Washington State Physician Assistant Certified or ARNP Lead - SCCC (Aberdeen, WA) in Aberdeen, Washington


Physician Assistant Certified or ARNP Lead Full Time Temp Assignment Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) Aberdeen, WA

The Department of Corrections is seeking highly motivated and qualified individuals for the position of Physician Assistant (PA-C) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Lead for the Stafford Creek Corrections Center located in Aberdeen, WA. This is a temporary assignment that is expected to last 4-6 months.

Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) is located in Aberdeen, a central area of Grays Harbor that provides for an easy commute. Whether you desire to live near the beach or surrounded by lush forests, the choice is yours. Ocean Shores offers six miles of public beach and provides year-round activities including golf, clam digging, fresh and salt water fishing, boating, kite flying, bird watching, horseback riding and shopping. The city of Westport offers world class salmon and tuna fishing as well the enchantment of whale watching. Family life in Aberdeen flourishes offering top notch schools, sports programs and recreational activities such as the Aberdeen Skate Park. So have the best of both worlds - come to work, stay to play.

SCCC* *is a multi-custody facility with over 1,936-beds located five miles west of Aberdeen, on the southern Washington Coast. There are seven living units for medium and minimum long-term custody offenders and an intensive management unit for maximum-custody offenders. SCCC was Washington State's first tobacco-free facility for both staff and offenders.


The positions primary responsibilities are:

Examines patients and diagnoses their illnesses; recommends and administers routine medical treatment; refers difficult and complex cases to the supervising physician and assists in further examination, diagnosis and treatment of such cases;

Orders and interprets laboratory examinations, analyses and x-rays; writes prescriptions; makes rounds of wards and reports on condition and progress of patients;

Assists in instructing and supervising nurses, technicians and personnel assigned for special training; attends and participates in clinics and staff conferences on surgical, medical and mental conditions of various patients and their diagnosis and treatment;

Prepares case histories, reports and related correspondence Qualifications

Graduation from a Physician's Assistant Training program approved by the Washington State Board of Medical Examiners and Certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistant will be required.

Note (1): Applicants must include evidence of completion of the above training program and certification at time of application.

Note (2): Individuals appointed after certification must be sponsored by a licensed physician representing the state of Washington and be registered or granted interim approval as a Physician Assistant by the Washington State Board of Medical Examiners prior to performing duties as a Physician Assistant. Permanent appointment will be contingent upon registration by the Washington State Board of Medical Examiners within 90 days following appointment.


Must possess a valid Washington State license to practice as a Registered Nurse, AND, current certification from an approved national certification program (American Nurses Association) verifying completion of an advanced formal education program in the area of specialty, AND, possession of a current designation as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of Washington.


Recent graduates of the formal education program who are awaiting the results of the licensing examination must have a Washington State issued temporary permit. Failure to obtain a license shall result in immediate termination from the position by the appointing authority.

Special Requirements: Must hold unrestricted license to practice as a midlevel practitioner and prescribe scheduled drugs.

In addition, employees will be required to maintain CME credits sufficient to maintain license

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.


  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies. If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.

  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.

  • Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.

  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, including marijuana, will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.

  • Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.

  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:

  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.

  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.

  • Promote inclusiveness.

  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email wendy.vandel@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 407-5742. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent

Job Number: 2014-09026

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $68,148.00 - $108,960.00 Annually

Location: Grays Harbor County – Aberdeen, WA