Urgent Care Nocturnist

Washington Permanente Medical Group
Seattle, Washington
Closing date
May 6, 2023

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Emergency Medicine
Part Time
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Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) is a clinician-led, self-governed and independent multi-specialty group practice, providing care to the more than 700,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Washington state. We work unencumbered by traditional health care obstacles and without silos; prioritizing people over profits, collaboration over ego, and driven by a singular goal: our patients' health. At WPMG, we take care of the whole person, with a team to address the fundamental, social, and emotional needs that contribute to total health. We are clinicians motivated by the desire to make a purposeful difference in the communities we serve, and in how health care is delivered.


Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group- is seeking a part-time 0.5 FTE Urgent Care Nocturnist to join our Capitol Hill Campus team in Seattle, Washington.

Capitol Hill Campus is a multispecialty medical center. Lab, Radiology and Pharmacy on site. Office hours are 8am - 5pm Monday through Friday, with Urgent Care open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As a condition of employment, all clinicians and employees are required to verify COVID-19 vaccination status. As part of the pre-boarding process and before starting work, you will be required to verify your vaccination status, and will be provided an opportunity to apply for an accommodation based on a religious or medical reason, if needed.


Benefits include: Full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & employer-paid retirement contributions, paid vacation, CME, long-term disability, long-term care benefits, and the ability to become a shareholder in our group practice. Learn more about WPMG benefits.


Seattle is a seaport city and the seat of King County. With an estimated 686,800 residents, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015. Named by Kiplinger's as one of the "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade," the Seattle metropolitan region is a great place to live, visit and do business. It's home to some of the most recognizable global companies including Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks, Costco, Nordstrom, REI, and Alaska Airlines. Whether you're looking for economic opportunity, cultural events or educational excellence, you'll find it-and much more-in Seattle.

We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State's richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.

General Summary

The Physician of Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care at Washington Permanente Medical Group ("WPMG") partners with WPMG physician colleagues in urgent and emergent care throughout the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington ("KFHPWA") delivery system to provide great patient care. This position provides urgent and emergent diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic health services to patients in a dedicated emergency department, under law. This facility operates 24x7, 365 days per year.

Nocturnist Physicians are expected to be available to work all night shifts including weekends and holidays to meet the business needs of the department.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Professional Competence:
* Demonstrates consistent and reliable diagnostic and therapeutic judgment.
* Supports clinical initiatives.
* Actively works to continually learn and apply new skills.
* Demonstrates knowledge of and participates in WPMG business initiatives
* Practices in accordance with Kaiser Permanente approved procedures, guidelines and protocols.

Teamwork and Collaboration:
* Demonstrates flexibility and ability to work effectively and as a team member.
* Regularly attends and participates in team meetings.
* Partners with team to develop protocols.
* Supports goals of the department.
* Communicates and collaborates cordially and respectfully with colleagues, staff, leaders, and business partners.
* Acts in accordance with organizational code of conduct.
* Improves operations principally centered on organizational Mission and Vision.

Service Excellence:
* Communicates effectively with patients, clinicians, families, nursing, and all levels of clinical staff.
* Participates in problem solving of consumer complaints.
* Actively participates in initiatives to increase patient access.
* Partners with patient in management of care.
* Demonstrates that patients come first.

Resource Utilization and Operational Excellence:
* Ensures all pertinent patient care information is documented in the patient medical record in accordance with current standards and uses technology to manage the clinical practice.
* Promotes the use and understanding of evidence-based medicine to provide high-quality care.
* Evaluates procedural requests and reviews medical records to ensure appropriate plan of care is developed.
* Develops, implements, reviews and maintains associated informed consent orders and instructions.
* Complies with all state and federal regulations, in addition to KFHP/WPMG practice standards.
* Seeks and offers appropriate and timely consultations consistent with protocols.
* Orders medication within prescriptive authority and promotes the use of the KFHP formulary.
* Demonstrates knowledge of and participates in Kaiser Permanente business initiatives.
* Orders lab, pharmacy, radiology, and special tests appropriately.
* Actively builds a culture of equity by understanding health disparities and creating system level interventions to address them.
* Develops cultural competency and agility in self and others in order to understand and respond to the different care experiences faced by our diverse patient population
* Participates in medical staff quality improvement and review activities.
* Supports and promotes LEAN principles.

Medical Group Brand and Image:
* Actively promote WPMG as the best place to practice and receive care within Kaiser Permanente and to the community.
* Translate and communicate WPMG mission, vision and performance to staff.
* Celebrate successes, recognize excellence in performance, and communicate accomplishments to build pride.


Knowledge: Areas of specialty or expertise (e.g., intermediate knowledge of research methodology and data collection modalities)

Skills: Abilities needed to execute job duties (e.g., advanced writing and documentation skills)

Management: (Preferred)
* Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to direct the activities of others on a direct or matrix team basis.
* Ability to collaborate and be influential across structures and roles.

Delivery Systems: (Preferred)
* Knowledge of delivery system operations, healthcare delivery systems and trends

Business Acumen: (Preferred)
* Knowledge of business process and rapid cycle improvement and systems thinking

Decision Making Communication: (Preferred)
* Ability to challenge established ways and lead change.
* Demonstrated effective problem solving and decision-making skills.
* Proven negotiation and conflict re...

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