Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Acupuncturist I - Per Diem

Job ID
Regular Per-Diem
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


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.


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 IM Medical Director, nurse practitioners, yoga therapists, nutritionists, social workers, physical therapists, psychiatry, pain management and palliative care clinics, and clinical researchers. This role requires highly-developed clinical skills and the ability to work with a diverse oncology population. This position will report to the SCCA Acupuncture Supervisor, and work in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Public Health Sciences and Clinical Research Divisions.

SCCA is seeking a per diem acupuncturist within the Integrative Medicine department to provide direct patient care treatments as part of a clinical research study. The estimated time commitment is 4-8 hours per week dependent on patient accrual. Specific hours will be variable. This grant funded position is expected to have a 12 month duration. 


  • Provide clinical expertise in implementing delivery of outpatient acupuncture services to SCCA's oncology patient population
  • Use evidence-based acupuncture techniques to treat 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
  • Serve as needed on the multi-disciplinary IM clinical care team;
  • Assist as needed in the development of IM education materials (written, A/V, in person, etc.)


Required qualifications:

  • Successful completion of an accredited acupuncture graduate degree program
  • 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
  • Board certified in acupuncture by the NCCAOM
  • 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 qualifications:

  • 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
  • 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

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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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