Arizona

Recent Updates:

We are excited to share with you that "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.

The 2016 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open through October 22.  Click here for more details.

General Information:  If you are looking for a job in a rural community with beautiful landscapes, friendly people, culturally diverse populations and generous benefits - look no further - Arizona is your destination.  Arizona is recognized for its natural beauty, high quality of life, and its ongoing innovation in all fields from agriculture to technology. Whether you enjoy hiking, skiing, the arts, or relaxing at the spa, there’s a place for you in Arizona.   Why not  make the Grand Canyon State the next place you call home.

Arizona is the 6th largest state in the U.S. by area and is home to about 6.4 million people. The state’s culturally diverse population is one of the fastest growing with 21 federally recognized Native American tribes/nations and more than 1.9 million people or 30% of Hispanic ethnicity. Many health care providers enjoy the benefits of living and working in a rural community.

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:  

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

ARIZONA LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM 

Primary care providers may be eligible for up to $40,000 of tax-free loan repayment for a minimum service of two years or up to $87,000 for a four year commitment 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 General Practice, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, or General Dentistry, and midlevel providers such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives may be eligible if working full-time (40 hours per week) in public/private, non-profit OR rural private practices. 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.   The purpose of the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (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 at (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.

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:  JI Visa Waiver  |  Email:  ana.lyn.roscetti@azdhs.gov  

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:  lourdesp@aachc.org

 

 


J-1 Visa Information and Other Available Programs:

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)
ana.lyn.roscetti@azdhs.gov
Visit the HSD website for more iformation on the J-1 Visa Waiver Program

Additional Contacts

Ana Roscetti
Ana.Lyn.Roscetti@azdhs.gov
Tel: 602-542-1066
Fax: 602-542-2011

The 2016 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open through October 22! Click here to learn more.

ADHS director blogs about the Arizona 3RNet  http://directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/tag/3rnet/ 

PUBLICATIONS:

The Supply of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives in Arizona

Workforce Study of Healthcare Providers in Rural Arizona

Arizona Health Care Connection Newsletter click here.

Arizona has a shortage of primary care providers needed to address the healthcare needs of our most vulnerable populations. Our healthcare workforce is vital to state initiatives to expand access to primary care services and provide health and wellness for all Arizonans.  

The Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Health Systems Development has a quarterly newsletter designed to support and empower your efforts to serve your community.    

TELEHEALTH WEBINAR RECORDING:

State Innovations to assure a health workforce to provide high value, quality care in rural areas |  Presenter:  Dan Derksen, MD, Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair & Director of the Center for Rural Health, University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

 

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
hospodar@email.arizona.edu
Visit the Center for Rural Heath Webpage

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