Acupuncturist


Vacancy ID: 707576   Announcement Number: NCMD12904150707576D   USAJOBS Control Number: 321781400

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 707576


1. Title of Job

Acupuncturist


2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

How did you find out about this position?  Your response will help us to focus future recruitment efforts to areas which work well to reach talented applicants. 
802 Army Civilian Service website (www.armycivilianservice.com)
803 USAJOBS website (www.usajobs.gov)
804 Social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook (please identify social media source in the box below)
805 Another internet source (please identify internet source in the box below)
806 Job supervisor
807 An Army employee, not the position supervisor
808 Job Fair (please identify job fair location in the box below)
809 School Placement/Career Office
810 Employment Office
811 Advertisement (please identify advertisement source in the box below)

Please use the box below to provide any additional information, or to identify where or from whom you first heard about the vacancy if your source is not listed above. 
12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select the occupational specialty code. The specialty code

for this position is 001. Please note that you must select the specialty code before proceeding to the next question. 

 

Code is defined below:

 

 


001 Acupuncturist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


482438029 Fort Sam Houston, TX

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in an Acupuncturist position with the Department of the Army.
We will evaluate your resume and your response to this Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. The 0601-General Health Science occupation has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. From the options below, select the one which describes your educational background. Education must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

A. I have successfully completed at least a bachelor's or higher degree that included major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts with your application.)
B. My education is not reflected in any of the above statements.

2. Select the one statement below that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of an Acupuncturist at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service. Please note that your resume must support the response you select.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service which involved experience applying a range of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities to treat pain disorders; diagnosing and managing illnesses/disorders related neurological and musculoskeletal systems; and instructing patients, families, and/or healthcare providers in holistic treatment plans/procedures.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statements.

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

3. This position requires a valid, unrestricted license as an Acupuncturist in one of the 50 states in the U.S. or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Do you possess a valid, unrestricted Acupuncture license?

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no education or training in, or experience with performing these duties.
B- I have training/education but limited or no experience in performing these duties and will require additional guidance and/or supervision to perform at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing these duties with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusual or complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Review drug therapies and medical histories to aid in determining diagnosis.

5. Utilize knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and pathology to ascertain appropriate treatment modalities.

6. Integrate allopathic and critical care medicine (CCM) into treatment regimen.

7. Prescribe orthotic devices, materials, and/or appliances commonly used by the acupuncture profession.

8. Apply supports such as straps, tapes, bandages, and braces to treat medical conditions.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For EACH task, choose the statement that best describes your experience and/or training. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your resume.

9. Apply acupuncture techniques to alleviate conditions causing acute and chronic pain.

10. Relieve chronic pain by applying Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities including cupping, moxibustion, and/or visualization techniques.

11. Provide acupuncture care in specialty populations with post-traumatic stress and/or polytrauma.

12. Prevent or modify the perception of pain via application of acupuncture.

13. Insert needles at specific points on/near patient's body surface to restore and normalize physiological functions.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For EACH task, choose the statement that best describes your experience and/or training. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your resume.

14. Examine patients to establish a medical diagnosis in conjunction with supervising physician.

15. Develop treatment goals under supervision of a credentialed medical provider.

16. Evaluate patients' responses to treatment regimens to ensure progress.

17. Modify treatment plans to reflect patient's changing needs.

18. Refer patients to appropriate specialty care such as interventional anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, or physical therapists.

19. Document all patient care information such as preliminary assessment data, therapeutic interventions performed, and attainment of treatment goals.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For EACH task, choose the statement that best describes your experience and/or training. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your resume.

20. Consult with other providers involved in the care of the patient such as interventional anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, and physical therapists.

21. Educate patients and staff regarding acupuncture treatment approaches.

22. Advise leadership on issues surrounding acupuncture care.

23. Counsel patients on optimal nutritional care.

24. Instruct patients on stress management techniques including exercise and sleeping habits.

25. Recommended medical treatment options and follow-up care to patients.

For each response of "E" above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

26. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation, are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.