Join Roots!

If you care deeply about making a difference in our community, Roots is a great place to call home! We are a young, growing organization with a very strong, experienced and dedicated team. We believe in ongoing learning and training for our staff, and provide a supportive environment in which to grow. Unless otherwise indicated, all positions have rolling applications/interviews and will remain open until filled. You will be notified by email if an interview will be extended. Please submit a cover letter specific to the position posted as well as a current CV or resume to admin@rootsclinic.org. Current open opportunities include:

Primary Care Physician

We are seeking an experienced Family Practitioner or Internist (PT or FT), to meet the growing demand for patient care at Roots. Must be dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our primarily low-income community and have a demonstrated commitment to serving marginalized populations. Must provide ongoing as well as episodic care, and document in our Electronic Health Record. This position could include adult medicine as well as pediatrics, or adult-only, depending on candidate’s interest and experience. We are seeking a PT provider for our upcoming San Jose location, and a PT or FT provider for our expanding main site in Oakland. Reasonable schedule and patient panel size. Be part of a young, growing, patient-focused organization, delivering Whole Health! Updated 10/28/2016.

 Medical Assistant

We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated medical assistant to join our team at our new South Bay location. The Medical Assistant should be experienced in medical assisting/injections, have a great attitude and work well in a team environment. He or she should also function well independently and take initiative, as this will be a brand new site. Familiarity with Electronic Health Records is required. Three years experience preferred, but willing to consider less depending on commitment to learning and to the community. Updated 3/6/2017.

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides support to the entire organization in the areas of finance, administration, and operations at our Main Clinic in Oakland. This position supports accounts payable, filing, audit and site monitoring preparation, scheduling, and other key functions within the organization. Will pay bills, file documents, and support scheduling and external communication.

This position requires excellent people skills, strong problem solving skills, knowledge of basic accounting principles, documentation skills, data entry skills, research and resolution skills, and excellent multi-tasking ability. This is a part-time position at 20 hours per week, from 1-5 M-F, with the potential to increase to full-time. Updated 3/11/17.

Outreach/Health Navigator

Roots Community Health Center is proud to announce the opening of its new South Bay location. The new health center is making history by being the first to provide primary care that specifically serves the needs of the African/African Ancestry/Black communities in Santa Clara County, providing culturally congruent, comprehensive primary care, behavioral health, and wraparound services by emphasizing self-sufficiency and community empowerment. Roots South Bay will be operational starting in April 2017.

The Roots Health Navigator performs outreach and serves as the primary case manager for patients with chronic illness, most of whom are homeless or returning home from incarceration. The Navigator facilitates initial introduction to Roots, and maintains ongoing contact with each assigned patient. The Navigator develops a long term relationship that engenders trust so the patient feels comfortable in proceeding with their goals and assured that the Navigator will keep their information confidential and safe.

Personal history of incarceration, homelessness or other shared lived experience with the people we are serving is preferred. Community Health Outreach Worker Certification (or equivalent, or in progress) is preferred. Updated 3/18/17.