Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Acupuncturist II

    Job ID
    12550
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

     

    SCCA is seeking an acupuncturist to serve within its Integrative Medicine clinical program. This position would be split between direct patient care (60%) and administrative/program development (40%) with an eventual increase in direct patient care and decrease in administrative/program development as required by the Integrative Medicine Program needs.

     

    As a licensed Acupuncturist, you will provide intensive symptom and side effect management as a member of a multidisciplinary care team in SCCA’s outpatient clinic. This role will collaborate closely with a core team that includes the Integrative Medicine Medical Director, nurse practitioners, massage therapists, yoga therapists, nutritionists, social workers, physical therapists, psychiatry, pain management and palliative care clinics, and clinical researchers. This position will report to clinical operations within SCCA, and work in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions.

     

    This role requires both highly-developed clinical skills and program development ingenuity as SCCA launches acupuncture services across a diverse oncology population. The Acupuncturist will also serve the Integrative Medicine program in implementing research protocols in order to inform the growing evidence-base for the use of integrative therapies in oncology care.

    Responsibilities

     

    • Provide clinical expertise in implementing delivery of outpatient acupuncture services to SCCA’s oncology patient population
    • Use evidence-based acupuncture techniques to treat cancer patient symptoms and treatment side effects using acupuncture needles and other tools
    • Evaluate and document patient progress related to symptom management and services rendered, interfacing across multi-modality clinical care and electronic medical record
    • Develop a group acupuncture program
    • Work with Integrative Medicine leadership to develop and coordinate acupuncture standards across multiple SCCA sites in conjunction with program growth
    • Serve on the multi-disciplinary Integrative Medicine clinical care team; develop and implement workflows which provide appropriate and timely access to acupuncture services based on cancer diagnosis, patient need, and symptomatology
    • Develop patient and family education materials (written, A/V, in person, etc.) for the Integrative Medicine program
    • Develop standard practice procedures for Integrative Medicine clinicians

    Qualifications

     

    Required:

    • Successful completion of an accredited acupuncture graduate degree program
    • Licensed by the NCCAOM
    • 3+ years acupuncture experience, including demonstrated clinical experience with cancer and/or other critically ill populations and appropriate acupuncture techniques utilized for management of symptoms and treatment side effects
    • Must be a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Washington or meet criteria to obtain Washington State license
    • Critical thinker with an interest in program development
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong aptitude and enthusiasm for establishing patient rapport, delivery of patient education and explaining acupuncture treatment services
    • Strength in developing, organizing and sustaining written procedures and documentation
    • Familiarity with Electronic Medical Record systems
    • Self-awareness and a professional demeanor


    Preferred:

    • Doctorate/ post-doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from Accredited Institution
    • Additional clinical degree or certification (RD, LMT, RN, MA, MSW, etc)
    • Training in Chinese herbal medicine
    • Clinical research experience, including development of clinical trial protocols, interpreting data, and publishing manuscripts
    • Process improvement experience (lean leader, six-sigma, continuous performance improvement, etc.).
    • Familiarity with medical insurance payment administration, and acupuncture coverage determination
    • Ability to navigate organizational complexity within academic, research and/or multi-modal health systems

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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