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OB Hospitalist

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Job ID: 88110
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a BC/BE OB Hospitalist to join its team at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington. We're seeking a clinician who is passionate about working with underserved populations and Certified Nurse Midwives. Work in a stunningly beautiful location with an organization that values clinician well-being and is Washington State's #1 Healthiest Employer. 

Position is a 0.8 FTE (~134 12-hour shifts per year) and is eligible for full-time benefits. 

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. - Located between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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 has over 250 clinicians providing primary and specialty care through the larger, 1,200-clinician strong PeaceHealth Medical Group. PHMG is a physician-led organization.

Love where you work:

  • Collegial and collaborative working environment of 6 OB Hospitalists. PeaceHealth also has an OB/GYN group who births their own patients.
  • Experienced nursing staff, Respiratory Therapists and others
  • 24/7 Pediatric Hospitalists to support newborn care
  • Two OB operating rooms with dedicated OB anesthesia
  • Level III B nursery
  • Certified OB Emergency Department
  • 2,000 hospital births annually
  • Epic EMR

Robust benefits:

  • Guaranteed first-year income (adjusted for the 0.8 FTE): $281,697.60
  • Employment Bonus
  • Relocation Stipend 
  • Retirement Plans
  • Education Loan Reimbursement program (if applicable and eligible)
  • CME: up to $2,640 per calendar year for CME and/or professional dues/fees (adjusted for .8 FTE)
  • Comprehensive Benefit package including Medical /Dental / Vision / Disability / Life / Wellness

If this opportunity resonates with you, reach out to:

Kim Dianich, CMSR PHR at [email protected] 

Job Summary

Demonstrates compassion, respect and caring while working within the scope of practice of Physician to provide safe and efficient care to patients and assistance to their families and visitors. Works collaboratively with all other healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization. Provides professional services to the hospital and its patients.

Essential Functions

  • Practice of medicine within the scope of license, training and credentialing.
  • Practice of medicine in accordance with the current standards of care as well as the quality criteria adopted by the clinic.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care appropriate to the age of patients served by demonstrating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Accredited School of Medicine Required: . And
  • Required: . completion of Internship/Residency Program in area of specialty


  • Required: Computer experience


  • Required : Licensed to practice as a physician in the State, and board certified or board eligible and
  • Required : Drug Enforcement Admin Federal Number and
  • Required : Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


  • Demonstrated expertise in clinical management of patients. (Required)
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills with continuing education. (Required)
  • Must meet all training requirements for specific department. (Required)
  • Able to work varied hours; rigorous on-call and call-back schedule. (Required)
  • Must not be a practitioner excluded from participation in the Medicare or Medicaid program. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

Working Conditions


  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment and perform precise procedures.
  • Perform hands on CPR at least 20 mins using 100-125 lbs. of force (National Assoc. of EMS Physicians and AHA) Frequency should be seldom or occasionally.
  • Ability to move around area with frequent sitting.
  • Bending/ stooping / reaching occasionally.
  • Lifting (non-patient) up to 20 lbs. occasionally and 5 lbs. frequently.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • 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.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

PeaceHealth has exceptional benefits.

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