Registered Nurse - Downtown Public Health Primary Care

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on May 20, 2023
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$33.54 - $46.95 Hourly


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

Job Number



DPH - Public Health


Community Health Services

Opening Date




Bargaining Unit

R2 : WSNA-Staff Nurses-DPH, DAJD


Our Downtown Public Health team is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) who will work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced Family Health Clinic offering primary care services to low-income families (newborn to seniors) with medical complexity and social vulnerability. Our multidisciplinary team includes core public health physicians, Swedish Family Medicine Residents and Preceptors, nurses, medical assistants, behavioral health specialist, nutrition services, interpreters, referral coordinators, administrative staff, and insurance enrollment assistance staff. This RN will coordinate with multiple programs within the facility to provide clients with seamless care. The responsibilities include nursing triage, assessments and interventions, patient care planning, evaluation, and medical care coordination, adult and pediatric immunizations, and mental health screening. The RN also carries out prescribed treatments, administers medications, and coordinates activities with other health care staff to assure the orderly and safe provision of health care services. The RN facilitates and assures daily clinic activities and operations. The RN maintains the clinic environment, coordinates the patient care team efforts, and directs efficient clinic flow. The RN delegates tasks to the health care team within the scope of practice to achieve desirable patient outcomes and efficient clinic functioning.

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
  • Conducts nursing assessments and interventions, patient care planning, evaluation, and medical care coordination.
  • Maintains the clinic environment, coordinates the patient care team efforts, delegates task, and directs clinic flow.
  • Carries out prescribed treatments, administers medications and vaccinations, monitors and documents treatment progress and patient response.
  • Conducts medical screening and triage with patients over the phone and in person.
  • Obtains and documents health history, chief complaint, vital signs, growth monitoring data, assessment data, and developmental screening data.
  • Refers to or consults with other health providers.
  • Establishes relationships with individuals or families to promote interactive problem solving and provide patient education.
  • Participates and assists in the training and orientation of health care professional students and new employees.
  • Other duties as assigned within scope of practice.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Washington State Registered Nurse License in good standing.
  • Proof of current BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers (Attach if current)
  • Washington State Driver's License of ability to travel within designated territory.

Desired Skills, Abilities and/or Attributes:
  • Bilingual and/or Bicultural

Work Schedule and Location: This is a fully benefited, Term Limited position at our Downtown Public Health Center which is located at 2124 Fourth Avenue Seattle, WA 98121. This typical schedule is Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. May work outside of the typical schedule to meet operational needs.

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

Interviews will be held on a continual basis 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.