Why Work at a CHC?

At a community health center (CHC) you join a team of health professionals, community members, and patients that work together on effective, long term, community based solutions to meet the primary health care needs in medically underserved areas.  You become the solution for populations suffering from health disparities.

Making a Difference

  • Provide quality health care to underserved populations
  • Reduce health disparities among those experiencing barriers to health care
  • Serve all patients regardless of their ability to pay
  • Conduct outreach to the community

Loan Repayment

Federal and state programs provide scholarship and loan repayment for many health professional occupations.  Working at a CHC meets eligibility requirements for these programs.

  • National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
  • National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
  • NE State Loan Repayment Programs

Professional Support

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Positive work/life balance
  • Professional medical malpractice cost covered for employees of CHC’s that receive federal funds under Section 330 of the PHS Act (FTCA – Federal Torts Claim Act)
  • Statewide association of CHCs for peer networking and sharing best practices
  • Training and technical assistance on health care reform issues


Job Openings

As part of our mission to support Nebraska Community Health Centers, HCAN provides training and technical assistance for Human Resource staff at CHCs as they recruit highly-qualified, professional clinicians and staff members.  A new, free recruitment website designed for behavioral health job opportunities can be found at www.NebraskaBehavioralHealthJobs.com.  In addition, job opening links are provided below as another way HCAN partners with health centers for excellence and health equity.  If you are interested in any of the following job opportunities, click on the link or use the contact information listed below:



Charles Drew Health Center, Omaha

For job opportunities at Charles Drew Health Center, fill out the Application for Employment here:http://www.charlesdrewhcomaha.org/PDF/Application.pdf  and call Ph. 402.457.1200 ext. 2245 for an appointment or email the application to anitam@cdhcmedical.com.

Human Resources
Charles Drew Health Center
2915 Grant Street
Omaha, NE 68111


Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska (CAPWN), Gering

For job opportunities at CAPWN, check their Career Center page of their website here:  CAPWN Career Center


Health Programs

Job Description

Date:    June 2017                                                                                  Salary Grade: 9-12

Exposure Determination Category:   3                                   Chart:  3  Exempt

Job Title: Clinic Director

Reports to:   Chief Executive Officer

Area of Responsibility:  Overall leadership, planning, and management for all facets of the CAPWN Clinic (Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health) ; development and management of program budgets in collaboration with Chief Financial Officer; maintain responsibility for internal and external communications representing CAPWN Clinic programs with approval of the Chief Executive Director.

Major Duties:

  1. Supervision of key senior Clinic management personnel as indicated by organizational chart. Encourage team management and problem-solving and positive feedback for individuals, units and all Clinic programs.
  • Assist Human Resources with recruiting and hiring adequate staff for programs.
  • Develop and/or schedule staff training that enhances program compliance and encourages professional growth.
  • Utilize coaching and disciplinary procedures as necessary for staff under direct supervision
  1. Program management, planning and budgeting: Direct the department management team in overall management, planning and budget activities, within Board policies including:
  • Development of long and short range planning and budget recommendations for both internal and external purposes.
  • Monitoring of Clinic and specific health related programs progress against both internal and external expectations (plans, budgets, quality assurance).
  • Management of all Clinic program activities and development of procedures, protocols, policies, and staffing patterns to carry out organizational plans and goals. This includes recruitment, training, development, assignment, and evaluation of staff.
  • Ensure that Clinic obtains adequate funding through a variety of appropriate sources and manage programs within the guidelines of these funding sources and parameters of those budgets.
  • Develop and expand, where appropriate, Clinic’s ability to receive third party pay for provided services; involve the Clinic in “managed care” as it evolves and as appropriate to the mission and activities of CAPWN.

