstrate ability to perform all program clinical skills
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
  • Use hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.
  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
  • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feet.
  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • Choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals.
  • Keep or regain the body’s balance or stay upright in an unstable position.
  • Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.
  • Repeat the same movements.
  • Walk for long period of time.
  • Sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • See details of objects that are less and more than a few feet away.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • Determine the distance between objects.





Our institutional values are shaped and validated by our team members. They describe how we strive to operate and are the standards of behavior we look to embody.


We operate honestly and ethically in an industry-compliant fashion. We are fair and trustworthy in our interactions with all we serve. Our team members, at all levels, lead by example and strive to do the right thing for our students and for each other. We are disciplined professionals who strive to be straightforward and dependable.


We live by a strong commitment to our students and are passionate about preparing them for meaningful careers. We are deeply dedicated to ensuring students’ educational and career success. We excel at building our students’ confidence and empowering them to reach their full potential.


We are committed to our team members’ success and to each other’s success. We strive to create an environment that attracts and retains the best talent while offering continuous learning, professional development and career growth opportunities. We recognize and reward our team members for their contributions to the organization and to our students.


We pursue results with a sense of urgency and purpose. We take responsibility for achieving ambitious, measurable results and hold each other accountable. We think strategically and critically, greet new ideas and challenges openly, and look for innovative solutions to challenges.


Enjoying what we do is central to achieving our goals. Building energy, having fun, being optimistic and creating a positive working environment are all critical to our success and that of our students. We strive to be inspired and to inspire others. We consistently show appreciation and celebrate our successes, both large and small.


We believe that diverse, inclusive teams produce breakthrough results. We strive to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues from all types of backgrounds by showing respect and humility when interacting with each other and resolving conflicts in a constructive manner. By working together, we win together - as one - ensuring that the goals of the company are the focal point of our efforts.




This job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position. It may not include every job responsibility. Job duties may fluctuate based on needs of the business. UMA reserves the right to revise the job or require that additional or different tasks be performed.


I have read and understand all the responsibilities and accountabilities in my job description. This job description is a tool used by me and management to help assess, evaluate and provide guidelines and expectations for the position named herein. I understand that it is not a contract and it does not constitute any guarantee of future employment.



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