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Associate Medical Director - 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, WA, 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 Associate Medical Director practicing in this brand-new facility, you would lead, manage & supervise the physicians & nurse practitioners at this site under the direct supervision of the Medical Director while providing comprehensive, primary care services in a multi-specialty community health center. 

Opportunity Highlights:
• Supervisory/management support & training provided regularly
• 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

Ideal Candidate Offers:

• Minimum 3 years experience in progressively responsible administrative or management-related positions within a primary health care environment
• Minimum 3 years Family Practice experience in an outpatient, primary care setting
• Experience in a community health center preferred, but experience in other settings welcome 
• Experience working with patients with complex co-morbidities including hypertension, diabetes, mental illness, chronic pain, and substance abuse
• Experience &/or an interest in children’s & women’s health &/or HIV and other communicable diseases
• Previous work with and ability to relate to individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds & socio-economic levels, treating them with sensitivity & respect in providing health care for all
• Proficiency with Electronic Medical Records

We Offer:
• 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
• Alternative transportation benefit
• 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

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 between Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands, and the foot of Mt. Baker. 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

For more information contact: Karla Lacktorin, Healthcare & Professional Recruiter, or 360-296-7121. To learn more about Ferndale & Whatcom County, visit &