Skagit Pediatrics seeking NP to join practice

Skagit Pediatrics, LLP in Mount Vernon, Washington, is searching for a nurse  practitioner to join the practice. This is a full-time position for 3 to 4 days per week seeing patients in clinic. The clinic is currently staffed by 6 pediatricians, 3 nurse practitioners, and 1 Physician Assistant.

Mount Vernon, 65 miles north of Seattle, has a population of 35,000 people, but the clinic’s service area is significantly larger. It is a busy practice providing primary care pediatric services to infants, children and adolescents in the Skagit and North Snohomish County area. The clinic has been certified by NCQA with a Patient Centered Medical Home designation since 2017. Over the past 2.5 years, it has established a successful Integrated Behavioral Health program within the practice. The clinic is in a unique position of being located far enough away from the tertiary care centers in Seattle so that some autonomy is natural, but close enough that it greatly benefits from the expertise that sub-specialists can offer.

Since 2011, the inpatient, emergency room and nursery care for clinic patients has been managed by full time pediatric hospitalists at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon. This hospitalist service is administrated by Seattle Children’s Hospital. There is a close working relationship with the hospitalists and this has allowed for smooth integration of outpatient, inpatient, and emergency room care. The clinic does provide on-call services for patients by phone (as a back up to a nurse phone triage service) and this is shared amongst providers on a weekly basis.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Office Administrator Angelique Kissas at (360) 428-2622 or email at akissas@skagitpeds.org