Safety Liaison
Job Type

*Application deadline is 7/12/24. Preliminary interviews will be conducted the week of 7/15, with final interview activities the week of 7/22.*


  • Non-exempt/hourly
  • New hires are placed on our starting wage scale of $26.88 - $31.97 per hour
  • Based on performance, there is room to grow on our full wage scale of $26.88 - $37.07 per hour

Work Schedule:

  • Full time, 40 hours
  • M-F with occasional Saturdays

Who We Are

Unity Care NW is a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center (FQHC) 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.

What We Value






We have an 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.

Job Summary

UCNW passionately serves a unique and diverse patient population. As our Safety Liaison, you would be responsible for preparing for and responding to incidents that involve patients and visitors to our facilities, with special emphasis on challenges related to severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders, that impact the safety and security of UCNW staff, patients, visitors, and facilities.

What We Offer

  • A friendly & collaborative team environment
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Generous benefits including:
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match after 1 year of eligibility
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Generous paid time off of 108 hours accrued in Year 1 gradually increasing to 196 hours per year over 10 years
  • Paid sick leave
  • Other paid leaves for Bereavement, Jury Duty & Bone Marrow/Organ Donation
  • Life/AD&D insurance
  • Variety of optional insurances including Supplementary Life/AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, and Travel as well as Identity Theft Protection
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative transportation incentives
  • Healthy Living reimbursement
  • Unique programs including Medical Hardship Payroll Loans, Employee Referral Bonus, Will preparation services & a gym discount
  • Employment that counts towards eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness – details can be viewed at Federal Student Aid.
  • Valid unrestricted Washington State Driver's License.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (we can offer this training free of charge upon hire)
  • Keyboarding speed of 30 wpm and data entry skills.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite programs such as Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Effective communication, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to travel between UCNW locations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with diverse, vulnerable and underserved populations.
Candidates who meet the requirements or who have applicable experience or similar qualifications are encouraged to apply!

To Apply

If you’re passionate about everyone having the opportunity to live their healthiest life, please visit our Careers Page to apply at For news on our organization & future job postings, please follow us on LinkedIn at!

Unity Care NW has an Employee Health Program for the safety of our patients and staff. The program requires that all employees receive annual flu vaccines. UCNW also requires vaccination against COVID-19 as a vital public health measure that has truly been life-saving. We are proud of the leadership role we’ve played in protecting our community from this devastating virus.

 *Application deadline is 7/12/24. Preliminary interviews will be conducted the week of 7/15, with final interview activities the week of 7/22.*