Family Planning Nurse Practitioner Auburn Public Health Center

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Nursing
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Posted on March 12, 2020

The Auburn Public Health Family Planning Clinic is looking for a skilled, motivated and enthusiastic ARNP who is committed to providing high quality sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents and adults. Family Planning ARNP's work with a multi-disciplinary health care team to provide care and treatment in various clinics.

The ARNP works in the ambulatory care setting integrating knowledge and data from many scientific frameworks to provide care to individuals on an independent basis. The ARNP's body of work is distinguished from other nursing classifications in that the incumbent is responsible for medical management of health conditions including prescribing and dispensing medications. Additionally, the incumbent will be working in Family Planning and STD care.

This position requires FNP, Women's Health or Midwife.
Position is open until filled. 
First consideration will be given to those who apply by April 9, 2020.

Location: Auburn Public Health Center, 901 Auburn Way N, Auburn, WA 98002. May be asked to work at Federal Way or Kent Public Health clinics on occasion to meet operational coverage needs.
Application Process:
The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application
  • Supplemental questionnaire responses
  • Cover letter which details how you meet or exceed the qualifications.
  • Resume
You may attach multiple documents if you wish:
•            Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
•            Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
Your application will be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the standard information in the application. Providing information only in a resume or a cover letter will not be considered a complete application.
Work Schedule: 0.8 or 1.0 FTE; Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m to 6 p.m, and Friday 8-5.
Contact: For questions, please contact Amy Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Specialist. She can be reached at at
King County offers a highly-competitive comprehensive benefit package.
  • Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement homepage
  • Medical, Dental, Supplemental
  • Retirement-specific website, via Department of Retirement Systems ("DRS")
  • "DRS" video library
 Examples of Duties:
  • Obtains health history through client interview and chart review
  • Assesses presenting issues and risk factors, family health history, review of systems, psychosocial/developmental histories and cultural information
  • Performs appropriate physical examination and assessment
  • Orders and/or performs appropriate diagnostic and screening tests and collects additional data for evaluation
  • Develops differential diagnosis and risk identification through assessment and interpretation of data
  • Provides managed client care by developing and implementing individual treatment plan:
  • Prescribes/dispenses medication;
  • Provides appropriate referrals and ensures education, counseling and case management follow-up with other professional and community agencies
  • Prepares and completes in a timely manner documentation for medical records
  • Ensures 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

  • 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, including shared decision making and harm reduction
  • 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 all unbiased pregnancy options counseling
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in working with adolescents

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
  • 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 required specialty practice
  • 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 with AED training required at time of hire. CPR/AED Heartsaver courses do not meet this requirement.

Desired Qualifications: Bilingual in English and Spanish.
Supplemental Information:
  • 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.
  • This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

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

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
  • 10 paid 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.

Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
Have you ever been subject to review, challenges, and/or disciplinary action, formal or informal, by an ethics committee, licensing board, medical disciplinary board or related professional association?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have a valid license or the ability to obtain a valid license to practice medicine in Washington state prior to your first day of work?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have an active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you possess a Washington State ARNP license with prescriptive authority? Please provide your credential number and date of expiration.
Are you willing to provide pregnancy options counseling to women, including referrals for abortions?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you possess BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers? If so, please attach documentation of your current BLS/CPR certification. If you do not, please describe how you would obtain certification by time of job offer. Failure to obtain this BLS/CPR certification will result in job offer being delayed or rescinded.
Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?
Describe ways that you would both model and encourage trauma informed care and practice?
Give an example of your work in racial equity and social justice. Share what you have learned and how you have applied this into your work.

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