Employment Opportunities

The Center’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of our fellow Central Oregonians through exceptional care and compassion. Our team of highly trained orthopedic, neurosurgical, occupational medicine, and physiatry doctors offer a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options in Bend, Redmond, and greater Central Oregon area.

Our open job positions are listed below and are updated regularly as positions become available.

Every member of The Center’s team helps us carry out our mission every day. We do what we do because we love it.Because it’s all of us thriving together that make our home in the High Desert special.

eThe Center offers a competitive compensation package including a 401K plan. To apply, send resume and desired wage to HR@TheCenterOregon.comSuccessful applicants must be able to pass a drug test and a background check.

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For more information, please call our employment line at 541-617-3720.

AUTHORIZATIONS SPECIALIST 

We are seeking a positive, detail-oriented person to join our Authorizations team. If you have strong basic computer skills and experience working with health insurance, we want to hear from you. This is a full-time position with the potential to work remotely part-time in the Central Oregon area after training (approximately 4-6 months). 

Responsibilities:

  • Verify patient insurance coverage and work with various insurance companies to obtain referral and authorization for patient surgeries and other procedures as required by the insurance company.
  • Call, email, or check on-line with insurance companies to confirm patient insurance eligibility, benefits coverage, and pre-authorization requirements.
  • Review denials of payment for no or incomplete authorization and request retro authorization.
  • Track status of all pending authorizations with each insurer on a regular basis.

Skills:

  • Strong basic computer skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers in all departments
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills
  • Prior related work experience such as surgery authorization, insurance or scheduling experience desired.
  • Comfortable with extensive computer use throughout the day

Chief Financial Officer

The CFO is an integral part of the senior leadership team and is responsible for the oversight and direction of the financial functions of the Center and its affiliated entities in accordance with applicable financial accounting principles, tax legislation and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. This position works closely with the CEO and the physician leadership team to guide, develop, and manage all financial, legal and information technology aspects of the corporation and its related entities.

In addition, the CFO will:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the fiscal function and performance of the Center and its affiliated entities (The Center Foundation, Cascade Surgicenter, LLC, and the various physician LLC’s that exist).
  • Direct the corporation’s short-term and long-term financial plans and programs.
  • Monitor applicable regulatory actions and new legislation to maintain compliance and to protect the organization from a financial and competitive standpoint.
  • Oversee and direct the finance team and the provision of timely and accurate financial reports, analysis and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, the Board and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the corporation.
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances, acquisitions and/or mergers and retirement plans and investments.
  • Review proposed contracts from the financial perspective and provide guidance and direction as needed to ensure the contracts are crafted to protect the interests of the organization(s).
  • Oversee the insurance / risk management functions of the organization(s) to ensure that appropriate risks have been satisfactorily addressed. This includes commercial/general liability, professional liability and fiduciary liability insurance coverage.
  • Evaluate the finance division for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities whenever possible.

The ideal candidate has experience using their financial expertise and analytic thinking to accurately manage a company’s financial health. Bachelor’s degree in a related field and experience managing others and leading a team is required, MBA or CPA preferred. We are looking for someone with decision-making and problem-solving skills, leadership skills with the ability to delegate, motivate and inspire team members, strong written and verbal communication skills and honesty and integrity. Healthcare experience preferred but not required.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT – NEUROSURGERY 

We are seeking an experienced physician assistant (PA) to join our Neurosurgical team. You will provide support for surgery, hospital rounds, H&P’s, and 1st call on a rotational basis. You will be part of a two Neurosurgeon, three PA group. Prior neurosurgical or spine experience desired. Our multi-specialty group includes 22 fellowship trained physicians and 20 PAs in a well-established successful practice. NCCPA certification needed. Current Oregon medical license preferred, but not required for applications to be considered. Moving allowance available.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT – SPORTS MEDICINE

We are seeking an experienced physician assistant (PA) to join our sports medicine team. This position includes being a first assist in surgery, hospital rounding, providing independent clinic services including H&Ps, follow up and post op visits, injections and acute injury evaluation. You will be part of a large Orthopedic PA call group rotation with 12 PAs supporting the physician on primary call, thus the call burden is quite low and is reimbursed as additional income. Our multi-specialty group includes 22 fellowship trained physicians and 20 PA’s in a well-established successful practice. Moving allowance available. 

