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Why Work with the Underserved?

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Clinicians – physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and many other disciplines – have a variety of reasons to work in a Community Health Center.

Here are five of the most commonly cited benefits in no particularly order:

  1. Quality of Life – Regular business hours with minimal call or hospital rounds make Community Health Centers an idea workplace for folks with families and who appreciate time to do more than  work.
  2. Clinical Autonomy – Clinical decisions are best left to the clinician. At a Community Health Center, you and your healthcare team get to control your own work.
  3. Job Satisfaction – Underserved populations know what it’s like to NOT have health care. So your work will be appreciated. You’ll never doubt the necessity of what you’re doing.
  4. Loan Repayment – Student loan debt can be crushing. But federal and state loan repayment programs can help. Want more information? Contact Judd Mellinger-Blouch.
  5. Quality of Care – Community Health Centers report quality data to the federal government and it’s reported to the public. That’s why they’re accustomed to data-driven care. Most health centers are Patient-Centered Medical Homes.