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Job Details

Acupuncturist

Employer

Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Date Posted

July 27, 2022

Languages

English
  • Location Calgary, AB
  • Earnings $30.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 35 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Aug 26, 2022
Job Requirements

Employer

Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Languages

English

Education

  • College/CEGEP
  • or equivalent experience

Work Setting

Health care institution, facility or clinic

Tasks

  • Diagnose the diseases, physiological disorders and injuries of patients and treat them
  • Advise patients on the use of herbs for the treatment of conditions
  • Manipulate or apply pressure to various parts of the body, hands and feet
  • Provide other alternative forms of health care to patients
  • Treat patients by the insertion of acupuncture needles or through stimulation techniques

Certificates, Licences, Memberships, and Courses 

Registration by the appropriate provincial or territorial authority for acupuncturists

Area of Specialization

  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese medicine

Security and Safety

Basic security clearance

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Tight deadlines
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Physically demanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Personal Suitability

  • Client focus
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player

Experience

3 years to less than 5 years


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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Acupuncturist is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Acupuncturists
SOCIAL

Interest in co-ordinating information about patients' general physical conditions obtained from physicals and medical tests, and by observing and interviewing patients

INNOVATIVE

Interest in precision working to insert acupuncture needles at precise points to correct energy imbalances in the body to treat disorders, relieve pain, and improve and maintain health

METHODICAL

Interest in mentoring patients by diagnosing and treating disorders and injuries using the established techniques and methods of acupuncture and other therapies

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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Interest Codes

Chinese Medical Practitioners
SOCIAL

Interest in co-ordinating information from patient interviews, examinations and medical tests to diagnose conditions

INNOVATIVE

Interest in precision working with medicines, dietary supplements and acupuncture equipment to treat disorders

DIRECTIVE

Interest in mentoring patients by diagnosing diseases and providing traditional Chinese medicine practices as an alternative form of health care and treatment

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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Interest Codes

Herbalists
SOCIAL

Interest in analyzing information provided by patients concerning health problems and disorders

INNOVATIVE

Interest in handling varieties of herbs used as sources of healing; may sell these herbs

DIRECTIVE

Interest in instructing patients on the proper use of herbs to treat disorders

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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Abilities

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Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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Interest Codes

Homeopaths
SOCIAL

Interest in analyzing information provided by patients concerning illnesses and health problems

INNOVATIVE

Interest in precision working with chemical and herbal forms of illnesses to administer small dosages to patients for treatment purposes

DIRECTIVE

Interest in mentoring patients by providing homeopathic health care and by suggesting lifestyle changes

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

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Abilities

Compared to my abilities

The abilities related to this job are shown along with your selected abilities.

Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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Interest Codes

Reflexologists
SOCIAL

Interest in analyzing information provided by patients to determine appropriate pressure points for applying reflexology techniques

INNOVATIVE

Interest in manipulating specific areas of patients' hands and feet by applying finger pressure to appropriate spots to promote well-being

METHODICAL

Interest in assisting patients with their health conditions by providing an alternative form of health care through the application of reflexology methods and techniques

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

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Abilities

Compared to my abilities

The abilities related to this job are shown along with your selected abilities.

Typical ability expectations for this job
Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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Interest Codes

Rolfers
SOCIAL

Interest in analyzing information provided by patients to determine areas and body structure requiring realignment and appropriate techniques to use

INNOVATIVE

Interest in manipulating various parts of the body, such as the legs and shoulders, to realign body structures as a form of treatment for reducing chronic pain and stress

METHODICAL

Interest in assisting patients with their health problems by providing an alternative form of health care through the systematic manipulation techniques used in rolfing

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

Learn About Interests

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