Opportunities

Esperanza Health Center’s staff is a committed, dedicated group of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. We see our work as a calling to serve God in our community. We’re seeking qualified, professional individuals to join us in advancing our mission, in a variety of positions.

Current Open Positions

Please scroll down to learn more about each open position and to apply:


(Updated 9/15/17)

Primary Care Physicians

Esperanza Health Center, a faith based primary health care clinic in Philadelphia, seeks  board certified Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Med/Peds Physicians to provide Christ-centered primary care to the predominantly Latino North Philadelphia community. Spanish functionality (or willingness to learn) is required. Providers have received loan repayment via National Health Service Corps, the Pennsylvania Loan Repayment Program, or Project MedSend.

Salary position includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long term disability insurance.

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Nurse Practitioner

Esperanza Health Center, a faith based primary health care clinic in Philadelphia, seeks a certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Family or Adult care to provide Christ-centered primary care to the predominantly Latino North Philadelphia community. Spanish functionality (or willingness to learn) is required. Providers have received loan repayment via National Health Service Corps, the Pennsylvania Loan Repayment Program, or Project MedSend.

Salary position includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long term disability insurance.

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Dentist

Esperanza Health Center seeks a full-time Dentist.  The Staff Dentist is responsible for providing clinical dental services and preventive dental care in a community health center setting.  The Staff Dentist supervises the dental assistants and dental hygienists of the community health center in the absence of the Lead Dentist.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the Commonwealth of PA, required
  • Current CPR (BLS) certification, required
  • Pennsylvania DEA registrations, required
  • Bilingual in English or Spanish, or willingness to participate in overseas immersion language training, required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of primary dental care in outpatient setting
  • Current knowledge of principles and practices of modern dentistry as related to public health organizations and community health programs
  • Familiarity with current social and economic problems pertaining to public health and their impact on primary care
  • Must be able to provide wholistic primary care that integrates faith and work

Salary position includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

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Addictions Counselor

Esperanza Health Center, seeks a full-time Addictions Counselor. The Addictions Counselor provides drug and alcohol consultation, screening, brief intervention and referral services for patients with substance use issues. The Addictions Counselor collaborates with patients, and as appropriate, their family members and/or support system and the medical treatment team to develop a plan to address substance use issues, including providing recommendations, referrals and coordination of care. He/she works with insurance companies to obtain necessary authorizations and with pharmacies in order to ensure adequate supply of medication needed for treatment. The Addictions Counselor develops and leads support groups for patients and/or family members. The Addictions Counselor, as needed, will provide integrated behavioral health services to patients who may not have a substance abuse diagnosis.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Master’s in Social Work (LSW or LCSW) preferred, other licensures will be considered (LPC, LMFT, PsyD)
  • Certified Addictions Counselor credentials required within 6 months of employment
  • At least 1 year work experience in a medical or behavioral health setting, preferably with experience in addictions counseling/treatment.
  • Ability to serve all people in a Christ-like manner with respect, humility, love, and self-control.
  • Bilingual English and Spanish, or willingness to participate in overseas language training, required
  • Familiarity and experience with the population EHC serves, preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with attention to detail and to the verification of details.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to remain standing or at a desk working in a high paced environment
  • Able to type repetitively and enter data on a computer
  • Able to climb stairs

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

APPLY NOW – Addictions Counselor

Assistant Clinical Supervisor/Medical Assistant

Esperanza Health Center seeks a full-time Assistant Clinical Supervisor/Medical Assistant.  This position provides direct support to the Head Nurse in leading the nursing/MA team, including: direct patient care, inventory and ordering of clinical supplies, training of staff, and involvement in clinical quality improvement measures.  Other responsibilities include: addressing the needs of walk-in and call-in patients, making arrangements for needed follow up; phlebotomy, dispensary coverage, vaccine coordination, cleaning and organizing exam rooms, and nurturing the spiritual growth of team members and patients.  This position is half-time Assistant Clinical Supervisor and half-time float on the Medical Assistant team.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Medical Assistant diploma required; CRMA or CMA preferred.
  • Experience working as a Clinical Medical Assistant, required
  • Supervisory or lead experience, preferred
  • Must be able to integrate faith into work-related tasks
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, required
  • Computer skills, required; experience working with EMR systems preferred
  • Solid interpersonal skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to handle many details and multiple priorities. Neat and organized with careful attention to details.
  • Basic math skills, required

