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Graduate Clinical Requirements: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (Bellingham)


4  weeks prior to your rotation

Paperwork to Complete


Contact the Site

Occupational Health - 600 Birchwood Avenue Bellingham, WA

Studenst must contact 360-738-6300 X2563 to set up pre-internship screening process.

Please do thisas soon as possible, allowing at least 5-days to complete before the start date.

See below for what will be completed during this appointment (please allow 60-90 minutes).

Additional contact for OB/GYN Placements:

Lonnie Dodd

Fax:    (360) 527-9312

Additional contact for Pediatrics Placements:

Bonita Criswell or Gloria Gietl

Additional Site Requirements

  1. Meet with Occupational Health (15 - 20 minutes). The Occupational Health nurse will review your health history with you, which includes:
    • Analysis of your immunization status. You should bring proof of 2 MMR immunizations and Hepatitis B vaccine if your clinical rotation involves potential exposure to body fluids.
    • Tuberculosis Screen: Your TB skin test will need to be read 2-3 days after it has been given. If you can show proof (within 1 year) of current TB testing you will only need one TB test. If no current TB test is available, you will need a second test within 3 weeks of the first test.
    • Occupational Health will also run a drug screen, at the cost of $29 per student. Make checks payable to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center.
  2. Meet with Human Resources to complete the following: National Criminal background check that covers, State, County, FACIS, Social Security and OIG, prior to working at the hospital. Should be completed by sponsoring organization; if not, PeaceHealth will complete background check for a $35.00 charge. The school of nursing background check can be used instead. The contact person at HR is:

Lauren Gilmore

Human resources

600 Birchwood Avenue

Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone: (360) 788-6380

Fax: (360) 715-4116


3. Bring your UW School of Nursing ID badge; you will not be issued a badge from the site.

4. The school of nursing will send a copy of your background check report.

Additional Information

  • Saint Joseph Hospital is a Tobacco-Free Workplace. Tobacco use on the campus, indoors or out, is prohibited.