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Type: Career Opportunities
Job/practice locationBerkeley, CA
About the Employer
We are looking to hire a licensed acupuncturist to perform two different treatments in our growing clinic. One is Chinese medicine treatments, just like all of us do. The other is the West Berkeley Wellness Microcurrent Facial, a treatment I synthesized from various training I've had, and that requires coming to several one-to-one training sessions before providing the treatments to paying patients.
We are seeking an acupuncturist who can work the following days: Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays starting as soon as possible (keeping in mind that prior training needs to happen), with the potential to add a fourth day in the future. Practitioners are required to work at least one weekend day since weekends are our busiest days.
Our microcurrent facial is a 3-in-1 treatment, with the three parts interwoven: 1) 45 minutes of targeted microcurrent on the face, using probes to manipulate the muscles of the face and perform specific movements, 2) a constitutionally balancing acupuncture treatment using body points, 3) a facial with Eminence Organic skin care, which requires product application and removal. The microcurrent movements require a knowledge of the muscles of the face, which should be reviewed before the training if needed. It is a very thorough treatment, and the acupuncturist is in the room with the patient for the duration of the treatment. Follow-up visits are 1.5 hours, and initial visits are 2 hours.
The training is free and unpaid. The trainings vary from 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on the learning pace of the trainee. The number of trainings required also depends on the trainee, and has varied between six and twelve. People with prior massage/bodywork experience tend to pick up the movements much more quickly, and people with no massage experience tend to require more training. We are willing to provide as many training sessions as is necessary.
Pay is commission only and ranges between $47 and $99 per treatment, plus commissions on skin care and herbal product sales. Our current staff is phenomenal but we’re currently a little too booked, so I'm looking for someone as skilled as they are to join our team so we can accomodate everyone who wants to be under our care.
The microcurrent facials currently comprise around a third of our treatments. The majority of treatments are Chinese medicine treatments. We pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, thorough treatments and treat a broad variety of conditions including acute and chronic pain, digestive complaints, women's health including fertility and prenatal support, allergies, insomnia, etc. Two years of experience in the field is preferred, and dedication to providing the very best health care is essential. Detailed SOAP notes are also required.
West Berkeley Wellness is located on 7th St., just around the corner from Berkeley Bowl West. It is a beautiful, modern two-story clinic with a retreat center-like feel.