Job Seeker Frequently Asked Questions
The Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center is here to help you find a job that best suits your needs. How do we do it? Find out by reading the FAQs below. If you can't find an answer to your question, email Judd Mellinger-Blouch or Denise Bordner.
Q. I’m not a citizen of the United States. Can you help me find a job?
A. Yes! We work with many physicians on a J1 visa to help them find a job in an underserved area. We also have some success with H-1B visa candidates, although those jobs are more restricted.
Q. Do I have to pay for your services?
A. Absolutely not. We are very happy to work with a broad range of candidates at no charge to you. Our goal is not profit but to expand primary care access in Pennsylvania.
Q. Do I have control over the employers who contact me or am I going to get contacted by all kinds of employers?
A. Before we provide your name and information to an employer, we check with you to see if you’re interested in the job. You can tell us if you want urban or rural, the region of Pennsylvania, the size of the organization… just about any information to help us narrow the search. We only refer you to organizations you choose.
Q. Can you help me find a job with loan repayment?
A. Yes, we can help you find a job that qualifies for loan repayment. All loan repayment programs require you to first have a job with a qualified employer and then apply for loan repayment. Find out more about loan repayment.
Q. I’m a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholar. Can you help me?
A. Indeed we can. All members of PACHC qualify as NHSC sites. However, the NHSC requires scholars to work at a site with a certain Health Provider Shortage Area (HPSA) score. We can help you narrow your search and find you a job at a site that meets the criteria.
Q. What other services do you offer job seekers?
A. We area happy to advise you on your job search, review your CV/resume and cover letter, and find answers to your other questions. We can even help if you want to look for a job outside of Pennsylvania.
Q. Are you a third-party recruiting firm?
A. Not really. We’re more of a referral service. Our goal is to expand access to primary care.
Q. What is 3RNet and how can they help me?
A. 3RNet stands for the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network. It’s a non-profit network of organizations working to find clinicians to work in rural and urban underserved areas. You can sign up at www.3rnet.org and get information and alerts about jobs in specialties and locations of interest to you.
Q. What type of organizations do you work with?
A. Most of the organizations we work with are Federally Qualified Health Centers. Find out more about FQHCs. But we also work with rural health clinics, health systems, and others.