Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner - Family Nurse Practitioner Jail Health Services

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on May 13, 2023
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$52.10 - $73.32 Hourly


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Short Term Temporary, Part Time, Std Wkly Hrs Vary

Job Number



DPH - Public Health


Jail Health Services

Opening Date


Closing Date

7/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

R2 : WSNA-Staff Nurses-DPH, DAJD


Jail Nurse Practitioners provide direct patient care to patients detained in the King County adult jail facilities. Other responsibilities include participation in quality improvement / quality assurance programs to support Jail Health Services care goals, medical oversight, consultation, and management of specialized health care programs for Jail Health Services. The jail is a 24/7 locked facility. This posting will be used to fill all open positions.

Commitment to Equity and Social Justice
Named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

The county government has a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from all communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

We recognize that structural racism consists of principles and practices that cause and justify an inequitable distribution of rights, opportunities, and experiences across racial groups. Since declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis in June 2020, King County and Public Health committed to being intentionally anti-racist and accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color communities.

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Job Duties
  • Diagnose, manage, educate and counsel inmates on a broad scope of personal health care issues; manage care provided to patients with complex medical problems.
  • Perform minor surgical procedures, prescribe medications and make referrals for specialty services when necessary.
  • Provide women's health care services, including gynecologic examination and prenatal care.
  • Provide care to inmates in medical emergencies, including necessary support to maintain life and stabilize conditions.
  • Document all medical evaluations, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, treatment outcomes, referrals and consultations.
  • Participate in training other staff on clinical and procedural topics and provide technical consultation to other providers and nursing staff.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of treatment guidelines and service delivery models.
  • Work with others within the program to assure compliance with NCCHC standards and subsequent accreditation.
  • Participate in internal and external committees to maintain appropriate standards of care.
  • Collaborate with health care team to assure smooth clinic flow.
  • Participate in rotating call coverage for the medical provider team.
  • Provide testimony when required in various legal proceedings.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Washington State license as a BSN Registered Nurse (in good standing) from an accredited school of nursing required.
  • Washington State license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (in good standing) with prescriptive authority required.
  • Licensed to practice in the State of Washington as a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • Must have a National Provider Identification (NPI) number prior to credentialing.
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained prior to credentialing.
  • Documentation of current BLS CPR certification (at time of hire). CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.
  • Willing to provide options counseling and possible referral for termination required.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license or have the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner.
  • A full Curriculum Vitae (CV) attached with application submission
Desired Qualifications:
  • Lived participatory community experience with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
  • Multilingual/Multicultural
  • Two years of experience providing adult primary care, including women's health care (relevant nursing experience will be considered)
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders, including treatment of withdrawal syndromes
  • Experience in correctional health care environment
Work Schedule: Primary shift assignment for Short Term Temporary Nurse Practitioners (following orientation) is weekend/holiday day shift, followed by weekday day shift at Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. To maintain familiarity with the JHS practice and current with JHS procedures and guidelines, Short Term Temporary Nurse Practitioners should be able to work four shifts on average per month. These positions are not eligible for benefits.

Work Location: The primary work locations are at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle and the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. This position may also be required to work at any of the Community Health Services Division Public Health Centers, the Mobile Van, and NAVOS based on operational needs. This posting will be used to fill all needs.

Contact: If you have questions contact Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Nurse Recruitment Manager

Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified candidates.

Union Affiliation : This position is represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).

Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
If you are the successful candidate for the position(s), as a condition of your employment, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work in the medical clinic(s) outlined in this job posting prior to your start date. To ensure this condition is met, prior to your start date, the county will send you a conditional offer letter requesting you to provide proof of vaccination or have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.
Public Health - Jail Health Services follows and maintains federal and state requirements standards including, but not limited to, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards which apply to all public and private institutions that house adult or juvenile offenders. PREA standards preclude the department from hiring or promoting anyone who has engaged in, or been convicted of any conduct which would violate PREA standards related to sexual assault including:
  • Sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other institution.
  • Convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.
  • Has been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described above.
Additionally, PREA standards require that the department consider any incidents of sexual harassment involving an inmate or detainee in determining whether or not to hire or promote anyone.

The above is in compliance with PREA and its implementing regulations, 28 C.F.R. Part 115, Subpart A, Section 115.17, Hiring and Promotion Decisions.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.