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Internal Medicine - Baker City

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Practice Scope: Full-spectrum community-based internal medicine practice

Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, a critical access hospital (CAH)

Primary Location: SAMG Valley Medical Clinic (eastern Oregon)

Practice Model: Employment

Status: Full Time

Availability: Immediate but will also consider 2014 & 2015 candidates

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; board certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or American Board of Osteopathic Internal Medicine (ABOIM) (or obtain such certification within 3 years of employment); full license in Oregon and Idaho to practice medicine in all its phases; valid controlled substance registration with the DEA & the Idaho Board of Pharmacy.

Work Schedule: Traditional clinic work week, Monday through Friday, no less than 32 hours of scheduled patient contact time

Call: Adult inpatient and long-term care patient management (call presently 1:3), initially shared with SAMG/independent primary care physicians.

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

Practice Opportunity Highlights

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a 280 plus provider multispecialty group practice that seeks an Internist (MD/DO) to work full-time at its Valley Medical Clinic in Baker City, OR. SAMG Valley Medical Clinic is dedicated to providing services for a full spectrum of internal medicine patients, including those with pulmonary, diabetic and arthritic/autoimmune conditions.

Requirements include a strong clinical background and a desire to develop a full-time community internal medicine practice to support the patients and families the clinic serves.  In providing this support and as a member of the medical group, you will also need to obtain Oregon and Idaho medical licensure to maintain and strengthen the Health System’s internal medicine program across all communities we serve.  The opportunity also requires the granting of ambulatory privileges at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and full privileges at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City.

Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH)

One highlight of the SAMG Valley Medical Clinic is that it is a Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) clinic.  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 PCPCHs have shown a reduction in costs and improvements in care through the detection of problems earlier in the health care experience through the deployment of a wellness and prevention focus.  Our PCPCH 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 SAMG Valley Medical Clinic to be a model for providing comprehensive and integrated care that is patient centered.

Coordinated Care Organization (CCO)

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City and affiliated SAMG clinics in Baker City are also working collaboratively with the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO). Generally speaking, a CCO is a network of all types of health care providers (physical health care, addiction and mental health care and sometimes dental care providers) who have agreed to work together in their local communities to serve people who receive health care coverage under the Oregon Health Plan. Presently, there are 15 CCOs approved by the Oregon Health Plan.

These organizations focus on prevention and helping people manage chronic conditions, like diabetes. Their goal is to meet the triple aim of better health, better care and lower costs for the population they serve and are accountable for health outcomes of the population they serve. They are governed by a partnership among health care providers, community members, and stakeholders in the health systems that have financial responsibility and risk.

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.

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 Medical Center – Baker City

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City (SAMC – Baker City) is a critical access hospital in eastern Oregon with a Level IV Emergency Department (roughly 7,500 visits per year). The hospital has 2 monitored critical care beds and 19 beds in a medical-surgical inpatient nursing unit; inpatient services also include a step-down unit. The hospital also has two spacious ORs with 24-7 CRNA coverage. On-site ancillary services include: lab, radiology (80 slice CT), ultrasound, respiratory therapy, IV infusion (incl. chemotherapy), et al. Mobile MRI services are also available on a weekly basis.

The hospital’s active medical staff includes but is not limited to the following: an Orthopedic Surgeon, a General Surgeon, an Ophthalmologist, four Family Practitioners, a Family Practice/Sports Medicine physician, an Internist, a Rheumatologist, etc. Visiting specialists provide on-site clinic services on the hospital campus at least monthly and include the following specialties: ENT, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine, Gynecologic Oncology, General Cardiology and Electrophysiology, Medical Oncology, Dermatology, and a Foot and Ankle Orthopedic clinic. Moreover, the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group has an extensive array of subspecialties available on a consultative and referral basis and the System’s tertiary care regional medical center, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, is an ACoS certified Level II Trauma Center in Boise, Idaho. SAMC – Baker City also is part of the Saint Alphonsus telemedicine clinical network, integrating telemedicine into the patient care experience with its remote presence robots in order to provide healing and hope close to home.

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, while focusing on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment.

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 and Catholic Healthcare East, the 2nd largest Catholic Healthcare System in the nation.  To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit www.saintalphonsus.org.

Community Highlights

Baker City, Oregon is situated in the valley between the rugged Elkhorn Mountains and the jagged, snowy Wallowa Mountains. Interstate 84 easily connects Baker City to several major metropolitan areas, including Boise (125 miles east), Portland and Seattle. Baker City’s population has remained very stable over time at approximately 10,000. The population of Baker County is about 18,000.

Baker City was featured as one of the most beautiful Towns in Oregon by author Joan Tapper in 2010. In 2011 Baker City was voted among the top five most beautiful small towns in the U.S. in Rand McNally and USA Today’s “Best of the Road”. The award-winning historic downtown boasts more than 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic places. The downtown is vibrant and active with strong participation and backing by locally owned businesses, galleries, and restaurants with a number of special events held throughout the year.

The region is an outdoor recreation enthusiast’s playground with fishing, hunting, rafting, biking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits. Majestic mountain ranges tower over blue ribbon streams and rivers. Rich forests are punctuated by clear, high-mountain lakes.

Baker City offers an outstanding quality of life and a premier rural living experience. It is the hub of five scenic byways and home to Hells Canyon – the deepest river gorge in North America. Jet boat tours and raft trips through the canyon provide an opportunity to see ancient Indian rock drawings and historic sites. Anthony Lakes provides outdoor recreational opportunities in an alpine setting that is easily reached by paved highway.

The Baker City region is a center for summer hiking and camping, and during the winter Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort offers a host of fun activities, including downhill and Nordic skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing. In fact, the Anthony Lakes Nordic Center was one of five in North America featured in National Geographic Traveler in November 2010. Snowmobiling in both the Eagle Cap Wilderness area of the Wallowa Mountains and the Sumpter area is world-class with more trails available than anywhere else in the nation.

From the Elkhorn Range of the Blue Mountains to the waters of the Snake River, Baker County has been a place for people to stake their claims since the early 1860s.  An area rich in cultural heritage and scenic beauty, Baker is wide open for discovery! For more information on Baker City, Oregon, please visit www.bakercity.com.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Michael Gibbons at 208-367-7041 or michgibb@sarmc.org

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