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Intensivist / Critical Care Physician

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking an Intensivist based in the desirable Bellingham community.

Req ID: 179147 


Join this growing team of Intensivists and participate in developing an expanding program - you will practice Critical Care to your full potential in a state-of-the-art 24-bed Medical-Surgical ICU with a hardworking and collegial department! 


The Community

Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live.  Here are some of the reasons to love Bellingham, WA:

  • There are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives
  • There are 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore
  • Bellingham is home to Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College
  • Bellingham has excellent elementary and secondary schools, both public and private
  • You can live nearly anywhere in the community and be within 15-20 minutes of the hospital with an easy commute
  • Bellingham is a 90-minute drive to Seattle, WA and a 60-minute drive to Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Bellingham is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 25 Places to Retire,” and the second-most “Fitness-friendly cities” in America
  • Washington State has no state income tax!
  • Explore more about Bellingham/Whatcom County here: https://www.bellingham.org/   


In addition to living in one of Washington’s most desirable cities, you’ll work with a great team dedicated to providing the best care in our community!


Practice highlights


  • New position offers inter-disciplinary critical care provision in a busy combined medical-surgical 24-bed ICU and Stepdown unit; high acuity medical, cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, neurosurgery, and vascular surgery patients
  • Management of all ICU and Stepdown patients; primary attending in most patients
  • 7 on / 7 off schedule, with balanced shifts of days/nights; shifts are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Hybrid model with APC integration
  • Established, cohesive group with an interdisciplinary work ethic
  • 100% Inpatient
  • Provide consults throughout St. Joseph Medical Center, including the Emergency Department



If you are interested in this career opportunity, please contact Sharon L Thompson.

Phone: 360-752-5218

Email: sthompson1@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 multi-specialty 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. 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.


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


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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, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job CategoryPhysician & Advanced Practice Clinician 
Shift:  Day
FTE:  0.90 
Work Type:  Full Time



Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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