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Physician Assistant, Bellingham, WA

Organization: Proliance Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons
Category: Physician Assistant
Location: Bellingham, WA
Date Job Posted: November 10, 2021
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Proliance Surgeons is one of the largest surgical practices in the country, with over 425 providers including over 250 board-certified physicians providing treatment at more than 100 care centers in Washington State. Our range of specialties includes orthopedics, sports medicine, spine, ear nose & throat, general surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics & gynecology, urology and more.

Clinic Summary –

Proliance Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons is a locally owned and operated orthopaedic office that has been established in Bellingham since 1968. We provide comprehensive orthopaedic patient care for bone and joint conditions, helping people of all ages get healthy and stay that way.

Position Summary -

Do you want to work in a positive, fun, supportive work environment with great pay and great benefits!? We are a fast-paced orthopedic clinic looking for an experienced Physician Assistant who will partner with physicians and physician assistants to provide direct patient care in our after-hours clinic/orthopaedic urgent care, as well as assist in the OR.

Essential Qualities

The essential qualities necessary include, but are not limited to:

  • Superior patient care and customer service skills.
  • Great interpersonal skills; demonstrates patience, composure and cooperation; team player with a great attitude.
  • Understanding of and adherence to all safety, risk management and precautionary procedures, including the consistent respect for confidentiality (HIPAA, OSHA, etc.).
  • Experience and be proficiency working with computers and electronic medical records.
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Quick learner, flexible and adaptable to different working styles, and must have the ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Problem solving skills.

Candidates must be available to work in our afterhours clinic which will be Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct ambulatory patient care: performs patient examinations to obtain information about their physical condition; collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals; order diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, NCG, EMG, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests.
  • Visit and observe patients on hospital rounds or house calls, updating charts, ordering therapy, and reporting back to physician.
  • Assists physicians during surgery or complicated medical procedures; performs minor surgical or medical procedures.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures, such as injections, suturing and wound care, and infection management.
  • Accurately and timely document patient information into an electronic medical record.
  • Coordinate and instruct activities of clinical assistants.


  • Physician Assistant Degree
  • At least 2 years’ experience working as a Physician Assistant in orthopedics
  • Certification by governing professional association/organization
  • Licensure or eligible for licensing as a Physician Assistant in the State of Washington
  • Ability for hospital credentialing and privileges
  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience utilizing a personal computer
  • Intermediate word processing skills required
  • High competency in verbal communication with patients

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Job requires frequent walking to and from exam rooms
  • May include pushing wheelchairs or assisting patients with limited mobility; assisting patients in undressing and dressing; assisting into and out of chairs and/or wheelchairs; onto and off of exam room tables, etc.
  • Some bending, stretching and reaching required.
  • Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard.
  • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Sometimes requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

How we are protecting team members from COVID-19?

Employee and patient health and safety is our top priority. At Proliance, we are adhering to CDC, State and local orders regarding COVID-19 and have implemented processes and precautions across our facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Following the most recent vaccination mandate for healthcare workers in Washington State, and our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and patients, all Proliance employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination by October 18, 2021 or proof of a medical or religious exemption.


Proliance Surgeons offers a generous benefits package including Medical/RX, Dental, Vision, 401k with profit sharing and more! Plus ALL of our employees enjoy the free perks of our employee purchasing program offering a variety of discounts on purchases made every day – including cell phone service!

Proliance Surgeons is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, and we welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and skills to apply.

All employment decisions at Proliance Surgeons are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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