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Physician Assistant - Pulmonary Sleep Medicine

Job ID: 81482
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth Medical Group is seeking a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant interested in Sleep Medicine to join our Pulmonary Medicine group of 8 physicians and 2 advanced practice clinicians in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Position is available due to a retirement of a long-term Nurse Practitioner.

If you value the balance between professional and personal life, this is the position for you.  Position could be filled as a .8 FTE up to 1.0 FTE and includes full-time benefits.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.


  • Sleep Medicine supports in-home and on-site sleep studies, consults and follow-ups.
  • Well-functioning team with friendly, long-term group of collegial clinicians who are very patient-centered.
  • Providers cross-cover for each other.
  • Outpatient clinic responsibilities with 12-14 patients per day.
  • No call.
  • Washington state has no personal income tax.

Robust benefits package (pro-rated per FTE)

  • First year salary amount for 1.0 FTE: $126,776-$160,305.60 depending on direct NP/PA experience
  • Employment bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • CME Allowance
  • Medical/dental/vision/disability/life/wellness
  • Retirement plans

If this opportunity resonates with you, please reach out to:

Kim Dianich, CMSR PHR - [email protected] / 360-729-1409

Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham!

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890 with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, now a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.

Job Summary

Within scope of practice and in alignment with both hospital staff bylaws and PHMGs physician supervision expectations, responsible for advanced level of nursing evaluation, clinical assessment, prescribing and monitoring medications and follow-up care for patient. Responsible for patient and family teaching.

Essential Functions

  • Effectively identifies, evaluates, and addresses disease prevention and health promotion issues of the population in the practice while administering quality patient care.
  • Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff, which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral.
  • Gives directions to nursing and other staff.
  • Prescribes medications and treatments and ongoing medication management. Orders lab and diagnostic tests when appropriate and interprets test results.
  • Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.
  • Maintains legible, accurate, and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals and consultations according to established standards.
  • Analyzes new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature, or “hands-on training” and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Required: Must fulfill educational requirements to obtain ARNP or PA



  • Required : Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Board Certification
  • Required:  ARNP or PA license in Washington state, or ability to obtain during credentialing process.
  • Required : Drug Enforcement Admin and
  • Required : Drivers License with proof of auto insurance and
  • Required Upon Hire: Basic Life Support and
  • Preferred : Advanced Cardiac Life Support


  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs. (Required)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills (Required)
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with patient, families, nursing staff, and other departments. (Required)
  • Personal responsibility for ongoing educational growth and collaborating with others to provide solutions for continued patient quality. (Required)

Working Conditions

Environmental Conditions

  • Time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.


  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

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