There is a critical shortage of primary care providers in West Virginia. Coupled with an aging population and a significant population with multiple chronic conditions, the need for primary care providers is growing.
Without an adequate clinical workforce, health centers cannot run their businesses efficiently or provide care to those who need it most. The WVPCA understands that health centers experience frequent vacancies and significant challenges in recruiting and retaining providers. The WVPCA’s goal is to help centers overcome those challenges and fill their vacancies with high caliber medical professionals who have a desire to work in a team-based, patient-centered environment long term.
In addition to posting vacancies on our website, the WVPCA staff markets community health center opportunities at state and national conferences, career fairs, and residency programs when possible. The WVPCA also partners with the National Health Service Corps and J-1 Visa programs. The recruitment services provided by the WVPCA are intended to complement the recruitment services of each health center, not replace them. The WVPCA also provides CEOs with annual WV CHC Salary & Benefit reports.