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Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant

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Job ID: 8165
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


The Ideal Candidate

  • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant with post-certification experience and/or intentional training focus in Palliative and Hospice Care, Gerontology
  • Excellent communication skills, including being comfortable having Critical Illness conversations with patients and families
  • Experience working with an Interdisciplinary team
  • Collaborative mindset, particularly with Providers and referral partners
  • Familiarity/experience with pain management, medication conversions; comfortable with prescribing skills
  • Familiarity/experience with Advanced Care Planning

The Practice

  • Innovative team and program
  • Our Palliative Care and Hospice team offers care, support, guidance, and reflection in medical, emotional, and spiritual areas, with a focus on preventing and alleviating suffering and improving a patient’s quality of life
  • This position is primarily Inpatient Palliative Care with some outpatient work; 100% consults; no primary care; work collaboratively with inter-disciplinary team to prioritize and to address urgent consult requests; Hospitalist team supports admitting needs
  • This APC will be part of larger Palliative Care and Hospice Provider Team, with cross-coverage and cross-training provided
  • Epic EMR

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. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor, Bellinham is home to Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, and has a robust art, music and cultural scene while also  boasting 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks. Located 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada, this idyllic city has been rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines. 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.   

PeaceHealth offers outstanding Benefits

Contact: Sharon Thompson, CPRP / [email protected]

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