Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group- is seeking a Full Time 1.0 FTE Bariatric Surgery Physician Assistant to join our Bellevue Medical Center team in Bellevue, Washington. The KPWA Bariatric Program is one of the largest in the state, providing a critical service to over 500 patients every year and is fully accredited by MBSAQIP. Further, it is within the top 5% in the nation, based on quality and outcomes. We have a full multi-disciplinary team, including 2 surgeons, 2 RNs, 2 RDNs, 1 ARNP, 2 PAs, 2 Mas, a dedicated bariatric psychologist, Program Manager. Our program also partners with our Research Institute to perform research projects and peer reviewed publications. Core components of this position include: 1st assisting on laparoscopic and robotic cases in the OR, rounding and managing complex inpatients in our partner hospital, evaluating and managing complex patients in the outpatient clinic at all points in the care continuum (pre and post op), patient education through seminars and public speaking, participation in various multi-disciplinary programmatic activities, and on-call work.
Bellevue Medical Center is a multispecialty medical center. Lab, Radiology and Pharmacy on site. Office hours are 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday with Urgent Care open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Benefits include: Full malpractice indemnification (including tail coverage), medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & employer-paid retirement contributions, paid vacation, CME, long-term disability, long-term care benefits, and the ability to become a shareholder in our group practice. Learn more about WPMG benefits.
Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, with a population of more than 134,000. The city spans more than 31 square miles between Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish and is a short drive from the Cascade Mountains. It is the high-tech and retail center of the Eastside, with more than 130,000 jobs and a downtown skyline of gleaming high-rises. Although business booms downtown, much of Bellevue retains a small-town feel with thriving, woodsy neighborhoods, nearly 100 beautiful parks, a vast network of trails, top schools and a vibrant economy. Bellevue is routinely ranked among the best mid-sized cities in the country (Livability.com and 24/7 Wall Street). The population is becoming more diverse – according to the most recent census, minorities constituted 41 percent of Bellevue’s population and more than 50 languages are now spoken by children in Bellevue public schools.
We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State’s richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.
As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients—the heart of everything we do—first.
Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
o Provide culturally responsive and appropriate medical care to improve the health and satisfaction of all people in our increasingly diverse membership
o Recruit and retain clinicians and staff that enhance our workforce
o Grow our membership by providing exceptional service and clinical care to all communities in our region
Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other—with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.
Equal Employment Opportunity
As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.