Providence Health & Services Acupuncture Practitioner in Burbank, California


Providence is calling a Per Diem, Day Shift Acupuncture Practitioner o Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Be a complementary health practitioner, who takes a holistic approach to the maintenance of health and management of disease with focus on improving overall well being of patients throughout the Integrative Medicine Clinic.

  • Work closely with the IM Medical Director and Disney Family Cancer Center (DFCC) Director to ensure that evidence-based therapies are provided to our patients.

  • The ideal candidate will also be able to provide acupuncture services as a certified Acupuncture Practitioner.

  • Provide safe, effective and appropriate acupuncture services to DFCC patients/clients with and without a cancer diagnosis, taking into account individual patient‘s special physical or age-related needs.

  • Requires skills in patient/client evaluation and therapy.

  • Perform health history on clients and updates prior to each session.

  • Ascertain precautions/contradictions for acupuncture prior to each session.

  • Explain procedures and applies techniques appropriate to client needs and preferences.

  • Observe client reactions to services and modifies as necessary.

  • Solicit feedback and responds accordingly.

  • Document all sessions performed according to established guidelines. It is expected that this individual will also participate in the clinical research sponsored by the Integrative Medicine Program.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Oncology experience.

  • Acupuncture Certification

  • Ability to evaluate clinical matters and develop a complementary medicine treatment plan.

  • Ability to work with the clinic staff regarding day-to-day operational issues that may affect provider work.

  • Ability to participate in the grant writing process and enroll

  • Knowledge of currently accepted acupressure theory and practice, and associated legal and ethical issues.

  • Ability to adapt acupressure treatments to the unique needs of the cancer patient.

  • Ability to establish therapeutic relationships with clients.

  • Ability to read and write treatment notes, reports, clinical notes, and communications to and from other team members.

  • Ability to use computerized documentation, billing and e-mail software programs.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Three years of clinical patient experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years.

Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Other Licensed Technicians

Location: California-Burbank

Req ID: 214542