Job Description

Job Title: Acupuncturist
Job ID: 752581
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Various daylight shifts
Shift: Day Job
Department: CFRE
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Provide acupuncture and Oriental medicine therapy services to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) patients/clients. Perform or prescribe the use of acupuncture, oriental massage, acupressure, nutrition, diet and additional practices of complementary and alternative medicine as delineated under Pennsylvania acupuncture licensure to promote, maintain, and restore health.


  • Develop, review, update and implement educational materials to meet the needs of patients/clients, the general public, and professionals.
  • Effectively communicate and explain procedures appropriate to patient/client needs and preferences.
  • Effectively communicate with the PM&R interdisciplinary team. Attend and contribute to PM& R care conferences. Consult with appropriate treatment staff regarding treatment plans when necessary.
  • Follow clinic procedures in regards to completion of acupuncture consent forms.
  • Maintain patient/client confidentiality and sensitivity during all patient/client interactions; report any unusual patient/client interactions to supervisor immediately.
  • Participate in PM&R quality assurance programs.
  • Perform and document all sessions performed according to established guidelines.
  • Perform and document initial health history, assessment and evaluation of patient/client.
  • Practice appropriate acupuncture techniques.
  • Provide acupuncture and complementary and alternative medicine to PM&R patients/clients that are safe, appropriate and effective.


  • Successful graduation from an acupuncture college or training program that is approved by the Pennsylvania Acupuncture Licensing Board. 30 hours of continuing education in acupuncture over the last 2 year period. 
  • One (1) year experience providing acupuncture services or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine, theory, principles, techniques and methods. Strong organization and communication skills.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Acupuncturist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Salary Range: $31.82 to $54.34 / hour

Union Position: No

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