Why Work in a Health Center?

Louisiana's Community Health Centers are Hiring!

Are you seeking to launch a rewarding career in healthcare?  Are you passionate about serving others, especially those who are medically underserved?  Look no further than Louisiana's Community Health Centers!

FQHCs, also known as community health centers, are health care service providers that are federally designated through a competitive grant process.  Community health centers provide services to patients of all ages, races, and backgrounds.  They are required to to provide high quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventative care to any patient, regardless of their ability to pay for services or their insurance status.  These health centers are strategically placed in areas with low physician-to-population ratios to ensure that all residents have access to health care services.  Acting as one-stop-shop medical homes, health centers are vital components in any community.


Health centers are hiring and they are looking for qualified clinical and administrative professionals like you!

Clinical opportunities are available for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, psychiatrists, licensed certified social workers, and others.  Click here to access our database of job listings.

While every Health Center has its own unique rewards, you'll find they all offer an excellent benefits package that may include:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Malpractice Coverage
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Paid Continuing Education
  • Federal/State Loan Repayment
  • Paid Life and Disability Coverage

Loan Repayment
The state of Louisiana offers loan repayment benefits to eligible providers working at a FQHC through the State Loan Repayment Program.  The purpose of this program is to encourage primary care practitioners to serve in a health professional shortage areas.  Practitioners who are eligible include those who are specialty board certified or have completed a residency in family practice, osteopathic general practice, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, or dentistry.  Mid-levels include physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives.  

The State Nursing Loan Repayment Program is offered to registered nurses for assistance to repay educational loans in exchange for service in rural health professional shortage area, FQHC, or rural health clinic.  Other loan repayment programs exist for non-citizens, students, etc.


 
Working in a FQHC will allow you to fulfill your professional goals!


For more information, please contact Jordan Leake at jleake@lpca.net or (225) 927-7662, ext. 203.