Acupuncturist
UCSF Osher Center (San Francisco, CA)

The Integrative Medicine Acupuncture Specialist, working collaboratively with other practitioners and staff in a team-based approach to patient care, will provide services as a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California. The Acupuncturist reports directly to the Osher Center Clinic Medical Director.

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Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience as a Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California
  • Successful completion of an approved four year acupuncture educational and training program, or an approved acupuncture tutorial program, or an apprenticeship; along with the: 
  • Successful completion of a supervised clinical internship-training program approved by the State of California Acupuncture Board.
  • Successful completion of the Acupuncture examination administered by the State of California Acupuncture Board
  • Strong academic & applied background in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); knowledge and application of TCM principles
  • Effective teaching skills as preceptor for clinical experience as well as teaching group classes.
  • Maintenance of continuing education: maintains an active license by meeting the requirements of State of California Acupuncture Board & focuses professional development in areas relevant to job assignment and career goals
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills with peers, patients/families, multidisciplinary team members
  • Ability to solve problems & make decisions through critical thinking process
  • Ability to counsel and educate others
  • Ability to work productively with people who have both similar and different backgrounds
  • Organization skills and ability to accomplish work without direct daily supervision
  • Computer skills including the ability to learn and effectively use the computerized clinical information and documentation systems used at UCSF Medical Center
  • The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in a large academic medical center teaching hospital
  • Experience teaching and supervising Acupuncture interns or other students
  • Ten years of clinical experience
  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree

Licensure/Certification

  • Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California

Application:

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Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

  • Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center’s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.   
  • Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards. 
  • Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.
  • Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets. 

Work Environment

  • Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.
  • Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility. 
  • Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.
  • Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.  
  • Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.