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    Summary

    Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is the largest facility in the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 9. TVHS is a tertiary integrated healthcare system comprised of two hospitals, the Alvin C. York in Murfreesboro, TN, and the Nashville campus in Nashville, TN, and 14 community based outpatient clinics located in Tennessee and Kentucky. TVHS is a teaching facility accredited by different agencies including TJC.

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    Responsibilities

    The acupuncturist will utilize standard medical evaluation procedures and East Asian. Medicine evaluation to formulate a differential diagnosis to develop an acupuncture.
    treatment plan. The acupuncturist shall incorporate the various training techniques taught within East Asian Medicine and acupuncture, and may apply safe and effective advanced acupuncture techniques. The acupuncturist shall educate patients on health lifestyle changes including nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits, stress management, mind body techniques and other matters related to acupuncture care. The acupuncturist shall document and code information related to patient care in the VA's electronic health care record on a timely basis following VHA policies. iMed consent shall be completed prior to acupuncture treatment where any needling procedure occurs. Oral informed consent is valid for auricular acupuncture only. The acupuncturist communicates with other health care providers as appropriate. The acupuncturist will review referrals, screen for appropriateness of care, and direct Veterans to others services when necessary. The acupuncturist is the subject matter expert on acupuncture and East Asian Medicine services and will provide guidance when requested regarding purchased care. Knowledge of complex issues surrounding the delivery of care as it relates to acupuncture services, such as evidence base and cost effectiveness. Problem solve issues in the delivery of acupuncture.

    Work Schedule: Full time, Monday~Friday 8:00am ~ 4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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    0601 General Health Science

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