Where are Arc Health’s domestic and international partners?
In the U.S., Arc Health is partnering with tribal health systems in California, Oregon, Alaska, and elsewhere . Internationally, Arc Health is exploring partnerships in South Africa among other developing countries.
What is different about Arc Health different that sets it apart from other medical staffing organizations?
First, our reason for existence is to work ourselves out of a job. We believe that the most impoverished communities deserve the best providers to achieve health equity. When the day comes when those communities are fully staffed with the best providers, then we can close our operations there and look for other opportunities. Second, we are not profit driven, but social impact driven. In this vein, we are committed to investing heavily in community-led pathway programs to train Native American providers so that our first goal above is achieved in the long term. Third, we are only interested in serving the communities that have the most difficult time recruiting the most qualified providers. These may be the most challenges settings, but also the most rewarding for providers because their impact can be so significant.
Can I work part-time for Arc Health?
Yes, Arc Health will work with individual physicians to tailor either part-time or full-time work that fulfills our social mission and allows them to make the most impact.
How will Arc Health implement the social mission?
Arc Health is committed to serve only the most vulnerable communities. Arc Health will send only the most qualified and committed providers to those communities. Finally, significant portions of our revenue will be invested into existing pathway programs to train the next generation of committed local providers.
What specialties is Arc Health looking for?
Arc Health recruits based on the most pressing needs of the underserved communities we’re partnering with. These needs may include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, med-peds, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, psychiatry, NPs, PAs, PTs, CNMs, and other specialties.
Are there opportunities for non-physician providers?
Yes, the needs of the underserved communities go well beyond physician providers. Where requested, we are also committed to recruiting the best nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, and others.
What incentives will I receive if I join Arc Health?
Arc Health is committed to paying a competitive wage, and in most instances will provide travel and lodging if the location is far from your home. In addition, Arc Health aims to build a community of providers who share a social mission and who want to improve their own skills to serve the most vulnerable populations. As such, Arc Health will provide educational resources such as funded participation in targeted CME opportunities like the Global Health Bootcamp at UCSF or the Beyond Flexner conference for our most committed providers.