Acupuncturist Job Description

Acupuncturist Job Description

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Acupuncturist provides acupuncture and complementary and alternative medicine to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) patients/clients that are safe, appropriate, and effective.

Acupuncturist Duties & Responsibilities

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The primary focus of this position is to provide acupuncture services to a variety of patients who suffer from conditions that are amenable to treatment with this modality
The primary focus of this position is to provide clinical acupuncture services to a variety of patients who suffer from conditions that are amenable to treatment with this modality
Educate and suggest purchase of appropriate supplements, essential oils
Verifies medical records including the physician's orders for integrated medicine, which may include acupuncture, reviews their medical file for contraindications/precautions for treatment
Works with each patient to develop a treatment plan and strategy based on their diagnoses individual needs
Observes and assesses patient for any unexpected or undesirable physical/emotional reactions
Works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team which may include the LiVe Well Center and medical community healthcare team that provides as full complement of services to meet patients' personal health needs
Works primarily with outpatients, but may also work with hospitalized patients
Serve on multi-disciplinary Integrative Oncology clinical care team
Evaluate, determine, and provide an appropriate acupuncture treatment plan for each client

Acupuncturist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Acupuncturist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NCCAOM, CPR, BLS, VHA, A.B.O.R.M, AHA

Education for Acupuncturist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the acupuncturist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Collage Degree in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Education, Graduate, Medical, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Department of Education, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Medicine, Health

Skills for Acupuncturist

Desired skills for acupuncturist include:

Principles
Techniques and methods
Theory
CARF and Title XXII standards
Acupuncture theory
Anatomy and physiology
Complementary and alternative medicine
Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture techniques
Applicant abilities

Desired experience for acupuncturist includes:

Bachelor's Degree in Acupuncture
Must be flexible and able to travel to various practice sites
Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with Zakim Center Staff all other oncology interdisciplinary team members
Licensed to practice Acupuncture in the State of California
Graduate of an accredited school with a BA or BS degree
Current Acupuncture license to practice in the state of Minnesota

