Be Inspired Every Day!

YNHS Advanced Practice
Provider Residency Program

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services offers Be Inspired Every Day!

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Applications are due February 16, 2024.
Starting September 2024

$95,000 Salary

Full Benefits

Click here for the Residency Application

Contact npresidency@ynhs.org for more information.

Preferred Qualifications


A demonstrated commitment to working in an underserved community.

Interest in gaining experience working in a community health center setting.
Self-directed and enthusiastic learners.
Bilingual (Spanish)

Additional Information

Our Advanced Practice Provider Residency provides the opportunity to train in a pioneering Community Health Center that prioritizes integrated, team-based care.

Founded in 1975 in a single house in a low-income downtown neighborhood, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services today includes 10 primary care locations up and down the beautiful Yakima Valley.

You will practice in a high-performance PCMH model of care. Integration of care and services is central to the YNHS mission. Our Healthcare for the Homeless program has a long track record based on the recognition that housing is health care.

We have dedicated resources for LGBTQ youth, Veterans, and farmworker health. A significant portion of our patient population works in the orchards and fields of the Yakima Valley, the fruit bowl of the nation.

Become part of the YNHS family – a nationally recognized health center!

Yakima Neighborhood Health’s Advanced Practice Provider Residency focuses on increasing professional competency, confidence, and understanding of the unique population of our community. During the 12-month residency, you will work directly with specialists and primary care providers to increase your confidence and knowledge when caring for patients, many of whom have multiple chronic conditions.

You will work alongside experienced healthcare providers from a variety of disciplines including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and behavioral health.

Earn $95,000 including benefits, which makes YNHS one of the most competitive programs in Washington State.

  • Three applicants are selected yearly.
  • Residents will spend two days per week building their primary care patient panel, working with experienced providers.
  • An additional day will be spent in one of our clinics sharing a provider’s schedule. This will expose you to different practice styles and the range of conditions commonly encountered in community health.
  • Specialty rotations, both within the clinic and with community partners, will target the most encountered needs of patients. For example, we have a clinic in the local mental health organization, Comprehensive Healthcare, which maximizes the comfort of this vulnerable population.
  • Our program also includes regularly scheduled didactics, case discussions, and a Quality Improvement Project.
  • Possess an MSN or DNP degree from a CCNE or ACEN-accredited Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program within 24 months before the start of the program year.
  • Washington RN and ARNP or PA License or eligible for license.
  • Please note: Licensing and credentialing do not need to be active at the time of the application submission. However, it is required before the start of the program year.
Amelia Rutter, MSN, MPH
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, School of Nursing and Bloomberg School of Public Health


Jocelyn Pedrosa, MD FAAP
Chief Medical Officer, Yakima Neighborhood Health Services; University of the Philippines, College of Medicine
Cierra N. DeLay, DO
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Wint Su Wai, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health


Kayla Steltz
Kayla Steltz
Rodrigo Franco Lara
Rodrigo Franco Lara


Please email npresidency@ynhs.org for more information.

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