Specialty: General Cardiology (invasive skills not required)
Practice Scope: The ideal candidate will be team oriented with a passion for general cardiology and will work to establish a general cardiology practice based in Ontario, Oregon and support an existing cardiology service in Caldwell, Idaho; this will include provision of outreach services in other eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho communities. Physician will incorporate telemedicine technology into the practice to complement outreach efforts and extend the reach of Saint Alphonsus cardiology services to new communities; routine day travel is required. Cardiology diagnostic imaging and services are available at each hospital. If candidate has invasive cardiology certification, procedures may be performed at Idaho facilities.
Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario | West Valley Medical Center | Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa
Affiliated Saint Alphonsus ID/OR telemedicine network facilities
Primary Location(s): Hospital campuses in the western Treasure Valley of southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon; ambulatory and inpatient work will be split primarily between Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario and West Valley Medical Center.
May also require outreach to other sites within 2 hours drive time of Ontario.
Practice model: Employment or Professional Services Agreement (PSA)
Status: Full Time
Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of an accredited cardiovascular disease fellowship training program; current, unrestricted full license in Idaho and Oregon to practice medicine in all its phases; valid controlled substance registration with Idaho Board of Pharmacy and DEA; board certification either through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Cardiovascular Diseases or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) with certification of special qualification (CSQ) in Cardiology (or obtain such certifications within 3 years of employment).
Work Schedule: Primarily weekdays
Call: Call shared equitably with other eligible members (i.e., general cardiologists) of the Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa Department of Medicine (typically 1:3)
EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry (CPOE): Cerner PowerChart
Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a physician led and accountable 280+ provider multispecialty group practice that has a unique practice opportunity for a general cardiologist to lead cardiology service development in Ontario, Oregon and Caldwell, Idaho. As the Ontario facility’s first dedicated cardiologist, the physician will establish a committed local presence with the support and collaboration of the regional Saint Alphonsus Medical Group Cardiology team. SAMG Heart Care consists of 15 physicians (general, invasive, EP, interventional) and several advanced practice providers who are employed by and integrated within Saint Alphonsus Health System.
The successful candidate will develop a robust practice and professional relationships and serve as an ambassador for Saint Alphonsus. The physician must demonstrate a commitment to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care and work cooperatively with colleagues and providers. The position requires travel to communities in eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho to care for patients and support the medical staff in those communities.
Requirements include a strong cardiovascular disease background with excellent training as well as a desire to develop a practice to support a growing multi-specialty medical group. In providing this support, you will obtain Idaho and Oregon medical licensure to maintain and strengthen the Health System’s heart care programs across all communities we serve. This opportunity also requires granting of privileges at various Saint Alphonsus Health System facilities to include Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario as well as at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) is the regional leader in telemedicine innovation and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to integrate the use of telemedicine into his/her practice to reach and better serve more remote communities.
Saint Alphonsus Health System Values, Mission and Vision
Guided by our core values of respect, social justice, compassion, care of the poor and underserved and excellence, we at Saint Alphonsus serve together, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.
Unified by our faith-based mission, SAHS will:
Provide healing and hope, close to home
Help our communities grow and thrive
Be a trusted partner for life
Deliver value in everything we do
Saint Alphonsus Health System Guiding Behaviors
Saint Alphonsus establishes and promotes the following guiding behaviors:
we support each other in serving;
we communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly;
we are fully present;
we are all accountable;
we trust and assume goodness in intentions;
and we are continuous learners.
It is our cultural expectation that all providers emulate and model these guiding behaviors.
As a physician led and accountable multispecialty group, we greatly value the input and leadership of our physicians and encourage each physician to actively participate in department meetings, SAMG leadership council and in matters of practice/service line development.
And, as continuous learners, we encourage and promote ongoing continuing medical education (CME) activities for our providers and will financially support your CME endeavors. Further, as part of our shared vision to become a trusted health partner for life, we strive to continuously increase patient satisfaction and loyalty.
