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Physician - Inpatient Psychiatry Per Diem

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Select benefits (0-19 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Variable
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Bellingham
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a per diem Psychiatrist based in Northwest Washington State. 

Req ID: 161959 


This opportunity is available for an experienced Physician to work as a Relief "per diem" Physician in our Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Bellingham, WA. 


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. We also serve Friday Harbor Clinic, mostly via telemedicine.  In the future, we may be serving Ketchikan and United General, mostly via telemedicine.


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 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:
* Epic 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.




If you are interested in this career opportunity, please contact Kim Dianich.

Phone: 360-729-1409



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. 


To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community, along with our benefits offered, please visit our homepage


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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.


Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job CategoryPhysician & Advanced Practice Clinician 
Shift:  Variable
FTE:  0.0 
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief


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 || Physician & Advanced Practice Clinician || Physicians || Per Diem/Relief || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS

Nearest Major Market: Bellingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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