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Family Medicine - Boise - Overland

Specialty: Family Medicine (OB optional); no endoscopy

Practice Scope: Ambulatory practice with inpatient call responsibilities

Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Primary Location: SAMG – Overland Clinic (located in Southwest Boise)

Practice Model: Employment

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 ACGME/AOA family medicine residency program; full license in Idaho and Oregon to practice medicine in all its phases; valid controlled substance registration with Idaho and Oregon Boards of Pharmacy & 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 32 hours of scheduled patient contact time

Call: Inpatients are generally covered by the clinic providers with backup by the SARMC hospitalist service; call shared with other eligible members in the SARMC Department of Medicine

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 seeking a Family Practitioner (MD/DO) to work full-time at its Overland clinic. Saint Alphonsus Medical Group – Overland is dedicated to providing services for a full spectrum of family practice patients with an option for OB.

One highlight of the Overland clinic is that it is one of three Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) clinics in the Saint Alphonsus Health System.  This model is characterized by fostering strong relationships with patients and their families to better treat the whole person.  It is on the leading edge of healthcare reform, as PCMH has shown a reduction in costs and improvements in care through catching problems earlier through the deployment of a wellness and prevention focus.  It also actively manages chronic conditions using a cutting edge MedVentive disease registry.  The provider also has the advantage of working collaboratively with an onsite health coach that helps to manage the care team in facilitating patient compliance to care protocols.  This approach allows the clinic to be a model in providing patient centered comprehensive and integrated care.

The affiliated hospital, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, also operates a 24-7 adult medicine hospitalist service as well as an OB hospitalist program. The adult medicine hospitalists are the primary admitting service for the vast majority of primary care providers in the Saint Alphonsus network.  The group manages a high acuity medical service, is integrally involved with the stroke program, works in co-management with orthopedics, and is looking to further expand perioperative services and consult services.

Requirements include a strong clinical background and a desire to develop a full-time practice to support the patients and families the clinic serves.  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. 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 respect, social justice, compassion, care of the poor and underserved and excellence, we at Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) 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

As part of its mission to reach out the vulnerable in the society, Saint Alphonsus participates in refugee relocation to Boise.  It utilizes a number of programs to help reduce current barriers to care, such as the Saint Alphonsus Curbside Care vehicle, home visits, partnership with the Saint Alphonsus Infant/Maternal CARE Clinic, Saint Alphonsus Mission Interpretive services and numerous other community agencies.

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 American College of Surgeons (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.

The environment of care is collaborative in nature and there are supportive and related specialties available 24/7 in such areas as trauma surgery and surgical critical care, neurosurgery, orthopedics, in-house interventional radiology, 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 places 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 www.saintalphonsus.org.

Community Highlights

As an economically vibrant and growing community, Boise is a mid-sized metropolitan area of approximately 645,000 people. Boise is Idaho's capital city, a commercial center and the 3rd largest city in the Pacific Northwest. The Boise Valley 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.

For many, work life in Boise is characterized by diverse industries, like technology, government and financial services.  Boise is headquarters for several major companies and manufacturing facilities. The corporate community includes Fortune 500 members: Micron Technology, Hewlett Packard, Boise Cascade and Washington Group International. Leading employers also include state government, universities, regional health centers and high tech companies.

When it comes to enjoyment, there are many ways to play in Boise. Situated where the high desert meets the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, Boise is the gateway to exceptional recreational opportunities including: world famous white-water rafting, Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, backpacking, hiking, biking, and camping.  A charming downtown area delights residents with fine dining, theater, dance clubs and live music. Summer nights are spent taking in performances at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival or enjoying outdoor live concerts at the Idaho Center.  A regional hub for jazz and theater and home to The Boise Center which hosts numerous functions throughout the year, Boise is a delightful blend of traditional and non-traditional sights and attractions.

Boise frequently receives national recognition for its quality of life and business climate.  Recent national rankings include:  Best places for business and careers as well as Most Secure Place to Live (500,000 or more residents).  Boise and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none.  Offering good jobs, affordable housing, a safe, clean and vibrant downtown, and with its vision of becoming the Most Livable City in the Country, the Boise area is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. For more information on Boise, please visit www.boise.org.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Jamie Groy at 208-367-6636 or jamie.groy@sarmc.org.

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