Post Doctoral Resident

Confluence Health

Cashmere, WA

Wenatchee Valley Hospital

Family Practice

Full Time

Day Shift





Confluence Health – Wenatchee, WA

Post-Doctoral Residency Position


Confluence Health currently has 3 Post-Doctoral Residency positions at $45K per year for the 2017-2018 training year.  Benefits will include health insurance, retirement, ~ 3 weeks of vacation and 6 holidays, gym membership stipend, and reduced rates for cell phone service (carrier dependent).  All doctoral degree requirements must be completed prior to the start of the Post-Doc Residency.

Integrated Primary Care Setting

The first track is the primary care track which will encompass working in various Primary Care/Family Medicine Clinics within our organization.   These clinics have a variety of patient populations served including pediatric, adult, to geriatric and vary in severity of illness.  We also serve many Hispanic migrant farmworkers as well as seasonal farmworkers. 


Residents will serve as Behavioral Medicine Consultants within a rural primary care setting and will be called upon by providers to assess and treat patients presenting with behavioral concerns during primary care office visits. Residents will treat behavioral health concerns and expand their skill sets to a broad scope of health related issues with psychological issues driving them, including chronic disease management and wellness.  Residents will work as a member of the primary care team and will provide on the fly recommendations to medical providers and to patients.  Residents will learn pain management principles, Suboxone management, Migrant/Seasonal Farmworker issues, capacity evaluations, be able to attend mental health court and much more.  2-3 Post-Doctoral Residents will be placed within this track.


Medical Unit-1/Central Washington Hospital

The other training track is our hospital/specialty unit inpatient track. This includes working with a variety of populations (pediatric, adult, geriatric) served in the different hospital inpatient units including intensive care, pediatric, medical/oncology, transitional care, cardiac, and a variety of others.  Post-Docs will see patients throughout the hospital as needs arise and provide treatment recommendations to patients and hospitalists.  Brief Solution Focused Treatment will be utilized for follow-ups with patients due to the brevity of stays.  The focus during residency will be on Medical Unit-1 (MU1) patients.  MU1 is a single bed certification unit serving involuntarily detained patients from 72 hours to 14 days.  Assessment and treatment is provided as part of their stay as well as the treatment of any medical condition that may be impacting the patient's overall state of health.  This is a collaborative practice and requires participation in a variety of activities including mental health court, medical rounds, assessing patients, group therapy, psychiatric oversight, and community/family meetings.  1 Post-Doctoral Residents will be in this track.



Link to Post-Doctoral Resident Manual




Applying for Post-Doctoral Residency

1.         Cover letter

2.         Current Curriculum Vitae – attach it.  Do not copy/paste it into the application.

3.         Three letters of reference – one should be from your internship training director

4.         Apply online at link below: https://www.healthcaresource.com/confluencehealth/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=100012576


ALL candidates must be licensed at the Master's level (LMHC, LMFT) at the start of their Post-Doctoral Residency position in Washington State.  Please check the Department of Health website for specific requirements and transfer of licensure to ensure you qualify.




We will continue to receive applications until all 3 positions have been filled.  Candidates must be available to start no later than September 1, 2018.  Applicants that we are interested in will be contacted for a phone interview and possibly an onsite or Skype interview. 

Please send questions to:

Kasey Grass, PhD

Clinical Director of Integrated Behavioral Medicine Services

730 N. Emerson Ave., Suite 20

Wenatchee, WA  98801

509-663-8711, ext. 7185



Who We Are: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, to provide comprehensive medical care in North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology--to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. Our Vision: To become the highest value rural healthcare system in the nation that improves health, quality of life, and is a source of pride to those who work here.