WellSpan Health Services
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Acupuncturist- WellSpan Center for Mind/Body Health (Part time- Adams County)
at WellSpan Health Services
The WellSpan Center for Mind/Body Health is currently seeking an energetic and enthusiastic acupuncturist to join our growing complementary and alternative medicine practice. Under the general supervision of the Director and Practice Manager, performs acupuncture therapy to patients and clients according to the principles and practices of acupuncture and works collaboratively with other providers and department personnel to care for the patient/client. Acupuncture is a specialist area of holistic medicine drawing its origins from the Chinese philosophy of Qi. Acupuncture focuses on manipulating and maintaining the balance of life energy in the body with the insertion of needles into various acupuncture points. The positioning of these needles is dependent of the type of illness or health condition that needs to be treated.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Develops, implements & coordinates acupuncture therapy and treatment plans with patients/clients. Conducts a detailed diagnosis and collects data on a patients life style, diet, health history, and symptoms before developing such treatment plan.
2 Provides education and information to patients, clients, employers, community groups on the benefits of acupuncture and other holistic medicine services available.
3 Provides accurate application of acupuncture to treat of variety of emotional, mental and physical disorders or to maintain general well-being and health.
4 Practices clean needle techniques and counts needles per policy.
5 Provides recognized and approved techniques using equipment and products only if the acupuncturist has the necessary knowledge, training, or skill to competently execute the technique.
6 When treating minor patients/clients, follows System policies and procedures of requiring that a parent or guardian be present in the treatment room during a procedure.
7 Participates in marketing and community events as requested.
8 Participates in programs across the continuum of the System to provide patients/clients access to the beneficial elements of holistic medicine services to promote overall healing and good health.
9 Provides treatments only where there is an expectation that it will be advantageous to the patient/ client and will refer to an appropriate health care professional when indicated in the interest of the patient.
10 Maintains patient/client records, as required by profession, with accurate and timely documentation in the health record per System/Department policy.
11 Maintains current licensure in the State of Pennsylvania and adheres to all standards of professional conduct in keeping license current, including continuing education hours and maintenance of certificates of completion. Display license, with expiration date in a conspicuous location.
12 Maintains patient/client dignity.
13 Acupuncturist will perform Community Acupuncture in a group setting or be willing to be trained to perform Community Acupuncture.
The WellSpan Medical Group is a large multi-specialty group spanning across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. WellSpan Medical Group Providers and staff work together to offer care and treatment for conditions ranging from simple to complex. We employ a large array of specialists and experts to meet the needs of the communities we serve. The WellSpan Medical Group is proud of our collaborative culture and strong commitment to patients, families and visitors.
NADA certified desired
3 - 5 years Traditional Chinese Medicine preferred
PA board certified as an acupuncturist; PA Medical Board license as an acupuncturist
Acupuncturists shall maintain current licensure per Pennsylvania Board of Medicine Standards and WSH employment expectations