Jumpstart your career as an acupuncturist with a plenty of patients, the full support of a team, and free of worries about attracting clients, marketing, insurance claims processing, and generating enough income. (Though you’d learn the ropes for all of these essentials by virtue of operating in the clinic.) You focus on treating patients, we take care of the rest.
Not yet graduated, or not located in the DC area? No problem: CURRENT STUDENTS and RECENT GRADS are encouraged to apply, and we would fully support you through the DC licensing process.
This is a full-time salaried position at our top-reviewed Chinese Medicine clinic in downtown Washington DC. You would be joining a truly collaborative group practice, sharing patients and clinical insights with fellow members of the team (5 other full-time acupuncturists and 2 admin staff members). You’d be part of a truly unique clinical model for acupuncture (this is not a community-style clinic).
Start date: November/December 2018 (allowing the lead-time for getting a DC license).
Highlights of the position, details and how to apply below.
We owe our success thus far to the fact that we look to hire people whose personality and character make them a good, harmonious fit in the culture we have created. Here is how we describe that person:
All of our acupuncturists are generalists because we see patients dealing with a broad range of mental, emotional and physical issues. However, it is important that you feel happy and comfortable treating patients who come in with:
While we encourage all styles of acupuncture at the clinic, we request that all practitioners be very fluent in a distal needle acupuncture style for pain relief, like Dr Tan or Master Tung. You are enthusiastic about learning / deepening your knowledge of Dr. Tan’s Balance Method and other approaches that enable excellent clinical outcomes. ( And don’t worry if you’re not familiar with the Dr Tan approach – we will train and support you.)
Collaboration with your fellow practitioners on staff is one of our keys to success. We discuss patient cases at our weekly staff meeting and informally throughout the workweek (since we all share patients). You see the value in discussing and sharing clinical approaches, and appreciate the breadth and depth of knowledge available to you as part of a group practice.
Our clinic has among the largest Chinese herbs pharmacies in the area (granular herbs, using Legendary Herbs and Evergreen brands), and we offer custom herbal medicine consults. You will need to be comfortable seeing patients for herbal medicine consultations and preparing custom formulas with a quick turnaround.
Your main responsibilities as an acupuncturist at our clinic will be:
Since a salaried full-time position is a very rare bird in the acupuncture field, we think it’s important to compare this salary with being in private acupuncture practice. Based on our calculations (from our own experience), we estimate that you would need to make over $90k in gross revenue in your private practice in order to net the salary/benefits offered for this position (see chart below and compare bold orange row and bottom bold green row).
Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com after reading through the entire job description above. In your cover letter, please be sure to describe why you would be a good fit for our clinic, based on how we describe it above. We will confirm receipt of your application within 48 hours of submission. Please note that we are only accepting applications from US nationals who are attending or attended an acupuncture school in the US. We look forward to hearing from you!