About Saint Alphonsus Heart and Vascular Service
In developing and providing a more consistent general cardiology service on behalf of Saint Alphonsus Heart Care in Ontario, Oregon and Caldwell, Idaho, you can expect to enjoy the strong support of the Saint Alphonsus Heart and Vascular Service, a nationally recognized comprehensive cardiac, thoracic and vascular program.
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center is a 387 bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest and is the region’s principal provider of advanced, innovative and interdisciplinary critical care services. It is also the region’s only ACoS verified Level II Trauma Center whose annual trauma volumes exceed 1,250 with over 400 patients with an ISS>16. Trauma is predominantly blunt in nature. In offering a comprehensive cardiac care program, there are a wide range of subspecialty services available 24/7, including invasive/interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, strong trauma/surgical critical care, neurosurgical coverage, in-house interventional radiology (many of whom are fellowship-trained), neurology, critical care medicine, et al.
As a not-for-profit, faith based healing ministry, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. It focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment; is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies including advanced imaging capabilities; and is known for its award-winning clinical services.
On January 15, 2013, HealthGrades™ 11th annual Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence Study again named Saint Alphonsus a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ for the third year in a row. Saint Alphonsus is the only hospital in Idaho to receive this recognition five times since the award originated in 2003 (2003, 2006, 2011, 2012 and 2013). This prestigious distinction places our medical center among the Top 5% of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.
Moreover, Healthgrades™ recognized Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center for its superior cardiac care and outcomes. Its 2013 distinctions include:
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, 2013
America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, 2 Years in a Row, 2012-2013
Ranked #1 in Idaho for Overall Cardiac Services, 3 Years in a Row, 2011-2013
Ranked #1 in Idaho for Cardiac Surgery, 2 Years in a Row, 2012-2013
Additionally, there is a dedicated electrophysiology (EP) lab on the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC) campus in Boise and it is equipped with the Stereotaxis EPOCH Robotic Navigation System. Now well established (in place for past two years), the Stereotaxis program is one of the most successful in the region. EP services are part of an outstanding comprehensive cardiovascular program with many other differentiating services which include Chest Pain Accreditation, a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center, a Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery program, Lipid Apheresis, and a Women’s Heart Care Program.
Furthermore, on July 16, 2013, U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise earned the #1 ranking in Idaho and once again ranked #1 as the Best Hospital in the Boise metropolitan area; the report included analysis of 12 hospitals in the Treasure Valley. In addition to the #1 hospital ranking, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center received high-performing marks in four specialties: Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
The medical centers in Boise, Nampa and Ontario are part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a growing four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health / Catholic Healthcare East, one of the largest Catholic Health Systems in the nation. To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit www.saintalphonsus.org.
As an economically vibrant and growing community, Boise, Idaho is a mid-sized metropolitan area of approximately 640,000 people. A commercial center in the Northwest, the Boise Valley (aka the Treasure Valley) is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and a flourishing scene for arts, entertainment and collegiate and professional sports. The cities within the Treasure Valley region of southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon also offer a reasonable cost of living, low crime rates, excellent cultural programs, numerous neighborhood parks and nearby national forests and rivers. Idaho's culture of physician independence also makes it one of the best places in America to be a practicing physician.
Several high-profile publications rank the Boise metro area as one of the best places in the country to do business and live.
Outside Magazine recently said, “The winner for best overall town in the western U.S. is Boise, Idaho.”
Forbes recently ranked the Boise metro area 2nd for raising a family; particularly noting its low crime and high school quality, not to mention the chance to mix urban and outdoor lifestyles.
CNN/Money ranks the Boise metro area 3rd best place to retire and also named Idaho as the friendliest state for small businesses.
Medscape Medical News identifies Boise and Idaho as the Best City and State to practice medicine in the West & Northwest Region of the U.S.
To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Michael Gibbons at 208-367-7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org