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Electrophysiology

Specialty: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Practice Scope: The ideal candidate will be team oriented with a passion for EP-Cardiology; fellowship and expertise in atrial fibrillation ablation; Stereotaxis robotic navigation experience desired but not required. Physician will incorporate telemedicine technology into the practice to complement outreach efforts and extend the reach of Saint Alphonsus EP services to new communities.

Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC); Affiliated Saint Alphonsus ID/OR telemedicine network facilities

Primary Location: Primary location is the campus of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Boise, Idaho).  Outreach clinics 1-4 times per month may be required at other health system sites within 3 hours drive time of Boise, Idaho.

Practice model: Employment or Professional Services Agreement (PSA)

Status: Full Time

Availability: Immediate

Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of an accredited cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology 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 with subspecialty certification in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology OR the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) with certification of special qualification (CSQ) in Cardiology with certification of added qualification (CAQ) in  Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (or obtain such certifications within 3 years of employment); Stereotaxis robotic experience desired but not required.

Work Schedule: Primarily weekdays

Call: Call shared equitably with other eligible members (i.e., general and electrophysiology cardiologists) of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center’s Department of Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery (approximately 1:6)

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 an excellent opportunity for an electrophysiologist (EP) to join one other EP in the group as part of a 15-member cardiology group practice that is employed by and integrated within Saint Alphonsus Health System.  Boise Cardiologists participate with hospital administration in co-managing the cardiovascular service line.

There is a dedicated 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.

Requirements include a strong clinical cardiac electrophysiology and 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 SARMC and other system hospitals as needed. 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 their 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 Regional Medical Center

Saint Alphonsus 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. There are a wide range of subspecialty services available 24/7, including 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 medical center, 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

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 center is 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.

Community Highlights

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, Boise is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and a flourishing scene for arts, entertainment and collegiate and professional sports. Known as the “City of Trees,” Boise also offers a reasonable cost of living, low crime rate, 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.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Michael Gibbons at 208-367-7041 or michgibb@sarmc.org  

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