PCC’s headquarters is located just seven miles from downtown Chicago in Oak Park, IL—home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio and Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. With affordable housing and an outstanding school system, Oak Park is a suburb with an urban flare and an ideal community in which to raise your family and develop a rewarding career.
PCC has hospital affiliations with West Suburban Medical Center as well as Westlake, Norwegian American, and Loretto Hospitals. Our fellowship and residency programs are hosted in collaboration with West Suburban Medical Center.
PCC is continuously dialoguing with community members, health organizations and patients to brainstorm innovative ways through which to increase access to affordable, quality health care. Two exciting PCC programs have been birthed from such dialogue—the Birth Center at PCC and PCC’s community farm. The first initiative, the Birth Center at PCC, is the first licensed free-standing birth center in the state of Illinois. The second project, PCC Austin Farm, is a sustainable avenue through which to provide the Austin community, a designated food desert, with access to fresh produce. Our dedication has also won us numerous awards and accolades. For instance, the University of Chicago recognized our Behavioral Health program with the 2011 Distinctive Innovation in Social Services Award.
Our commitment to providing quality care extends to our strategic construction, renovation and upkeep of our facilities. Our facilities are well maintained, ensuring optimal surroundings to provide health care and support services. In fact two of our sites, PCC Austin Family Health Center and PCC South Family Health Center are LEED-Gold Certified, a ranking that denotes these buildings are environmentally responsible. PCC Austin Family Health Center won both the Illinois ASHRAE Award for Excellence in Engineering (2010) and The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Outstanding Non-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project (2011).
All open positions for medical, behavioral health, and dental providers are listed on the National Health Service Corps website. When searching, be sure to visit each satellite/affiliate site to see all job posts. There are 11 PCC sites, each with their own provider listings. PCC sites have the following HPSA scores:
- Primary Care: 18
Mental Health: 20
PCC acknowledges the sacrifice our providers make when they dedicate their careers to caring for underserved populations within a non-profit organization. Therefore, we endeavor to provide a comprehensive benefits program that will adequately support our providers.
Full-time, benefits-eligible providers are offered medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance. Staff also receive personal time, paid vacation and sick days, and holiday time off. Lastly, PCC offers an optional retirement plan. Part-time providers are eligible for pro-rated benefits.
Provider Loan Repayment
PCC participates in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program. This program is open to licensed primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health providers who are employed or have accepted an offer of employment at an NHSC-approved site, such as PCC.
PCC’s Federal Tort Claim Act (FTCA) coverage extends to all providers who provide services at PCC service sites.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Providers also are given an annual $1,500 allowance for CME as well as five days to complete it.