CLINIC SUPERVISOR

We are seeking two reliable, detail-oriented people to manage clinical support staff for our Orthopedics and Neuro/PMR/Occupational Medicine departments. We are a high volume medical clinic and with four locations. If you are a team player with supervisory experience and the ability to multitask, we’re interested in hearing from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee back-office medical clinic staff for the Orthopedics department or the Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Occupational Medicine departments.
  • Resolve patient questions and issues that require supervisor support.
  • Develop and implement processes to maximize efficiencies in the clinical area.
  • Foster teamwork among staff and physicians to ensure the optimum patient experience and seamless quality care.

Skills:

  • 3+ years of team management experience required, experience in a healthcare setting preferred.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage staff and maintain a positive work environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to help others see problems from multiple angles.
  • Strong basic computer skills required, experience with electronic health records preferred.
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills.

CLINIC UNIT COORDINATOR

We are seeking a positive, multi-tasker to join our team as a Clinic Unit Coordinator in our Neurosurgical group. The Unit Coordinator supports the medical assistants (MAs), physicians, and physician assistants (PAs) in a particular section by assisting with clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, handling mail, voice mail, faxes, etc.  Requires good organizational and computer skills, ability to multitask, excellent teamwork and a positive attitude.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

We are seeking a reliable back office Medical Assistant to join our team. Our Medical Assistant will work directly with healthcare providers in the examination and treatment of patients. This is a full-time position, Monday-Friday.  

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare patient for exam and treatment. Record patient information such as vital signs, weight and changes in medical history.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate electronic health records.
  • Accurately document phone conversations, prescription refills given, samples provided, and appointments for tests and referrals.
  • Write up or electronically enter tests, procedures, referrals, surgeries and work up slips.

 Skills:

  • Previous MA or closely related experience (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service and professionalism

MEDICAL BILLING SPECIALIST

We are seeking a positive, detail-oriented person to join our Billing team.  If you are a team player with experience in insurance AR collections and or insurance verification in a medical environment, we want to hear from you. This is a full-time position Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00 with the possibility to work remotely in Central Oregon once training is complete. 

Responsibilities:

  • Review patient accounts for accuracy in all areas including insurance, charges, and payments.
  • Follow up on outstanding insurance balances by working A/R reports, processing denials and correspondence.
  • Contact insurance carriers as needed to follow-up on outstanding AR billing.
  • Rebill carriers, track and initiate appeals as needed.
  • Process and post insurance refunds.
  • Assist patient in understanding account status and alert patient to required actions for account resolution.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls from patients and insurance carriers and follow-up accordingly.

Skills:

  • Strong basic computer skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with emphasis on insurance credit reports, outstanding claims queue, paper insurance correspondence.
  • Professional demeanor and strong customer service skills. 
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology and accepted abbreviations.
  • Ability to learn and understand medical insurance processing, insurance denials, regulations and requirements which includes Medicare, Medicaid (OMAP/OHP), Non Contract, Contract, MVA, Workman Compensation, HCFA & EDI.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers in all departments
  • Previous insurance AR collections, insurance verification, and/or aging experience in a medical environment desired.

 

MEDICAL CODER

We are seeking a full-time coder to join our team. The Center is a high volume medical clinic and see an average of up to 400 patients a day between our four locations. If you are a team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to excel in a fast paced team environment, then we’re interested in hearing from you. Potential to work remotely in Oregon after training. 

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and interpret patient medical records to identify and determine amount and nature of billable services; assign and sequence appropriate diagnostic/procedure billing codes in compliance with third party payor requirements.
  • Interact with providers as needed to clarify coding and documentation questions.
  • Participate in periodic internal auditing to ensure optimal reimbursement while maintaining compliance with federal, state and third party payer policies.
  • Prepare periodic feedback reports for clinical staff.
  • Maintain professional credentials by completing necessary continuing education requirements.

Skills:

  • Excellent CPT and ICD-10-CM knowledge.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment while maintaining strict levels of confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication & attention to detail skills.
  • RHIT or CPC certification required.
  • Prior coding experience desired, but not required.
  • Previous orthopedic/ neurosurgery coding and auditing experience is a plus.
  • Experience with EMR systems (such as Allscripts) is preferred.

PATIENT SERVICES SPECIALIST

We are seeking a reliable, detail-oriented person to join our Patient Services team. The Center is a high volume medical clinic that sees an average of up to 400 patients a day between our four locations. If you are a team player with the ability to multitask, we’re interested in hearing from you. Entry level pay is $18.00 per hour. 

