Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital
Req ID: 134157
Employment Status: Regular – Part Time
The Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) is responsible for the evaluation, plan of care, therapeutic intervention, reevaluation and education of patients who are referred for acupuncture.
- Responsible for the provision of acupuncture (and other integrative therapeutic interventions) to patients on a continuum of age, health and wellness.
- Evaluates patients to determine appropriateness of services; establishes long and short term goals with patient and caregiver involvement; and develops an individualized treatment plan incorporating patient and caregiver needs.
- Consults with the patient’s specialty and/or primary care providers, as necessary.
- Facilitates treatment sessions, utilizing an evidence-based approach, to meet each patient’s specific needs and to achieve care plan goals. Observes progress and/or changes in patient’s condition and modifies plan accordingly. Explains the treatment to patients, and responds to their questions and concerns.
- Evaluates treatment outcomes and recommends new or altered treatments as necessary to further promote, restore, or maintain health. Assesses patient’s progress through questioning and examination as well as reviewing treatment plans, if necessary.
- Maintains detailed and complete records of session documentation in electronic medical record. Documents patient’s evaluation results, objective status, progress towards goals, treatment plan, and recommendations in compliance with documentation requirements of the hospital and accrediting associations.
- Educates patients and caregivers on treatment goals and therapy plan; instructs patients and caregivers on activities to follow while in hospital or at home; documents instruction; and evaluates ongoing compliance and understanding.
- Maintains the administrative functions of individual caseload, including scheduling patients for treatment, entering daily charges, and submitting timely documentation to appropriate parties.
- Actively engages in building utilization of the Integrative Health Program’s services.
- Conducts formal and informal educational programs for hospital staff, students and community. Develops and maintains a portfolio of educational materials for clinicians and patients, using print and non-print media.
- Receives continuing education, reads trade journals, and keeps up-to-date on industry practices and regulations.
- Participates in departmental in-service training programs to enhance professional development.
- Collaborates with physicians, third-party payors, relevant healthcare providers and community stakeholders.
- Adheres to local, state and federal laws, regulations and statutes.
- Adheres to program guidelines. Maintains and follows standard quality, safety, environmental and infection control policies and procedures.
- Sets-up and breaks down rooms with necessary equipment and supplies.
- Manages the inventory of supplies and equipment.
- Adheres to the department productivity standards.
- Participates in research activities as required.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Licensed Acupuncturist (AK) or Practitioner of Oriental Medicine (POM) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or New Jersey depending on work location.
Certification by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Required Education and Experience
Required Education: Graduation from an Acupuncture Program
Required Experience: Three (3) years of experience working with pediatric clients.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Preferred Education: Master’s degree.
Preferred Experience: One (1) year of experience working within a healthcare delivery system. Additional acupuncture training or clinical experience in selected specialties, such as hematology, oncology, pain management or sports medicine.
Additional Technical Requirements
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
- Outstanding communication skills. Ability to clearly communicate with patients, families and providers. Strong writing skills.
- Ability to represent the Center/Program within and beyond institution.
- Ability to handle confidential materials and matters.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to function efficiently and professionally with minimal supervision.
- Ability to quickly learn new procedures.
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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