MEDICAL ASSISTANT – $3,000 Signing Bonus

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Health Care for Everyone

Earn a $3,000 SIGNING BONUS when you join our dynamic team as a Medical Assistant!


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, 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.


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.


As a medical home, Unity Care NW is committed to a patient-centered care team model that engages patients and their families in their care. Our care teams include two medical providers (physicians, nurse practitioners or PAs), each with their own MA; a third MA or LPN that functions as a care team coordinator; an RN who triages patients & partakes in population health management, a Behavioral Health Consultant who sees patients with behavioral/mental health issues & also helps patients meet their overall health care goals; and a Case Manager who connects patients to wrap-around services.  The Medical Assistant supports daily patient management in our outpatient clinic as part of this multi-disciplinary team & has the opportunity to build relationships with patients since patients are consistently scheduled with their primary care team.  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 click here.


Have an AAMA certification or NCMA certification through NCCT or an interest in obtaining one (preferred)
Have a Medical Assistant-Certified License from the WA State Department of Health
Have 2 years of Medical Assisting experience (preferred)
Have their Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Have experience in an outpatient clinic serving all ages, including providing immunizations
Have a strong interest in working with a diverse patient population


A friendly and collaborative team work environment
Competitive compensation with starting wage range of $18.03-$21.78 per hour
Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
Generous Paid Time Off & 6 Paid Holidays
401(k) match after one year
Alternative transportation incentive
Annual $200 Wellness Benefit
Reimbursement of your WA State license renewal &, if eligible, MA certification re-certification fees


Live in a Community consistently rated one of the most desirable in the USA! Beautiful Bellingham, a popular university & retirement community of 80,000, is 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 enjoy visual and performing arts.

Help everyone have the opportunity to live their healthiest life!  Please visit our Careers Page at or contact Vicki Curtis, HR Generalist, at or 360-788-2661.

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.

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