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Job Summary

The Rainier Orthopedic Institute, a division of Proliance Surgeons, is seeking to fill a full-time (40 hours per week) Certified Medical Assistant position.

Job Description

Posted: 09/22/2020
Status: Full Time
Type: Clinical
City: Puyallup, WA

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.

Position Summary

This position is primarily responsible for collecting the initial patient history, preparing patients for exam and assisting the physicians and physician assistants with examinations and procedures. 

Days:  M-F (no weekends or observed holidays) 

Hours:  8:00AM to 5:00PM

The Rainier Orthopedic Institute is a busy orthopedic and musculoskeletal physician practice including 6 surgeons and 1 physiatrist practicing in 2 locations.  Our Mission is to provide unsurpassed medical care through servanthood commitment and skilled orthopedic excellence.  Our staff strives to deliver compassionate and ethical treatment to our patients.   

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Escort patients to exam room and complete all rooming standard activities 
  • Take initial patient history noting patient’s current reason for visit
  • Prepare patient and room for examination or procedure by physician or PA-C 
  • Provide patient education.  Explain nature of exam, test or treatment 
  • Assist physician or PA-C with exam or procedure
  • Prepare specimens and place orders for outside lab testing 
  • Properly and safely dispose of contaminated supplies according to policy and procedure
  • Apply or remove casts or splints as directed by the physician and/or PA-C 
  • Process all prescription requests as directed by physician or PA-C 
  • Restock exam rooms with needed supplies
  • Check voicemail messages throughout the day and return all patient calls before end of day 
  • Screen and properly triage all telephone and patient portal messages from patients 
  • Schedule patient consultation appointments
  • Help process necessary clinical information including chart preparation and triaging referrals with physicians and receptionists
  • Obtain patient medical records, lab reports, x-ray reports, hospital notes, referral information as needed prior to each patient visit
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Medical Assistant Lead

Physical Demands: 

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

  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear
  • The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, and sit
  • Work is performed in a medical office environment
  • Some bending and stretching required
  • Use of telephone is required
  • Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard and phone
  • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to assist patients from sitting to standing position. 
  • 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.



  • Medical office experience required
  • Medical terminology knowledge required
  • NextGen (EMR) experience desired
  • Orthopedic clinic practice experience preferred 


  • High School education or GED required
  • Hold an active Medical Assistant Certification in the State of Washington


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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