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Chiropractor
Job Code:2022-04-026
Department:Procedural Suite
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum69,219
Salary Midpoint86,523
  
Position Closes:

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Primary Function

Provide direct chiropractic services to alleviate problems in patients’ neuro musculoskeletal systems.  Perform spinal adjustments and other such techniques to reduce the pain or tension that the patient may be experiencing.  Provider will be in calibration with the patients’ primary care provider in regards to referrals and treatment. 

 

Job Description

  • Meet with patients to obtain information about their complaints, symptoms, medical history, diet, lifestyle, and psychological health.
  • Perform intake assessments by listening to patients’ concerns and reviewing medical records
  • Physically examine patients by testing their reflexes and posture
  • Record patient data and keep detailed records of every treatment session
  • Performs skeletal adjustments to relieve pain with a patient’s body
  • Consult with patients and offer techniques and ideas for them to improve their physical health and comfort
  • Provide appropriate documentation to substantiate third party billing efforts
  • Maintains professional certification through participation in appropriate programs of continuing medical education
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

Education/Experience

  • Must be licensed Chiropractor in the State of North Carolina
  • Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree required
  • Must have ACLS and PALS certification
  • Will be proficient with 6 months

 

Job Knowledge

  • Professional knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in the field of Chiropractor services.
  • Knowledge of the culture and medical health profile of the patient population.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Great interpersonal relations, communication, and demeanor.
  • Strong observation skills to accurately evaluate patient’ demeanor and identify symptoms.
  • Skills in making appropriate diagnoses, choosing, initiating and modifying current therapies.
  • Ability to provide preventive service to healthy individuals including guidance in mental health and addictions and ability to teach individuals and families.
  • A great bedside manner and the ability to remain calm, empathetic and to patient while interacting with patients who suffer from severe disorders.
  • Ability to collect, organize record and communicate in a concise method.
  • Ability to interpret special screening and development tests.
  • Must have a current license to practice medicine.
  • Must obtain North Carolina license with 12 months of entry on duty.
  • Ongoing continuing medical education (CME) activities as required to maintain credentials and to say current in field.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

 

 

Complexity of Duties

A successful Chiropractor candidate will have various prerequisite skills and qualifications that are needed to perform their duties successfully: 

  • Interpersonal skills: Chiropractors form relationships with clients to make them comfortable and receptive to therapy and to build a strong client base. 
  • Organizational skills: Chiropractors keep patient records and may assist in administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, filing and answering phones. 
  • Empathy: Chiropractors use empathy to listen to clients’ symptoms and respond sympathetically to clients’ needs. 
  • Motor skills and dexterity: Chiropractors use their hands to make adjustments to the spinal column and other joints of the body. 
  • Decision-making: Chiropractors assess and create a plan of treatment for their patients. They may also recommend other health care professionals if the patient’s needs are outside of their scope of practice. 

 

Supervision Received

The Chiropractor receives supervision for the Director of Nursing for Primary Care and /or the Nurse Leads in Primary Care as well as the Executive Clinical Director

 

 

 

 

Contact with Others

Contacts are with patients, families, hospital personnel, and community agencies.  Contacts with patients, families, and hospital personnel are to exchange, provide, and obtain information concerning the patient’s physical and psychosocial health care problems, and needs.  Contacts with other health care or related disciplines within the hospital are for the purpose of collaboration and consultation. Tact, courtesy, and professional conduct are required to maintain positive working relationships. Utmost sensitivity and confidentiality is required when dealing with patients and families.

 

 

Confidential Data

The incumbent has access to highly confidential patient medical and personal information.  The Privacy Act of 1974 mandates that the incumbent shall maintain complete confidentiality of all administrative, medical, and all other pertinent information that comes to his/her attention or Knowledge.  The Act carries both civil and criminal penalties for unlawful disclosure of records. Violations of such confidentiality shall be cause for adverse action.

 

Mental/Visual/Physical

Work in the various services within the nursing department is mostly sedentary, yet requires walking, standing, bending, pushing, and lifting in helping patients to and from beds, wheelchairs, and stretchers.  These same activities are required in moving equipment and medical supplies. Will be subject to frequent interruptions requiring varied responses, which can cause distractions therefore, the incumbent must possess the ability to differentiate and prioritize many tasks at once.

 

 

Environment

The employee works primarily in a hospital, inpatient or outpatient clinical environment but may be required to work at other offices and locations. The work environment involves moderate risks of exposure to infectious disease, radiation, electrical hazards, and irritant chemical and explosive gases. Employee must strictly adhere to OSHA guidelines and protocol for maintaining sterile conditions.

 

 

 

Customer Service

Consistently demonstrates superior customer service skills to patients/customers by demonstrating characteristics that align with CIHA’s guiding principles and core values. Ensure excellent customer service is provided to all patients/customers by seeking out opportunities to be of service.