Lead Teacher, Medical Assistant Program
The Lead Teacher of the Medical Assistant Program is part of the adult education team at Briya Public Charter School — a leading two-generation education program that primarily serves immigrant parents and their young children in Washington, D.C. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative programming.
In the tuition-free Medical Assistant Program, students prepare for successful healthcare careers by gaining medical knowledge, clinical practice, and administrative skills in a collaborative environment. In addition, Briya coordinates students’ internships and externships and ensures students are prepared for the nationally recognized RMA exam.
Briya closely partners and co-locates with Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, supporting students’ comprehensive needs and allowing for crossover between clinic and classroom.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Curriculum Development Responsibilities:
- Adapt Briya’s MA curriculum to be offered remotely via synchronous and asynchronous activities.
- Enhance the MA curriculum based on practice guidelines and needs, inclusive of feedback from Employer Advisory Board, while ensuring fidelity to AMT accreditation and CAAHEP guidelines.
- Develop curriculum materials that meet the needs of students at risk of academic failure or students not making reasonable progress toward obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to become a Registered Medical Assistant.
- Facilitate RMA exam preparation. Ensure weekly quizzes/final module exams and make-up quizzes/final module exams (as needed) are developed using the RMA exam format and covering the material taught in class. Offer opportunities for students to learn test-taking and reading strategies in the classroom, during tutoring sessions, in workshops, and/or during the summer RMA exam review course.
- Create student documentation including expectations, evaluations, and timelines through detailed module outlines, calendars, and approved, standardized syllabi.
- Develop lesson plans that include objectives, instructional activities with differentiated instruction, and assessment that target the skills & knowledge needed to successfully pass the Registered Medical Assistant exam.
- Prepare students to work competently and safely as Registered Medical Assistants
- Foster an inclusive, scholarly, and collaborative learning climate.
- Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
- Design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools, technologies, and resources to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be an effective Medical Assistant.
- Employ principles of Adult Learning Theory for content delivery
- Assess homework assignments and clinical assignments to inform instruction and provide feedback to students, utilize LMS to document grades, and enter grades into the SIS.
- Review student test data and prepare and instruct students in review course material
- Suitably challenge, engage, serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
- Collaborate with Student Services and Transitions to meet students’ extracurricular and holistic needs
- With MA Program Coordinator, provide regular updates to students on their progress, including student-teacher conferences three times a year to review items such as grades, attendance, behavioral skills, lab skills, and competency skills.
- Support program coordinator in organizing and set agenda for team meetings.
- Contribute to building a positive team spirit, put success of the team above own interests, support everyone’s efforts to succeed, work well in multidisciplinary team
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a team
- Commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators
- Ability to teach classes in English, with preference for instructors who also have additional language skills in order to support students.
- Strong organizational skills
- Expertise in interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills.
- Effective in directing and evaluating student learning and laboratory performance and be prepared in education theory and techniques.
- Knowledge of healthcare industry and awareness of trends
Education and/or Experience
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Medical professional (examples: LPN,RN, NP, MD, or DO).
- Degree in Master’s in Public Health – Preferred
- 3-5 years of related practical work/clinical experience, preferably in a community health care center.
- Demonstrated ability to teach in ways that are interactive, project-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking.
Physical Demands – Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Work Environment – Mostly in a typical office and/or home setting with quiet to moderate noise level.
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