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Family Practice Physician (Full-time in Ferndale)
Location:Ferndale, WA

Unity Care NW is a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center that’s been proudly and successfully serving the greater Bellingham area since 1982. With clinics located in Bellingham, Ferndale & Point Roberts, we offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health, and dental care as well as pharmacy services to a diverse and often underserved patient population of all ages. Employing over 250 caring and compassionate employees, our purpose is to increase the years of healthy life in the people & communities we serve.


We believe in the benefits of prevention, early detection, treatment of disease, and health education.  Certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home, UCNW is committed to a patient-centered care team model that engages patients and their families in their care.  We’re excited to expand our Ferndale clinic by moving to a bigger, newly constructed building in the summer of 2019!  As a Physician in this brand-new facility, you would provide comprehensive, primary care services in a multi-specialty community health center.

Highlights of this opportunity include:

  • Full-time employment seeing 17 patients per day without the overhead work and costs of running a private practice

  • Work in a brand new, modern facility

  • Fully implemented EMR system (GE Centricity) with one-on-one training provided

  • Outpatient work only - no OB and no hospital rounds

  • Modest call schedule providing phone support only

  • Support staff in the areas of nursing, on-site behavioral health, medical records, EMR/IT, case management, referrals, & helping patients seek insurance

  • Occasional Saturdays with choice of a day off the previous week or additional pay

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Relocation assistance

  • Malpractice insurance with tail coverage

  • Continuing education days & dollars and reimbursement of license, DEA & board certification fees

  • Generous paid time off benefit

  • Six paid holidays

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match after 1 year of eligibility

  • Eligible to apply for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) which, if awarded, provides tax free funds to pay towards eligible student loans for a 2-year commitment (view the details at

  • Eligible to apply for loan repayment through the Washington Student Achievement Council which, if awarded, provides funds to pay towards eligible student loans for a 2 or 3-year commitment (view the details at

You may be the ideal candidate if:

  • You’re a Family Practice Physician with experience in an outpatient, primary care setting

  • You have experience working with patients with complex co-morbidities including hypertension, diabetes, mental illness, chronic pain, and substance abuse

  • You have experience & an interest in leadership or supervision &/or children’s & women’s health &/or HIV and other communicable diseases

  • You successfully work with and relate to individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds & socio-economic levels, treating them with sensitivity & respect

  • You’re proficient with Electronic Medical Records

  • You’re passionate about providing health care for everyone

Live in a community consistently rated one of the most desirable in the USA!  Set amidst lush farmland on the Nooksack River with a commanding view of Mount Baker, Ferndale’s 13,000 residents pride themselves on their relaxed, small-town friendliness and affordable quality of life.  Ferndale’s convenient location in Whatcom County on the I-5 corridor is just 15 minutes away from our main site in beautiful downtown Bellingham, a popular university & retirement community of 80,000 nestled on Bellingham Bay at the foot of the Cascade Mountains.  Just a short distance from Seattle, Vancouver BC, and the San Juan Islands, Whatcom County houses several charming small towns.  Enjoy all the area has to offer:


  • Recreational & Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Fishing, Sailing, Kayaking, & Camping)

  • Excellent Schools (University, Community College, Technical School, & Outstanding K-12 Educational Systems)

  • Small Town or City Living (Unique Shops, Local Festivals, Farmers Markets, Berry Picking, & Community Events)

  • Cultural Activities (Theater, Music, Independent Films, Museums, Art Studios, & Diverse Local Restaurants)


To apply for this rewarding opportunity and truly make a difference in the community, please visit the Careers section of our web site at & contact Vicki Curtis, HR Generalist, at or 360-788-2661 if you have any questions.  To learn more about Ferndale & Whatcom County, visit &  Help us provide access to high quality, affordable health care for all!