|Acupuncturist Wanted at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center|
|Listing Type: Job Type|
|Job Title: Acupuncturist
FLSA: Salaried “Exempt”
Base Salary: $2,252.00 biweekly ($58,552, if annualized)
Department: Medical 011
Reports to: Co-Medical Director
The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s mission is to provide high quality, culturally appropriate healthcare to low-income residents of Washington and Yamhill Counties with a special emphasis on seasonal and migrant farm-workers and to others with barriers to receiving health-care.
Job Summary: The role of the Acupuncturist is to provide direct patient care in
accordance with training, experience and licensure. Participate as a member of the
medical team within the Center. Function as an educational resource to patients,
the Center, students and the Community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide direct patient care in accordance with training, experience, and licensure.
• Perform exams, evaluations and patient work-ups. Demonstration of a working
knowledge of prescription of herbal and nutritional supplements.
• Review client records when necessary for proper documentation, authorization,
referrals and billing
• Meet minimum patient care productivity requirements as may be set by the Center to
meet requirements of outside funding and/or reimbursement sources.
• Provide continuous comprehensive and culturally sensitive health care of the highest
• Provide all necessary documentation in the medical record of care provided to patient,
including education, medications, referrals, diagnostic testing and follow-up.
• May be required to provide services at other sites.
• Adhere to all OSHA regulations and maintain compliance while providing care.
Participate as member of the medical team within the Center.
• Provide day-to-day supervision of support staff with respect to individual patient
• Participate in case management review and discussion, e.g.. OB patients, diabetics,
• Assist in implementation of plans to meet the objectives of the annual “Health Plan”
and other goals established by the QA/QI committee and the Center’s managed care
• Participate in chart audits to assess success of QA/QI program.
• Participate in medical staff, OB, QA/QI meetings and other committees within the
Center established to improve patient care and the overall operation of the Center.
Function as an educational resource to patients the Center, students, and the community.
• Provide supervision of students and residents in the health care professions as
• Provide consultation to other providers within the Center as needed or requested.
• Become part of professional committees at the community level that assist the
Center’s integration into the community.
• Provide assistance to the Executive Director as necessary to fulfill the work of the
• Provide education to providers and patients regarding C.A.M. and the therapeutic
applications of Chinese medicine.
• Performs other duties as needed or assigned
• Ability to handle protected health information in a manner consistent with the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
The Acupuncturist will have access to PHI in the course of his/her duties. The
Acupuncturist will use PHI for treatment purposes and quality assurance operations.
Applying the minimum necessary standard of HIPAA, the designated records sets to
which this employee will have access include: the demographic and scheduling
information in the practice management system, and the full medical record.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Strong commitment to working with patients and staff from a wide range of
ethnic, economic, cultural, and social backgrounds.
• Bilingual English/Spanish preferred; willingness to become sufficiently
competent in Spanish to provide medical care.
Education and Experience Required:
• Current Oregon Acupuncture license.
• Current NCCAOM Certification (National Certification Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) – highly desirable
• Current NADA Certification (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association,
certifies basic proficiency in chemical dependency treatment) – highly desirable
• Two to three years prior experience working with underserved populations in a
healthcare setting preferred
• Role model VG’s mission, vision, and shared values
• Listen to the voice of the customer and strive to delight them by exceeding their
• If someone needs help, help them
• Be innovative, apply fresh ideas, and continuously improve how you do your work
• Maintain strict confidentiality and respect the privacy of others
• Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and stewardship in all encounters at work
• Demonstrate consideration and appreciation for co-workers and patients
• Demonstrate the ability to convey thoughts and ideas as well as understand
perspective of others
Percentage of time spent
• Standing: 20%
• Walking: 25%
• Sitting: 50%
• Reaching/stooping/bending: < 5%
• Computer usage: up to 50% of the time
• Physically demanding tasks: May be asked to assist patient onto or off of exam
Working Environment/Physical Hazards:
• Work in a well-lighted, ventilated environment
• Exposure to blood borne pathogens
• Exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals
• Telephone: able to hear and communicate
• Computer – data entry and word processing
• Fetal monitor
• O2 tank
• Pulse oximeter
• Routine medical equipment
• Stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, otoscope, dopler
• Surgical/Procedural instruments
Staff member must meet immunizations requirements as stated in VGMHC’s immunization policy.
Job description represent a general outline of the essential and major job duties, functions and qualifications
required. They cannot be all-inclusive and comprehensive due to the dynamic nature of work performed to
accomplish VGMHC’s Mission.
|Elaine Rothstein, Staffing and Employee Relations Manager|
|Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center|
|328 W. Main Street
Hillsboro, OR 97124
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