Jobs & Volunteering

Join the Island Health Care Team!

Why Join Island Health Care?

Here’s the short answer: to become part of a team of health professionals, islanders, and patients working together to ensure all islanders, regardless of income or insurance status, have access to high-quality health care! But that’s just the start—here are 3 other reasons you should consider joining our team:

Reason #1: Make A Difference

By working at a Federally Qualified Health Center, you actively help to:

  • Provide high-quality and accessible healthcare to underserved populations
  • Reduce health disparities among those experiencing barriers to healthcare
  • Mitigate some of the deficiencies of traditional healthcare systems by coordinating care across the continuum, integrating behavioral health into primary care, and working to address all of our patients’ needs, including the social determinants of health

Reason #2: Commit To Professional Excellence

At Island Health Care, we are committed to professional excellence through:

  • A culture of continuous improvement and accountability
  • State and national quality reporting
  • Strong internal quality assurance and improvement programs and initiatives
  • A continuing education or professional development budget for every employee

Reason #3: Innovate

Island Health Care strives to meet and further the standard set by other Community Health Centers as innovation centers. We are:

  • Growing fast and expanding into new areas!
  • At the intersection of local, state, and federal health care and public health policy, working closely with partner organizations at all three levels
  • Always looking for ways to better serve our community
  • Building and maintaining a strong public health nursing program
  • Partnering with organizations across the Island to ensure that patients have access to all the resources and services they need
  • A member of a dynamic Accountable Care Organization with a mission to provide more opportunities for individuals to receive coordinated, holistic, and culturally appropriate care in the communities where they live and work
  • A patient-centered medical home

Benefits

Island Health Care also offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees:

  • Retirement plan
  • Retirement plan matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development budget for every employee
  • Work from home opportunities for many roles
  • Health insurance
  • Malpractice insurance for Nurse Practitioners
  • Continuing education budget for Nurse Practitioners
  • Generous paid time off
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Protected sick time
  • Paid family and medical leave
Current Health Center Job Openings

Family Nurse Practictioner

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Allison Searle, Human Resources, or apply direct on Indeed:

Island Health Care is seeking a Family Nurse Practitioner to join our practice. The FNP will be a key member of our Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) team and will be responsible for providing primary care services, including assessing and managing patients in the clinic following established standards, practices, policies, and procedures. The FNP will have on-site and telehealth practice capacity.

You can find a more detailed job description here.

Patient Access Representative

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Allison Searle, Human Resources:​

Island Health Care is seeking a Patient Access Representative to join our team. As a Patient Access Representative, you will be an essential member of a team-based care environment. You will perform diversified duties including but not limited to scheduling appointments, checking patients in and out for appointments, collecting key information from patients and entering it into the patient management system, and facilitating communications. You will be interacting with patients, families, and team members, and must therefore be able to communicate efficiently and effectively to foster a productive and positive environment.

Medical Assistant / Health Coach

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Allison Searle, Human Resources:​

Island Health Care is seeking a  Medical Assistant/Health Coach to join our team.

The Medical Assistant/Health Coach assists in examination and treatment of patients to ensure patient needs are met in accordance with instructions of Clinical Director, Chief Medical Officer, Nurse Practitioner and health center’s policies and procedures. Has responsibilities that include patient/client/community outreach, advocacy and support; bridging cultural gaps (and fostering greater capacity) between and among staff, patients and the larger community; providing culturally appropriate health education, information and where appropriate, direct services; key performance measure data input and management/tracking.

Community Health Worker (CHW) — Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)

Agente de Saúde Comunitário para Determinantes Sociais da Saúde (SDoH)

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Allison Searle, Human Resources:

Island Health Care (IHC) is looking for a CHW to focus on the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and work with IHC’s unique patient populations within the health center’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model. The work of the SDoH CHW often extends to the wider community where their unique skillset makes them well equipped to identify persons in-need or at-risk and to connect them with the health center and other community services aimed with addressing the social determinants of health. The CHW encourages behaviors that promote both the wellness and health of the individuals and communities they serve, and provides a link between the community, health educators, and other healthcare and social service professionals. The CHW has a close understanding of the community she/he/ze/they serve(s) and is therefore able to act as a liaison between community members and the health/social services available to them. Brazilian Portuguese fluency highly desirable and will be compensated in the form of additional pay.

