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Family Medicine - Caldwell

Specialty: Family Medicine (OB optional); endoscopy privileges available

Practice Scope: Ambulatory practice with inpatient call responsibilities; precepting family medicine residents in the clinic and in the hospital

Affiliated Hospital: West Valley Medical Center (an HCA® hospital)

Primary Location: SAMG Elm Clinic (located in Caldwell, Idaho)

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 generally covered by the clinic providers with backup by the West Valley hospitalist service; call shared with other eligible members in the SAMG Elm Clinic

EMR/EHR: NextGen® Ambulatory EHR; Inpatient EMR (MEDITECH) with some additional paper charting

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 (FP) with an option for obstetrics (MD/DO) to join a robust clinic-based practice; if desired, endoscopy privileges are available.

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group–Elm (SAMG-Elm) is dedicated to providing services for a full spectrum of family practice patients. This busy multi-specialty clinic employs family medicine, pediatric and urgent care providers. SAMG-Elm is conveniently located adjacent to HCA® West Valley Medical Center.

The selected physician will practice full-spectrum family medicine with optional OB and will have the opportunity to perform numerous procedures as well as hospitalist work.  Outpatient call coverage is shared equally in rotation by group members and each physician will serve as a hospitalist for the group one week (presently every seven). During that week, the physician will have no outpatient duties.

The physician must demonstrate a commitment to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care and work cooperatively with associates and other providers.  The physician must also be willing to oversee and supervise physician assistants and nurse practitioners.  The clinic serves as part of a rural residency training track with the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. Once the family practitioner obtains board certification, he/she will precept family medicine residents in the clinic and the hospital; this involves roughly 15% of the patient care provided by SAMG Elm FP physicians. Moreover, the clinic serves a diverse population, including the underserved, and is an approved site with the National Health Service Corps loan repayment program.

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 HCA® West Valley Medical Center (WVMC).

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

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.

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.

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 West Valley Medical Center

As a cornerstone of our thriving community in Caldwell, Idaho, West Valley Medical Center offers exceptional healthcare. It meets that standard by focusing on the needs and comfort of its patients, upgrading technology and offering advanced procedures in Canyon County.

Some fast facts associated with the medical center include the following:

  • 200 physicians on medical staff; more than 800 employees & volunteers
  • 4,500-plus inpatient admissions annually; more than 44,000 outpatient visits per year;  more than 3,600 surgeries performed annually
  • More than 35,000 emergency room visits per year; emergency department staffed by board-certified emergency physicians (Idaho Emergency Physicians)
  • Personalized approach to care: clinical care coordinator assigned to each inpatient
  • 24 hour in-house physician hospitalist coverage
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission

West Valley Medical Center is also nationally recognized for quality performance. It earned a Grade “A” hospital safety score in 2012 by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national non-profit whose aim is to inform Americans about their hospital’s safety and quality and promote full public disclosure of hospital performance.

HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recognized West Valley Medical Center in 2012 with a # 1 state ranking in General Surgery. The hospital also received 5-Star Ratings in 2012 including recognition for Cholecystectomy & Treatment of Respiratory Failure. Further, it earned a Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Gold Plus – Achievement Award from the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association in 2011 & 2012 and an American Diabetes Association’s Education Recognition Certificate in 2011.

It is also the only hospital in Idaho to achieve designation among the 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2013 by Modern Healthcare. This annual award recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide that empower employees to perform at their optimum level.

Community Highlights

Caldwell (est. pop. 47,700) is a city in and the county seat of Canyon County in southwestern Idaho. Caldwell is considered part of the Boise metropolitan area and it – along with the cities of Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Star, Emmett, Garden City, Kuna and Mountain Home – comprise the Boise Valley (aka the Treasure Valley). Located along Interstate 84, it is 35 minutes from the Boise Airport.

Caldwell, the county’s agricultural hub, is host to seven international seed companies. These companies grow over 140 varieties of crops and dairy and beef ranches provide food for the entire nation and the world.  It is also home to the College of Idaho, Treasure Valley Community College and a number of public and charter schools.

The valley is surrounded by the Owyhee, Weiser and Boise mountain ranges that rise steeply to 8-9,000 feet above sea level and range in distance from eight to twenty miles away from Caldwell, surrounding the Treasure Valley. Recreational activities are a highlight of Idaho and the Caldwell area provides access to many opportunities including world-class fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, museums, medal-winning wineries, great restaurants, the famous Caldwell Night Rodeo, and many other events throughout the year. For residents, Caldwell is a pleasant mix of old and new, with many things close to home such as schools, churches, parks and downtown. Even as it grows, a strong sense of community remains integral to life in Caldwell.

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 to practice medicine in the West & Northwest Region of the U.S.

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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