Rewarding Careers in Nursing

Our experienced RN’s are the center of everything we do.  A 25-bed critical access hospital with complete 24-hour coverage and five primary care clinics throughout Jefferson County we provide the care our community needs.  Whether you’re an experienced registered nurse looking for a full-time position,  a recent nursing grad or a certified nursing assistant, Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, Washington is the place for you to grow your career.

You can have the nursing career of your dreams in a community rich with outdoor living, wineries, good food, and the water all out your back door. We offer excellent pay and benefits, and sign-on bonuses for qualified candidates.

Nursing Careers

“I love working at Jefferson Healthcare because they truly believe in their vision to provide exceptional patient care. It is so different than being part of a larger organization- because it is small, we work closely together as a team, from the top to the bottom. Every voice is heard and valued in a way I haven’t seen anywhere else. We have a culture of excellence and kindness that is palpable from the moment you enter the doors. The opportunities to grow are endless here.”


– Karah Ealy, RN Director, Acute care & Intensive Care

Transition to Acute Care RN

Our program provides RNs interested in refreshing and refocusing their nursing career into acute care additional education, orientation time, and support to help them succeed as an ACU nurse. Clinical experiences paired with didactic education and simulation will prepare and nurture RNs looking to either enter the acute care setting for the first time or return after an extended absence.

New Graduate RN Residency Program

The New Grad RN Residency Program is a 12-month program.  Clinical experiences with didactic education and simulation will prepare and nurture novice nurses.

Student Nurse Tech Program

Departments participating in the Student Nurse Tech Program include Acute Care, Intensive Care, Family Birth and Emergency with the opportunity to float to different departments as needed. There will be opportunities to learn and develop nursing skills under the supervision of nursing staff along with education and training for the required skills.

Emergency Department

Join a nursing team that provides 5-star care to patients with opportunities to learn & grow.  As a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department, you will contribute to a team where everyone cares about the patients and community we serve.

Family Birth

Our Family Birth nurses provide critical care and follow baby-friendly guidelines.  Our Registered Nurses help to provide the best possible start in life through the promotion of childbirth classes and breastfeeding support.

Home Health and Hospice

Home Health and Hospice Registered Nurses join a team of highly trained therapists, certified nursing assistants, medical social workers, spiritual counselors, and volunteers to ensure the best outcomes in post-surgical recovery, illness or accidents, and end of life care.

Surgical Services

The team of surgical services registered nurses provide trained expertise in minor surgeries performed in our surgical clinic as well as our hospital-based surgery suite from more extensive surgeries.

Amazing Benefits

Our greatest assets are the more than 800 employees who make Jefferson Healthcare the first choice for healthcare in Jefferson County. We recognize the tremendous value of our employees through competitive pay and a unique package of flexible employee benefits. Our generous benefits package is rated the top 1% in the state of Washington!  All regular full-time & part-time employees are eligible to be covered and benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Prescription Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability & Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

It is the policy of Jefferson Healthcare to ensure equal opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.


Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee, has issued a Proclamation requiring health care workers across the state to be vaccinated for COVID-19, with limited exceptions.  Jefferson Healthcare (JH) will follow the Governor’s proclamation on mandatory vaccinations and will require vaccines for all employees, students, and volunteers who work for JH.  The deadline to become fully vaccinated or obtain an approved accommodation is October 18, 2021.  Please see the full list of vaccinations HERE  and please direct any questions to