You can find a more detailed job description here.

A Island Health Care (IHC) está procurando um Agente de Saúde Comunitário para Determinantes Sociais da Saúde (SDoH) para trabalhar com as populações únicas de pacientes da IHC dentro do modelo de Casa Médica Centrada no Paciente (PCMH) do centro de saúde. O trabalho do CHW SDoH muitas vezes se estende à comunidade em geral, onde seu conjunto de habilidades únicas os torna bem equipados para identificar pessoas necessitadas ou em risco e conectá-las com o centro de saúde e outros serviços comunitários voltados para abordar os determinantes sociais da saúde . O CHW incentiva comportamentos que promovem o bem-estar e a saúde dos indivíduos e comunidades que servem e fornece uma ligação entre a comunidade, educadores de saúde e outros profissionais de saúde e serviços sociais. O CHW tem um conhecimento profundo da comunidade a que ela / ele / elu / eles servem (m), portanto, é capaz de atuar como um elo de ligação entre os membros da comunidade e os serviços de saúde / sociais à sua disposição. Fluência em português brasileiro altamente desejável e será compensada na forma de pagamento adicional.

Você pode encontrar a descrição do trabalho aqui.

Current Inter-Island Public Health Excellence Coalition Job Openings

Public Health Inspector

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Inter-Island Public Health Excellence Coalition:

The Inter-Island Public Health Excellence Coalition is currently seeking a Public Health Inspector to perform Inspection and investigatory work pertaining to the enforcement of applicable health and safety codes, protection of the environment and control of disease and other related work, as required.

Incumbent Under the direction and supervision of the town health agents, the position will enforce federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to public health and safety; investigate food borne illness outbreaks; inspect, license and regulate food service establishments, day care centers, nursing homes, food distribution programs, retail food stores and special events; educate food handlers on prevention of food-borne illness; investigate and respond to complaints relating to unsanitary, dangerous and/or unsafe living conditions and environments, rodent and insect control, drinking water and septic systems; respond to general complaints, including
nuisances, odors, rabies control, air quality, solid waste, hazardous waste, etc.

This inspector may also assist the town’s health agent in restaurant plan reviews, inspection of swimming pools, children’s camps, body art establishments, tanning salons, and tobacco control. In addition, the inspector may participate in interdepartmental housing and short term rental inspections with the Building, Fire and Police Departments for all six Martha’s Vineyard Towns and Nantucket. At the direction of the supervisory staff, the inspector  may also be called upon to participate in court complaints and cases of non-compliance using administrative and/or judicial procedures.

Public Health Biologist (Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket)

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Inter-Island Public Health Excellence Coalition:

The work of the Public Health Biologist focuses on prevention,
investigation, surveillance, and public education for vector-borne diseases and environmental exposures.

Examples include, but are not limited to: tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease; mosquito-borne encephalitis; other emerging zoonotic diseases; and exposure to harmful algal blooms.

An incumbent in the Public Health Biologist position will apply scientific methods, principles, and experience in basic medical entomology, zoology, parasitology, toxicology, coordinate emergency vector control, as required.

The PH Biologist will serve as a key resource for local health agencies on developing and advancing research efforts on environmental health, human health and animal risks, associated with viruses and environmental exposures as well as contributing to municipal and community-based climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts as appropriate,

Current Volunteer Openings

Board of Directors

For more information, contact Cynthia Mitchell, CEO:

Island Health Care Community Health Center Board of Directors is seeking new members. The federal health center governance model requires a patient majority on the Board and we are currently looking for two new patient members to be nominated and elected by the Board over the next few months.

COVID-19 Test Site Volunteers

To volunteer to help with testing, send us an email:

Drive-thru diagnostic testing for COVID-19 is available for any asymptomatic Islander or visitor who wants a test.

The test site at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School is open from 9AM to 3:30PM Monday-Friday. Clinical and non-clinical volunteers are needed. If interested, please email islandhealthcaremv@gmail.com.