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RN - Labor & Delivery

Job ID: 2341
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.75
Benefit Eligibility: Part-time benefits

Job Description


Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.​

*** $15,000 Sign-On Bonus Available ***

PeaceHealth is seeking an experienced Labor & Delivery nurse for a new job opportunity at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington. The Child Birth Center has 10 Labor and Delivery suites, 4 OBED rooms, 2 ORs, 2 PACU bays, 13 mother-baby rooms, and ten levels two special care nursery. We have Full time and part-time night positions. You will work in a dynamic and supportive team environment, helping to bring newborns safely into our world.

Benefits and requirements include:

• Starting wage of $35.48 an hour

• Differential pay - Evening 11% of the base union rate, and Night 19% of the base union rate, 1.25/hour for BSN/MSN (one for each)

• Medical and dental, and other benefits

• One year of recent Labor & Delivery RN experience

• Current WA State RN license and BLS Cert at the date of hire

• Fetal Health Surveillance Course must have completed this course within the last 24 months

• NRP must be obtained within a standard grace period from hire

Located just 80 miles north of Seattle, Washington, St. Joseph Medical Center is a 241 -bed acute care Level 2 trauma medical center that is part of PeaceHealth, a non-profit healthcare system. The Bellingham area offers the best of both worlds, a peaceful lifestyle of a family-oriented community of 90,665 with proximity to the urban amenities of Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia. With our four mild seasons, you can enjoy unlimited outdoor recreation.


Provides professional nursing direct patient care in compliance with professional practice and unit standards. Promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all members of the care delivery team.


  1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care needs.
  2. Documents patient care in the healthcare record according to established standards.
  3. Directs and delegates care to other team members in accordance with their education, credentials, and demonstrated competence.
  4. Ensures own professional effectiveness through education and professional development.
  5. Participates in the development of and maintains established hospital policies, procedures and objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection prevention program.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing required.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Specialty certification preferred.


  • One year of recent Labor & Delivery RN experience or currently oriented and can provide care independently within department required.


  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing at date of hire.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • NRP must be obtained within a standard grace period from hire or transfer, as specified in the PeaceHealth Policy Resuscitation Training Completion Requirements, or upon hire.
  • Fetal Health Surveillance Course must have completed this course within the last 24 months
  • If this is a training position Fetal Heart Surveillance Course is required within 6 months of hire


  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment
  • Able to support and interpret medical center philosophy, policy and procedures
  • Basic computer skills


  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 66% of the time
  • Ability to lift, push, pull objects weighing 75 lbs or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more. Work may involve exposure to hazardous medication and/or chemicals and sharp instruments.
  • Job duties require intense concentration and attention to detail up to 34-65% of work time.

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

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

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.


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