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Sarana Community Acupuncture in Albany, CA (East Bay Area) is looking for sub punks!
Posted: 10 March 2017 12:28 PM   [ Ignore ]  
Total Posts:  1784
Joined  2006-10-25

We are looking for more acupunks to be available to sub at our clinic. We often do our staff hiring from the sub pool and the subs receive the same training as staff acupuncturists, which is a great opportunity in itself!

Please send a resume and an email introduction to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), attn: Sub punks applications.
Please state why you want to practice community acupuncture, what is your training, background, and availability. Be specific!

No phone calls or unscheduled pop-in interviews, please, but feel free to come by and receive a free acupuncture treatment and briefly introduce yourself.

Qualifications we are looking for:

• Valid California acupuncture license
• Valid malpractice insurance that does not require arbitration forms
• POCA Membership, familiarity with “Acupuncture is Like Noodles” or “Fractal”, and having attended a CA101 Community Acupuncture workshop or a POCAfest
• Physical ability to work a fast-paced shift (5-6 hrs, 4-4.5 hrs of needling)
• Easily reachable and responsive by phone and email
• Ability to learn basic computer functions essential for completing the work —Familiarity with online scheduling and Practice Fusion EHR and Quickbooks is a plus
• Compassion for people who are suffering and comfort with attending to a diverse population of clients, including: racial minorities, people with extremely difficult financial circumstances, LGBT folks, trauma survivors, people with disabilities, people with addictions
• Comfort with using meridian-based, distal-point acupuncture as your main practice modality and confidence in the effectiveness of simple, frequent acupuncture protocols
• Ability to communicate clearly, succinctly, and compassionately with patients and staff
• Self-motivation, good organizational skills, calmness and focus when multi-tasking
• Commitment to the collaborative spirit and openness to receiving and positively responding to feedback and correction
• Spanish (or other non-English) language skills are a plus

For more about the clinic, check out our website.

We have been open since 2008, and are a 501(c)3 non-profit, which allows our full-time employees to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. We currently have 5 staff acupuncturists.

Our clinic is run co-operatively by a Management Collaborative. We model our governance after POCA.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Mission: Sarana Community Acupuncture builds community by providing widely-accessible, affordable acupuncture and a place of rest and refuge. We help create social change by offering relief from pain, suffering, stress and isolation.

Vision: We envision a world where acupuncture is part of everyday life for people of diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. We aim to model an organization that embraces compassion, collaboration and interdependence to nurture a fair and humane future.


~tatyana, co-manager & acupunk
Sarana Community Acupuncture
Albany, CA