THE PROGRAM

ATTRACT. TRAIN. RETAIN.

BalanceWV was created by Governor Jim Justice to provide an incentive to any registered nurse who relocates to West Virginia to be employed full time directly by a West Virginia licensed hospital, long term care facility, local health department, comprehensive mental health center, or primary care facility to assist West Virginia in responding to the public health emergency created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The OFFER

$12,000 INCENTIVE

Nurses who relocate to West Virginia will receive $12,000 in exchange for one year of full-time service while employed directly by a West Virginia licensed hospital, long term care facility, local health department or primary care facility in a direct care role. Click here to see current openings for registered nurses in eligible health care facilities. Once you have an employment offer, your WV employer and you can apply for this relocation bonus.

CURRENT NURSING JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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Brandon Carman

West Virginia 3RNET Network Coordinator

Tel: 304-352-6011
Brandon.K.Carman@wv.gov

“West Virginia is a unique location marked by wonderful natural beauty, an abundance of activities available to outdoor enthusiasts, and notably friendly people. The relatively relaxed pace and friendly feel of the state makes for a great location for health care professionals who want to make a difference and have access to excellent support resources.”

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How I can help your job search:

If you are a health care professional interested in living and working in West Virginia, Brandon can:

  • Answer questions you may have about current job openings across West Virginia
  • Guide you on how the National Health Service Corps works in West Virginia
  • Provide information on West Virginia-specific loan repayment programs
  • Help you navigate the J-1 Visa Waiver process in West Virginia
  • Tell you more about West Virginia’s state-specific incentives for health care professionals

Brandon is an employee of the West Virginia State Office of Rural Health. He and his organization coordinate 3RNET activities in West Virginia.
 
An additional 3RNET contact in West Virginia is: Stephanie Moore, stephanie.e.moore@wv.gov, Tel: 304-352-6001

Health Care Employers in West Virginia

Health Care Employers in West Virginia

You'll find jobs on 3RNET from these types of health care employers in West Virginia:

  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • Community Health Centers (CHCs)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment sites
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar sites
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
Job Resources for West Virginia

Job Resources for West Virginia

The West Virginia Health Professions Recruitment Program, located within the West Virginia State Office of Rural Health, can assist you in finding a job in the beautiful state of West Virginia.

We assist hospitals, private group practices, and primary care centers statewide with the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians, sub-specialists, dentist, and other health care professionals.

J-1 Visas in West Virginia

J-1 Visas in West Virginia

If you want to obtain a J-1 Visa Waiver in West Virginia, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start your job search about 18 months prior to when you want to start working.
  2. Find a job at an eligible J-1 site in our state. You can search for J-1 eligible jobs on 3RNET. Start your J-1 job search in West Virginia now.
  3. Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.

West Virginia coordinates and administers J-1 Visa Waivers through the two Federal programs; the Appalachian Regional Commission J-1 Visa Waivers and the Department of State "Conrad 30" Program.

When applying using the Appalachian Regional Commission program physician’s request must be sponsored by a state located within the Appalachian Region. The physician must agree to provide primary clinical care for 40 hours per week at a site located in a Health Professional Shortage Area. 

For the Department of State Conrad 30 program physicians must agree to provide medical care for a minimum of 40 hours per week in either a Health Professional Shortage Area or a Medically Underserved Area. Sub-specialists and specialists are allowed to participate in this program, in addition to primary care providers. West Virginia J-1 Visa Waiver Program requires a three-year service obligation.

J-1 Visa Contact in West Virginia:

Bethlhem Amare
Bureau for Public Health
Office of Community and Rural Health Services
West Virginia State Office of Rural Health
Tel: 304-558-4382
bethlhem.s.amare@wv.gov

For West Virginia Employers

For West Virginia Employers

If you’re a health care employer in West Virginia and you’d like to post your jobs on 3RNET, please fill out our employer application form which will be sent to the West Virginia Network Coordinator. If you have specific questions about using 3RNET in West Virginia, please contact 3RNET’s West Virginia Network Coordinator, Brandon Carman.