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King County Washington Staff Physician – Lead Clinician (Navos Primary Care) in WA 98166, Washington



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 talented lead physician to join the innovative practice at Navos Primary Care, a Public Health clinic embedded in the Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center. The partnership between Public Health and Navos – a community mental health provider – is leading the way in testing models for integrated behavioral health and physical health care, as well as being in the forefront of community-based Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD). The candidate will be part of the Public Health Primary Care Leadership Team and will be accountable for the clinical oversight of the Navos clinician team. The position may also provide consultations and support to other King County operations in primary care, behavioral health, and MOUD services.

The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership and communication skills, quality improvement knowledge, and strong clinical experience in managing primary care health conditions in a population experiencing mental illness and/or substance use. The most competitive candidate will have knowledge of and experience in the Public Health approach to the opioid crisis and serving vulnerable populations in integrated whole-person care.

The position reports directly to the Medical Officer of the Community Health Services Division and the Area Manager for Navos Primary Care and is expected to collaborate closely with program management staff.

Who May Apply:

This is an exempt 0.8 FTE position, is not overtime eligible and is open to all qualified applicants. Public Health – Seattle & King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Work Schedule:

Start date for this position will be July 2020. Typical work hours are Tuesday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, 32 hours per week; may be occasionally required to work outside of these hours. 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 Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center in Burien, WA. On occasion or as needed, the position may be deployed to other Public Health Centers and service sites throughout King County.


For more information about the position or benefits package, please contact our Clinical Recruiter,_ *Amy Curtis, at _Amy.Curtis@KingCounty.gov_. *_

Application Process _**(Electronic Submission):_**

  1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line application with completed supplemental questions.
  2. Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing related experience.

_Please Note: Any application submitted without a Resume and/or Curriculum Vitae (CV) will not be considered._

You can attach multiple documents if necessary or required, such as your cover letter or resume and/or Curriculum Vitae (CV) to your application. Your options are:

  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files (including cover letter) in the resume attachment section.


We offer a generous compensation package and the following is a brief description of some of the King County Benefits:

  • Health Insurance (choice of several plans)
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance -- lump sum equal to annual base salary
  • Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) -- replace 60% of earnings after 180-day waiting period
  • Free Regional Transportation pass including a bus pass and other transportation incentives
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Making Life Easier Program -Offers up to eight free and confidential personal counseling services (24 hours a day, seven days a week) to you, your dependent family members (whether home or away) and anyone living in your household. Services include professional counseling; credit and legal consultation, child care resource, adult and elder care.
  • Paid major holidays and vacation.
  • CME assistance and selected license renewal.
  • Generous Retirement Package: Employees are covered under Washington State's Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).

Examples of Duties:

  • Provide leadership, clinical supervision and training to the Navos Primary Care clinical staff members.
  • Diagnose and provide direct primary care clinical service and medical treatment to patients with co-occurring behavioral health or substance use conditions.
  • Document clinical evaluation, diagnosis, procedures, treatment, outcomes, referrals and consultations.
  • Perform Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance work, including chart reviews and performance reviews of clinical staff, to ensure compliance with clinical service quality.
  • Work collaboratively with clinic supervisor and program manager to ensure effective patient workflow and supervision of the care team.
  • Review policies, procedures, and guidelines; analyze evidence-based data and publications; and write findings, recommendations, manuals and reports.
  • Organize and lead meetings and present relevant topics to clinical and non-clinical audiences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the position's scope.


  • Significant clinical experience in a primary care setting and in managing vulnerable patients with a history of homelessness, incarceration, behavioral health conditions and substance use disorder.
  • Understanding of the role of Public Health in promoting health and well-being across the life-span and addressing the social determinants of health.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and working in teams 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 in problem solving, triage decisions, and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and navigate complex health and social services systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand quality assurance and quality improvement techniques.
  • Skill in organization and knowledge of time management techniques in a health care setting.
  • Experience in electronic health record documentation.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with MOUD and have a physician waiver to prescribe buprenorphine under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000).
  • Board certification in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine preferred.
  • Board certification in Addiction Medicine preferred.

Supplemental Information:

  • 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.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • The selected candidate will be required to 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.

Union Affiliation: This position is not represented by a labor union, is exempt from FLSA provisions, and is not overtime eligible.

NOTE: This is a general description of the benefits offered through employment with King County, 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, the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, collective bargaining agreements or official plan documents will prevail.

Salary: $175,886.46 - $222,946.67 Annually

Location: WA 98166, WA

Job Type: Appointed, Part-Time

Department: DPH - Public Health

Job Number: 2019-10937

Division: Community Health Services

Agency: King County

Address: King County Administration Bldg. 500 4th Ave. Rm. 553 Seattle, Washington, 98104

Phone: 206-477-3404