2.  Functioning as an integral team member, work to keep patients at the center of the health care   system by ensuring care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, evidence-based, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective

  • Be cognizant of community needs and develop programs as guided by the mission and role of CAPWN.
  1. Agency Collaboration: Work closely with Chief Executive Officer and CAPWN department directors in collaborating on health and human services activities within the policies established by the Board of Directors.
  2. Community Collaboration: Engage in community partnerships and collaborative efforts that increase and maintain program visibility.
  3. Other duties as assigned.
  4. Working Conditions:           
  5. Supervises and Guides: Health programs management team
  • Office 70%, 30% training, meetings, and community interaction.
  • Work requires ability to meet tight timelines.
  • Work in a fast-paced program with many interruptions and interactions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is average.
  • Some evening and week-end hours.
  • Frequent out of town travel.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to bend, stoop, swat, crouch, push and pull file drawers.
  • Fine manipulation of hands for repetitive action.
  • Operate office machines.
  • Must regularly talk, hear and have close vision ability.
  • Occasionally lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.


Good Neighbor Community Health Center, Columbus


Practice sound principles of Family Nurse Practitioner.  Assess the client’s medical needs by obtaining and/or evaluating a medical history.  Maintain and review client records, counsel on proper healthcare and refer patients as needed.

Graduate from an accredited school of Advanced Nursing Practice.

State APRN License required.

For more job opportunities at Good Neighbor Community Health Center, check their employment/open positions on their website here: http://ecdhd.ne.gov/employment/


Heartland Health Center, Grand Island

Family Practice Physician

Heartland Health Center (HHC) is a newly funded Federally Qualified Health Center located in Grand Island, Nebraska.  HHC strives to provide quality health care to underserved populations in central Nebraska.  The clinic is newly established and growing.  We are seeking a full-time or part-time family medicine physician to add to our team.

HHC is family friendly and encourages a well-rounded work/life balance for our staff.  This position offers a strong benefit package including CME reimbursement, and competitive wages and is loan repayment eligible.  EO/AAE

Contact: Jennifer Genua
Phone: 308-382-4297
Email: hhcdirector@heartlandhealthcenter.org


Certified Medical Assistant


The Medical Assistant will perform delegated clinical, clerical, and administrative duties within the medical provider’s scope of practice consistent with the MA’s education, training, and experience. Such duties shall not constitute the practice of medicine.

The medical provider’s supervision shall be active and continuous, but shall not necessarily require the physical presence of the supervising physician at the time and place that the services are rendered. 


  • Unrestricted certification as Certified Medication Aid in the State of Nebraska and completed Certification as a Medical Assistant is required
  • Possession of certification from an educational program for Certified Medical Assistants.
  • Demonstrated professional commitment to providing services to medically underserved persons
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of nursing care in accordance with regulations and practices established by the State of Nebraska department of licensure
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Computer literate in electronic mail, word processing, office management system software, and the Electronic Health Record System
  • Ability to utilize Electronic Health Records system, answer multiline telephones and complete tasks associated with scheduling.
  • Ability to walk, bend, kneel, stoop, and lift 25 pounds to shoulder level without assistance
  • Hearing which allows for adequate auscultation during contact with patient
  • Visual acuity which allows for thorough inspection during direct contact with patient


  • Provides nursing care as determined by the patient’s age related physical, psychosocial, and cultural needs in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures of the Heartland Health Center.
  • Provides basic education information to patients and family, focusing on self-care appropriate to their age and identified learning considerations and needs.
  • Performs assessment data collection and documents subjective data (chief complaint and allergies) and objective data (vital signs/weight/etc.).
  • Reviews basic health history information for patients; focusing on environmental, self-care and clinic discharge planning.
  • Administers medications skillfully and correctly, and performs lab/diagnostic testing as ordered by provider and reports all critical lab values immediately.
  • Demonstrates an ability to remain calm, perform effectively and professionally during peak periods of activity and emergency situations.
  • Anticipates and prepares examination room with equipment and supplies required for the visit. Assists provider with examination and procedures per request.
  • Utilizes universal precautions in obtaining specimens (venipuncture, cultures, etc.) and in delivery of patient care. Performs lab testing (i.e. urine dip, pregnancy test, strep screen, hemacue) including quality controls.
  • Completes and maintain clear and concise documentation in the patients’ electronic health record.
  • Attains and maintains services at a level to meet the minimum requirements set out for both Meaningful Use and Patient Centered Medical Home qualifications
  • Works collaboratively with other staff to assure proper coverage in both the clinical and scheduling/reception departments. Management of Quality of Medical Care – 
  • Participates in quality improvement activities
  • Participates in review of patient satisfaction surveys and in resolving patient complaintsOperational Efficiency of Organization – 
  • Participates in utilization management and risk management activities
  • Supports diagnostic and E&M coding accuracy, adherence with the corporate compliance plan, attainment of productivity targets, and claims preparation for third party reimbursementAdministrative Activities –
  • Participates in strategic planning process for the Center as requested
  • Performs other jobs or duties as requested or assignedCommunity Outreach –
  • May participate in community activities that support the mission of the Heartland Health Center
  • Represents the Heartland Health Center in a meaningful and professional manner to the service community.


