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AOM- Acupuncture Clinician

Job Summary

The AOM program at National University of Health Sciences seeks an AOM Clinician to deliver a high-quality learning experience. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills, inspiring enthusiasm for the subject matter, and deliver didactic instruction while providing an engaging active learning environment.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of a Master in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine or equivalent and possess a strong theoretical and clinical background in the pharmacology of Chinese herbal medicine. The preferred candidate will have online and clinical teaching experience, able to work independently and effectively interact with students and administration/staff and have a commitment to graduate education and student success.

Reports to: Chair, Clinical Practice in the Acupuncture 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 regarding Mission and Domain Goals.
  2. To provide for the smooth operation of their area of responsibility, using 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. 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 Chair of the Department of Clinical Practice.
  3. To provide a sound clinical experience for interns in the clinic to which they are assigned. Primarily this is accomplished by the attending clinicians although assistance is available from the Chair of the Department of Clinical Practice and others.
    1. Being available for service during the regularly scheduled clinic hours and at other times as necessary or as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Clinical Practice.
    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 Chair of the Department of Clinical Practice.
      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, 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

Qualifications

Required

  • A clear understanding of, and dedication to the Mission of National University of Health Sciences
  • Masters in Acupuncture
  • Illinois license to practice acupuncture (passing all boards)
  • Three (3) years of experience in either an acupuncture practice or qualifying residency

Preferred

  • Experience in higher education
  • Evidence of a significant commitment to continuing education
  • Board certification in one or more areas of specialty

Application materials should include a complete Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a 2-3 page description of current and future goals, including separate sections on teaching goals, and professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion to awozniak@nuhs.edu

National University of Health Sciences is an EOE/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran