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Detox Acupuncturist, Per Diem 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.

Position Detox Acupuncturist, Per Diem  
Full-Time/Part-Time Per Diem  

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Under supervision of the Senior Acupuncturist, the Acupuncturist provides acupuncture treatments and assessment of patients during scheduled group acupuncture clinics.

Representative Duties:

  1. Provide Initial Screening
  • Determine presence of medical conditions, which would contraindicate acupuncture treatment
  1. Provide acupuncture treatment during acupuncture clinics
  • Prepare clinic for acupuncture treatments
  • Direct patients to sign in, prepare acupuncture point sites, and assess patient’s well being
  • Provide acupuncture treatment based on patient’s goals and chief complaints
  • Record treatments in electronic medical record
  • Restock supplies as needed
  1. Document clinical service in an accurate and timely manner
  • Initiate necessary paperwork for new patients and returning patients, when necessary
  • Complete symptom checklist on all patients who have received service
  • Communicate with counseling staff and other clinical staff as needed
  1. Maintains professional boundaries
  • Focuses discussion with patients on acupuncture and its role in managing health and wellness
  • Refers medical questions to patient's PCP
  • Refers mental health/case management questions/concerns to behavioral health counselor
  • When no counselor or nurse is available, refers emergent medical or mental health concerns to receptionist so that he/she can page on-call provider
  1. Engage in clinical training
  • Attend regular staff meetings as per expectations
  • Maintain acupuncture license and CEU requirements
  1. Meets agency’s participatory expectations
  • Suggests and participates in continuing quality improvement efforts
  • Adheres to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adheres to the highest principles of patient and client confidentiality
  • Adheres to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identifies potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation
  • Attends all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings
  • Attends all regularly scheduled research meetings, trainings, forums and pertinent FCH staff meetings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Serves on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested
  1. Perform related duties as assigned

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements


  • Current Massachusetts acupuncture license is required
  • Minimum 1 year postgraduate experience as an acupuncturist preferred
  • Previous experience with community acupuncture preferred
  • Previous experience with substance abuse population desired
  • Experience working with an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse work staff preferred
  • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals required
Category Behavioral Health  
Number Filled 0  
Location Behavioral Health - Ansin Building  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number BEH-20-00003  

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