Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatry

PeaceHealth is seeking a Nurse Practitioner - Psychiatry based in the Bellingham community.

Req ID: 159053 


This opportunity is available for an experienced Nurse Practitioner or Physician.


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.


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.

Position Highlighs:
* 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.

Qualifications include:
* Graduation from an accredited school of medicine.
* Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner 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:
* 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 Karla J Lacktorin.

Phone: 360-752-5218

Email: [email protected]


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 the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.


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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.


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.


Location: Bellingham, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Physician & Advanced Practice Clinician 
Shift:  Day
FTE:  1.0 
Work Type:  Full Time


Posting Notes: Bellingham || Physician & Advanced Practice Clinician ||Nurse Practitioners || Full Time || BEHAVIORAL HLTH SVCS



Full time