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Hospitalist - Boise

Specialty: Hospitalist Medicine (IM)

Practice Scope: Hospitalist model within Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG), a vibrant and growing multispecialty group practice.  Saint Alphonsus Hospitalist Physicians typically see patients with CHF, pneumonia, COPD, pancreatitis, stroke, neurologic conditions, geriatric fractures as well as other general medical conditions.  Hospitalists enjoy the support of a broad spectrum of subspecialists from SAMG and the broader medical community. The Hospitalist team collaborates with a variety of surgeons and specialists in a co-management program. The team receives approximately fifteen new patients per day. The overall patient mix is 30% adult and 70% geriatric. Teaching residents is an important component of the position. No ICU coverage or procedures required.

Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC)

Primary Location: Hospital-based practice in Boise, Idaho

Practice model: Employment or PSA

Status: Will consider Full-Time, Part-Time or PRN

Availability: Immediate (multiple openings)

Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of an accredited internal medicine residency program; current, unrestricted full license in Idaho and Oregon to practice medicine in all its phases; valid controlled substance registrations with Idaho and Oregon Boards of Pharmacy and DEA; board certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) (or obtain such certification within 3 years of employment).

Work Schedule: Typically 7 on / 7 off (12 hour shifts); 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) = 182 shifts per year (less PTO and CME)

Call: None

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 that has an excellent opportunity for a Hospitalist to join its growing group located in Boise, Idaho. Currently, our group consists of 15 physicians (10 FT, 4 PT, 1 PRN and 1 nocturnist); physician hospitalist experience ranges from new grads to 20+ years

The 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.  Hospitalists also take part in teaching internal medicine residents. There is no requirement to provide ICU coverage or perform procedures.

Requirements include a strong internal medicine residency background with Hospitalist training and a desire to develop a practice to support a growing multi-specialty medical group.  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 hospitalist 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.

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.

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 Orthopedics; in-house Interventional Radiology; Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery. There is also a full complement of fellowship trained Pulmonologists/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.

Saint Alphonsus is also the principal provider of advanced, innovative and interdisciplinary neurological services, and was the first Joint Commission accredited Advanced Primary Stroke Center in the region. As the regional provider of advanced neurological services, Saint Alphonsus neurologists have the opportunity to provide care for patients with complex neurovascular conditions, neurodegenerative disorders, seizures, and general neurological disease.

The regional 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 (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.

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 michgibb@sarmc.org or 208-367-7041.

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