Universal Primary Care is Currently looking for a Family Medicine Physician

Southern Tier Community Health Center Network, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center serving Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in beautiful western New York,  is seeking a board-certified family medicine physician to join its Olean staff.

The ideal candidate is a team player with demonstrable training in preventive medicine and quality care. STCHCN prides itself on achieving some of the highest quality health outcomes for its patients across all health centers and seeks only those professionals engaged in providing compassionate, high-quality care to all who seek our services. Physicians are expected to be the patient's advocate and a leader in the clinic, particularly when it comes to decisions involving care practices and quality outcomes. The best candidate will have worked in a fast-paced outpatient model as a member of an integrated team with integrated behavioral health and care management staff. This physician will work well with staff, creating a challenging but empowering environment. An ability to problem solve, work well with others, research and develop best practices and provide efficient but comprehensive care are requirements of the position.

Located in western New York, STCHCN serves over 10,000 patients annually through four delivery sites. Its Olean site is its largest, home to over 7,000 patients. The region is renowned for its outdoor activities including camping, cycling, running and swimming in summer and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in winter at nearby Allegany State Park and downhill skiing available at Holiday Valley Ski Resort and HoliMont in Ellicottville, N.Y. Surrounding the nearby village of Allegany, N.Y., is a biking trail that connects Olean and Allegany as well as St. Bonaventure University, a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.  Entertainment and shopping are also availble at the nearby Seneca Allegany Casino, Seneca Niagara Casino, the Chautauqua Institution, and many others in the Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, Erie, and Syracuse. 

Physicians selected to join STCHCN's dynamic health care team will have a unique opportunity to serve as a volunteer faculty member and physician advisor to one of the four University of Buffalo Family Medicine residents who complete their final two years' of residency at STCHCN's Olean site. The close-knit medical team also includes four other family medicine physicians (three with surgical obstetrics fellowship training); one internal medicine physician; three certified nurse midwives; three nurse practitioners; and three physician assistants. Our dynamic model includes one psychologist, two licensed clinical social workers, three registered nurse care managers, two registered nurse community health workers,  and an enabling staff. Our Houghton site also offers on-site dental services.

STCHCN provides a competitive salary structure and exceptional benefits including guaranteed student loan repayment of $25,000 per year for qualified candidates as well as up to a 6% match to a qualified retirement investment account. Other benefits include a generous time off allowance, a stipend for continued medical education and generous health insurance coverage that covers both individual and family plans. STCHCN also provides long-term disability at no cost to the physician and offers a sick-time accrual to cover short-term disabilities.

STCHCN has made a strong commitment to hiring only the best qualified candidates to ensure the long-term sustainability of the clinic and its mission for both the well-being of our patients and our existing staff. We will only consider candidates who have reviewed its job description and are enthusiastic about the responsibilities and opportunities STCHCN can provide.

Must be available nights and weekends to take phone messages on a rotating basis.

For a full job description see: UPC Physician Job Description


Lois A. Nease, Director of Human Resources and Compliance

Southern Tier Community Health Center Network, Inc.

(dba: Universal Primary Care)

135 N. Union Street

Olean, N.Y. 14760


Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant:

Description:  To deliver high quality medical care to patients of the group practice while assisting in the smooth and cost effective operation of the office.  Strives for quality care and is responsive to evidence-based constructive criticism.  

Requirements: Graduate of an acredited nurse practitioner or physician assistant program, current New York State license, successful completion of BLS course.  

Submit CV, 3 references, and cover letter to Lois Nease at [email protected].

For a full job description see:  UPC Physician Assistant Job Description or UPC Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Behavioral Health Licensed Clinical Social Worker:

Description: Provide mental health services to STCHCN patients as well as patients of non-UPC providers to improve mental health in the communities in which we serve

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Social Work; current New York State license and at least two (2) years’ experience

Submit CV, 3 references, and cover letter to Lois Nease at [email protected].

For a full job description see: UPC LCSW Job Description

Licensed Practical Nurse:

Description: Perform tasks and responsibilities of a busy medical practice within the framework of case-finding, health teaching, health counseling and provision of supportive and restorative care under the direction of a registered professional nurse, licensed physician and/or other licensed health care provider as allowed by law.

Requirements:  Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing, current New York State license and one year medical/surgical experience.  Computer skills and experienct with electronic health records a plus.

Submit CV, 3 references (including residency program director) and cover letter to Lois Nease at [email protected].

For a full job description see:  Licensed Practical Nurse Job Description

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