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Research Integrative Therapist


Research Integrative Therapist

  • 524964
  • Medical Center
  • Pediatrics
  • Part Time
  • Opening on: Apr 20 2022
  • Grade 104
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Research Integrative Therapist to join our team in a full time position within the division of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation. Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. We are seeking an experienced integrative therapist to work alongside the integrative team at the Integrative Therapies Program (ITP) at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The Research Integrative Therapist (RIS) will provide integrative services to children, adolescents, and adults with cancer in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. This position will support the department by providing integrative services to children in the division of Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation.  


  • Attending medical and integrative rounds, chart documentation, and working within the medical team will be a daily component of the position. 
  • The RIS will also collaborate on research projects as it relates to integrative medicine, which may include the responsibility of data collection for ongoing studies, and delivery of services for study protocols.
  • The RIS may be involved with the preparation of scientific manuscripts. 
  • Provision of integrative services (e.g., acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, massage and yoga) to patients undergoing treatment for cancer and their families as well as to patients off-therapy.
  • Adhere to the standards operating procedures set forth by ITP.
  • Maintain daily documentation of patient encounters and charting.
  • Participate in research activities, including but not limited to, consenting and tracking of patients for ITP open clinical trials.
  • Contribute information, participate in media and video filming, and employee wellness program as part of ITP’s Healthy Monday Campaign.
  • Administrative/Clerical duties as required.
  • Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience required; plus three years of related experience.

Minimum Education requirement (1.5 years of related experience for each year of education may be used to fulfill education requirements.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience.
  • Hospital-based experience and a research background, preferred.
  • Holds dual license, certificate, or training in several integrative therapies including acupuncture, massage, or yoga
  • Minimum 4-year degree, Master’s level education preferred

Other Requirements


  • Licensed acupuncturist or massage therapist in the state of New York and Malpractice insurance

If a licensed acupuncturist, additional certification is required:

  • Diplomat in Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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