Instructor professional - medical assistant Job at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

  • Kennesaw State University
  • Kennesaw, GA

Job Description

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia. Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating. In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect. We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Department Information

Department Specific Tasks And Responsibilities

  • Provides quality and technically relevant instruction in Pharmacy Technician best practices.
  • Provides continual feedback and various methods of assessment measurement by ensuring student mastery of the following learning outcomes:
  • Discusses history of medicine and role of the healthcare team
  • Reports patient history and care in medical record
  • Compares medical law, ethics, and bioethics and explain ethical behavior and professional

liability for medical assistants

  • Describes guidelines for keeping client information private
  • Identifies levels of sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Identifies guidelines for patient scheduling and admissions procedures
  • Demonstrates proper filing procedures, medical records management, and professional oral

and written communication

  • Applies daily financial practices, procedures to post patient charges, balance day sheets, and process credit balances
  • Identifies billing procedures, collection techniques, and apply medical office accounting


  • Explains role of medical assistant as a clinic and human resources manager
  • Operates electronic health records system to create patient charts, document chief complaints and vitals, create lab requisitions, and work with prescriptions according to office protocol
  • Identifies and describes the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, blood and lymphatic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems
  • Recognizes, defines, and describes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and normal function in each body system
  • Describes standard precautions, infection control, and medical asepsis related to medical assistant
  • Obtains patient’s blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, height, weight, and pulse oximetry measurements
  • Demonstrates methods, components, and sequences of the patient physical examination and procedures for applying sterile gloves, preparing instruments for sterilization, and setting up a sterile field
  • Administers a 12-lead electrocardiogram and describe importance of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in the healthcare setting
  • Discusses reasons for performing laboratory testing and complete blood draw using vacuum tube system, butterfly, and capillary puncture
  • Performs specialty laboratory tests for blood glucose, cholesterol, and urinalysis
  • Calculates adult medication dosages using the proportional and formula methods and children’s medication dosages according to kilogram of body weight
  • Identifies abbreviations and symbols used in calculating medication dosages and classifications, desired effects, side effects, and adverse reactions of medications
  • Describes the relationship between anatomy and physiology and effects of medications on the musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems
  • Reviews medication for appropriate disease-state management
  • Identifies the functions, food sources, United States recommended daily allowance (USRDA), and indications of deficiency for selected vitamins and minerals

Job Summary

Provides quality and technically relevant instruction in the assigned program. Follows departmental guidelines, policies, procedures and relevant regulations.



  • Provides quality and technically relevant instruction of course curriculum
  • Teaches students learning strategies
  • Conducts teaching and instructional activities using educational equipment, manipulatives, props, and other learning aids
  • Provides continual feedback and various methods of assessment measurement by ensuring student mastery of the following learning outcomes as addressed in the program’s addendum
  • Assesses and records grading for all homework assignments, quizzes, and tests
  • Completes paperwork associated with classroom and project management
  • Participates in marketing of courses to prospective students by providing technical information regarding course content during biannual Open House events
  • Assists with course and/or program evaluation and continuous improvement and resolve quiz disputes when necessary
  • Maintains acceptable program quality and satisfaction scores
  • Keeps Program Manager informed of any curriculum or student code of conduct issues
  • Records attendance in learning management system

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

Registered Nurse (RN) within the state of Georgia from an accredited institution of higher education

or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) within the state of Georgia from an accredited institution of higher education or CMA, RMA, or CCMA credentialed medical assistant

Other Required Qualifications

Current, valid and unrestricted license as a clinician in Georgia (See license and/or certification

Required Experience

requirements under the minimum education required section)

Five (5) years of work experience working in the medical field

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Expert knowledge in clinical procedures, lab tests, patient care, pharmacy math & calculations, and

drug administration

Must be comfortable with teaching in classroom and on a distance learning platform


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Able to motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process

Able to review syllabus and learning outcomes the first night of class

Able to provide sufficient time for students to complete course evaluations

Do not release class early

Do not leave class unattended

Able to respond to student inquiries in a timely manner


Be familiar with all emergency procedures posted in the classroom

Expert knowledge in human anatomy, medical office procedures, medical laws and ethics, medical terminology, medical office procedures, HIPAA, and EMR simulation software


Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)

Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information on this policy, or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 225,

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.

This position does not have any financial responsibilities.

This position will not be required to drive.

This role is considered a position of trust.

This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).

This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check

  • Standard Enhanced
  • Education

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

Job Tags

Part time, Work experience placement, Immediate start, Night shift,

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