ACUPUNCTURIST – PAIN MANAGEMENT

Location
Chicago, IL
Salary
COMPETITIVE SALARY
Posted
Jan 10, 2018
Closes
Feb 09, 2018
Specialty
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00121146

LOCATION: John H. Stroger Hospital – Pain
Management




JOB
SUMMARY




The
Acupuncturist will work within the Pain Center at the John H. Stroger, Jr.
Hospital of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), providing
treatment to patients referred to the Pain Clinic. Utilizes a treatment program involving a
multidisciplinary approach that includes both non-interventional and
interventional modalities of the body and microsystem (ear, hand, and scalp).

This
position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.

Typical Duties
  • Provides acupuncture treatment, including body
    and microsystem (ear, hand, and scalp) modalities to referred Pain Clinic
    patients covering all phases of ambulatory care and hospitalized patients.
  • Performs acupuncture function to accepted practices
    to include any necessary patient preparation and handling/cleansing/disposal of
    devices (needles).
  • Ensures patient safety standards are met at all
    times.
  • Completes timely, accurate, and thorough medical
    record documentation as required to meet appropriate department and/or hospital
    guidelines.
  • Educates patients in the role of acupuncture
  • Supports the training of interns in the use of
    acupuncture including body and microsystem (ear, hand, and scalp) modalities to
    referred Pain Clinic patients.
  • Assists the Director of Acupuncture in research
    activities supporting future initiatives for Integrated Care.
  • Performs daily administrative duties.
  • Conducts quality assurance projects as directed
    per the needs of the Pain Management Center.
  • Complies with acupuncture related documentation
    requirements set forth by the Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and
    Medicaid Services (CMS), and Hospital guidelines.
  • Participates, in conjunction with the Director
    of Acupuncture, in the development and implementation of program planning,
    objectives and policies
  • Collaborates with staff to provide appropriate
    patient treatment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS




  • Must possess a Master’s Degree in Science of Acupuncture and
    Oriental Medicine (AOM) after graduating from accredited school of the
    American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

  • Active and valid Illinois Acupuncturist License or the ability to
    be licensed prior to start of employment.

  • Five (5) years of acupuncture practice experience in a United
    States Hospital or Medical Clinical setting

  • Prior work experience writing, reviewing, and editing electronic
    medical records

  • Prior work experience as a clinical supervisor of acupuncture
    interns



  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other
    Characteristics



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to
    communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of
    diverse cultures and age groups


  • Demonstrate infection control practices

  • Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving,
    critical thinking, and conflict management/resolutions skills

  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and precision

  • Must possess intermediate computer proficiency

  • Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing
    best practices incorporating the use of electronic health record (EHR)

  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when
    challenged

  • Ability to train by presenting concepts and demonstrating tasks

  • Ability to meet department and divisional productivity thresholds

  • Ability to meet appropriate confidentiality standards for
    protected health information (PHI)

  • BENEFITS PACKAGE

    ·
    Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

    ·
    Basic Term Life Insurance

    ·
    Pension Plan

    ·
    Deferred Compensation Program

    ·
    Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

    ·
    You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
    (PSLF)

    For
    further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the
    following link:
    http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

    VETERAN PREFERENCE

    PLEASE READ



    When applying for
    employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is
    given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of
    the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.

    To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:

    ·
    Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

    ·
    Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by
    answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a
    Military Veteran?”

    ·
    Attach a copy of their DD
    214, DD 215 or NGB 22
    (Notice of Separation at time of application
    filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB
    22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of
    the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before
    9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).

    Discharge
    papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable
    Discharge Status are not acceptable


    OR

    ·
    A copy
    of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s
    License
    which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be
    attached to the application at time of filing.

    If
    items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference




    VETERANS
    MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD
    OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.




    Degrees awarded outside of the
    United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States'
    territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential
    evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential
    Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential
    Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at
    time of interview.




    Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the
    Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois MD
    license and any other license, certification, or specialized training, etc. no
    later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate’s start date




    *Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following
    conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare
    and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the
    successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.




    *CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly
    prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon
    or because of any political reason or factor.




    COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
    EMPLOYER


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