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PeaceHealth | Bellingham, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 143772

PeaceHealth is seeking a Physician - Psychiatry based in the Bellingham, WA community.

If you're looking for a career in health care that engages your heart and spirit as well as your mind, apply at PeaceHealth. This opportunity is available for an experienced Physician or Nurse Practitioner.

The Behavioral Health Inpatient Center is a 20-bed, state-of-the-art, inpatient unit located on the main campus of St. Joseph Medical Center. Our team helps people in need of psychiatric care in a healing and supportive environment.

We are the only inpatient unit for behavioral health clients in Whatcom County that offers acute stabilization (care to return a patient to a point where they are no longer at risk of harm to themselves or others, or able to be maintained in a lesser intense environment), treatment and referral services.

Our Behavioral Health Inpatient Center is a state-designated evaluation and treatment center. We treat both voluntary and involuntary adults with psychiatric illness who need a program that allows them to stay at a hospital.

Clinical services include:
* Medication management
* Milieu therapy (group therapy in a controlled environment)
* Nursing care
* Nutritional therapy
* Occupational therapy is available by referral to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Occupational Therapy Services
* Psychiatric assessment, evaluation and treatment
* History and physical taken by a physician
* Recreational therapy assessment and treatment
* Social work assessment and discharge planning

A 5.5 million dollar renovation of the inpatient unit took place in 2010.


* Graduation from an accredited school of medicine.
* Successful completion of Internship/Residency Program in area of specialty.

* Licensed to practice as a Physician or Nurse Practitioner in the State of Washington or ability to obtain licensure within 3 months.
* Board Certified/Board Eligible.
* Federal DEA Number.
* Current BLS required.

Special Skill/Demands:
* EMR experience desired.
* Able to work varied hours; on-call and call-back schedule.
* Must
not be a practitioner excluded from participation in the Medicare or Medicaid program.
* Ability to perform physical requirements of the job.


For more information, please contact:

Karla Lacktorin, Provider Recruiter




Key Words: Psychiatrist, Behavioral Health, Bellingham, San Juan Islands, Washington State, Seattle, Friday Harbor, Islands, Pacific Northwest, NW, West Coast, ocean, mountains, hiking, biking, boating, sailing, whales, kayaking, camping, fishing, tourism, adventure

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham, WA community, along with our benefits offered, please visit our homepage www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Location: Bellingham, WA, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job CategoryPhysician; Physician - Specialty
Shift:  Day
FTE:  .6 
Work Type:  Part Time

Posting Notes: Bellingham, WA || Physician; Physician - Specialty || Part Time || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS


About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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