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Manager, Hospital Medicine Programs - Bellingham

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Manager, Hospital Medicine Programs - Bellingham for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 163415


PeaceHealth is hiring a Hospital Medicine Programs Manager in Bellingham, WA!


Do you have a proven track record for effectively providing proactive management of clinic operations? Do you have a passion for leading the implementation of quality initiatives that address specific quality issues? Are you looking for a position where you can lean on your previous clinic leadership and process improvement experience to provide strategic direction?


If so, the Hospital Medicine Programs Manager in Bellingham, WA, might be the right place for you!


Close against the Canadian border, Bellingham combines the appeal of small-town life with easy access to two of the Northwest’s most exciting cities — Seattle (90 miles south) and Vancouver, B.C. (60 miles north). Day off? Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to prowl the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven or catch a concert on the campus of Western Washington University. Whatever you like, Bellingham’s small-city flair with its varied cultural amenities make it a fabulous place to work and play.


Qualified candidates for the Hospital Medicine Programs Manager include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination or education and experience
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum three years of supervisory/leadership oversight experience
  • Five years of clinic or clinic operations experience
  • Experience in an integrated hospital/physician  group setting working with physician leadership and broad base of providers preferred
  • If a licensed or certified clinician, must have current registration and certification for the state where employed
  • Current BLS or ability to obtain


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Responsible for partnering with the lead physician(s) to provide effective and proactive management of operations; to ensure exceptional service to patients; and to achieve annual operational and financial goals.  Responsible for engaging the lead physician(s) in developing and implementing action plans to meet annual goals and to resolve clinical issues in a timely manner; ensuring efficient operations for patients, providers and staff through standardization when appropriate; developing a culture of service excellence and respectful collaboration by carefully overseeing and ensuring effective work performance by staff; collaborating with the lead physician(s) to improve patient access to care through carful stewardship of resources including provider schedules and staffing.



  1. Partner with lead physicians to lead operations to ensure overall success of the PeaceHealth (PH) hospital provider programs.  The lead physician provides direct provider oversight.
  2. Proactive daily management of the hospital medicine programs staffed by employed PeaceHealth providers including: financial performance; provider practice efficiency; service excellence; financial management to meet budget, staffing, personnel management and on-going process improvement.
  3. Partner with lead physician(s), other physicians, and staff to establish various program goals and implementation plans consistent with PH hospitals and medical group’s strategic plan and annual operating goals.
  4. Collaborate with the lead physician(s), PHMG Quality Committee, the Center for Healthcare Improvement, and other necessary individuals and committees to lead implementation of quality initiatives and to address specific quality related issues.
  5. Budget planning and monitoring working in conjunction with other stakeholders.
  6. Responsible for revenue cycle including charge capture, documentation management, coding, and denial per standard processes, etc.
  7. Engage the lead physicians in review and dissemination of hospitalist program financial performance and productivity.
  8. Provide first line response to physician and staff issues (behavioral and clinical).  Responsible for problem resolution in collaboration with the lead physician(s).
  9. Participate in the review of CVs and facilitate the interview process for physician recruits (with the lead physician as appropriate).
  10. Work closely with the lead physician(s) to oversee and support Providers - Physicians Advanced Practice Clinicians (Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant) practices including orientation and clinical mentoring.
  11. Work closely with hospital managers and directors to ensure efficient workflow within hospital departments involving PeaceHealth providers, patient experience, and quality initiatives.
  12. Foster, develop and model professional excellence.  Provide coaching of area staff.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)


  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably in business and/or healthcare management or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.
  • Master’s degree in business or healthcare management is preferred.



  • Minimum three years of supervisory/leadership oversight experience.
  • Minimum of five years of clinic and/or clinical operations experience.  Prefer experience in an integrated hospital/physician group setting working with physician leadership and broad base of providers.



  • For licensed and/or certified/registered clinician, must have a current registration/certification or license in State.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) required at date of hire.



  • Strong problem solving, decision making, team building, process improvement leadership and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient in the use of computers including Microsoft Office applications.  Familiarity with software implementations and upgrade processes.
  • Strong financial management skills including analytical skill and familiarity with benchmarking financial, operational performance and business planning.
  • Embrace and promotes teamwork.
  • Knowledge and experience with continuous improvement techniques and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated competence in developing business plans for new services and capital equipment.
  • Skill and practical experience with recruitment processes.



St. Joseph Medical Center:

  • Position will support the following programs: Acute Care Surgery, Intensivists, Pediatric Hospitalist, OB Hospitalist, Behavioral Health, Physiatry (Rehab Medicine).   Matrix reporting to Director of PHMG, Specialty Care and Service Line Director, Critical Care and Emergency.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


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 its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: Based on Experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


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.


Posting Notes: Bellingham || Leadership || Business, Administrative, & Facilities Leadership || Full Time || SURGICAL SVCS


Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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