Responsibilities:

  • Answer high volume of incoming calls
  • Greet patients at reception and check them in for appointments
  • Obtain, verify and update patient demographics and insurance information
  • Schedule future appointments
  • Process co-payments
  • Screen patients and visitors for COVID based on current guidelines

Skills:

  • Strong basic computer skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills
  • Prior related work experience preferred
  • Work well as a team, as well as independently
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with extensive computer use throughout the day

REGISTERED NURSES

Cascade Surgicenter (located at The Center in Bend) is seeking experienced RNs, full time or per diem, for positions in Admit/Recovery, Pre-Admission, and Operating Room (OR). Relevant experience required for each position. BLS and current licensure with the Oregon State Board of Nursing is required for all positions. Weekdays only – no weekends.

SCHEDULING SPECIALIST

We are seeking a reliable, detail-oriented person to join our orthopedic team as a scheduling specialist. The Center is a high volume medical clinic that sees an average of up to 400 patients a day between our four locations. If you are a team player with the ability to multitask, we’re interested in hearing from you. Entry level pay is $18.00 per hour. 

Responsibilities:

  • Greet patients, visitors, and medical staff in a consistently friendly and courteous manner.
  • Answer the telephone promptly and handle patient inquiries regarding appointments, prescription refills, non-medical questions, order status, and clinical department requests in a friendly and efficient manner.
  • Maintain, verify and update patient demographics and insurance information while maintaining confidentiality according to company policies.
  • Accurately enter appointments and related data into scheduling system.
  • Adhere to and implement insurance and billing policies.
  • Deliver customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate. 

Skills:

  • Strong basic computer skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills
  • Prior related work experience preferred
  • Work well as a team, as well as independently
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with extensive computer use throughout the day

SURGERY SCHEDULER

We are seeking  an organized and dedicated person to join our Surgery Scheduling team. The Surgery Scheduler is responsible for scheduling patient surgeries at multiple locations. If you are a team player, detail oriented, and able to multi-task, we’re interested in hearing from you. This is a full-time position. 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the physician, patient, and the authorizations department to obtain insurance pre-certification for surgeries and procedures.
  • Schedule procedures at the appropriate facility, coordinating with medical reps for any special equipment needed.
  • Communicate with the patient, physician, and medical staff regarding surgery.
  • Coordinate necessary pre-op appointments and imaging with outside facilities.

Skills:

  • Strong basic computer skills
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and analytical thinking
  • Prior healthcare experience required
  • Previous surgery scheduling experience a plus

SURGICAL Tech

Cascade Surgicenter (located at The Center in Bend) is seeking an experienced Surgical Tech to join our team. This can be full-time or per diem. Must have knowledge of all basic set-ups for surgical procedures. Successful completion of OR Surgical Tech course (or equivalent) and 1 year scrubbing experience required. Orthopedic experience preferred. No nights or weekends.

At The Center, we recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and an integral part of our success. Eligible employees are provided a wide range of benefits including:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Health Savings Account Contribution
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Benefits
  • Profit Sharing/401K Plan
  • Flex Spending Account (Sec 125)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • AFLAC Supplemental Insurance

If you would like to be considered for an open position, email us your resume along with your desired wage. Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line and send it to HR@TheCenterOregon.com.

For more information, please call our employment line at 541-617-3720. The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care and Cascade Surgicenter are Equal Opportunity Employers. Physically challenged applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or interview process should notify the Human Resource Department for assistance.

Bend is a great place to live, with an abundance of sunny days, recreation opportunities, and local breweries. It’s no surprise that it is one of the fastest growing cities in the region. According to the Bend Chamber, there are over 300 days of sunshine per year. Along with all that sunshine, the recreational opportunities are almost limitless with everything from skiing, hiking, rafting, golfing, camping, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, and much more! 

After a hard day playing in the great outdoors, you’ll still have time to head out to one of many local breweries  or unique restaurants. With 49 percent of Central Oregon residents owning a dog, Bend was named DogTown USA in 2012 by Dog Fancy Magazine. Bend also hosts many festivals, fairs, parades, concerts, and shows throughout the year. For more information go to visitbend.com. 

With all the recreation, dining, shopping, cultural activities, and friendly people, it’s no wonder it attracts world-class medical providers. We are a group of talented people that work hard, have fun, and care deeply for the patients we serve. From our physicians to our reception staff, we find meaning in our work and have the opportunity to live and work in an amazing place.