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

APPLY NOW – Assistant Clinical Supervisor/Medical Assistant

Behavioral Health Consultant – LCSW/Psy.D

Esperanza Health Center, a faith based primary health care clinic in Philadelphia seeks a full-time Behavioral Health Consultant to serve as a member of the primary care provider team providing brief, immediate behavioral health support and interventions as part of integrated primary care services. Refers patients, when appropriate, to social services and external psychiatric counseling.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • LCSWs and/or Psy.D’s who have a valid, current clinical license in Pennsylvania, required.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to provide quick and accurate clinical assessments, and design culturally-appropriate behavioral health interventions
  • Ability to integrate faith and practice
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, or willingness to participate on overseas immersion language training, required.
  • Knowledge of basic psycho-pharmacology, preferred

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

APPLY NOW – Behavioral Health Consultant – LCSW/Psy.D

Clerical Assistant

Esperanza Health Center seeks a full-time Clerical Assistant.  The Clerical Assistant is responsible for registering patients’ demographics, insurance, and financial information into the EMR prior to service.  Clerical Assistants utilize insurance websites or directly contact insurance companies to verify eligibility and to confirm provider assignment.  Other responsibilities include preparing fee tickets prior to clinical visit, notating all issues concerning insurance problems or missing documentation.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • One or more years in customer service, preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, required
  • Computer experience, preferred
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to integrate faith into work-related tasks

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

APPLY NOW – Clerical Assistant

Community Health Worker

Esperanza Health Center seeks a full-time Community Health Worker.  The Community Health Worker will be an integral member of the care management outreach team, focused on Esperanza Health Center patients recognized as high-risk and/or high-utilizer, who require multidisciplinary case management to improve patient outcomes and reduce emergency room utilization and hospitalizations. Together with the primary care practitioner and the Nurse Care Manager, the Community Health Worker will assist with care plan implementation and patient education during in-home visits, help develop care management strategies, and work with team members to provide linkages for the various health and social needs of patients.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED, required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) preferred; 1-2 years’ experience providing clinical services; experience in community/outpatient setting, preferred
  • Ability to integrate faith in work-related tasks
  • Experience in serving the poor, urban environments; familiarity with North Philadelphia, preferred
  • Strong written oral/written communication, required
  • Ability to effectively provide support care to socially and medically complex patients in a variety of non-traditional settings
  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, with attention to detail, required
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and manage multiple priorities, utilize effective time management skills, and exercise sound judgment
  • Able to travel to multiple office locations and patient homes, required

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

APPLY NOW – Community Health Worker

Dental Assistant

Esperanza Health Center seeks a full-time Dental Assistant.  The Dental Assistant is responsible for assisting the Dentists and Dental Hygienists in the direct provision of dental services to patients of the center. The Dental Assistant is also responsible for sterilization, preparation and inventory control of dental instruments and supplies.  Other responsibilities include dental radiography, equipment maintenance, oral health education, monitoring patient flow, and assisting the Dental Administrator as needed.  Includes some Saturday shifts.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • 1+ years patient care experience, preferred
  • Completion of accredited course in dental assisting, required; Certified Dental Assistant, preferred
  • Dental radiology authorization, required
  • Current CPR (BLS), required
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, required
  • Ability to integrate faith and healthcare
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Able to independently identify and solve problems
  • Proficient with Dental electronic medical records
  • Able to remain calm in stressful situations and provide excellent patient care

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

APPLY NOW – Dental Assistant

Dispensary Manager

Esperanza Health Center seeks a full-time Dispensary Manager.  The Dispensary Manager is responsible to oversee all dispensing operations of Esperanza Health Center’s dispensary operations.  Supervises dispensary staff, ensuring they are properly trained.  Facilitates smooth and efficient operations.  Occasionally works directly in dispensaries to cover staff absences.  Reports to the Director of Operations

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, with previous experience in system organization, medical knowledge, preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, required
  • Previous supervisory experience, preferred
  • 340B and Dispensary management experience, preferred
  • Ability to integrate faith in work-related tasks and leadership role
  • Strong business analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle many details and multiple priorities. Neat and organized with careful attention to details
  • Able to remain calm under pressure and meet deadlines

