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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Location:Bellingham, WA

Unity Care NW, 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 and Ferndale, 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.

Nurse Practitioner Opportunity Highlights:

This is a full-time Psychiatric ARNP, benefited position with anticipated to start July of 2019, but flexible. This position may also be filled by a Part-time Psychiatrist.

Location: Primary location in Bellingham, occasional coverage in Ferndale

The ARNP will provide comprehensive psychiatric care in a multi-specialty group practice community health center. This position must be able to work with a multi-disciplinary team and effectively educate, provide consultation, and support primary care providers, behavioral health professionals, support staff, and other collaborative partners with diagnoses, medication management, and treatment plans.  Patients are mainly adults. UCNW manages patient care using a team-based approach in our interactions with patients and working to achieve stated objectives and outcomes.

ARNP Candidate Offers:

APNP Certification and Licensure:

Specialized Skills & Knowledge include:

  • Full scope of adult psychiatric care required. 

  • Ability to understand and respond effectively and with sensitivity to special population groups, including those defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, economic standing, & others.

  • Proficiency with computers (specifically electronic medical records software, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and the internet)

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with all levels of patients, staff, outside agencies, and the general public.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team.

  • Ability to make quick and accurate clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions and develop appropriate management/treatment plans.

  • Ability to exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner.

  • Ability to conform to UCNW confidentiality policies and HIPAA regulations.

  • Ability to provide psychiatric consultation and support to primary care providers and other behavioral health professionals and support staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to offer leadership to a clinical team.

We Offer:

  • Supportive staff including: nursing, behavioral health, case management, medical records, and referral with an on-site Pharmacy

  • Patient Centered Medical Home Certification through the National Committee for Quality Assurance

  • Schedule: Monday – Friday; minimal weekend / evening hour availability expected; no call schedule; outpatient only (no hospital rounding)

  • GE Centricity EMR, with one-on-one training provided

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package includes:

    • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

    • Generous paid time off benefit with six paid holidays

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

    • Malpractice insurance with tail coverage

    • Continuing Education benefit and license & certification reimbursement

  • Eligible to apply for federal and state loan repayment & receive qualifying student loans in exchange for 2-3-year commitment

Live in a Community consistently rated one of the most desirable in the USA! Beautiful Bellingham, a popular university & retirement community of 80,000, is nestled between Bellingham Bay and the foot of the Cascade Mountains. 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, from a vast range of recreational & outdoor activities, excellent schools, unique shops, local festivals, farmers markets, diverse restaurants, community events, and enjoy visual and performing arts.

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For More Information contact: Karla Lacktorin, Healthcare & Professional Recruiter, or 360-296-7121. To learn more about Bellingham visit .