Acupuncture Position Opening - Kaiser Permanente - Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, P.C.
Gaithersburg Medical Center 655 Watkins Mill Rd. Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Prince George's Medical Center 6525 Belcrest Rd. Hyattsville, MD 20782
Under the direction and supervision of the Chief of Adult Medicine, utilizes acupuncture to stimulate certain points on or near the surface of the body by the insertion of needles to prevent or modify the perception of pain or to normalize physiological functions. May perform or prescribe the use of breathing techniques, exercise or nutrition, including the incorporation of drugless substances and herbs as dietary supplements to promote health.
Graduate of an accredited school and complete four academic years of education with a minimum of 1800 hours total, with 1548 hours of theory including biology, organic biochemistry, physics, psychology, anatomy and physiology, pathology, nutrition and vitamins (400 hours); history of medicine, medical terminology (30 hours); clinical sciences such as internal medicine, pharmacology, neurology, surgery and clinical medicine including dentistry, nursing, chiropractic and homeopathy, western pharmacology and BLS (128) hours; Tai Chi, Chi Kung, traditional Oriental medicine theory and diagnosis, needling techniques, and acupressure (660 hours); herbology (300 hours including botany); practice management and ethics (30 hours); and 300 hours of clinical training.
Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
Provides medically necessary acupuncture procedures when requested/authorized by referring physicians.
Provides an accurate diagnosis, supported by medical findings based on standardized examination and techniques generally accepted by the medical community. This includes TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Western diagnostic techniques.
Produces complete, accurate, uniform and replicable examinations.
Provides quality treatment to cure or relieve the medical condition causing the patient's complaint.
Documents all treatments and patient's response to acupuncture therapy on patient's chart.
When working in the Workers compensation system, states an opinion whether anatomic loss, functional loss and physical complaints of the patient are work-related, and writes a comprehensive medical report describing the degree of injury consistent with Workers Compensation terminology and requirements.
Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (KP’s code of conduct) by maintaining confidentiality, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and KP policies and procedures.
In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
Licensed to practice Acupuncture in the State of Maryland. Maintain currency of Acupuncture licensure in the State of Maryland. Post-graduate degree preferred; i.e., Ph.D. in related fields, N.D. (Doctor of Naturopathy), D.O.M. (Doctor of Oriental Medicine). Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Preference for some professional experience/training in some western health profession (nursing, NP, PA, CA, MA, pharmacologist, etc.)
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Kimberly M. White
(301) 816-7473 (Office)