Jobs at GCA

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

by Lisa Baird

Interested in being a practitioner at GCA? We are not currently hiring, but here’s a description of the skills, capacities and attitudes we look for when we do:

We are looking for:

  • Someone licensed to practice acupuncture in Ontario, i.e. a registered acupuncturist or registered naturopathic doctor. (Note that this position is only to do acupuncture. An ND working at GCA will only do acupuncture at GCA.)
  • Someone with some familiarity with harm reduction and trauma-informed care and interested in learning how they apply to community acupuncture practice
  • Someone trained in distal style needling, or, very motivated to learn
  • Someone willing to start treating at four patients per hour (don’t worry, we’ll train you) and work up to six patients per hour within three months
  • Someone with a genuine desire to be busy and treat a lot of people
  • Someone enthusiastic about making acupuncture more accessible by working in a high-volume, low-cost model
  • Someone able to work independently while also being a part of a team
  • Someone punctual, with excellent communication skills, patience, dependability and healthy boundaries, who is able to connect easily and quickly with other people 
  • Someone who has experienced community acupuncture, as a patient in a community acupuncture clinic.

Major bonuses would be:

  • Someone local, ie living in Guelph or very close by
  • Someone ready to start earlier as a sub, covering shifts as needed
  • Someone with experience working in customer service, especially serving in busy restaurants or bars
  • Someone who’s already studied distal needling with Dr Richard Teh-Fu Tan or one of his students
  • Someone experienced with doing group acupuncture (either in a community acupuncture clinic or in a NADA setting)
  • Someone who’s read Punking: The Praxis of Community Acupuncture, which is downloadable here. (By the way, the last person we hired was the only one who had read it by the time we interviewed her. We were impressed!)
  • Someone with a familiarity with Jane App (our online booking and EHR system) 

If this sounds like you, make our day and send your resume and cover letter to info(at)guelphcommunityacupuncture.ca.

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