Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners (Part-time or Full-time)
Location: Santa Cruz,
Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
Job Description: Santa Cruz, California area
Physician Assistant or
The Santa Cruz Community Health Centers (SCCHC) began as a women’s health collective in
1974 with the mission to improve the health of our patients and the community and advocate
the feminist goals of social, political, and economic equality. Now, 40 years later, we serve that
same mission as a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center operating two separate sites: the
Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center in downtown Santa Cruz serving women and children; and
our new East Cliff Family Health Center in Live Oak, serving everyone.
The SCCHC has a diverse patient population and an engaging and friendly work environment.
Our caring and committed staff works as a team to fulfill our mission so that all of our patients
have access to comprehensive, quality health care.
We are seeking Physician Assistants or
Nurse Practitioners (part-time or full-time)
to join our growing team.
The Santa Cruz Community Health Centers are situated on the Monterey Bay, close to Silicon
Valley and an hour’s drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Cruz is not only a place, it’s
a lifestyle. With our strong surf culture, enticing State Parks and Beaches, conscientious living
and a Mediterranean climate, Santa Cruz offers endless opportunities for you and your family.
Santa Cruz County residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, arts and culture, and
diverse educational opportunities. Fertile Central Coast farmland offers fresh, local, organic
produce through farmers markets nearly every day of the week.
The community attracts and hosts an eclectic array of cultural happenings. Creativity and
individuality thrive here. Stimulating educational opportunities are available at the University of
California Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College and top-rated public schools.
Job Summary: Santa Cruz Community Health Centers’ mid-level providers provide
comprehensive services, including preventive health, chronic care, pediatric care, reproductive
health and urgent care services. Mid-levels work with a Care Team in a patient centered
medical home structure.
What We Offer: Progressive, collaborative, patient-focused work environment, No on-call or
hospital duties, Competitive salary and benefits package, A team dedicated to providing
high quality Family Health, Pediatric and Integrated Behavioral Health services, Flexible work
schedule, Clinical support team in Patient-Centered Medical Home model, including Nursing
support and Integrated Behavioral Health, Focus on quality improvement, practice innovation
and data-driven primary care, Supportive, collaborative staff.
Required Competencies: Job Expertise, Commitment to preventive care and empowering
patients to make informed health care decisions, Awareness of health as means to support
communities and advance equality and empower
patients, Communication, Customer Service, Judgment/Problem Solving, Teamwork/
Interpersonal Skills, Reliability
Qualifications: Must be a Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant licensed and in
good standing in the State of California, Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills, Bilingual
in English and Spanish preferred, Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays, Experience
with Electronic Health Records, preferred, Experience in community health center or medically
underserved setting, preferred, Commitment to preventive care and empowering patients to
make informed health care decisions
Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary based on skills and experience. As an approved NHSC
site, Providers may be eligible for a Federal Loan Repayment Program. Competitive benefits
package. Paid time off and paid holidays accrue from date of hire. Employer subsidized group
health, dental, vision and life insurance plans after 30 days of employment with a satisfactory
review. Employer sponsored 2% retirement match.
Application Process: To apply, complete employment application found on the Careers page
of our website: www.schealthcenters.org/Careers.. Submit application and current resume with
letter of interest to human resources. No phone inquiries please.
THE SANTA CRUZ COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER