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PeaceHealth | Bellingham, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 148382

PeaceHealth is seeking a Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner - Geriatrics based in the Bellingham, WA community.

PeaceHealth has an opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant on our Geriatrics care team. Everyone who works at the Center for Senior Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for every patient who enters their doors.  The team works seamlessly in a relaxed collegial environment.

The Center for Senior Health (CSH) is an outpatient geriatrics clinic that provides comprehensive ambulatory care for adults age 65 and over who are covered by Medicare Parts A and B.  Staff at the center provide patient-centered care in a supportive caring environment.  It is located across the street from PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center. Currently there are 6 Physicians, 1 PAC, 4 ARNP's, a Social Worker, Pharmacist, and Ancillary staff. 

The outpatient clinic hours and days: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Call is shared by the providers and is rotated one week at a time.  Call is phone call only, regarding CSH and nursing home patients. Patients are not physically seen on call, but can be referred to after-hours clinics, ER, or for clinic follow-up, as needed based on their condition. Daily call starts at 5:00 PM. 

In addition to the outpatient primary care setting, this position provides team-based care in community nursing homes.  We have a sophisticated team of MDs and Nurse Practitioners who have become the clinical providers of choice for almost all of the nursing homes in Whatcom County.  Schedules are balanced to allow predictable but flexible work hours, shared call, and cross-coverage as-needed.

Overall, our clinical services include:  standard primary care visits, ambulatory geriatrics consultations, nursing home coverage, palliative care, clinical social work services, management of the medication therapy program, and anticoagulation therapy.  We also are a pilot site for Care Management and Chronic Disease Management, through the CMS TCPI grant to transform the primary care practice.

Qualifications, should include:

* Graduate of an accredited NP or PA accredited program. 
* Willing to consider NP in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine with a passion and previous experience in working with geriatric patients.
* Unrestricted license to practice within the State of Washington or the ability to obtain.
* Possession of Federal DEA number without restriction.

Bellingham is a scenic waterfront community offering recreational opportunities including hiking, sailing, kayaking and more, as well as a vibrant arts district and excellent educational opportunities, located 1.5 hours north of Seattle, and an hour south of Vancouver, BC. Bellingham is rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines.

We offer a competitive compensation and robust benefits, relocation assistance, and a generous sign-on bonus.

If you are interested in this career opportunity, please contact Karla Lacktorin.

Phone: 360-752-5218

Email: klacktorin@peacehealth.org

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

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, Medical Office Plaza (213)
Job CategoryNP, PA, CNM, CRNA
Shift:  Day
FTE:  1.0 
Work Type:  Full Time

Posting Notes: Bellingham, WA || NP, PA, CNM, CRNA || Full Time || SENIOR HEALTH

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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