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Hospitalist - Boise

Specialty: Hospitalist

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.

Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC)

Primary Location: Hospital-based practice in Boise, Idaho

Practice model: Employment

Status: Full Time

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 registration with Idaho Board 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 seven on, seven off – 12 hour shifts; 182 shifts per year (minus paid time off (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 280+ provider multispecialty group practice that has an excellent opportunity for a Hospitalist to join its growing group located in Boise, Idaho. Currently, the group consists of ten physicians and five nurse practitioners.

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.

Requirements include a strong internal medicine background with Hospitalist training and 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 hospitalist programs across all communities we serve.

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.

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 strong trauma/surgical critical care, neurosurgical coverage, in-house interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and fellowship trained intensivists and cardiologists, 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.

Further, 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, 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, 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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