Universal Primary Care is Currently looking for a Chief Executive Office (CEO)


Posted:September 13, 2017


Southern Tier Community Health Center Network, Inc. (STCHCN) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to assume responsibility of its operations in the two-county region of Cattaraugus County and Allegany County, in New York State. The principal office is located in Olean, N.Y. STCHCN is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a mission to provide excellent health care to all who seek our services. There are four (4) clinic sites spanning the two counties that provide primary medical care, integrated behavioral health services, care management services and dental services to over 10,000 patients annually.

STCHCN is proud to have been the recipient of the Health Resource and Services Administration's (HRSA) National Quality Award each year of the award’s existence. In addition, STCHCN has expanded steadily since becoming a Federal grantee in 2012 to just shy of $10 million in annual operating revenue in 2017.

Executive Role

The CEO must be knowledgeable of New York State's healthcare transformation initiative and understand environmental factors that will impact the delivery of care.  

The CEO must be able to guide the Board and staff through the anticipated healthcare transformations and planned growth.

The CEO is responsible for the administration and operational oversight of the organization, including the responsibility of a staff of over 80 employees.

The CEO is responsible for providing strategic oversight of the clinical operations, ensuring adherence with the federal grant awards, preparing the organization for transition into a "value-based" reimbursement model, and overseeing all other regulatory responsibilities.  

The CEO is responsible for cultivating relationships throughout Western New York (and New York State), including (but not limited to) other health care entities, community organizations, community leaders, government entities and hospitals.

The CEO is responsible for developing and managing Strategic Alliances.

Select Qualifications:

  • Passion for STCHCN mission and unquestionable personal and professional integrity.
  • Passion for serving the needs of our customers.
  • Is an independent thinker who understands the emerging healthcare market.
  • Is ready to lead change.
  • Knowledge of "practice transformation" model and "value-based" payment model is strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication skills and an understanding of how to apply them internally and externally.
  • Credibility and confidence.
  • Experience in working with boards of directors.
  • Strong health care financial background.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Experience in developing, updating and implementing strategic plans.
  • 5-10 years experience working in a leadership role at a primary care clinic of similar or larger size.
  • 2-5 years experience with a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is strongly preferred.
  • Master’s degree in a health related field is preferred, or a combination of a bachelor’s degree in a health related field with demonstrated primary health care management experience, or a combination of business and/or finance degree with demonstrated primary health care management experience.

STCHCN is located in beautiful Cattaraugus County, which offers many natural amenities including the availability of Allegany State Park for year-round outdoor activities as well as nearby Chautauqua and Cuba Lakes for summer activities. In winter, the quaint town of Ellicottville, NY, boasts two ski resorts and has been nicknamed the “Aspen of the East” for its quality skiing and excellent amenities. Olean, NY is nestled in the beautiful Enchanted Mountains with a high quality hospital and many specialty physician offices in the area. In addition, it is the home of St. Bonaventure University and Jamestown Community College which offer an array of educational, cultural and artistic opportunities.

Competitive salary and benefits, including a 403B retirement program and match and vacation and health insurance packages.

Interested applicants must submit a CV and cover letter to:

Michael A. DeRose, Board of Directors Chairman, STCHCN, 135 N. Union Street, Olean, N.Y., 14760. Rolling reviews of applicants will begin as soon as enough qualified applications are received and will continue until the appropriate candidate is selected.

STCHCN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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


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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