[Intro Paragraph] Use the introduction of the job description to provide an overview of your practice or medical facility. Be sure to provide a brief description of the patients you serve if you care for special populations like the elderly, injury rehab patients, or people with disabilities. This is also the section of the chiropractor job description where you would include information like company values, culture, and patient care philosophy. Highlight what sets your practice apart by listing patient satisfaction ratings, community involvement and philanthropy, and industry leadership positions.
Chiropractor Job Responsibilities
- Conduct patient consultations by reviewing health and medical histories; questioning, observing and examining patients; and reviewing x-rays, as indicated.
- Evaluate patients’ neuromusculoskeletal systems and the spine using chiropractic diagnosis to determine neuromusculoskeletal and spine related conditions.
- Perform manual adjustments to the spine, or other articulations of the body, to correct the musculoskeletal system.
- Use heat, cold, massage therapy and other methods to treat patients
- Obtain and record patients’ medical histories.
- Arrange for diagnostic x-rays to be taken.
- Analyze x-rays to locate the sources of patients’ difficulties and rule out fractures or diseases as sources of problems.
- Maintain accurate case histories of patients.
- Educate patients on the quality-of-life benefits of routine chiropractic care.
- Provide a patient with educational resources and a recommended course of treatment.
[Work Hours & Benefits]
A chiropractor’s average work week is 40 hours, although it’s not uncommon for them to work longer hours. Chiropractors who work in smaller private practices tend to have more flexible schedules but may work evenings or weekends in order to accommodate their patients. If you’re hiring for a private practice, it’s best that the chiropractor job description include any requirements for working some early-morning, evening, and Saturday hours.
Like most medical professionals, chiropractors’ salaries vary based on their years of experience and the geographic region where they practice. Employers that hire chiropractors offer traditional benefits like participation in group health insurance and 401(k) plans. These doctors also thrive in offices with modern, high-quality diagnostic and treatment spaces, so consider listing these as benefits for working in your practice. Other benefits may include:
- Signing bonuses
- Allowances for continuing education and conference attendance
- Paid expenses: medical license(s), specialty society dues, and membership fees
- Quarterly or annual productivity and quality bonuses
Chiropractor Qualifications and Skills
Chiropractors work closely with patients who suffer from both acute injury and chronic pain. That’s why it’s important to use this section of the chiropractor job description to list soft skills like good communication, compassion, and sound clinical judgement along with specific medical skills. A good mix of qualifications and skills can include:
- Advocate for living a healthy way of life while following their own advice.
- Being passionate about learning and receptive to teaching.
- Possessing strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Having a working knowledge of common musculoskeletal conditions.
- Exceptional clinical and interpersonal skills.
- Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Passion for educating patients.
- Ability to stand on your feet and move for long periods of time
- Ability to handle and lift patients.
- Patience, with the ability to empathize with the patient.
- Ongoing professional development and conference participation.
Education & Experience Requirements
- Doctorate of Chiropractic
- Graduate of an accredited chiropractic program
- Current license as a chiropractor in the state of practice
- Three or more years of clinical chiropractic work experience
- Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification
[Call to Action] At the end of your job description, provide a clear call to action that provides specific instructions on how to apply for the position.
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