Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner - Float Pool

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on May 23, 2023
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$45.30 - $63.76 Hourly


Various Locations throughout King County, WA

Job Type

Short Term Temporary, Part Time, Std Wkly Hrs Vary

Job Number



DPH - Public Health


Community Health Services

Opening Date




Bargaining Unit

R2A : WSNA-Staff Nurses-DPH, DAJD


Nurse Practitioners (NP) integrate knowledge and data from many scientific frameworks to provide holistic health care to individuals. These health care components include assessment, diagnosis, prescription of medications and other treatments, client education and referrals for other services.

These Short-Term Temporary positions are not eligible for benefits. They will be scheduled to cover vacations and short-term leaves for our sexual reproductive health services and school-based health clinics.

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
  • Obtain health history through client/family interview and chart review. Assess presenting illness and risk factors, family health history, review of systems, psychosocial/developmental histories and cultural information.
  • Perform appropriate physical examination and assessment.
  • Order or perform appropriate diagnostic and screening tests and collect additional data for evaluation of illness/wellness.
  • Develop differential diagnosis and risk identification through assessment and interpretation of data.
  • Provide managed client care by developing and implementing individual treatment plan: prescribe/dispense medication; consult with Physicians when indicated; provide appropriate referrals and ensure education, counseling and case management follow-up with other professional and community agencies.
  • Prepare documentation for medical records, may include electronic charting.
  • Ensure quality of professional practice by practicing within professional, legal and ethical standards and by participating in and providing continuing education, peer review, chart review, development of practice guidelines and community work.
  • Provide leadership and collaboration within health care team to ensure quality patient care.
  • Provide training, orientation and education to staff, clients and students.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities to demonstrate compliance with standards, laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Act as consultant to health care team, other staff and the community including advocating for patients.
  • Provides the full range of medically appropriate services as an independent health care provider (in area of specialty) based on PH-SKC clinical practice and CDC guidelines and Title X.
  • Provides HIV/AIDS screening.
  • Provides family planning / STD assessment, diagnosis and treatment to male & female clients, including teen walk-in-clinic clients. Performs pelvic exams; uses microscopy skills to diagnose STDs; prescribes and manages contraceptive methods including emergency contraception; assesses pregnancy gestation, provides counseling and referrals for all pregnancy options, including carrying and keeping, adoption, and termination.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of advanced practice of nursing including: human systems, wellness/illness, growth and development, basic nutrition, behavioral, psycho-social and family systems, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and therapeutics and alternative treatment modalities, diagnostic testing and interpretation, diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making,
  • Thorough knowledge of standards, policies and laws that govern professional practice.
  • Thorough knowledge of health promotion, risk assessment and education techniques and principles.
  • Thorough knowledge of health care system structure and function; community, professional and educational resources.
  • Demonstrated ability in: physical assessment, communication (oral, written and use of information management systems and health care technology), medical records documentation, writing medical orders, time management, problem solving, crisis intervention, interviewing, analytical and critical thinking, leadership and case management.
  • Demonstrated ability to consult, investigate, facilitate and present effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability in initiating appropriate emergency response.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with diverse cultural and socio-economic populations providing therapeutic client interventions and group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated ability in handling a number of tasks simultaneously.
  • Thorough knowledge of infectious disease management, control and safety standards as well as personal safety techniques and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently while providing client care in the required specialty practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide options counseling.
  • Washington State license as a Registered Nurse (in good standing) and a bachelor's degree in nursing science from a School of Nursing accredited by the National League of Nursing.
  • Washington State license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (in good standing) with prescriptive authority.
  • Completion of advanced practitioner training and board certification as a nurse practitioner within Family Health.
  • A National Provider Identification (NPI) must be obtained within the first 30 days of employment.
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 30 days of employment. Public Health can assist with acquiring DEA registration.
  • Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel to work locations with limited or no public transportation may be required for some positions.
  • The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.
Desired Skills, Abilities and/or Attributes:
  • Bilingual and/or Bicultural
Work Location: As a part of the Float Pool, this ARNP may work at different Public Health Centers, providing Family Planning Services at our clinics in Eastgate, Federal Way, Auburn and Kent. Hours varying dependent on the location from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. They may also be asked to provide primary health services at our School Based Health Centers, Rainier Beach, Cleveland, Ingraham High Schools. (7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.)

Who May Apply: This position is open to all minimally qualified people and this position will be used to fill all needs.

Interviews will be ongoing until all needs are met.

For more information contact: Amy Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Manager at

Union Representation: 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.

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.