Job Posted May 4, 2022

Physician Assistant

Opening with Proliance Surgeons Skagit Northwest Orthopedics
Job Role: Clinical
Job Type: Full Time

Overview

Position Summary

Clinic Summary 

Proliance Surgeons Skagit Northwest Orthopedics is a care center within the Proliance Surgeons system. Proliance is a physician owned and managed corporation consisting of 250 orthopedists, general surgeons, ophthalmologists, urologists, and ENT specialists in 100 care centers throughout the Puget Sound area. While our size allows us to competitively contract with our local insurance carriers, physician ownership and management results in an excellent amount of local autonomy at the care center level.

The Skagit Valley encompasses Mount Vernon and Anacortes and is the gateway to the famous San Juans Islands. Only 60 miles north of Seattle and 40 miles from the Canadian Border, excellent schools, and close proximity to both mountains and water have attracted many to this area.

Position Summary 
The Physician Assistant will be assisting orthopedic surgeons in all capacities of patient care. This involves various settings including the Operating Room, ER, clinic and hospital wards. The primary goal is to provide excellent orthopedic care under the supervision of the Skagit Northwest Orthopedics physicians, while working within an approved scope of practice.

• First Assist: this includes greeting/ identifying patient & completing paperwork
• Assisting in moving & positioning patients/organizing x-rays/writing orders
• Familiarization with specific surgical procedures prior to their performance
• Hospital Rounds: this includes/patient care/charting & paperwork/interaction with staff, consultants, and discharge planners
• Emergency Room: evaluation and treatment of patients
• Clinic: As scheduled
• Call: Up to two week nights (Mon-Thurs) call per week, exceptions to this may be made for PA vacation coverage. Rotating weekend call (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), including hospital rounds on Saturday.
• Returning patient phone calls and refilling medication
• Filling out paperwork for return to work, etc.

• Concerned about patients
• Pleasant and patient personality
• Positive Attitude
• Excited about work
• Reliable, Punctual
• Diligent and detail oriented
• Team Player
• Works effectively with many different staff members and physicians.

• Completion of accredited Physician’s Assistant Program
• Washington State Physician Assistant License, Current
• Current CPR Certification
• Orthopedic experience preferred

• This job requires vision and hearing correctable to normal range
• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to speak and hear
• The employee is required to walk, sit and stand
• Work is performed in an office, hospital, and operating room environment
• Some bending and stretching is required
• Manual dexterity required for use of surgical instruments and computer keyboard
• Occasional lifting and transferring up to 150lbs

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.

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. 

1500 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-4105

(360) 424-2418

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