June 1, 2022
Delaware – Community health is a field of healthcare that focuses on promoting wellness and health for entire populations. There are many types of community health professionals that work together to provide healthcare services, educate community members, and improve the wellbeing of patients. There are a variety of career choices in community health. Jobs can vary from patient services representatives, medical assistants, nurses, social services coordinators, community health workers, health ambassadors, and medical, behavioral health, and dental providers.
Community health centers offer a unique model of care in the community health field. Community health centers deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services to the most vulnerable individuals and families. Care is delivered regardless of ability to pay.
Careers in community are rewarding and there are some amazing benefits of working at a community health center.
Community health centers are small in scale compared to other healthcare organizations, like hospitals, and have the benefits of close-knit teams, easier communication, and collaboration. Team members often work together to solve problems and deliver the highest-quality care.
Health centers aid in the progress of healthcare delivery. By having state-of-the-art medical and dental equipment, it becomes easier for care teams to reach patients and treat health concerns. Virtual care offers patients telehealth appointments and equips patients with remote monitoring tools that removes barriers to care.
Diversity and Inclusion
At the heart of community health is the goal of improving the health of diverse, marginalized, and underserved populations. Different cultures, values and perspectives are welcome. Patient care is delivered by talented, mission-driven caregivers and clinicians who live in the communities served.
Unique Benefits and Opportunities to Grow
Health Centers are uniquely positioned to offer loan repayment for some clinicians who work in medically underserved communities after two years of service. Benefits may also include tuition reimbursement, on-the-job training, and advancement from within.
Make a Difference Every Day
Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of working in community health is the positive change you can make in your community. Making health possible is at the heart of what you do and can bring a great purpose in your life. Community health professionals are passionate about the work they do and find it incredibly fulfilling.
Ready for a career in community health? Join Our Team At Westside Family Healthcare!
Westside Family Healthcare is a community health center in Delaware focused on improving the health of our neighborhoods by providing equal access to quality care, regardless of ability to pay. We believe that everyone in Delaware deserves compassionate, high-quality healthcare and we believe in health equity for all.
As a community health provider, our patients have access to primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services. We offer comprehensive support services to address the social, emotional, and economic factors that can affect health. Every day we help our families receive the care they need and deserve. We are leaders in primary care delivery, and we want you to be a part of it.
Westside offers a competitive salary and family-friendly benefit packages. We offer sign-on bonuses for most of our clinical positions.
About Westside Family Healthcare
Westside Family Healthcare is a Joint Commission Accredited non-profit community health system with locations currently in Wilmington, Northeast Wilmington, Newark, Bear/New Castle, and Dover providing care to 28,031 patients through 113,155 visits in 2021. Westside is the largest community health system in the state, providing family medical, dental, prenatal, and behavioral health services, regardless of ability to pay. Thirty-one percent of Westside Family Healthcare’s budget in 2021 comprised of Federal funds. Care is provided for all individuals, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Westside operates a mobile health unit and outreach team that provides necessary primary care, infectious disease testing, vaccinations, and oral health services to workers and their families throughout the growing season. Learn more about Westside at www.westsidehealth.org.