Ahoskie, NC — The Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) is joining an initiative of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to expand its outreach to recruit more veterans for work at the local RCCHC locations.
The nationwide expansion of health centers places ever-greater demands on health centers to further develop a skilled, trained and dependable workforce. Together, health centers and veterans can fill these gaps and work toward the goal of providing access to high quality, low cost primary health care to all Americans.
“Veterans and health centers have shared values— both are mission driven, committed to their country and their community,” said Tom Van Coverden, President and CEO of NACHC, “We’ve seen the benefits of hiring veterans – natural leadership skills, a ‘get it done’ attitude, combined with very high loyalty in terms of retention rates. We’re encouraging more health centers to reach out to the veteran community – but at the same time, we need to ensure that veterans know how to find us.”
NACHC has launched a video on YouTube to push the effort, and it can be found on rcchc.org and RCCHC’s Facebook page.
Currently, RCCHC is seeking applicants for the following positions: Staff Accountant, Special Population Outreach Worker (grant-funded), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Family Practice Physicians, Mid-Level Provider, PRN: Pharmacist, and Migrant Outreach Promotora. (grant-funded).
To learn more about each career opportunity currently available at RCCHC, visit www.rcchc.org/careers. You can also stay informed about the veterans hiring initiative by following the #CHCsHireVets hashtag on Twitter.
RCCHC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive health care that reduces health disparities for the people of the Roanoke-Chowan area. RCCHC is one of 1,124 other Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) with almost 8,139 primary care service sites located in urban and rural under-served areas throughout the United States and its territories. There are 30 FQHCs in NC, representing 150 clinical sites. Community Health Centers provide a range of primary care medical, dental, behavioral health and enabling services to help improve the health status and decrease health disparities of the medically under-served people in our country. Community Health Centers address the unique and significant barriers to affordable and accessible health care services for our community.
RCCHC has four locations: the Ahoskie Comprehensive Care Center and Corporate Office, located at 120 Health Center Drive in Ahoskie, primary care offices in Colerain and Murfreesboro, and a school-based health center on the campus of Hertford County Middle School in Murfreesboro.
For more information about RCCHC, call (252) 332-3548 or visit rcchc.org.