RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – White House Clinics, which is owned by Health Help, has raised its minimum wage from $11.75 an hour to $15.04 to help attract workers, the company announced Tuesday.
White House Clinics CEO Stephanie Moore says, “Our employees have shown incredible commitment to providing accessible and high-quality health care throughout the pandemic. With the adoption of our new wage scale, we are making a commitment to our employees that will have a significant positive impact on their livelihoods,” said White House Clinics CEO Stephanie Moore.
Effective June 1, the staff wage scale increased by 28%. White House Clinics hopes the higher wages will also help attract new employees in the current competitive job market.
The current federal minimum wage is $7.50 an hour. Recent legislation, which stalled in Congress, proposed that the minimum wage increase to $15 by 2025.
When asked why White House Clinics has adopted the increase now, Moore said, “At White House Clinics, we hope our employees see their work here as a career, not just a job. By increasing our entire staff wage scale, not just our minimum wage, we want to encourage career growth, while also ensuring that all employees can support their families and have a comfortable standard of living.”
White House Clinics added over 30 positions to their 300+ member team during the COVID pandemic. The organization continues to recruit for the following positions which be paid on the updated wage scale:
– Certified or Registered Medical Assistant (CMA/RMA)
– Expanded Duties Dental Assistant (EDDA)
– Patient Financial Counselor
– Community Health Worker
Those interested in applying can apply by visiting the website https://whitehouseclinics.com/careers/. White House Clinics is also hosting open interviews for Certified or Registered Medical Assistants on Monday, June 14 from 3-6 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 16, from 8-10 a.m.
Both events will be held at the Richmond White House Clinic at 401 Highland Park Drive. Those interested are welcome to walk-in for an interview, no appointment is necessary, but applicants are asked to apply online prior to the event.
Health Help, Inc. d/b/a White House Clinics is a federally qualified health center operating nine comprehensive community health centers in Jackson, Madison, Estill, Rockcastle, and Garrard Counties, Kentucky.