Family Planning Nurse Practitioner Federal Way Public Health Center

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on September 27, 2021
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The Federal Way 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.


Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:

As the only jurisdiction in the world 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.
We have 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 vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County 
Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.

Job 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

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, 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

  • 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.
  • Letter of interest describing why you're interested in working with our communities that use the Family Planning Program and services.

Desired QualificationsBilingual and/or bicultural, especially in English/Spanish

This position requires FNP, Women's Health or Midwife.

Position is open until filled.
 First consideration will be given to those who apply by October 6th.

Interviews for this opportunity will be conducted on October 13th, 20th and 21st

Contact: For questions, please contact Amy Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Manager and can be reached at


Supplemental Information

Forbes recently 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.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

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.

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 your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

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

Application Process: 
The following items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
  • An electronic application through or (use the "Apply" link) including work history and position duties.
  • Candidates must submit a cover letter speaking to why you have interest in working with vulnerable and marginalized populations related to this body of work.
  • Responses to supplemental questions.



Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Cover letters and/or resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted.

  • The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to
  • 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, work location, and working hours. 
  • The selected candidate will be required to submit to 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 required training on time.

Work Schedule: 0.8 FTE; Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m to 6 p.m, and Friday 8-5 p.m. However, in an effort to meet our clients' needs, this position will be required to work outside these hours and may include Saturday hours.

Location: Federal Way Public Health Center, 33431 13th Pl. S, Federal Way, WA 98003. May be asked to work at any Family Planning Clinic in our system on occasion to meet operational coverage needs.

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 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?
Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff
Do you have an active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license?
  • Yes
  • No
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.
Give examples of the safety measures you have taken before, during, and after procedures such as birth control implantations/removals to ensure the safety or your patients and your team?
What is your experience in dispensing medication?

Required Question