Job Posted September 13, 2021

Clinical Assistant

Opening with Proliance Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons
Job Role: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time


Position Summary

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 a Clinical Assistant team member who will partner with physicians and physician assistants to provide direct patient care: rooming patients, obtaining and documenting medical and health history accurately into an electronic medical records, scheduling patients for appointments, surgeries and imaging studies, etc.

Welcome to apply: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA; we will certify you as an RMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA or MA-C), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Athletic Trainer (ATC).


  • Rooming patients, obtaining vitals and other patient information and documenting into an electronic medical record
  • Basic incision care/facilitates simple wound management under provider orders, clinic room set-ups


Administrative duties include:

  • Basic phone triage under the direction and supervision of an MD or PA
  • Appointment, surgery and imaging scheduling
  • Obtaining insurance authorizations
  • Assisting provider in documenting details of patient encounter
  • Order tests and referrals
  • May maintain patient files, records, and other information including entry of data into electronic medical record

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

  • Superior 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 between 8am to 5pm, Monday through Thursday; and 8am-4pm Fridays. Due to the nature of patient care, some overtime and work beyond opening or closing hours may be required.

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing applicable to licensure
  • Current Washington State Department of Health State licensure (or ability to be licensed)
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the accurate meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, prescription medication knowledge and understanding, general and orthopedic conditions and diseases, ability to proficiently perform physician directed patient treatment is a plus

  • Job requires frequent walking, escorting 20+ patients per day, from lobby to exam room (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
  • Frequent use of telephone is required
  • Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard
  • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Sometimes requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours

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. 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 upon hire, 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. 

2979 Squalicum Pkwy Suite 203
Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 647-1901


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