The Department of Health Services at the University of Washington seeks to fill one full-time (100% FTE), faculty position as Senior Lecturer in the Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIHIM) Program, beginning January 1, 2017. The Department also seeks to fill one full-time or part-time position as Senior Lecturer in the Health Informatics and Health Information Management (MHIHIM) master’s program beginning, April 1, 2017. A Doctoral degree is preferred for appointment as Senior Lecturer. Candidates should have a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential, graduated from an accredited Health Information Management program, and have a Master’s degree in informatics and information management, healthcare administration, business administration, education, or other related discipline. At least three years’ experience in health informatics and health information management is required. The ideal candidates should have experience teaching in workforce or academic settings in both campus-based and online delivery in the following: informatics, EHR, legal concepts in healthcare, systems analysis, project management, quality management and research, data analysis, professionalism and leadership, healthcare policy and delivery, strategic management, information governance, research design, statistics, clinical terminologies and vocabularies, capstone projects, and/or professional experience in these areas. The ideal candidates should have experience teaching and mentoring diverse students.
The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the design and implementation of the education curriculum, provide service to the campus and professional communities, and contribute to related research areas as needed. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals seeking an educational leadership opportunity to advance health informatics and information management through contributing to a progressive curriculum for baccalaureate degree and post-baccalaureate certificate.
An individual seeking an opportunity to teach in the Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management will be able advance the curriculum that is based on a foundation of transformational leadership and management designed to advance integrated, multi-organizational level health information systems, data analytics and business intelligence, integrated delivery system’s information governance, and enterprise advocacy for privacy and security of organizational and patient information. Opportunities for graduates range from upper mid to senior level positions in the industry.
The Department of Health Services is a diverse department (60 faculty and 280 adjunct, affiliate and clinical faculty) with national expertise in organization and financing health care, health disparities and community-based participatory research, and quality of life and outcomes research.
HIHIM is a UW self-sustaining program, nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The program prepares students for the RHIA credential which is a baccalaureate level credential of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). This 12-month program offers two tracks, beginning in fall quarter 2017: a BS degree and a post-baccalaureate certificate. The HIHIM programs’ mission is dedicated to serving our partners and customers by: providing educational excellence to prepare competent professionals; leading information governance initiatives; conducting research to advocate and improve health information and healthcare; fostering professional practice leadership; promoting diversity and respect; advancing the quality and integrity of health information; and applying technology to effectively deliver health information.
The MHIHIM Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management program is nationally accredited in Health Informatics by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Graduates of the master’s program are eligible for a planned certification in health informatics that will be available through the American Health Information Management Association. The program is offered in executive format that combines weekend classes once a month with on-line weekly contact over an 18 month period. Students select and complete a capstone project designed to apply leadership and management application of content and skills to the practice environment.
The HIHIM Programs, Department of Health Services, and UW School of Public Health are committed to a diverse academic community. We view diversity in all its dimensions as essential to our mission, and we welcome applications from faculty who have demonstrated research and/or teaching interests in health disparities, social determinants of health, and cultural and socioeconomic diversity. For more information, please see the following website: http://www.washington.edu/diversity.
Submit electronic letter of interest describing health information practice experience, teaching, and research and include a diversity statement; curriculum vitae; and four letters of reference. Open until filled the review of applications begins November 7, 2016. Send application via email to:
Holly Bergstrom, Manager of Faculty Human Resources – firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Health Services, University of Washington
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.