Primary Care Staff Physician- Navos

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on September 13, 2022
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Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is looking for an enthusiastic, skilled, trauma-informed Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician to join its dynamic multidisciplinary primary care team at Public Health Primary Care at Navos.  Our primary care team is embedded in Navos Mental Health and Wellness to provide acute care, chronic disease management, preventive care, family planning, sexual health services, and low-barrier medication treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to low-income and marginalized adults in Burien, Washington.  As an integrated primary care practice, Public Health Primary Care at Navos provides additional care coordination for individuals living with serious mental illness who are engaged in care with Navos Mental Health and Wellness. 
The successful candidate for this 0.75 FTE position will possess strong clinical experience providing adult whole-person primary care to vulnerable populations including people experiencing homelessness and people living with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. This position remains open for applicants until filled. 

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.
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Job Duties

  • Provide direct clinical care to adult patients.
  • Educate and counsel patients on a broad scope of health care issues.  
  • Provide technical consultation to nursing staff and care team. 
  • Provide medical triage and patient care evaluation.  
  • Document all medical evaluation, diagnostic procedures, treatment, outcomes, referrals, and consultations in a timely manner.  
  • Participate in quality assurance activities, change management, and continuous process improvement at the direction of the Lead Provider.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure effective patient workflow. 
  • Provide on-call coverage as part of Public Health’s Primary Care program (typical rotation 1:7).
  • Participate in Public Health at Navos team meetings and CHS provider meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the position's scope.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Qualification Required: 

  • Proof of Current BLS-CPR for Healthcare Providers
  • Washington State Medical License must be obtained prior to hiring. 
  • National Provider Identification (NPI) must be obtained prior to hiring.  
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained prior to hiring. 
  • Physician waiver to prescribe buprenorphine under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) preferred, must be willing to obtain upon hiring. 
  • Graduation from an accredited medical school and residency program.  
  • Board certified or board eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. 
  • Attachment of an up to date/current Curriculum Vitae to application submission 
  • Attachment of a letter of interest for the position to application submission 
Desired Qualifications: 
  • Experience providing trauma-informed care to vulnerable patients with histories of homelessness, behavioral health conditions, incarceration, and substance use.  
  • Experience providing patient-centered primary care
  • Demonstrated experience and interest working in multidisciplinary health care teams. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice and ability to foster a racially and culturally inclusive workplace
  • Experience with quality improvement including population health management.  
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and navigate complex systems in health and social services.  
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.  
  • Strong clinical problem solving and triage skills.  
  • Ability to work flexibly and efficiently in health care settings. 
  • Experience providing medication treatment for opioid use disorder in low barrier outpatient setting. 
  • Experience providing gender-affirming care and PrEP.
  • Skills in primary care outpatient procedures including long-acting reversible contraception placement and removal, incision and drainage of abscesses, foot care, and skin biopsies.
This 0.75 FTE position includes 24-30 direct clinical hours per week.  Typical work hours are Monday through Friday and may include one evening per week.  Hours may vary per operational needs.
Public Health Primary Care- Navos at 1210 SW 136th St., Burien, WA 98166
CONTACT: For more information, contact David Baure MN RN and Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Managers at

Supplemental Information

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.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.    
  • Your application materials must validate your answers to the supplemental questions. If your answers cannot be validated, you will not proceed to the next steps of the process.    
  • You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you include relevant information only on the resume or cover letter, or if you reference "see resume" on your application.    
  • 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
  •  (New) 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.  

Supplemental Information

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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.
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.


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.

Are you board certified or eligible to be board certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine within 2 years after your start date if you were selected for Family Medicine position?
  • 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 and a physician waiver to prescribe buprenorphine under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000)?
  • 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.
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • 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
If you indicated above that your license has been revoked or suspended in the past five years, list the date and reason.
Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
Seattle & King County Public Health has a strong commitment to equity and social justice. All staff are given training in Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) as well as Trauma Informed Care (TIC). Please describe why working for an agency that values ESJ and TIC is important to you.
Some of our clients have often experienced racism, trauma and poverty. What makes you uniquely qualified to provide services to others who have experienced these inequities?
Are you willing to provide options counseling to pregnant people?
  • Yes
  • No
Please describe the aspects of your education, training, and experience that you feel most align with the needs of this position and the population served?

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