Pediatrician (Senior Staff Physician)
Public Health - Seattle & King County - Seattle, WA

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The salary rate listed for this position is for a 1.0 FTE. The annual salary will be prorated to the designated FTE for this position.
The Pediatrician (Senior Staff Physician) 0.9 FTE, 36 hours per week will work to provide direct patient care to a full spectrum of patients from birth to age 21. Responsibilities of this classification include providing primary medical care to clients including diagnosis, treatment, consultation and follow-up. The Pediatrician (Senior Staff Physician) also serves as clinical resource to other clinical staff.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants .

The first review of applications will begin October 30, 2012. Please submit your application by October 29, 2012 11:59pm if you wished to have your application screened for first consideration. Thereafter, we will review applications until the position is filled.

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

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

WORK LOCATION: Columbia Public Health Center located in South Seattle at 4400 37th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118.

WORK SCHEDULE: The projected work schedule will be Tuesday through Friday, 36 hours per week and includes evening clinic hours one evening per week and hospital call at Seattle Children's one week out of six. This position is FLSA exempt and therefore is not overtime eligible.

CONTACT: If you have questions regarding the application process please contact Jennifer Caymol, Human Resources Analyst at (206)263-8733 or via email at For inquiries about this position, please contact Jane Simpson at

Examples of Duties:
  • Provide direct patient care, including diagnosis, management, education and counseling on a broad scope of personal health issues.
  • Perform minor surgical procedures, prescribe medications and make referrals for specialty services when necessary.
  • Document all medical evaluations, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, treatment outcomes, referrals and consultations.
  • Participate in internal and external committees to maintain appropriate standards of care.
  • Collaborate with other members of the health care team to assure smooth clinic flow.
  • Participate in an after hours call group with other physicians in the clinic.
  • Board certification or eligibility to be board certified in Pediatrics within 2 years is required.
  • A National Provider Identification (NPI) must be obtained within the first 30 days of employment.
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration must be obtained within 30 days of employment. Public Health can assist with acquiring DEA registration.
  • A valid license to practice medicine in the State of Washington.
  • Graduation from an accredited medical school.
  • Experience working with mid-level practitioners and resident physicians is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a care team and with a diverse and multi-cultural patient panel.
  • Eligible to apply for privileges at Seattle Children's Hospital.
  • Applicants bilingual in English and Spanish are desired.
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 a role as a first responder in the event of a Public Health emergency.
  • The selected candidate must 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 REPRESENTATION: This position is not represented and is exempt from King County Career Service.

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