  • Assumes responsibility for quality of medical services rendered to patients
  • Contributes insight to assure alliance of organizational mission with needs of medically underserved community
  • Delivers direct patient care services to ambulatory patients
  • Attains and maintains services at a level to meet the minimum requirements set out for both Meaningful Use and Patient Centered Medical Home qualifications


  • Satisfies all requirements for certification of an Certified Medication Aid and Certified Medical Assistant in the State of Nebraska


Midtown Health Center, Norfolk, Madison

For job opportunities at Midtown Health Center, check their employment/open positions on their website here: www.midtownhealthne.org


OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc., Omaha, Plattsmouth

To learn what other opportunities exist to join the OneWorld team, please click here: http://careerlink.com/employer/jobs/0507

If you have questions or want to learn more about a position, please contact:

Human Resources
OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.
Livestock Exchange Building
4920 South 30th Street, Suite 103
Omaha, NE  68107


People’s Health Center, Lincoln

For all job opportunities at People’s Health Center, please visit their website at www.phclincoln.org.  You may also contact Human Resources at Ph. 402-470-5437  or adickinson@phclincoln.org.


All Care Health Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa

For job opportunities at All Care Health Center, contact Human Resources at Ph. 712-256-6572 or email ahall@allcarehealthcenter.org.

Human Resources
All Care Health Center
902 South 6th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501


HCAN and its Members are committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants, all staff and all contract workers employed by HCAN or its Members.  HCAN promotes equal employment opportunities by continuing efforts to eliminate discrimination due to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, creed or national origin, disability, or veteran or draft status.

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, Iowa


Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center, Iowa, seeks a dynamic, innovative and inspirational leader who is fully committed to the mission of providing “holistic health care that adapts to the needs of the community to improve the wellbeing of all persons.” Promise CHC desires an Executive Director who demonstrates a passion for reaching out to underserved people and ensuring they receive high-quality, compassionate and culturally competent health care that they need and deserve – regardless of their socioeconomic status.

Promise CHC is a growing, comprehensive Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving northwest Iowa. Promise offers an array of services, including primary medical, prenatal, dental, vision, behavioral health and family planning.

The Executive Director leads the not-for-profit, community-based organization in achieving its mission and its strategic, operational and financial goals. The Executive Director engages the Board and staff in collective strategic thinking, collaborative action and project implementation. The Executive Director possesses experience in community health principles. The Executive Director develops and administers personnel policies, supervises and directs all operations, maintains knowledge of funding and grant opportunities, and maintains compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. The Executive Director finds opportunities to be actively involved in the community. Experience in or working with the FQHC model of care is a significant plus.

Qualifications, education and experience:

  • Master’s degree in health care, public or business administration, or equivalent graduate training is preferred.
  • Senior-level management/executive experience is required. Experience in an FQHC or publicly-funded community health agency is a plus.

Please review an expanded job description and list of qualifications at: www.promisechc.org/careers/.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please apply online or send a resume and letter of interest by email to care@promisechc.org or by mail to: Promise Community Health Center; Attn: Executive Director Search Committee; 338 1st Ave. NW; Sioux Center, IA 51250. For more information, call 712-722-1700.