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Teaching Associate, Part-Time, Licensed Acupuncturist; Osher Center for Integrative Medicine - Family Medicine

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Family Medicine

Title: Teaching Associate, Part-Time, Licensed Acupuncturist; Osher Center for Integrative Medicine - Family Medicine

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Family Medicine (DFM), University of Washington has a unique opportunity for a part-time Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) to join our Osher Center for Integrative Health. We invite applications for the Teaching Associate rank to join an exciting and growing Integrative Health.

This position will provide acupuncture services two Saturdays per month at UW Factoria Primary Care Clinic and a weekday at the Osher Clinic for Integrative Health at the UW Sports Medicine Clinic at Ballard, with potential for increased FTE. The expected start date is July 1, 2023, or soon thereafter.

Teaching Associates hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms. Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.

The full-time base salary range for this position will be: $7,500 - $9,166.67 per month ($90,000 - $110,000 annually) to be pro-rated based on FTE and commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to promoting health equity and creating an inclusive culture by building a diverse workforce and valuing each individual’s unique contributions. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will be expected to support the department's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). 


The successful candidate will provide acupuncture treatments and other related modalities singularly as well as part of a team of health care specialists working to promote health and wellbeing, healing and treat diseases by integrating methods within their scope of practice. Duties will include:

  • Acupuncture Care
  • Assess patient’s health status and plans, implements, monitors, and evaluates specialized acupuncture treatments for patients. Provides acupuncture according to UWMC standards of care, policies and procedures, as well as Washington State scope of practice for licensed acupuncturists. Provides integrate acupuncture and other aspects of traditional East Asian medicine (excluding herbal medicine) with other forms of care to patients.
  • Coordination/Administration of Acupuncture Care
  • Documents care in patient medical record according to UWMC standards as well as guidelines established by Washington State. Participates as a member of patient care team whenever appropriate. Attends and contributes to team meetings, and other care coordination activities as applicable. Participates on multidisciplinary team, division, and department committees & projects as needed.
  • Advances Competence as Practitioner
  • Maintains an active and in good standing status of acupuncture license in Washington State. Must be Board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Stays up to date with continuing education trainings based on UW Medical Center, Washington State, and NCCAOM requirements policies.

Other Functions and Responsibilities

  • Complies with all policies and procedures of UW Medical Center, including but not limited to policies and procedures for confidentiality for patient (HIPAA) protected health information and other confidential information, safety and infection control.
  • Provides appropriate Acupuncture care based on individual needs for adults (older than 14 years of age)
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills with peers, patients/families and multidisciplinary team members
  • Ability to counsel and educate others about Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine
  • Ability to work productively with people from different backgrounds
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to solve problems and think critically
  • Computer skills including the ability to learn and effectively use the computerized clinical information and documentation systems used at UW Medicine clinics
  • Other positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, work experience in medical center and/or teaching hospital/clinic, and experience in teaching and supervising acupuncture students.


  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Successful completion of an approved acupuncture educational and training program (ACAOM or Washington approved schools)
  • Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) in Washington State
  • Active certification by NCCAOM with ongoing maintenance of certification while working at UW
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience (may be waived for candidates who demonstrate strong acupuncture knowledge and clinical skills)


Interested applicants should apply with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least two references and a statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (i.e., diversity statement).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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