New Jersey

Linda D. Anderson, Project Director
Tel: 609-292-1495
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In New Jersey, there are 20 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) with over 90 licensed ambulatory care facilities located in both urban centers and rural communities. These health centers offer a range of primary health care services at locations statewide and are safety net for the uninsured, vulnerable and medically underserved populations. According to the 2012 data, these health centers were the family doctor and medical home for over 466,000 individuals. About 45% of the FQHC users are uninsured and 41% are covered by Medicaid.

NEW:  New Jersey correctional health care now has 12 state prisons that have been approved as designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) sites in primary, dental and mental health. As a result, health care staff can apply for loan repayment at approved sites. The health care providers in these correctional facilities are responsible for the provision of comprehensive medical and mental health services to the patient population. On the physical health side: physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, license clinical social workers, dental hygienists and medical technicians are responsible for inmates' physical health care. The behaviorial health programs and staff provides for the mental health needs for both adults and juvenile offenders.

Please, take the time to visit other health care opportunities on these websites: http://www.njha.com and http://www.njpca.org.

Key Points

New Jersey is the place to get up and go! When you aren't working, our State is small enough to enjoy many of its various sights in a day trip. Choosing New Jersey as a place to live and work gives you a huge advantage when it comes to sightseeing and fun from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the slopes of the Appalachian Mountains…from the lights of New York City to quaint, historic towns... landscapes of Pennsylvania. Our state is rich in history with destinations that will undoubtedly enhance your overall learning experiences. Best of all, you will never grow tired of the amusement parks, historical attractions, beaches and rivers, biking, bird watching, boating and sailing, fish and wildlife,, farms and orchards, gardens, golfing, sports teams and venues, state and national parks, tours and sightseeing, lighthouses, parks and forests, shopping centers large and small, major metropolitan hubs and villages. Take a closer look at New Jersey at our official website: www.state.nj.us

Specialties Sought

Primary Care

Mental Health

 

Dental Recruiting

Dentists are employed at most of the federally qualified health centers and many of the prisons throughout the state. These healthcare providers can apply for loan repayment at approved sites.

Mental Health Recruiting

Some of the federally qualified health centers and many of the prisons have a mental health component.  These healthcare providers can apply for loan repayment at approved sites.

Registered Nurse Recruiting

There's loan repayment for Registered Nurses at approved sites for some of the federally qualified health centers. The prisons require Nurse Practitioners or Advanced Nurse Practitioners for primary and mental health care positions. 

New Jersey J-1 Visas/H1-B Applications:

There is no timeline for submission of J-1 Visa Waiver and H1-B applications. These applications are accepted year round. The opportunities for physicians are very limited and we do not provide direct recruitment services for candidates. Specialties are considered for placement in the State Designated Children Hospitals and New Jersey Trauma Hospitals for J-1 and H1-B applicants. New Jersey does participate in the State Conrad 30 program which has several slots available.

This office primary focus is licensed ambulatory care positions for federal qualified health centers. This Department policy is completely discretionary, voluntary and may be modified or terminated at any time. The submission of a complete waiver package to the Department does not ensure that the Department will recommend a waiver. In all instances, the Department reserves the right to recommend or decline any request for a waiver.

To request a State of New Jersey Conrad 30 waiver recommendation letter, candidates need to: 1) apply for a J-1 Visa waiver through the U.S. Department of State; 2) get a waiver review case number from U.S. Department of State; 3) complete an application which is obtained on our web page; and 4) send the application and all required information to:

New Jersey Workforce Development
Linda D. Anderson, Project Director
New Jersey Depatment of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care.

The Department 's policy is completely discretionary, voluntary and may be modified or terminated at any time. The submission of a complete waiver package to the Department does not ensure that the Department will recommend a waiver. In all instances, the Department reserves the right to recommend or decline any request for a waiver.

J1 Contact Information

Linda D. Anderson, Project Director
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
50 East State Street
P.O. Box 364
Trenton,NJ 08625-0364
Phone: 609-292-1495
Fax: 609-292-9599
Linda.Anderson@doh.nj.us
New Jersey Workforce Development

Linda D. Anderson, Project Director
New Jersey Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
50 East State Street
PO Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Phone: 609-292-1495
Fax: 609-292-9599
linda.anderson@doh.nj.gov

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