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Faith Johnson

Washington 3RNET Network Coordinator

Tel: 360-236-2815

“Washington is a state with enormous diversity. From ocean to rainforest, from high desert to mountains, the beauty of the state is unmatched and provides incredible outdoor recreation opportunities and scenic beauty. Those who would prefer to serve the urban-underserved will find Seattle and Spokane to be vibrant cultural centers. The state also has a national reputation as a leader in progressive public health work.”

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How I can help your job search:

If you are a health care professional interested in living and working in Washington, Faith can:

  • Answer questions you may have about current job openings across Washington
  • Offer a direct referral to HR for any jobs you are interested in
  • Guide you on how the National Health Service Corps works in Washington
  • Provide information on Washington-specific loan repayment programs
  • Help you navigate the J-1 Visa Waiver process in Washington
  • Tell you more about Washington's state-specific incentives for health care professionals

Faith is the Workforce Advisor for Washington State Department of Health in the Rural Health Office and the Washington 3RNET Network Coordinator. She and her organization coordinate 3RNET activities in Washington.

An additional 3RNET contact in Washington is the Washington Primary Care Office (PCO). The PCO can provide assistance to sites and providers with questions or interest in loan repayment programs or Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). Contact:

Behavioral Health Resources in Washington

Behavioral Health Resources in Washington

Job search support is provided for the following behavioral health disciplines:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Substance Use Disorder Counselor
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Behavioral Health Therapist
  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Addiction Medicine Physician

Additional resources:

Incentive programs for behavioral health professionals:

Pipeline and pathway programs into behavioral health fields:

Behavioral Health Workforce Recruitment Contact in Washington:

Faith Johnson
Washington Department of Health
Tel: 360-236-2815  

J-1 Visas in Washington

J-1 Visas in Washington

If you want to obtain a J-1 Waiver in Washington, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start your job search about 18 months prior to when you want to start working.
  2. Find a job at an eligible J-1 site in our state. You can search for J-1 eligible jobs on 3RNET. Start your J-1 job search in Washington now.
  3. Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.

The Washington State Department of Health administers the J-1 Physician Visa Waiver program. The goal of the program is to increase the number of physicians available to work in rural and underserved areas of the state. The program is considered a secondary tool in recruitment, used when efforts to recruit a U.S. trained physician have been unsuccessful for an extended period of time.

Washington State will sponsor up to 30 waivers per federal fiscal year (October 1 through September 30).
At least 20 of the total waivers are available to primary care physicians.

Up to 10 of the total waivers are available to specialists.

On April 1 of each year, any waivers remaining unfilled will be available to either primary care or specialist physicians on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligible employers in Washington must be located in a designated Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or whole-county Medically Underserved Area (MUA). We may sponsor up to five of the total waivers to physicians who will practice at healthcare facilities located in non-designated areas that meet the criteria in WAC 246-562-075. Washington does not require a minimum HPSA score or a specific facility type. For more information see: Applicant Eligibility Criteria. The J-1 Visa Application form (PDF) will be accepted beginning October 1 of each year.

Washington State J-1 Visa Waiver Program specifics.

J-1 Visa Contact in Washington:

Sarah Gambrill
Office of Community and Rural Health

Health Care Employers in Washington

Health Care Employers in Washington

You'll find jobs on 3RNET from these types of health care employers in Washington:

  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • Community Health Centers (CHCs)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
  • Community Hospitals
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Community Outpatient Behavioral Health Agencies
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities
  • State Mental Health Hospitals
  • Indian Health Service Sites
  • Tribal Health Sites
  • Veterans Affairs sites
  • Correctional Facilities
  • National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment sites
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar sites
For Washington Employers

For Washington Employers

If you’re a health care employer in Washington and you’d like to post your jobs on 3RNET, please fill out our employer application form which will be sent to the Washington Network Coordinator. If you have specific questions about using 3RNET in Washington, please contact 3RNET’s Washington Network Coordinator, Faith Johnson.