Joyce Hospodar
Tel: 520-626-2432

General Information: Why not make the Grand Canyon State the next place you call home? Arizona is recognized for its ongoing innovation in numerous fields including medicine, biosciences, agriculture, and technology; for its high quality of life; for its beautiful and unique landscape, and, for its majestic Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders in the United States. It is home to three major state Universities and numerous community colleges. Arizona is the 6th largest state in the U.S. by area and is home to about 6.7 million people.

In 2012, the Arizona 3RNet partnership was formed with the Arizona Center for Rural Health, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers. This partnership enabled the three organizations to enhance our collective outreach to facilities statewide, significantly increasing the number of active facilities -50 in 2012 to 118 in 2015.

Arizona has a variety of job openings with generous benefits in rural communities with beautiful landscapes, friendly people, and culturally diverse populations with 21 federally recognized Native American tribes/nations and more than 1.9 million people or 30% of Hispanic ethnicity.  Your free time can be spent enjoying the beautiful weather outdoors, hiking, river rafting, skiing, along with the cultural diversity the state has to offer. If you are open to international adventures, Arizona shares a 389 mile long border with Mexico. In addition, Arizona is one of the Four Corners states, sharing a regional border with New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California.

We are seeking the “Best for the West”!  Consider Arizona as your next place to call home! 

The Arizona Rural Recruitment & Retention Program (Arizona 3RNet) at the Center for Rural Health (CRH) provides assistance to health providers seeking jobs in rural Arizona and health facilities seeking necessary providers. Through this site, you can view or post job opportunities. 

Click here to visit the Center for Rural Health website.

Successful Placement Testimony:

"I appreciate Arizona's 3RNet because it attracts the attention of providers who tend to work well in our organization-providers who are dedicated, mission-minded and preferring a rural environment."

Sandy Seby, North Country Healthcare

Working with Arizona’s 3RNet member has provided networking opportunities that I could not have found anywhere else. Through their vast network of community members and partners I have made contacts throughout the state of Arizona and in the very communities where I hope to work. I have not only made business contacts, I have made lifelong friends. I cherish the friendships I have formed with so many talented individuals who are unified in a common cause.

- Brian Goodman, resident physician

Key Points


Primary care providers may be eligible for up to $65,000 of tax-free loan repayment for a minimum service of two years through the Arizona State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). Modeled after the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (NHSC), SLRP will repay qualifying educational loans in return for primary care services in communities located in federally designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Allopathic and Osteopathic Physicians in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, General Dentistry, Pharmacists, Advance Practice Providers such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, or Certified Nurse Midwives, and Licensed Behavioral Health Providers in Clinical Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling. Providers may be eligible if working full-time at least 40 hours per week or half-time at least 20 hours per week in a public, private, non-profit OR rural private practice sites. For more information, please visit the SLRP website or you may call Ana Roscetti at (602) 542-1066. 

Registered Nurses (RNs) may also be eligible for loan repayment through the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (NURSE Corps LRP).  The purpose of the NURSE Corps LRP is to help alleviate nursing shortages in Arizona and nationally.  The NURSE Corps LRP assists in the recruitment of professional RNs, including advanced practice RNs by repaying up to 60% of the total nurse education loan balance in exchange for at least 2 years of full-time service or up to 85% for a 3 year service in non-profit critical shortage facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) or working as nurse faculty in accredited schools of nursing.  For more information, please visit the Nurse Corps website or you may call Ana Roscetti (602) 542-1066.

Specialties Sought

Available Opportunities:  Administrative/Managers, Audiologist, Community Health Worker, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice/Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Physician Assistant, Pharmacist, Psychiatrist/Psychologist, Radiologist, Social Worker.  'Community Health Worker' has been added as a new profession option to the 3RNet website.  If you want a profession posted that is not currently on the  list, please let us know so that it can be added.


Associate Members

The Arizona Rural Recruitment & Retention Program at the CRH works closely with the Bureau of Health Systems Development (HSD) at the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC) both based in Phoenix, Arizona.  

Ana Lyn Roscetti, MPH  |  Workforce Section Manager  |  Bureau of Health Systems Development, Arizona Department of Health Services |150 N. 18th Avenue, Ste. 300  |  Phoenix, AZ  85007  |  Tel:  602.542.1066  |  Fax:  602.542.2011 | Attn: J1 Visa Waiver  |  Email:  

Lourdes Paez  |  Workforce Development Coordinator  |  Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers  |  700 E. Jefferson Street, Suite 100  |  Phoenix, AZ  85034  |  Tel:  602.288.7550  |  Email:

J-1 Visa Information and Other Available Programs:

  • Arizona’s J-1 Visa Waiver Program at the Arizona Department of Health Services click here.
  • HHS Exchange Visitor Waiver Program click here.
  • ADHS/HSD’s workforce programs, National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Arizona Loan Repayment Program, click here. 
  • Navigating the J-1 Visa Waiver Process booklet

    J1 Contact Information

    Ana Roscetti
    Bureau of Health Systems Development, AZ Dept. of Health Services
    150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 300
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Phone: 602-542-1066
    Fax: 602-542-2011 (Attn: J-1 Visa Waiver)
    Visit the HSD website for more iformation on the J-1 Visa Waiver Program


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    Joyce Hospodar
    Center for Rural Health, The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
    1295 N Martin Ave, Bldg A202
    P.O. Box 245177
    Tucson, AZ 85724
    Phone: 520-626-2432
    Fax: 520-626-3101
    Visit the Center for Rural Heath Webpage


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