Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgeon Job at PeaceHealth, Bellingham, WA

  • PeaceHealth
  • Bellingham, WA

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking an ambitious Hand Surgeon to work within the Medical Groups Orthopedic group to build a much-needed service in the Bellingham, WA community!

Ideal Candidate

  • Board Certified MD/DO who has completed a Residency in Orthopedics (required) and a Hand Surgery Fellowship (required)
  • Interest in building this new service & practice

Practice Highlights

  • Dedicated space in clinic; across the street from St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Positive, supportive culture with focus on work/life balance for providers and staff
  • Clinic Hours Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
  • Schedule will be 2.5 clinic days, 2 surgery days, Admin time
  • Consults within the clinic practice, the Sports Medicine (MSK) physician and Rapid Access Clinic
  • Epic EHR

Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater you can do it all in Bellingham!

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890 with PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, now a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.

  • Guaranteed first-year income: $680,695.00
  • Employment Bonus
  • Relocation stipend based on miles between locations
  • Education Loan Reimbursement program (if applicable and eligible)
  • Robust Clinician Wellness Program
  • CME: up to $3,300 per calendar year for CME and/or professional dues/fees (based on 1.0 FTE; prorated for lower FTE)
  • Comprehensive Benefit package including Medical /Dental / Vision / Disability / Life / Wellness / Retirement

Contact: Sharon Thompson, Physician & Provider Recruiter / SThompson1@peacehealth.org

Job Summary

Demonstrates compassion, respect and caring while working within the scope of practice of Physician to provide safe and efficient care to patients and assistance to their families and visitors. Works collaboratively with all other healthcare team members toward the best outcomes for the patient and the organization. Provides professional services to the hospital and its patients.

Essential Functions

  • Practice of medicine within the scope of license, training and credentialing.
  • Practice of medicine in accordance with the current standards of care as well as the quality criteria adopted by the clinic.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care appropriate to the age of patients served by demonstrating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Accredited School of Medicine Required: . And
  • Required: . completion of Internship/Residency Program in area of specialty


  • Required: Computer experience


  • Required : Licensed to practice as a physician in the State, and board certified or board eligible and
  • Required : Drug Enforcement Admin Federal Number and
  • Required : Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


  • Demonstrated expertise in clinical management of patients. (Required)
  • Maintains current knowledge and skills with continuing education. (Required)
  • Must meet all training requirements for specific department. (Required)
  • Able to work varied hours; rigorous on-call and call-back schedule. (Required)
  • Must not be a practitioner excluded from participation in the Medicare or Medicaid program. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

Working Conditions


  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment and perform precise procedures.
  • Perform hands on CPR at least 20 mins using 100-125 lbs. of force (National Assoc. of EMS Physicians and AHA) Frequency should be seldom or occasionally.
  • Ability to move around area with frequent sitting.
  • Bending/ stooping / reaching occasionally.
  • Lifting (non-patient) up to 20 lbs. occasionally and 5 lbs. frequently.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.


  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility .

EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Internship, Local area, Relocation, Outdoor, Monday to Friday,

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