Acupuncturist

 

 

At St. Tammany Health System, delivering world-class healthcare close to home is our goal. That means we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best professionals for every position in our health system.

We believe the pristine beauty of St. Tammany Parish adds to our attractive compensation package. The health system is nestled in the heart of Covington on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It is a peaceful, scenic, community-oriented area with an abundance of amenities to suit every taste.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Work shift: 8am-5pm

JOB SUMMARY:

The Acupuncturist provides skilled and safe acupuncture services and/or interventions, in accordance with physician orders. Performs comprehensive and holistic health assessments to develop a plan of care for each patient, assesses patient needs and plans for, evaluates, and modifies care goals of acupuncture interventions. Provides skilled and safe acupuncture services/interventions in accordance with physician orders to provide the highest quality care and pain relief to patients. Collaborates with various departments to plan and evaluate team goals for each patient. Communicates effectively with physician’s, patients, families, and staff regarding patient status, both verbally and in writing. Adapts behavior to the specific population, including but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style. Maintains detailed and completed records of health care plans and prognoses. Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will be a graduate from an approved program of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and should have 2 years of experience in providing acupuncture services to the public with the past 5 years, with a minimum of 1,850 hours of training.

Certifications:

  • Required: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) national board certification as a Diplomat of Acupuncture
  • Required: Current License as a registered acupuncturist in the state of practice
  • Preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association of achieve within 90 days of hire

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of basic theoretical concepts necessary to the practice of acupuncture
  • Knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and pathology related to acupuncture
  • Ability to position the patient appropriately based on the location of selected points, locate the selected points, and use appropriate therapeutic techniques
  • Computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally
  • Proficient with Windows-style applications and various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Strong interpersonal skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.

Physical Effort required:

Constant (67%-100%) – hearing, seeing, handling/feeling

Frequently (34%-66%) – NONE

Occasionally (1%-33%) – lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, talking, climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), balancing, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching

EMPLOYMENT

Each St. Tammany Health System staff member is expected to conduct himself or herself according to our mission, vision and values. Please take time to review those expectations, which can be found , before applying for employment. If you feel you are unable to demonstrate those characteristics, we respectfully request that you do not proceed with the application process.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

St. Tammany Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Tammany Health System is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


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