Saint Alphonsus Health System

Family Medicine - Boise - Emerald

Specialty: Family Medicine (perinatal care optional)

Practice Scope: Ambulatory practice with shared practice call responsibilities

Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Primary Location: SAMG – Emerald Clinic

Practice Model: Employment

Status: 1.0 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

Availability: Immediate but would consider 2015 candidates

Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of an accredited ACGME/AOA Family Medicine residency program; 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 through the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP)  (or obtain such certification within 3 years of employment).

Work Schedule: Traditional clinic work week, Monday through Friday; no less than 34 hours of scheduled patient contact time. Schedule to consist of 4 to 4 ½ days in clinic.

Call: Practice call shared with other eligible members in the SARMC Department of Family Medicine (Currently 1:13).  Adult inpatient coverage provided by the SARMC hospitalist service.  Newborn and pediatric inpatient call is required however very low volume

EMR/EHR: NextGen® Ambulatory EHR; Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry: Cerner PowerChart®

Practice Opportunity Highlights

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a physician led and accountable 325+ provider multispecialty group practice that has an excellent opportunity for a Family Practitioner (MD/DO) to join a robust clinic-based practice and work full-time at its Emerald clinic. Saint Alphonsus Medical Group – Emerald is dedicated to providing services for a full spectrum of family practice patients. The expanding multispecialty medical group (SAMG) employs family medicine, occupational medicine and urgent care providers at this clinic location however, the new provider will only be working in the family medicine clinic. Further, SAMG-Emerald is conveniently located in close proximity to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.

The selected physician will practice full-spectrum family medicine with the option to practice perinatal care and will have the opportunity to perform numerous procedures.  However, endoscopic procedures are not part of the scope of practice for this position as these services are delivered by a Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance (SAHA) partner, Boise Digestive Health.  There is an onsite x-ray and laboratory. 

The ideal candidate will commit to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care while demonstrating and modeling our organization’s core values of reverence, a commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship and integrity. As a member of the medical group, you will also need to obtain Idaho and Oregon medical licensure to maintain and strengthen the Health System’s family medicine program across all communities we serve.  The opportunity also requires the granting of privileges at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC).

Saint Alphonsus Health System Values, Mission and Vision

Guided by our core values of reverence, a commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship and integrity, we at Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

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 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 over 975 providers on the medical staff at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC), with over 475 physicians holding active privileges along with over 200 allied health professionals. The environment of care is collaborative in nature and there are supportive and related specialties available 24/7 in such areas as OB Hospitalist Medicine, Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), Neonatology (a Level III NICU), Adult Hospitalist Medicine, Orthopedics, in-house Interventional Radiology Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and fellowship trained Intensivists, Cardiologists, Neurologists, et al. The hospital also has an award-winning inpatient diabetes program that is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Our outstanding program was the first in Idaho (and 17th in the nation) to earn the Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care from The Joint Commission. Saint Alphonsus also offers a Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Program that uses the sophisticated Sechrist Monoplace 4100 Hyperbaric Chamber.

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 Regional Medical Center 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.

Further, on July 16, 2013, U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center 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 also 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 Catholic Healthcare East / Trinity Health, the second largest Catholic health system in the nation.  To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit

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 Jamie Groy at 208-367-6636 or