Salary position includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

APPLY NOW – Dispensary Manager

Electronic Medical Records Support Specialist

Esperanza Health Center seeks a full-time Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Support Specialist.  The EMR Support Specialist plays a key role in providing technical expertise and direct support and ongoing training for staff using Esperanza’s GE Centricity EMR.  By working closely with the clinical staff for training and support, the EMR Support Specialist is actively involved in identifying and implementing enhancements and improvements to workflows and system features.  Primary responsibilities include directing IT desk support, conducting EMR training sessions and follow-up, performance and process improvement, content development for workflow analysis, and maintaining EMR permissions and user lists.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred: Healthcare-related, Information Technology, Communication, Project Management, or other related degree
  • High level computer proficiency and efficiency, including MS Windows and Microsoft Office applications, required
  • Prior EMR implementation or maintenance experience, preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication and teaching skills, required
  • Project management experience, preferred
  • Ability to integrate faith and work
  • Service-oriented attitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of the IT/EMR team

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

APPLY NOW – EMR Support Specialist 

Food Service Substitute

Esperanza Health Center seeks a part-time, on-call Food Service Substitute.  The Food Service Substitute performs the necessary food preparation, customer service, and kitchen sanitation tasks to ensure that the healthy café operates consistently, efficiently, and safely.  This position is a part-time, on-call substitute with no guaranteed weekly hours.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • High School Diploma/GED, required
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English, preferred
  • SafeServ certification, preferred
  • Strong kitchen multi-tasking and priority setting ability, required
  • Ability to provide polite and thorough customer service and hospitable attitude
  • Safe and efficient knife skills and knowledge of culinary techniques
  • Strong cross-cultural sensitivity; able to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds

APPLY NOW – Food Service Substitute 

Group Fitness Instructor

Esperanza Health Center seeks Group Fitness Instructors, possessing varying group exercise certifications.  The Group Fitness Instructor will provide group class fitness instruction for patients and community members. Areas of interest include classes for children and youth fitness, teen fitness, senior fitness, family fitness, martial arts, dance, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates or other specialty areas. The Group Fitness Instructor is responsible for preparing and leading group fitness classes, and may also be responsible for registering new participants and processing payments when necessary.  Hours will depend on your certifications and our program needs.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Current group exercise certification required (i.e. Zumba Gold, Kickboxing, Exercise for Special Populations)
  • Experience Current CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, required
  • Previous experience leading group exercise classes, required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of exercise anatomy and physiology, required
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English, preferred
  • Experience demonstrating exercise modifications based on individual restrictions or limitations, strongly preferred
  • Able to work with participants with diverse fitness levels
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Creative, self-motivated, and able to motivate and encourage class participants

APPLY NOW – Group Fitness Instructor

Medical Assistant

Esperanza Health Center, seeks a full-time Medical Assistant. The Medical Assistant will serve as a member of the Medical Assistant team providing support of the clinicians and in the provision of safe and whole person care to our patients. The Medical Assistant will be responsible for preparing adults and children for exams and assists adult practitioners and pediatricians. They will address the needs of walk-in and call-in patients; help make arrangements for needed follow up. The Medical Assistant may also perform phlebotomy, cover the dispensary role, tend to orderliness, cleanliness and stocking of exam rooms between patient visits; assist in organizing storage areas; and nurture the spiritual growth of team members and patients.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Medical Assistant Certificate or college degree, preferred
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle many details and multi-task well
  • Ability to integrate faith and practice
  • Must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Proficient math skills
  • Strong communication skills

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

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Nurse Care Manager

Esperanza Health Center seeks a full- time Nurse Care Manager to provide comprehensive wellness visits and improve data sharing with insurance companies.  The RN Care Manager provides holistic care management to improve health outcomes and decrease emergency room utilization and hospitalizations of identified patient populations.  Together with PCPs and outreach coordinators, the RN Care Manager will develop and implement care plans and patient education, working with team members to provide linkages for the various health and social needs of patients.

Education, Skills and Experience

  • Registered Nurse license required; college graduate (BSN), preferred
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, required
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience providing clinical services
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience in community/outpatient setting and case management preferred
  • Experience in serving the poor, urban environments; familiarity with North Philadelphia is preferred
  • Ability to integrate faith and clinical practice, required
  • Ability to travel between sites, required

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long term disability insurance.

