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Colorectal Surgeon

Job ID: 81536
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a BC Colorectal Surgeon at PeaceHealth Medical Group at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington. 

Position can be filled as a .8 FTE up to 1.0 FTE--both are eligible for full-time health benefits.

St. Joseph Medical Center is a 253-bed, Level II Trauma Center; Whatcom County's only hospital. PeaceHealth Medical Group (PHMG) is a physician-led group with over 1,200 medical practitioners in communities throughout Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

What you'll love about the practice

  • Join an established practice with 4 experienced General Surgeons and a Physician Assistant
  • In addition, 3 community general surgeons and a robust trauma surgery team.
  • Collegial and friendly environment, with a strong bond between our team and community surgeons.
  • High-volume practice with ample support staff
  • Davinci Xi and Si robots. 
  • Epic EMR
  • Schedule that supports PeaceHealth’s commitment to Clinician well-being 
  • Part of a large multidisciplinary medical group with strong referral base.

Bellingham, Washington 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. We are a 90-minute drive to Seattle, WA and a 60-minute drive to Vancouver, British Columbia.

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, St. Joseph Cancer Center, as well as primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.

Robust benefits package (pro-rated per FTE)

  • First year salary amount: $454,438.50 for 1.0 FTE 
  • Employment bonus
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education Loan Reimbursement (if applicable)
  • CME Allowance
  • Medical/dental/vision/disability/life/wellness
  • Retirement

If this opportunity resonates with you, please reach out to: Kim Dianich, CMSR PHR - [email protected] 

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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 or ability to obtain by start date, and board certified or board eligible and
  • Required : Drug Enforcement Admin Federal Number and
  • Required : Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and BLS


  • 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.

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