Zufall Health joined Community Health Centers (CHCs) throughout the state on October 10th for a Train Up Day to encourage career development and workforce opportunities within CHCs. Train Up Day provides a chance to share available positions and job openings for employees to grow within their organization. During the event, Zufall highlighted success stories of staff members who moved up the ladder, instructed employees about the various departments within the Health Center, as well as provided information about training and education opportunities available to employees.
“At Zufall Health, we are committed to promoting career opportunities for our staff to grow and develop”, said Eva Turbiner, Zufall’s President and CEO. “We are surrounded by a truly dedicated team who worked hard to get to where they are today.”
A variety of career opportunities exist at CHCs. Zufall employs more than 300 staff members at nine locations in Northern and Central NJ. Statewide, CHCs employ 3,170 individuals, including 1,858 medical professionals, according to NJPCA Quick Facts 2018. CHC careers include: nurses, physician assistants, doctors, medical assistants, dentists, dental assistants, social workers, behavioral health counselors, care managers, information technology experts, human resource professionals, financial professionals, billers, and community health workers.
One such example of a career development success within Zufall is Physician Assistant (PA) Katheryn Grajales. Ms. Grajales began her career at Zufall in 2012 as a Patient Representative in our Dover office while she attended PA school at Seton Hall. During her studies, she spent a month rotation with Zufall’s PA Michael Murphy and Dr. Douglas Bishop during which she was able to gain valuable experience in Zufall clinical processes. Soon after graduating school, a position opened up in Zufall’s Morristown office and she was hired as a PA in December 2015. The transition from Patient Representative to PA was an easy one thanks to the support of her fellow providers and other staff. Ms. Grajales said, “When I first transitioned to the PA position, the staff was so helpful in training me and making me feel comfortable. They gave me a lot of confidence in my new position.”
Community Health Centers are a great place for healthcare professionals and other workers to grow their career. A list of current job openings at Zufall Health can be found here: https://www.zufallhealth.org/join-us/employment/
About New Jersey’s Community Health Centers: New Jersey’s Community Health Centers provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive, high quality primary medical, dental and behavioral health services for all ages. There are currently 24 CHCs in New Jersey, one of which is a look-alike. These centers and their 134 satellite sites provide healthcare services to over 500,000 people in New Jersey.
Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are in every state across the nation. FQHCs are authorized under Section 330(A) of the Public Health Services Act to provide healthcare to the medically underserved. Many health centers and their sites are specially designated to serve the needs of special populations including homeless populations, public housing residents, migrant and seasonal farm workers, veterans and school-aged children. For more information about the HRSA Health Center Program, please visit bphc.hrsa.gov/about/index.html.