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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Bellingham, WA


Hiring Company

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

Who We Are 

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood (MBPP) is a non-profit family planning agency and a leader in reproductive healthcare, advocacy, and education in the state of Washington. We provide high-quality, affordable reproductive health care for women, men, and teens in 3 health centers in Northwest Washington. At MBPP, care is much more than the services we provide; it’s the way we approach our world.  We care with respect and are passionate about helping women, men, and young people lead healthy lives. The Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is responsible for providing reproductive health care and family planning services to men, women and teens.  

Essential Functions

    • Provides non-discriminatory medical service to all patients regardless of race, color, creed, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, or HIV status.
    • Counsels patients in a non-directive manner about all available pregnancy options in the case of an unintended pregnancy.
    • Refers patients for abortion, prenatal care, and adoption services as requested or necessary.
    • Conducts pre and post testing HIV counseling according to MBPP Medical Standards and Guidelines and Washington State law.
    • Provides accurate education and prescribes all available FDA approved contraceptive methods including Emergency Contraception.
    • Inserts and removes Intrauterine Devices and birth control implants, if credentialed by the Medical Director.  
    • Examines and screens patients for diseases common to the reproductive system, pregnancy, breast disease, and certain non-reproductive diseases.  Provides well care reproductive examinations.  Reviews patient medical histories, records findings, and orders tests as needed.
    • Records all pertinent patient information in electronic medical record.
    • Makes appropriate and timely referrals for care that is outside the scope of the reproductive health clinic.   Identify clinical emergencies, initiate appropriate response, and consult with Site Supervisor, Lead Clinician, and Medical Director as needed.
    • Prescribes and provides supplies and medications within the parameters of MBPP standards and guidelines and all applicable laws and regulations.
    • Provides contraceptive care for all prescription and non-prescription methods currently available.
    • Provides medication abortions if trained and credentialed.
    • Assists with pregnancy termination services as requested by the Medical Director.
    • Performs as needed, using appropriate technique; injections and laboratory tests including vaginal wet mounts.
    • Adheres to affiliate policies on professionalism, wait time in clinic and on the phone, and the system for addressing client complaints.
    • Participates in patient care, quality assurance, and chart audits.
    • Instructs patients regarding medications and treatments.  Educate patients regarding health and illness prevention.  Refer to community resources as needed.
    • Performs triage of patient telephone calls, providing consultation and urgent care as needed.
    • Adheres to infection and exposure control procedures, MBPP standards and guidelines, and all applicable regulatory guidelines in the performance of duties.
    • Assures that follow up for abnormal results and referrals are managed per PPFA Standards and Guidelines.
    • Participates in quality assurance and risk management activities as assigned.
    • Reads MBPP email daily and responds appropriately.
    • Performs pregnancy dating sonograms, if credentialed by Medical Director.
    • Performs colposcopy following MBPP protocols. 


    • Current Washington State ARNP and RN licenses.
    • GED or High school diploma required per CLIA.
    • Current CPR certification.
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and at any of MBPP’s facilities as assigned.
    • Valid Washington state driver's license, reliable transportation, automobile insurance, and good driving record required for travel between clinics.
    • Successful completion of background check.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
    • Commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

    • Knowledge of theory, practices and regulations to provide patient care.
    • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
    • Knowledge of infection control, universal precautions, safety, and patient confidentiality guidelines.
    • Knowledge of medical charting and use of electronic medical record.
    • Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health topics.
    • Skill in applying the principles, methods and techniques to provide on-going patient care.
    • Skill in taking medical histories, assessing medical conditions, and interpreting findings.
    • Ability to interpret and apply quality control standards, guidelines and procedures.
    • Skill in triaging patient calls for acuity.
    • Ability to prioritize work appropriately.
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
    • Ability to work in fast paced, stressful, and dynamic environment. 
    • Ability to maintain strict patient confidentiality.
    • Ability to respond quickly in an emergency.
    • Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate clearly in English.
    • Always behaves with respect and caring in a professional manner to patients and coworkers.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

    • Medical office environment with exposure to illness.
    • Requires standing and walking for majority of the work day.
    • Reaching, twisting, stooping, lifting, visual acuity corrected to normal range, hand-eye coordination, grasping with fingers, hearing corrected to normal range, sense of touch, gripping tightly required for operation of tests and measures and performance of other essential functions.
    • Some evening and weekend work.
    • Lifting objects to 50 pounds.  Support of and moving of child and adult patients.

Why Work at MBPP? 

In addition to competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit package, being part of the MBPP team means providing all Washingtonians with the opportunity to move through their reproductive lives as safely, confidently, and healthily as possible. Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans’ status, genetic information, disability, pregnancy or union activity. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. MBPP is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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