Physician - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Bellingham, Washington
Jun 05, 2018
Position Type
Scenic Pacific Northwest opportunity for Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Req ID: 162201

PeaceHealth has an opportunity forCardiothoracic Surgeryto join an established and well-respected practice.

The team includes 3 Cardiothoracic Surgeons, 3 Vascular Surgeons, 15 cardiologists (8 General, 4 Interventional, 1 Advanced Heart Failure Specialist, and 2 EPs) plus12 advanced practice clinicians across Cardiovascular Services.

Join a collegial cardiovascular service in a clinic/hospital-based practice with 2 fully equipped operating rooms, 3 recently upgraded Catheterization Labs and EP suite, ICAVL/ACAEL certified outpatient and in-patient Vascular and Echo labs. Coverage includes in-house hospitalist and ICU/Intensivist teams.

  • Call is 1:3
  • Cardiac MR, 3-D TEE, and dual source Cardiac CTA on site
  • Structural heart program including TAVR andWatchman
  • Mechanical circulatory support program including LVADs and ECMO
  • 3 Physician Assistants dedicated to CVT Surgery; they participate in vein harvesting and see patients in follow-up in the clinic as well as supporting inpatient care in the ICU and procedural care unit
  • Hybrid O.R. in planning stages for operation next year
  • Tertiary community hospital

Our Community Offers:
  • Bellingham: One destination, many adventures. Our community is filled with magnificent scenery, a culture of outdoor recreation, fine dining, art, music, shopping, running, and so much more!
  • We are an outdoor paradise! There is no shortage of breathtaking hikes, a relaxing camping trip, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives. The city has 65 miles of inner-urban trails.
  • Education is key to our city. We are home to a community of strong education including Western Washington University and 2 colleges.Excellent elementary and secondary public and private schools.
  • Bellingham is a city with a thriving arts scene, numerous churches, great libraries, and other family-centered activities.
  • Live nearly anywhere in the community and be within 15-20 minutes of the hospital with an easy commute.
  • Just a 90-minute drive to Seattle or Vancouver, British Columbia! Go cheer on your favorite professional sports team, dine in ethnically diverse cities, and see some of the great historical sites.
  • Ranked by Forbes as a “Top 25 places to retire” and the 2nd most “Fitness-friendly cities” in America!
  • Explore more about Bellingham/Whatcom County here:

PeaceHealth Offers:
  • Competitive compensation and benefits: healthcare coverage, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • Generous sign-on bonus, relocation assistance and CME reimbursement.
  • Fully paid malpractice insurance with tail coverage.
  • Educational loan reimbursement to qualified candidates.
  • Washington State has no state income tax.

Desired Requirements:
  • Board Certified/Eligible by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • 2-3 years of experience preferred; open to new graduating fellows

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham is a 253 bed, Level II trauma center, serving a community population of 220,000. The hospital has ICU and Hospitalist teams as well as a full complement of specialists available.

If you are interested in this career opportunity, please contact Kim Dianich .

Phone: 360-729-1409


About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy ofthe founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.

To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham community, along with our benefits offered , please visit our homepage .

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PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Location: Bellingham , NW Medical Center (214)
Job Category: Physician & Advanced Practice Clinician
Shift: Day
FTE: 1.0
Work Type: Full Time

Posting Notes: Bellingham || Physician & Advanced Practice Clinician || Physicians || Full Time || SPECIALTY SVCS


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