OPENINGS The Virginia Community Healthcare Association Recruitment Services Newsletter Winter 2011 What’s New in Community Health The big news in Community Health this year is growth – growth in funding, growth in dollars available for loan repayment, growth in expected new patients, growth in demand for Primary Care clinicians, and growth in hiring. All this growth translates to great opportunities. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act directed a one-time appropriation of $2 billion to Community Health Centers (CHCs). Commensurate support ($300 million) was extended to the National Health Services Corps (NHSC), an indispensable CHC partner responsible for attracting health care professionals to public health service. The health care reform law appropriated $12.5 billion for the expansion of CHCs and the NHSC over 5 years, beginning in 2011. With the advent of health care reform, the numbers of insured people seeking care from CHCs will unquestionably grow. The CHCs are thus likely to further cement their role as the bedrock of primary care for all, while remaining the safety net provider for the uninsured. CHCs may well be entrusted with the primary health care of up to 40 million Americans. CHC patient population growth, both insured and uninsured, is expected at rates never before encountered. Primary Care Providers, both experienced, seasoned professionals as well as those coming directly from residency and student training programs, will be needed in record numbers to keep pace with the influx of new patients. Family Practitioners, Internal Medicine Physicians, Pediatricians, OB/GYNs, Dually Boarded Providers (IM/Peds), Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, and Behavioral Health Providers (Psychiatrists, Licensed Clinical Psychologists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers) will all be needed to support the anticipated increased patient demand. Perhaps you have not considered working in community health – or have considered it but back-burnered the idea for a future point in your career – now is the time to take the leap! CHCs have much to offer – and you will receive more than you give, with rewards both tangible (see “Our Practices Offer” on page 2) and immeasurably gratifying.
Announcing the Launch of Recruitment Services FaceBook Page We now have a Facebook Page specifically for recruitment. See real time position listings, pictures of our CHCs, and information about everything from loan repayment to the working environment and more. An ancillary Physician Ambassador Blog will soon be launched to facilitate peer to peer discussions for medical students, residents and others curious about the “real” professional life in a CHC. Check it out at facebook.com/CHC.Careers
Community Health Centers ‐ The Perfect Place to Practice Medicine!
Current Clinical Vacancies (as of January 7, 2011) include:
Medical Directors – Vacancies in Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley area. Positions involve patient practice as well as administration. Requires 5+ years experience including health care administration, prior CHC experience preferred. Primary Care Physicians – Openings for both Family Practitioners and Internal Medicine Physicians. 25+ vacancies in urban, rural and suburban sites in Central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, Lynchburg, Tidewater, on the Eastern Shore, in Southern Virginia, Southwest Virginia and the DC metro area / Maryland. Spanish required for some positions. OB/GYNs – Vacancies in Lynchburg VA, Cumberland MD, and Baltimore. Requires 2‐5 years experience, in full spectrum of services. Pediatricians – 6 vacancies including sites in northern Virginia and Maryland, Tidewater, Lynchburg and the West Virginia mountains. Requires 2‐5 years experience. Spanish required for some positions. Spanish‐Fluent Clinicians – Opportunities for Nurse Practitioners, FPs, IMs, Pediatricians and Behavioral Health Providers in northern Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley and the DC metro areas of Maryland. Nurse Practitioners – Openings for Family, Pediatric and Psychiatric NPs in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. Spanish required for some positions. Behavioral Health Practitioners – 3 openings including a Psychiatrist, a Psychologist and an LCSW in Baltimore and northern Virginia. Spanish required. Dentists – Vacancies in the Tidewater area and Central Virginia, in solo practitioner roles with support staff. Requires 1+ year minimum experience.
Our Practices Offer
Competitive Compensation Comprehensive Benefits Loan Repayment Opportunities Malpractice Insurance at No Cost 40‐Hour Work Week Predominantly Outpatient Settings State‐of‐the‐art Facilities and Equipment
Continuing Medical Education Including Time‐off and Expenses Complete Support Staff, Freeing You to Focus on Patient Care No Financial Buy‐in Required Community Involvement and Impact Lifestyle of Your Choice – Rural or Urban
Contact one of our Recruitment Specialists today: Thomas Gaskins (ext. 13) or Kim Riley (ext. 16) or Anita Browning (ext. 21) at 800‐966‐8272 or email us at: email@example.com www.vacommunityhealth.org facebook.com/CHC.Careers