Acupuncturist Examples

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Acupuncturist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an acupuncturist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for acupuncturist
  • Completes all other necessary duties with attention to detail and in a timely manner
  • Assesses patient progress through questioning and examination reviewing treatment plans if necessary
  • The field of integrative health and medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and professions to achieve optimal health and healing
  • Providing guests with professional, therapeutic services using acupuncture treatments
  • Being able to adapt to patient’s needs, using an evidence-based approach
  • Communicating clearly with guests to gain a full understanding of their concerns and needs prior to every service
  • Assist with groups for patients, families, staff and the community
  • Provide acupuncture to patients in the hospital and/or at outpatient locations to help relieve clients’/patients’ symptoms and promote well-being
  • Assist in the continued development of the clinical, education and research components of the acupuncture program
  • Work within the department’s goals and procedures and the MSKCC’s policies and mission
Qualifications for acupuncturist
  • Licensed to practice as Doctor of Acupuncture in the state of Rhode Island
  • Boston, MA 1 vacancy
  • Drug testing required
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination
  • Other (Copy of Licensure)
  • Current license to practice Acupuncture in the State of Utah
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Acupuncturist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of acupuncturist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for acupuncturist
  • Collaborates with other care team members, acts as a resource for the unit staff and providers to increase awareness and knowledge of acupuncture and integrative health
  • Provide clinical expertise in implementing delivery of outpatient acupuncture services to SCCA’s oncology patient population
  • Develop a group acupuncture program
  • Work with Integrative Medicine leadership to develop and coordinate acupuncture standards across multiple SCCA sites in conjunction with program growth
  • Serve on the multi-disciplinary Integrative Medicine clinical care team
  • Develop patient and family education materials (written, A/V, in person, ) for the Integrative Medicine program
  • Develop standard practice procedures for Integrative Medicine clinicians
  • Effectively directs and supervises support personnel
  • Meet with guests in 30 to 60 minute appointments to obtain information about their concerns, symptoms, medical history, diet, and lifestyle
  • Explain protocols and procedures to guests and prepare them for treatment
Qualifications for acupuncturist
  • Current certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Ability to discuss the scientific basis and commonly used techniques for acupuncture and complementary medical therapies
  • 3 years of professional practice in the field of Acupuncture or Integrative Medicine
  • Orthopedic training in acupuncture
  • OB/GYN Training in acupuncture
  • Minimum five (5) years acupuncture experience, required
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Acupuncturist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of acupuncturist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for acupuncturist
  • Make recommendations according for use of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and determine session strategies
  • Perform acupressure and related techniques
  • Following a procedure, consult with guests about other therapy, diet, exercise, and emotional health
  • Evaluate session outcomes and maintain client records as SOAP Notes
  • Comply with quality, safety, and infection-prevention protocols, Texas State laws and regulations
  • Maintain continuing education requirements, remain current on industry practices and regulations
  • Maintain accurate guest treatment records
  • Ensure all safety, infection, quality and environmental procedures and rules are in place and are followed
  • Safeguards patient confidentiality and follows aseptic needle technique
  • Presents educational lectures/programs throughout the community and promotes benefits of acupuncture as part of healing modality
Qualifications for acupuncturist
  • Successful completion of an accredited acupuncture graduate degree program
  • Must be a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Washington or meet criteria to obtain Washington State license
  • Process improvement experience (lean leader, six-sigma, continuous performance improvement)
  • Additional clinical degree or certification (RD, LMT, RN, MA, MSW, etc)
  • Current license in the State of Ohio with the State Medical Board of Ohio strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese medicine principals, treatments and procedures
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Acupuncturist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of acupuncturist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for acupuncturist
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills in practice of acupuncture
  • Adheres to local, state and federal laws, regulations and statues
  • Help establish clinical standards and best practices within Integrative Medicine
  • All client activities (evaluations, goals, and treatments) are consistent with or based on the age and developmental status of the client to maximize the clinical outcome
  • Evaluates clients by administering traditional Chinese medicine to determine diagnosis
  • Establishes goals and develops the most effective treatment plan based on the results of the evaluation, physician recommendations and client input
  • Administers direct client care, utilizing various traditional Chinese medicine techniques as indicated, including needle insertion, acupressure, electrical stimulation and Chinese massage
  • Instructs client in home program
  • Adapts treatment program for clients with multiple problems
  • With trained certification administers lo-level, cold laser treatments
Qualifications for acupuncturist
  • Must be able to utilize EMR for charting and all patient records
  • 3 years minimum Clinical experience in the practice of acupuncture Required
  • 3 years minimum A good understanding of holistic healthcare and integrative medicine Required
  • Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Active Wisconsin Acupuncturist license, or be able to obtain one within 30 days
  • Successful graduation from an acupuncture college or training program that is approved by the Pennsylvania Acupuncture Licensing Board
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Acupuncturist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of acupuncturist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for acupuncturist
  • Must be able to deal with uncooperative and/or distressed clients
  • Prepares accurate client records including evaluations, progress notes and billing
  • Participates in peer review process of chart audits
  • Contacts physician/physician's assistant/resident appropriately to facilitate optimal client staff
  • Confers with practitioners, physicians and other related personnel regarding progress of client as needed
  • Educates the community and hospital personnel on acupuncture services, by conducting seminars, conferences and workshops
  • Participates in the medical model of training for health professionals and residents
  • Evaluates patient's physical and mental condition and determines the appropriate acupuncture treatment
  • Ensure activities are conducted under safe conditions
  • Communicates procedures and plan of care to the patient prior to the therapeutic session
Qualifications for acupuncturist
  • Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) or graduate of an approved formal full-time acupuncture program (at least 1,725 hours education, minimum of 1,000 hours didactic and 500 hours clinical practice)
  • Must be a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Minnesota (L.Ac.)
  • Experience working in an acute care hospital or collaborative integrative clinic is strongly preferred
  • Qualified candidates have a high school diploma or GED
  • Incumbent must carry malpractice Insurance
  • Practitioner must have knowledge in massage therapy either through massage therapy training or acupuncture training

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