Acupuncture Positions Available

Who are you:
You have a belief in the mission and values of SAP
You can solve problems within the scope of responsibilities
You can perform multiple tasks at one time
You have desire to work in a dynamic, faced paced environment
You love being very busy and you are stoked to treat six patients an hour
You are a POCA member
You have a clean and valid California acupuncture license
You communicate calmly and well with patients and co-workers
You have attention to detail, clean up, help out, are aware of your surroundings
You have healthy boundaries and know when to say ‘no’ to difficult patients
You LOVE community acupuncture and can tell us why
You are comfortable with the LGBTQ community and are body positive
If you have experience as a waitperson in a restaurant, let us know—it is helpful work experience in community acupuncture!

You will be responsible and accountable for:
Greeting patients and establishing rapport within the first 5 minutes in a kind welcoming manner
Diagnosing and devising treatment plans based on a quick review of patient paperwork and short conversations with patients
Completing 5-7 treatments/hour
Completing follow up treatments in 10 minutes or less
Completing new patient/initial treatments in 20 minutes or less
Remaining aware of community treatment room and its shifting priorities
Prompt beginning and end of treatments
Providing patients with a wake up call at their designated time

Who Are We?
We operate 3 clinics, 2 in Oakland, 1 in Sacramento and collectively complete over 20,000 treatments a year.
We have a proven track record having been in operation for over 15 years.
We have a very low tolerance for shenanigans, but enthusiastically support diligent work with as many benefits as we can possibly afford.
We provide an opportunity to see many diverse patients while working in a fun and supportive environment.
While we value experienced punks, we are happy to train new practitioners.
We do not emphasize any specific style or method beyond doing what you think is really awesome acupuncture, but not making a big deal about it.
We expect our punks, after training and shadowing, to navigate our online scheduling, online chart noting, and invisible receptionist.
For a whole lot more information about how we work and who we are, check out our POCAfest talk on POCA TV:

After training and shadowing we have you substitute 1-2 shifts. We will evaluate your performance to determine if you would be a good fit for SAP. This evaluation is based on many factors such as patient feedback and adequately fulfilling the responsibilities outlined above.

To apply:
If you’re interested, please email Jeff a cover letter and an up-to-date, one page, resume with your license number to