HIM Externship Coordinator

Blue Ridge Community & Technical College 


The HIM Externship Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of all HIM Externship sites in coordination and under the direction of the HIM Program Coordinator (PC). 

This is a full time faculty appointment including teaching 30 credits per year.

Job Description:

  • Demonstrate deep subject knowledge of the HIM field including key concepts, current and relevant research methodologies, tools, and techniques, and meaningful applications

  • Identify, establish, monitor, and evaluate all externship sites ensuring they reflect a diversity of opportunities available in the HIM field.

  • Visit all sites at least 1 time during a 16 week semester to support relevant and comprehensive student learning experience.

  • Verify students meet the credentialing requirements of assigned facilities and that all required documentation has been submitted to the healthcare agencies.

  • Schedule students to appropriate clinical sites, monitor and assess student success and completion of required hours.

  • Work with PC to establish alignment of clinical experiences with course/program outcomes/goals.

  • Serve as the first point of contact for resolution of issues that may arise between staff at the clinical site and students.

  • In conjunction with PC, coordinate a student orientation to the HIM program.

  • Select and develop instructional materials; plan and organize instruction to enhance student learning; create appropriate assignments for a 30 credit faculty load per academic year

  • Advise students regarding program requirements, course progression, and academic standing.

  • Use a variety of proven methods of engagement that facilitate student mastery of the content; Evaluate student learning by creating and applying AHIMA’s course competencies and accurately evaluating student progress.

  • Assist PC with maintaining CAHIIM accreditation including but not limited to evaluating and revising curriculum and completing reports.

  • Maintain professional credentials as required by AHIMA.

  • Attend required meetings and campus events (ie. open houses, campus orientations, high school nights).

  • Organize and lead program advisory board meetings; Invite HIM professionals representing a cross section of the HIM field.

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff from across the college through assigned committees.

  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ICD-10-CM/PCS experience.
  • Effective communication and clinical experience in creating clinical education sites. placing and/or supervising HIM students.
  • Proficient with Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. Experience using online learning management systems (ie. Blackboard).
  • Ability to teach all courses in the HIM program.
  • Must have professional certification by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) such as a RHIA or RHIT.
  • AHIMA credentials such as CCS, CCA preferred.
  • Experience in the HIM Field – 3 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience – 2 years preferred

Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the HIM or related field OR Associates Degree in the HIM field with demonstrated competency of the field.


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