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Internal Medicine - Boise

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Practice Scope: Ambulist model within Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG), a vibrant and growing multispecialty group practice; hybrid model also available.

Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC) – Boise

Primary Location(s): SAMG Boise – Curtis Road (Boise Metro Area)

Practice model: Employment or PSA

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 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: Traditional clinic work week, Monday through Friday; no less than 36 hours of scheduled patient contact time

Call Coverage: 1:10 practice call shared equally among SAMG IM providers; SARMC operates an Inpatient Hospitalist Service

EMR/EHR: NextGen® Ambulatory 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 seeking Internal Medicine physicians to join its growing ambulist group practice model located throughout the greater Boise, Idaho metropolitan area. SAMG seeks internists who are committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care and are willing to support thriving internal medicine practices. We have opportunities at two SAMG clinic locations in AdaCounty to include the cities of Boise and Meridian.  All of these practices are well-established and have robust and loyal patient followings.

The affiliated hospital, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC), operates a 24-7 adult medicine hospitalist service. 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 internal medicine background with geriatrics and a desire to develop a practice to support a growing multi-specialty medical group.  The physician will also ensure compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility and request timely consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated. The qualified candidate must be passionate about adult health issues and demonstrate evidence of comprehensive assessment skills, expert clinical skills and problem solving abilities.

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 family medicine program across all communities we serve.  The physician must hold a valid controlled substance registration with both the Idaho and Oregon Boards of Pharmacy and the DEA. The opportunity also requires the granting of privileges at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC).

The desirable candidate will also have prior internal medicine healthcare experience in a clinic setting; this experience may be through a residency training program. Moreover, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) utilizes the NexGen® electronic health record (EHR) in its clinics and each Saint Alphonsus hospital facility utilizes Cerner PowerChart® EHR and CPOE. Therefore, experience with EHRs is advantageous.

Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) 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. Moreover, as a Catholic Health Care Services Provider, we expect our providers to deliver care in accordance with the USCCB Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

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 (SARMC)

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 SARMC 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.

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.

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 placed 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 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 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 Michael Gibbons at 208-367-7041 or michgibb@sarmc.org  

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