Staff Physician - Pediatrician Eastgate Public Health Center

King County   Bellevue, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on July 9, 2021

King County is taking public service to a new level and winning national recognition as a model of excellence.  Working here gives you a chance to make an impact in your community.  Together, we're bringing innovation to government in ways that give you the opportunity to use your talents, develop new skills, and see the difference you make in your community every day.
Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is looking for a skilled, enthusiastic, flexible, and dedicated 0.5 FTE Staff Physician in Pediatrics to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary and diverse primary care team at Eastgate Public Health Center.  Work with a committed group of medical staff providing pediatric care for multi-ethnic immigrant, vulnerable, and low-income populations in the Eastgate area of Bellevue, Washington.  


The successful candidate will possess strong clinical experience in managing pediatric primary care health conditions and will have knowledge of the Public Health approach to serving vulnerable populations in integrated whole-person 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: 

  • Diagnose and provide direct primary care clinical service and medical treatment to pediatric patients.
  • Document clinical evaluation, diagnosis, procedures, treatment, outcomes, referrals and consultations. 
  • Educate and counsel clients on a broad scope of personal and health care issues. 
  • Provide technical consultation to nursing staff and care team. 
  • Provide medical triage and patient care evaluation. 
  • Perform Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance work to ensure compliance with clinical service quality.
  • Work collaboratively with clinic supervisor and program manager to ensure effective patient workflow. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the position's scope.



  • A National Provider Identification (NPI) must be obtained prior to employment
  • Washington State Medical License must be obtained prior to employment
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained prior to employment
  • Washington State Drivers' License or the ability to provide transportation to work
  • Willing to provide options counseling 
  • Letter of interest detailing why you are interested in serving our community
  • Current BLS-CPR for Healthcare Providers




  • Strong clinical experience in pediatric primary care medicine and comprehensive knowledge in managing vulnerable patients
  • Understanding of the role of Public Health in promoting health and well-being across the lifespan and addressing the social determinants of health
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice and ability to foster a racially and culturally inclusive workplace
  • Demonstrated experience and a desire to work in a multidisciplinary team which includes clinicians, nurses, medical assistants, social workers, community health workers, and other care team members
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and navigate complex systems in health and social services
  • Demonstrated ability to understand quality assurance and quality improvement techniques
  • Skill in organization and knowledge of time management techniques in a health care setting
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Experience in electronic health record documentation – PHSKC uses Epic
  • Board certification in Pediatrics preferred
  • Bilingual and/or bicultural


WHO MAY APPLY: These positions are open to all minimally qualified applicants. This posting will be used to fill all needs.


WORK SCHEDULE:  Typical work hours are Monday - Friday, between 8:00am to 5:00pm.  Given that this is 20 hours a week, it could be a combination of full or half days. May also be required to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays when assigned to after clinic hours on-call duties or as needed.


WORK LOCATION: The position is based at the Eastgate Public Health Center located at 14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA  98007.


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


APPLICATION PROCESS: The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line 
  • Completed supplemental questions that are supported in your application. These answers will be reviewed to determine competitiveness. Please do not use "see resume" in your answers as these will be considered incomplete.  
  • Letter of interest

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the required information in the application. If you reference "see resume" on your application it will be considered incomplete. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. 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 


  • The selected candidate will be required to submit a background check. Records are not automatically disqualifying. 
  • 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 trainings on time.
  • Employees will be redeployed in the event of a Public Health emergency.

 UNION AFFILIATION: None, this is an appointed position and is at will.

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.

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.

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
Are you board certified or eligible to be board certified in Pediatrics within 2 years after your start date if you were selected for the Pediatrician 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?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you willing to provide pregnancy options counseling?
  • 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
Please describe your experience working with people from diverse ethnic, racial, social, and economic backgrounds.
Describe a time when you worked with others who are culturally different from you. What did you learn from the experience that you can apply in this position?
What have you learned from working with employees and residents from diverse populations?
Please tell us about an instance when you have demonstrated leadership and commitment to equity and racial justice in your work.

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