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Cristie Duric

Iowa 3RNET Network Coordinator

Tel: 515-229-3913

“There are many desirable attributes to living and working in Iowa from affordability to low crime rate. Even though it is a desirable place to live, housing remains very affordable. The educational system is one of the best in the country and, combined with the lower cost of living, makes Iowa a great place to raise a family. For more information about other Iowa perks, contact me.”

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How I can help your job search:

If you are a health care professional interested in living and working in Iowa, Cristie can:

  • Answer questions you may have about current job openings across Iowa
  • Guide you on how the National Health Service Corps works in Iowa
  • Provide information on Iowa-specific loan repayment programs
  • Help you navigate the J-1 Visa Waiver process in Iowa
  • Tell you more about Iowa’s state-specific incentives for health care professionals

Cristie is an employee of the Iowa Department of Public Health. She and her organization coordinate 3RNET activities in Iowa.


Behavioral Health Resources in Iowa

Behavioral Health Resources in Iowa

Job search support is provided for the following behavioral health disciplines:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Substance Use Disorder Counselor
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist

Incentive programs for behavioral health professionals:

Pipeline and pathway programs into behavioral health fields:

Behavioral Health Workforce Recruitment Contact in Iowa:

Cristie Duric
Iowa Health and Human Services
Tel: 515-229-3913   

J-1 Visas in Iowa

J-1 Visas in Iowa

If you want to obtain a J-1 Visa Waiver in Iowa, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start your job search about 18 months prior to when you want to start working.
  2. Find a job at an eligible J-1 site in our state. You can search for J-1 eligible jobs on 3RNET. Start your J-1 job search in Iowa now.
  3. Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.

Please contact hospitals and clinics directly to discuss employment opportunities. If you receive a job offer, the hiring facility will contact the Iowa Department of Public Health to obtain a J-1 waiver on your behalf. Waivers are not issued directly to practitioners. Please do not contact a facility if the Iowa job description indicates "Not a J-1 Visa site." 

J-1 waivers are available in Iowa's health professional shortage areas (HPSA) and medically underserved areas (MUA and MUP).

J-1 Visa Contact in Iowa:

Kevin Wooddell
Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Policy and Workforce Services
Tel: 515-343-4125 

Health Care Employers in Iowa

Health Care Employers in Iowa

You'll find jobs on 3RNET from these types of health care employers in Iowa:

  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • Community Health Centers (CHCs)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities
  • Private Practices
  • Correctional Facilities
  • National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment sites
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar sites
For Iowa Employers

For Iowa Employers

If you’re a health care employer in Iowa and you’d like to post your jobs on 3RNET, please fill out our employer application form which will be sent to the Iowa Network Coordinator.

If you have specific questions about using 3RNET in Iowa, please contact 3RNET’s Iowa Network Coordinator, Cristie Duric.