Openings for ICHS Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

Sunday, January 25, 2015


DoQuyen Huynh, DNP-FNP, (right) ICHS ARNP Residency Program Administrator, conducts a briefing on clinical work assignments and issues with program residents (from left) Jean Baumgardner, Kimberly Lee-Cooper, Megan Wilbert (in blue sweater), and the program's deputy administrator, Chris Yee, M.D.


Newly graduated Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP) may receive health care training in a unique community health setting through the International Community Health Services (ICHS) Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program.

Applications for the program are now being accepted through April 1.

ICHS ARNP Residency Program Administrator DoQuyen Huynh, DNP-FNP, said the program, now in its second year, offers a valuable training opportunity for nurse practitioners, especially those who want to work in community health settings, to serve traditionally underserved populations.

"ICHS has a very unique population. We serve many new immigrants, refugees, low-income, and other patients who often fall through the cracks due to health care access barriers," Dr. Huynh said. 
"Nurse practitioners who want to work with these populations tend to be very passionate about what they do. However, unless they receive training in this kind of setting, they are often overwhelmed with the population complexity, or burn out quickly. What we do is we take their passion to the next level, to better prepare them for a career in community health."

Competitive candidates will be accepted to a one-year salaried intensive education program, focused on family practice with specialty clinical rotations. The residency is open to recent graduates of accredited nurse practitioner programs in the United States.

More information about the ICHS Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program and an application form here.

ICHS in Shoreline
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Founded in 1973, ICHS is a non-profit community health center offering affordable primary medical and dental care, acupuncture, laboratory, pharmacy, behavioral health WIC, and health education services. ICHS’ four full-service medical and dental clinics -- located in Seattle's International District and Holly Park neighborhoods; and in the cities of Bellevue and Shoreline -- serve over 20,000 patients each year. As the only community health center in Washington primarily serving Asians and Pacific Islanders, ICHS provides care in over 50 languages and dialects annually. ICHS is committed to improving the health of medically-underserved communities by providing affordable and in-language health care. 



1 comments:

Anonymous,  January 27, 2015 at 7:02 AM  

Megan Wilbert is the one wearing blue sweater.

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