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AHM Floating Clinician

Job Summary

A Floating Clinician in the National University of Health Sciences Clinic system is responsible for all clinical and educational functions assigned. The Floating Clinician is charged with the responsibility of the care and management of clinic patients and the clinical training of the interns. This position is similar to a Locum Tenen one, whereby the floating clinician will fill-in for the regular assigned attending clinician during absences for a variety of reasons. Availability on a short notice can be expected at times.

Hours: Flexible, according to clinic needs
Reports to: Chief Clinician, AHM Program

Essential Duties

  1. To serve in the operation to which (s) he is assigned.
    1. To assume responsibility for participating in the vital functions of the Clinic, not only in its day to day operation, but also in its role as an integral part of the University; particularly with regard to Mission and Domain Goals.
  2. To provide for the smooth operation of their area of responsibility, through the use of the following techniques, and others as necessary and appropriate:
    1. Serving as a model of professionalism to Interns, Students and colleagues, as evidenced by exemplary conduct, dialogue and decorum.
    2. Accepting responsibility for all patient care, including, but not limited to:
      1. Personally participating in such aspects of patient care as: diagnosis, treatment, patient communications, medical record keeping and patient management.
      2. Directly overseeing interns as they participate in patient care.
    3. Carrying out all necessary administrative and reporting functions as required by University policy or assigned by the Chief Clinician, Naturopathic Medicine.
  3. To provide a sound clinical experience for interns in the Clinic to which they are assigned. Primarily the attending clinicians accomplish this although assistance is available from the Chief Clinician of Naturopathic Medicine and others.
    1. Being available for service during the regularly scheduled clinic hours and at other times as necessary or as assigned by the Chief Clinician, Naturopathic Medicine.
    2. Holding regularly scheduled meetings with their interns, devoted to:
      1. Teaching clinical, management and other topics, selected based on the evidenced needs of the interns and the direction of the Chief Clinician, Naturopathic Medicine.
      2. Engage in-group problem solving as necessary.
      3. Assist interns in preparing for private practice, acting as coach and mentor.
    3. One-on-one interaction with interns and students.
      1. Assisting the interns in developing appropriate clinical skills, through demonstrating and assisting in history taking, examination and diagnosis.
      2. Assisting interns in the formulation of appropriate therapy for patients.
      3. Assisting interns in developing adequate understanding of doctor/patient relationships and patient treatments through personal guidance, using clear explanations and other appropriate teaching techniques.
      4. Being compassionate, understanding and considerate of the interns’ inexperience and naiveté regarding patient care, while simultaneously giving firm guidance on current procedures and sound practice.
      5. Evaluate interns under their supervision, both formally and informally; in order to provide constructive feedback and determine competency.
      6. Serve as a resource in assisting interns and students to identify areas of professional weakness and identifying appropriate paths to overcoming deficiencies.
  4. Support the curriculum through such activities as case preparation and presentation; group facilitation and supervision and teaching of lower trimester students during their scheduled clinic experiences.
  5. Contribute to the Mission of the University through regular participation in a variety of activities including:
    1. Patient care
    2. Teaching
    3. Community involvement



  • A clear understanding of, and dedication to the Mission of National University of Health
  • MSOM or DACM/DAOM Degree.
  • Illinois license to practice acupuncture.
  • Three (3) years of experience in an acupuncture practice.


  • Evidence of a commitment to continuing education.
  • Service to the community.
  • Experience in teaching at a graduate or first professional level.
  • Participation in professional organizations.
  • Additional first professional degrees – i.e. DC,ND, MD, DO.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, professional license, current CV, and three letters of recommendation to Theodore L. Johnson, Jr. DC, MS, Dean of Clinic’s at  [email protected] or fax to (630) 889-6800.

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