Workforce Programs

The Tennessee Primary Care Association provides training and technical assistance in workforce development for Community Health Centers.  We work closely with CHCs to link them to resources that will assist them in recruiting, developing and retaining clinical and administrative staff.  

TPCA has developed a series of seven videos about CHCs and what it's like to work for one. Feel free to use them for trainings, orientations, recruitment, and other opportunities. These videos are available on our Photos & Videos page.

 TPCA Career Center
Our members post open positions for their health centers in the Career Center. You'll find positions listed such as:

  • Pharmacist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Front Office Staff/Clerks 
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Information Technology Staff
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative
  • Custodial and Maintenance

If you are a physician, dentist, nurse practitioner or physician assistant seeking a position at a Community Health Center, click here to be connected to our Workforce Partner, The Tennessee Rural Partnership.  Health centers should contact The Tennessee Rural Partnership to fill these vacant positions, as well.

Job seekers and health centers can find out more about Loan Repayment Programs here.

TPCA Service Learning

National Health Service Corps
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), through scholarship and loan repayment programs, helps Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the U.S. get the medical, dental, and mental health providers they need to meet their tremendous need for health care.  The NHSC scholarship is a competitive program that pays tuition, fees and provides a living stipend to students enrolled in accredited medical (MD or DO), dental, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, and physician assistant training. Upon graduation, scholarship recipients serve as primary care providers between 2 and 4 years in a community-based site in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) that has applied to and been approved by the NHSC as a service site. Awards are made to applicants most committed to serving underserved people and most likely to build successful careers in HPSAs and meet future needs for care throughout the Nation.

Workforce Partners and Resources

Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development

National Health Services Corps

Tennessee Department of Health

Public Health Online
Community resources for public health careers and education, including a comprehensive guide that explores options for individuals considering a Master's in Public Health program.