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Nurse Manager-Psychiatry

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  10 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Nurse Manager-Psychiatry for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 10 Hours.

Req ID: 171403


PeaceHealth’s Psychiatry PPS team at St. Joseph Medical Center has a Nurse Manager opening!

This is a full-time, day shift position.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is a 253-bed, two-campus medical center, Level II Trauma Center in Bellingham, and it is our county’s only hospital. 

The medical and technology resources of PeaceHealth, combined with the caring atmosphere of a community hospital and centers of excellence in cardiovascular, cancer, spine, and joint replacements, ensure patients receive exceptional medicine and compassionate care.

Bellingham, located on an incredible bay, is acclaimed for its small-city flavor, and has all the cultural amenities associated with being home to a major university, boasts pristine lakes, forests, salt water beaches, and snow-covered peaks.  We're 1.5 hours north of Seattle and 20 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada.  We are also rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines.



- Master’s Degree in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing or a combination of education (MSN) and experience in the care of the mentally ill

-2+ years of leadership experience

-5+ years of nursing experience working with the mentally ill

-Work experience which demonstrates progressive leadership responsibility i.e. in Charge Nurse or supervisory role.

-Financial and budgetary knowledge and experience.


We offer excellent compensation, a robust benefits package and relocation assistance!


Please visit:, and search for 171403 to apply


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PeaceHealth is an EEO Affirmative Action Race/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Veteran/Disability Employer.


Manages the coordination of activities on the nursing unit with responsibility for results including costs, methods and staffing for 24-hour nursing operations on a nursing unit (s).  Responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance.  Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.

1.Demonstrate compassion, respect and caring while working within the scope of Registered Nurse practice to provide individualized, safe and efficient care to patients with an interdisciplinary team and provide assistance to families and visitors.
2.Responsible for 24-hour day-to-day operations of unit: supervision of personnel; staff performance and patient outcomes; staff procurement and retention; regulatory compliance; and patient care. Evaluate work performance and conduct annual performance assessments.  Delegate and coordinate responsibility for completion of departmental projects, tasks, and activities.
3.Assist with the implementation of strategic initiatives for the department and identifies, assesses, and responds to issues and problems which affect ability to meet goals/objectives.
4.Manage staffing levels required to provide optimum patient care within the limits of available resources. 
5.Assure quality of care by aligning assigned unit (s) with the hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care; carry out adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; measure health outcomes against standards; make or recommend adjustments.
6.Deliver financial results for area (s) of accountability.
7.Maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with other departments and divisions; facilitating operational, quality, performance and change initiative implementation.
8.May perform patient care duties.
9.Develop and support clinical excellence, environment of care
10.Performs other duties as assigned.




Bachelors or Masters of Science degree from an accredited school of nursing is required upon hire.


Minimum of two years of leadership experience required.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience is required. 
Work experience which demonstrates progressive leadership responsibility i.e. in Charge Nurse or supervisory role.
Demonstrate competence in area of expertise.
Financial and budgetary knowledge and experience.

Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing.
Certification in clinical area and membership in related professional organization preferred.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire. 
ACLS may be required.

Strong problem solving, decision making and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Proficient in use of computer including MS Office applications.
Ability to manage complex operations and diverse personnel.
Abiliity to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.


St Joseph Medical Center:  Psychiatric PPS requires RN who has a master’s degree in psychiatric and mental health nursing, or its equivalent, from a school of nursing accredited by the NLN or be qualified by education and experience in the care of the mentally ill. 


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: 10 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $DOE, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Registered Nurse - Washington


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 || Nursing Leadership || Full Time || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS


Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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