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    The Abie Abraham VA Medical Center is currently recruiting for a full-time Acupuncturist.

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    The staff acupuncturist (L.Ac.) works as a team member of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services (PMRS) department within the Butler VA Health Care System under the supervision of the Department Program Manager. The incumbent provides clinical acupuncture services within all settings of the Butler VA Health Care System to include the Health Care Center (HCC), Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP), Community Living Center (CLC), and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC).

    The duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

    1. Performs safe, clinically indicated acupuncture services utilizing current clean needle technique (CNT) as identified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM).
    2. Receives patient referrals for evaluation; independently analyzes medical histories and physical findings to formulate a differential diagnosis based on oriental and western medicine paradigms; develops treatment plans and modifies plans on an ongoing basis.
    3. Interprets findings and educates patients and families about biomedical and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) disease process, purpose of treatment, and patients' rights and responsibility to improve compliance with treatment.
    4. Enters prosthetics consults for necessary self-management equipment.
    5. Completes electronic progress notes on patients assigned at required intervals.
    6. Contributes to the knowledge and techniques in relation to acupuncture, traditional Chinese modalities, and Whole Health initiatives by actively participating in the facility education and in-service programs. Effectively serves as a consultant for healthcare providers regarding the delivery of acupuncture services.

    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
    Virtual: No
    Telework: No
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentive: No

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel to the various Butler VA CBOC as patient needs demand.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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