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Acupuncturist
Ref No.: 15-00626
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Start Date: 09/08/2015

Acupuncturist
"City of Destiny” - sitting at the foot of Mount Rainier

The Community - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma is the perfect base point for exploring Mount Rainier National Park and the spectacular landscape surrounding. It is known as the "City of Destiny" because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. The decision of the railroad was influenced by Tacoma's neighboring deep-water harbor, Commencement Bay. By connecting the bay with the railroad Tacoma's motto became "When rails meet sails." Today, Commencement Bay serves the Port of Tacoma, a center of international trade on the Pacific Coast and Washington state's largest port.
 
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Joint Base Lewis–McChord (JBLM) is an U.S. military installation home to I Corps and 62d Airlift Wing located 9.1 miles south-southwest of Tacoma under the jurisdiction of the United States Army Joint Base Garrison, Joint Base Lewis–McChord. The facility is an amalgamation of the United States Army's Fort Lewis and the United States Air Force's McChord Air Force Base which merged on 1 February 2010 into a Joint Base as a result of Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations of 2005.
 
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)

  • Meet with patients to obtain information about their complaints, symptoms, medical history, diet, lifestyle, and psychological health.
  • Make diagnoses and determine treatment strategies.
  • Explain procedures to patients and prepare them for treatment.
  • Identify precise locations on a patient's body where needles should be inserted, or where electrical or heat stimulation is to be applied.
  • Perform acupressure and related techniques.
  • Following a procedure, consult with the patient about other therapy, diet, exercise, and emotional health.
  • Suggest treatments involving herbal medicine.
  • Evaluate treatment outcomes and maintain patient records.
  • Comply with quality, safety, and infection-prevention protocols, as well as laws and regulations.
  • Work cooperatively with medical and administrative staff.
  • Receive continuing education, read trade journals, and keep up-to-date on industry practices and regulations.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Acupuncture approved by the appropriate State agency and/or accredited Board of Certification through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOMR) Accrediting Commission and the Washington East Asian Medicine Practitioner license at the time the program was completed and passed the Clean Needle Technique exam.
  • Possess and maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as an Acupuncturist in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Have and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification approved by the America Heart Association (AHA).
  • Must have a minimum of one year of experience as an Acupuncturist within the last three years.
  • Studies and experience specifically related to chronic pain management is desirable, but not required.

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