APPLY NOW – Nurse Care Manager

Nurse Educator (RN)

Esperanza Health Center seeks a part-time Nurse Educator to provide Christ-centered assistance, logistical oversight and curriculum development for the implementation of the 8-10 week Community Health Promoter course offered several times each year. This role will assist in teaching the Community Health Promoters and mentoring graduates in using their skills within their community while building on community assets. The Nurse Educator will also develop and connect health promoters to educational opportunities to further their growth.  In conjunction with the Community Health and Wellness Department, the Nurse Educator will be responsible for assisting with program initiatives ensuring measurable outcomes that improve overall community health and wellbeing.  This position is part-time. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • RN, BSN preferred with 3-5 years of nursing experience.
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish required.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work with individuals from various backgrounds.
  • Experience in health education and curriculum development for low literacy participants within an urban context.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of the North Philadelphia community and resources preferred.
  • Able to develop community leaders through servant leadership and mentoring.
  • Demonstrates strong spiritual leadership and able to integrate faith with health care.
  • Experience and ability with program implementation and administration.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details and accuracy; able to simultaneously and effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Committed to collaborate interdepartmentally to assure best practices regarding health education and recommended treatments.
  • Adept with MicroSoft Office Suite, Facebook, and other computer based media tools, database management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with designing, implementing and evaluating/measuring the effectiveness of public health initiatives.
  • Able to assess priorities, resources and needs to develop key partnerships.

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Nurse Educator/Clinical Director of Community Health and Wellness

Esperanza Health Center seeks a part-time Nurse Educator/Clinical Director of Community Health and Wellness to provide Christ-centered assistance, logistical oversight and curriculum development for the implementation of the 8-10 week Community Health Promoter course offered several times each year. This role will assist in teaching the Community Health Promoters and mentoring graduates in using their skills within their community while building on community assets. The Nurse Educator will also develop and connect health promoters to educational opportunities to further their growth.  In conjunction with the Community Health and Wellness Department, the Nurse Educator will be responsible for assisting with program initiatives ensuring measurable outcomes that improve overall community health and wellbeing.  In addition to providing support for the CHP class, the Nurse Educator will act as the clinical director by providing input into all medical aspects of programming, clinical outcomes/metrics and medical partnerships or initiatives as prioritized by the Community Health and Wellness department, in conjunction with overall health center goals.

This position is part-time, however, based upon candidate experience and desire, it could work additional time providing primary care services (see the Primary Care postings above). Some evening and weekend hours required.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • CRNP, MD, DO, or PA-C with 3-5 years clinical experience.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, required.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work with individuals from various backgrounds.
  • Experience in health education and curriculum development for low literacy participants within an urban context.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of the North Philadelphia community and resources preferred.
  • Able to develop community leaders through servant leadership and mentoring.
  • Demonstrates strong spiritual leadership and able to integrate faith with health care.
  • Experience and ability with program implementation and administration.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details and accuracy; able to simultaneously and effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Committed to collaborate interdepartmentally to assure best practices regarding health education and recommended treatments.
  • Adept with MicroSoft Office Suite, Facebook, and other computer based media tools, database management skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with designing, implementing and evaluating/measuring the effectiveness of public health initiatives.
  • Able to assess priorities, resources and needs to develop key partnerships.

APPLY NOW – Nurse Educator/Clinical Director of Community Health & Wellness

Security and Front Entrance Coordinator

Esperanza Health Center seeks a part-time Security and Front Desk Coordinator.  Under the direct supervision of the Operations Director, this position is responsible for providing customer service at the HP front entrance, security services throughout the HP facility, and operational support services.  Other responsibilities include: welcoming patients and guests and providing active assistance in directing around the facility, watching and responding to issues on security monitors and general facility surveillance, coordinate shipping & receiving functions for HP site, and other operations projects such as supplies ordering and maintenance coordination.  This position is part-time, 24-30 hrs/week.  Some evenings and weekends required.

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED, required
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred
  • Knowledge of basic building security procedures, preferred
  • Ability or willingness to learn how to effectively deal with agitated people and emergency situations
  • Outgoing, friendly, helpful, and energetic
  • Able to manage administrative tasks, work orders, and scheduling
  • Strong computer skills, required
  • Able to integrate personal faith in Jesus Christ with work
  • Must be able to speak out loud and read fine print on paper, computer, and databases
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs., bend, stretch, stand, or sit for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, walk, and/or run.

Includes a benefit package including vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plan and life and long-term disability insurance.

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