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Open Arms Free Clinic VISTA 2021 - 2022

As a VISTA at Open Arms Free Clinic in Elkhorn, WI you will gain professional experience by working to help OAFC provide high quality comprehensive health care to those in need with a focus on expanding access to healthcare for those without insurance or who are under-insured by: helping to build and maintain partnerships with other community organizations that provide supportive services to the underserved in the community, identify clinic’s strengths and opportunities via extensive use of data analytics, developing clinic policies and procedures, growing OAFC's volunteer pool, maintain the strategic plan focus and deliverables regarding cultural inclusion, SDoH, and diabetes / HTN best practices of care, grant-writing/fundraising, helping to maintain the Standards of Excellence, continuing to develop OAFC’s outreach via social media and more. 

The goal of this service project is to address the needs of uninsured and underinsured residents in Walworth County with compassion, maximum efficiency, and high quality of care. This person will work closely with the Executive Director, staff, and volunteers to design, deliver, and evaluate new programs, policies, and/or processes to build the capacity of the clinic to advance its mission. The person must have a mature disposition to be able to work within a diverse team in a high-paced environment. The person must have strong skills in organization, communication, and data analytics.

AmeriCorps VISTA was founded at the same time as the Peace Corps with a similar goal in mind: to combat poverty domestically. As such, it is a volunteer program structured around year long contracts where one receives a monthly living stipend, is eligible for free health insurance, and at the end of a volunteer’s year of service, have the option of an 1,800 dollar cash payout or a 6,345 dollar education award. Our WAFCC team feels fortunate  to be working with the VISTA program to help provide recent graduates with an interest in the healthcare field an opportunity to learn more about a free clinic or health department environment as well as shadowing and other resume building opportunities so we can ensure you're successful with whatever your next steps may be.