Location: Portland, OR
Contact: Helen Smith, Director of HR, hr[at]ocom[dot]edu, 503-253-3443 x106
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine is a nonprofit educational institution that trains master’s and doctoral students in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. OCOM’s academic programs are among the most comprehensive in the country, providing students with a solid foundation in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, therapeutic massage, and qi cultivation, as well as a focus on collaboration between Chinese medicine and Western biomedicine. We are currently seeking Clinic Supervisors and Clinic Supervisor Substitutes to join our Part-time Faculty.
The Clinic Supervisor has primary responsibility to guide and mentor Interns (i.e. 3rd year master’s students) in their treatment of patients in the OCOM teaching clinic. New Clinic Supervisors are typically assigned one or two regular weekly shifts of 4.75 hours in one or two quarters during the school year. Clinic Supervisor Substitutes are not assigned a regular shift, but may be called upon to fill in for absent faculty throughout the year. New Clinic Supervisors and Substitutes will begin training immediately after hiring and may begin working in either Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 or Summer 2014 quarters.
This is a part-time, exempt role. Pay is $26/hour for Clinic Supervisors with a master’s degree and $31/hour for Clinic Supervisors who have earned their doctoral degree or PhD. All Clinic Supervisors report to the Dean of Clinical Education.
This position is located at OCOM's main Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic in Portland's Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood or at OCOM's Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic in SE Portland. Occasionally, work may also be performed at other partner organization’s clinics in Portland.
• Train and supervise OCOM clinic interns
• Manage patients who are under intern care
• Manage a variety of complex clinical cases
• Know when to refer patients for Western medical care
• Mentor students
• Work as a team with other faculty
• Work closely with the Dean and Associate Dean of Clinical Education
• Attend 2 mandatory 1.5 hour supervisor meetings per quarter
• Submit intern evaluations and grades in a timely manner
Education and Experience Required
• Master’s, doctoral or PhD in acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) or Chinese equivalent
• Five year’s licensure as an acupuncturist with no sanctions against license
• Five years or more clinical practice as an acupuncturist
• Experience practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) type of AOM required
• Experience with other traditions of acupuncture useful
• Formal teaching experience, whether in a classroom or clinic, preferred
• Experience in an integrative environment (such as a hospital in China or an integrative clinic) a plus
• Experience writing herbal formulas essential. Successful NCCAOM Examination in herbal medicine or other state equivalent required (exceptions made on demonstration of herbal competency).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
• Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work successfully and respectfully with others in a high-paced team environment
• Ability to maintain one’s demeanor while meeting the demands of students and patients
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong ability to multi-task
• Strong professional demeanor as a health care provider
• Dedication to exemplary patient care
• Strong work ethic
• Impeccable record of integrity, especially with respect to HIPAA and patient privacy
• Willingness to abide by and carry out the policies of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
E-mail cover letter and resume (.pdf format only) to hr[at]ocom[dot]edu with the position title as the subject line. In your cover letter, please address the question “How would a role as a Clinic Supervisor at OCOM fit with the long-term goals for your acupuncture practice?”
See our job posting at http://www.ocom.edu/jobs.
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