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Acupuncturist - Outpatient Positions available in Greater New Or
Location:
US-LA-Elmwood
Jobcode:
4148536
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We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, andinnovate.Webelieve that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job provides skilled and safe acupuncture services/interventions, in accordance with physician orders.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the companys discretion.

Education

Required - Graduate from an approved program of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

Work Experience

Preferred - 2 years of experience in providing acupuncture services to the public within the past 5 years.

1850 hours of training.

Certifications

Required - National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) national board certification as a Diplomat of Acupuncture.

Current license as a registered acupuncturist in the state of practice.

Preferred - Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart Association or achieve within 90 days of hire.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • 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.

Job Duties

  • 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 to meet 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 physicians, patients, families, and staff regarding patient status, both verbally and in writing.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient 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 complete records of health care plans and prognoses.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

The employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!

Individuals who reside in and will work from the state of Colorado are not eligible for remote work position.

Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or (e-mail removed). This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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