Specialty: Interventional Cardiology
Practice Scope: The ideal candidate will be team oriented with a passion for general and interventional cardiology and will work to support and expand an interventional cardiology group practice based in the Boise metro area and will further develop existing cardiology practices in the western Treasure Valley (aka Boise Valley) of southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon; this will include provision of outreach services in other Treasure Valley 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; occasional day travel is an aspect of the position. Cardiology diagnostic imaging and services are available at each hospital; Saint Alphonsus Heart Centers in Nampa and West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell are equipped with cardiac catheterization labs.
Affiliated Hospitals: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa | Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center – Boise | Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario | West Valley Medical Center – Caldwell | Affiliated Saint Alphonsus ID/OR telemedicine network facilities
Primary Location(s): Inpatient/lab work split primarily between Saint Alphonsus Nampa Heart Center and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa, ambulatory clinics in the western Boise (aka Treasure) Valley of southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon; may also require occasional outreach to other sites within 2 hours drive time of Nampa.
Practice model: Employment or Professional Services Agreement (PSA)
Status: Full Time
Availability: Immediate, but will also consider 2015 Fellows
Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of accredited cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology fellowship training programs; current, unrestricted full license in Idaho and Oregon to practice medicine in all its phases; valid controlled substance registration with Idaho and Oregon Boards of Pharmacy and DEA; board certification EITHER through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology OR through the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) with certification of special qualifications (CSQ) in Cardiology and with certification of added qualifications (CAQ) in Interventional Cardiology (or obtain such certifications within 3 years of employment).
Work Schedule: Primarily weekdays
Call: Call shared equitably with other eligible members (i.e., interventional cardiologists) of the Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa Department of Medicine and Saint Alphonsus Medical Group Heart Care Program (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 325+ provider multispecialty group practice seeking an interventional cardiologist to support an existing interventional cardiology program in Nampa and assist with ongoing cardiology service development in Ontario, Oregon and Caldwell, Idaho. SAMG Heart Care consists of 15 physicians (general, invasive, interventional and EP) 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 occasional travel to communities in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon to care for patients and support the medical staff in those communities.
Requirements include a strong cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology 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. 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 will emulate these guiding behaviors and model them for all Saint Alphonsus associates.
Saint Alphonsus greatly values the input and leadership of our physicians and encourages each physician to actively participate in department meetings, SAMG Leadership Council and in matters of practice/service line development.
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 Medical Center – Nampa (12th Avenue Location)
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho (SAMC – Nampa) is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital serving the medical needs of the greater Nampa, Idaho area. Licensed for up to 152 beds, SAMC – Nampa houses 90 operational beds, with a daily census between 40-50 patients whose care is provided mostly by an adult inpatient hospitalist medicine service. SAMC - Nampa works to improve the health and well-being of those patients it serves through high-quality care and facilities.
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.
As an example of this reinvestment, SAMC-Nampa developed the state of the art, $33.5 million Nampa Health Plaza along the I-84 corridor. This medical campus includes a full service emergency room, Saint Alphonsus Heart Center – Nampa, the 20 bed Birkeland Maternity Center with a Level 2A nursery and ambulatory surgery.
About Saint Alphonsus Heart Center – Nampa (I-84 & Garrity Location)
The new Saint Alphonsus Heart Center in Nampa - conveniently located off the I-84 & Garrity exit - includes Cardiac Cath Labs and Cardiovascular Recovery Unit all staffed by specially trained nurses and board-certified cardiologists. With quick access to full service emergency and heart care services, the Saint Alphonsus Heart Center in Nampa has the only 24/7 interventional Cath Lab in Canyon County. The Interventional Cardiac Cath Lab at Saint Alphonsus Heart Center in Nampa is a multidisciplinary department available 24/7 and staffed with board-certified cardiologists, registered nurses, radiology technologists and cardiovascular technologists. All clinical staff are ACLS certified and many have additional cardiovascular certifications. Colocated with the Cath Lab is a 10-bed Cardiac Medical Unit, a Cath prep & recovery unit, nuclear medicine, echo, and EKG diagnostics.
The lab provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, valvular heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. Saint Alphonsus is proud to provide the highest quality of care in the most state-of-the-art environment. Our expertise makes the critical difference for all of our heart patients. Cath Lab procedures performed include: Diagnostic Adult Cardiac Catheterization, Percutaneous Coronary Interventions, Balloon Angioplasty, Coronary and Vascular Stent Placements, Permanent Pacemakers, Coronary Thrombectomy, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Peripheral Vascular Angiography, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Intravascular Ultrasound, Intracardiac Ultrasound and Cardioversion Tilt Table Studies.
About Saint Alphonsus Heart and Vascular Service
In providing and further developing an interventional cardiology service on behalf of Saint Alphonsus Heart Care in Nampa, 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.
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 placed 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, Echocardiography Accreditation (ICAEL), Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Accreditation at both Nampa and Boise sites (AACVPR), 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.
In November 2013, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa were each named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Joint Commission, in their newest report, recognized exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions. The two Saint Alphonsus facilities represent the only Treasure Valley providers to receive all four of the Top Performer awards for 2012, making them the preferred destinations for nationally-renowned care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery.
The medical centers in Boise, Nampa, Ontario and Baker City 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 Catholic Healthcare East (CHE) Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic not-for-profit health systems in the nation. To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit www.saintalphonsus.org.
Nampa Community Highlights
Nampa, Idaho, is Idaho’s 2nd largest city with a population of more than 83,000 residents. Situated in Canyon County, Nampa lies west of Boise and is located in the center of the Boise metro area; it is less than 20 miles from the Boise Airport. Located along Interstate 84, the area boasts excellent transportation corridors in all four directions.
The city of Nampa is experiencing dramatic growth in its residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Nampa's family-friendly community has a distinct cultural heritage and its historic downtown stands poised for a renaissance. Civic amenities enhance the excitement of a culturally rich urban core and translate into a dynamic place to live and work.
For multiple years, Nampa has been named among the Top 100 Communities for Youth. Nampa’s schools, library, Boys and Girls Club and numerous non-profit community events and agencies give young people opportunities to grow. Nampa is also home to Northwest Nazarene University, the Idaho Hispanic Cultural Center, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge and Celebration Park – showcasing Native American art from over 12,000 years ago. With wineries, golf courses, museums, concerts, a farmer’s market and annual rodeos, it’s easy for Nampa to live up to the motto, “Small town feeling - Big time fun!”
Nampa boasts tremendous recreation opportunities, with swimming, boating, fishing, off-road trails, hiking and bird watching. Just 15 miles south of town, the Snake River winds through a dramatic desert canyon. The Boise Mountains (30 miles to the north) and Owyhee Mountains (30 miles to the south) provide ample opportunities for skiing, alpine hiking, hunting, rock climbing, and amazing sightseeing. There are vast public lands perfect for exploring, biking and camping. The city sits at an elevation of 2,480 feet, and the high desert climate offers four seasons with mild winters.
Nampa and its surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Offering good jobs, affordable housing, a safe place to raise a family and outdoor recreation opportunities are just some of what makes Nampa the great place it is! For more information on Nampa, Idaho, please visit www.ci.nampa.id.us.
Boise Metropolitan Area
The Boise Metropolitan Area, also known as the Treasure Valley, is anchored by the cities of Boise, Nampa and Meridian. With a population of more than 640,000, this southwestern Idaho region is a commercial center in the Northwest, an outdoor enthusiast's paradise and a flourishing scene for arts and entertainment. 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 Idaho as the Best State and Boise as the best city in which 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