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Utah Health Care Workforce Program
The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (PCRH), Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program, under the Utah Department of Health, has the responsibility to assist Utah rural and underserved communities in dealing with primary health care needs relating to recruiting health professionals, planning, and technical assistance. The Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program is responsible for assisting communities in development of new or expanded primary health care services and working with them to improve primary health care by providing information to increase the effectiveness of their systems, to decrease duplication and fragmentation of services, and to maximize community use of primary gifts, and local, state, and federal grants and contracts.
As part of the Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program are recruitment and retention assistance activities, and include programs which are geared to help rural and underserved urban communities in recruiting health professionals, including the federal National Health Service Corps Recruitment and Retention Assistance Program. Health Professionals covered by the Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program include: Dentists (fully licensed DDS and DMD), Mental Health Therapists (fully licensed Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors), Nurses (fully licensed LPN through PhD), Physicians (fully licensed DO and MD, with emphasis on primary care physicians), and Physician Assistants (must have passed the national certification and must be fully licensed).
The Utah Health Care Workforce Program also offers recruitment assistance through our Clearinghouse Database to health professionals seeking employment in the State of Utah, but who are not interested in educational loan repayment.
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Conrad State 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program
The PCRH supports the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program and is the agency designated by the Governor of the State of Utah and the United States Department of State to act as the "Interested Government Agency" for physicians requesting J-1 Visa Waiver's in the State of Utah. For general information on the State of Utah Conrad State 30 Program activities, you can review the "Conrad State 30/J-1 Visa Waiver Program Fact Sheet".
You can go to the following web site to see if an employment site is located in a "primary care" health professional shortage area (HPSA); or you can view a HPSA map by clicking on "Health Professional Shortage Areas" or the button to the left with the same title. Utah does not use medically underserved areas or medically underserved populations (MUA/MUP) designations to consider employment sites eligible for J-1 visa waiver placements.
J-1 VISA WAIVER requests Will ALSO be considered
by the Utah Department of Health for
Specialists and Sub-Specialists practicing in NON-HPSA designated areas,
if the employment site meets the FLEX Slot requirements listed below.
"PRIMARY CARE" physicians include
Family Practice, Gynecologic, Internal Medicine, Obstetric, Pediatric, and Psychiatry.
For further details on this Program, please check below:
List of Current Utah Employment Opportunities
Information is currently NOT available. Please check back with us in the future.
By clicking above, you can access a list of current Utah employment opportunities. This list includes the profession, number of opportunities, and whether a site will sponsor a J-1 Visa Waiver physician. You will need to complete the information requested and contact our office to receive a detailed copy of information on the specific sites that are currently recruiting.
Utah Rural and Underserved Hospitals, Clinics, and CHCs
By clicking above, you can access a list of Utah's rural and underserved hospitals, clinics, and community health centers. This list includes the name, phone number, and fax number for contact information for each of the sites, as well as notes which locations are "Not a J-1 Visa Sponsor Site."
Links of Interest to Health Care Professionals
University of Utah School of Medicine
Utah Academy of Physician Assistants (UAPA)
Utah Academy of Family Physicians (UAFP)
Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Utah Hospital and Health Systems Association
Utah Medical Association
Utah Nurses Association
Utah Telehealth Network