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Physician - Psychiatry - PSYCHIATRIST or PSYCHIATRIC NP Opportunity in the Beautiful Pacific NW

Company: Unity Care NW
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Unity Care NW is a private, non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center
that has been proudly and successfully serving the greater Whatcom County 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 almost 300 caring and compassionate employees, our mission is to increase the years of healthy life in the people & communities we serve.

Safety is our priority through the Covid-19 pandemic. To learn more about what we're doing to ensure the safety of patients and staff, please view our website on the Job Profile Page.


Here at Unity Care NW, we value:


We're proud of our inclusive culture and strive to demonstrate our Values in Action in all that we do. We value each individual on our team and aim to onboard a diverse workforce of the very best talent, whose ambitions and values align with ours.


We believe mental & emotional health is an important part of overall health and wellness.
Our behavioral health providers work closely with patients and their Primary Care Providers to help them meet their health care goals.

As a
Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
at UCNW, you would provide comprehensive psychiatric care
to patients in a community health center setting working with a multi-disciplinary team to effectively educate, provide consultation to, and support primary care providers, behavioral health professionals, support staff and other collaborative partners with diagnoses, medication management, and treatment plans. You would provide general psychiatric care to adults, a few requiring Medical Assisted Therapy under our Substance Use Disorder program, and may work with
adolescents & children, too.
You would work at both our Bellingham & Ferndale, WA, clinics which are within 10 miles of each other.


Be a
who graduated from an approved school of medicine as a DO or MD,
completed a Psychiatric residency, is in good standing with their state's board of licensing, and is board certified in Psychiatry
Be a
Nurse Practitioner
who graduated from an
approved program, is in good standing with their state's board of licensing, and
has a certification in
through the
Have at least two years' experience working with adults as a Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, preferably at a community health center or community mental health clinic or similar setting with under-served populations.
Have experience working with children &/or adolescents (a plus)
Have completed Medical Assisted Therapy (MAT) training, including training on the use of Buprenorphine & Vivitrol, or be willing to take this training
Have experience
with substance use disorders and medication assisted therapy (preferred, not required)
Have a current DEA certificate
with an "X Waiver,"
or be willing to obtain
this waiver upon acceptance of offer, to treat opioid dependency with approved buprenorphine products
Have experience with Medicaid patients and related insurance knowledge
Be able 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
Be proficient with Electronic Medical Records (EMR)


A salaried position in a collegial work environment without the
overhead and cost of running your own private practice
Supportive staff including Psych RN, Medical Assistant, counselors, case managers, medical records staff, and referrals specialists
with an on-site Pharmacy
Patient Centered Medical Home Certification through the National Committee for Quality Assurance
Outpatient setting only with no call & no
hospital rounding
Fully implemented EMR system (Centricity) with one-on-one training provided
Competitive compensation package that includes a sign-on/relocation bonus
Malpractice insurance with tail coverage
Medical, dental, & vision insurance
401(k) retirement plan with employer match after 1 year
Generous paid time off
6 paid holidays
Continuing Education days & dollars and reimbursement of state license, DEA & board certification fees
Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance
Alternative transportation benefit
Wellness reimbursement benefit
Ability to apply for loan repayment via
the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)
Ability to apply for loan repayment via
the Washington Student Achievement Council
For Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, ability to apply for loan repayment via the Nurse Corp Loan Repayment Program


Live in a community
consistently rated one of the most desirable in the USA!
Beautiful Bellingham, WA, is a popular university & retirement community of 80,000 nestled between the Salish Sea and the foot of the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Baker. 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 visual and performing arts.


If you are passionate about
everyone having the opportunity to live their healthiest life, we would love to hear from you!
Please view our contact information on the Job Profile Page.

Unity Care NW has an Employee Health Program for the safety of our patients and staff. The program requires all employees to receive annual flu immunizations unless an appropriate accommodation is granted. PandoLogic.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Psychiatrist

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