Requirements: Board Certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine (or obtain such certification within 5 years of employment). Obtain medical license in Idaho & Oregon.
Work Schedule: Minimum of 32 patient contact hours per week plus rounding and call
Call: Consultative call including weekends
EMR/EHR: Vision Chips Perinatal Ultrasound Reporting System; Inpatient EMR/CPOE: Cerner PowerChart®; Anticipated 2014 implementation of NextGen® Ambulatory EHR
Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a 270 provider multispecialty group practice that has an excellent opportunity for a Fellowship Trained Board Certified/Prepared Maternal Fetal Medicine physician to join a growing practice. Currently, the group consists of one physician, a genetic counselor, and two perinatal sonographers. The Saint Alphonsus Obstetric Hospitalists, a group of four employed obstetricians providing 24/7 labor and delivery (L&D) coverage, completes the perinatal team.
The MFM physician leads daily morning L&D rounds with the OB Hospitalist on call for the day. Rounds are multidisciplinary in nature and attended by the L&D unit coordinator, the L&D Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, nurses, pharmacists, social worker, case manager and nursing and pharmacy students. Providers frequently join rounds to discuss complicated patients with the team.
The outpatient practice averages 20-25 ultrasounds per day, plus preconception consults. Outpatient services include: preconception counseling, genetic counseling, first trimester screening, CVS, second trimester screening, targeted exams (including 3-D & 4-D as medically indicated), fetal echoes and amniocentesis. The beautiful, well-equipped MFM clinic is on the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center campus, across the parking lot from the hospital. It has four exam rooms, two ultrasound machines (Phillips IU22) and telemedicine capability. Inpatient consults are performed as requested by the OB Hospitalist team or other provider. The perinatal sonographers perform L&D scans as indicated for high risk patients. PUBS & IUTs are performed on L&D.
The MFM physician takes an active role in leading departmental education meetings and assisting with the Perinatal Patient Safety Initiative through Trinity Health, the national parent corporation of Saint Alphonsus. A perinatal-neonatal conference takes place monthly to review all complicated patients, particularly fetuses with anomalies or who will need Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) level support at delivery. Saint Alphonsus houses a Level III NICU, the highest level in the state of Idaho. Additional multidisciplinary patient care conferences are scheduled based upon patient need.
SARMC is the tertiary center for the four-hospital Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) and has a regional transport service. The OB hospitalists facilitate maternal transports to Boise from outlying areas in Idaho and eastern Oregon and then co-manage high risk patients with MFM. The MFM physician is available to both the hospitalists and outlying providers to assist with patient management and transfer decision. If a local patient requires long-term inpatient antepartum care, the patient’s provider may request the OB hospitalist team to assume the patient’s care while in hospital.
Saint Alphonsus Health System has an annual total of 3,374 births per year. There are approximately 1,600 deliveries at SARMC and 1,500 deliveries at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center-Nampa.
Requirements for this position include a desire to develop a practice to support a growing regional and multi-specialty medical group. In particular, this position will likely establish a two-day a week clinic in the neighboring city of Nampa, about 20 minutes east of Boise. Nampa is building a brand new 20 bed LDR unit and medical office building that will be completed by December 2013. In providing support to the system, the candidate must obtain Idaho and Oregon medical licensure to maintain and strengthen the health system’s MFM program across all the communities it serves.
This opportunity requires granting of privileges at SARMC and other system hospitals as needed. SAHS is the regional leader in telemedicine innovation and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to integrate the use of telemedicine into their practice to reach and better serve more remote communities.
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, associates at 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 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.
And, as a physician-led organization, 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.
About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
SARMC is a 387-bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, SARMC 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; award-winning clinical services; and is the region’s only Level II Trauma Center.
On January 15, 2013, HealthGrades named Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ for the third year in a row (2011-2013). SARMC is the only hospital in Idaho to receive this recognition five times since the award originated in 2003. And – in 2012 – SARMC received the HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award.
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC) and Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) are part of the Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS), a four-hospital (714 beds) and 38 clinic integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. SAHS is pursuing system wide clinical integration that will prepare the system for health reform and the delivery of value based healthcare. To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit www.saintalphonsus.org.
Saint Alphonsus is also a member of Trinity Health. Trinity Health, the 10th largest health system in the nation and the 4th largest Catholic health care system in the country, is devoted to a ministry of healing and hope. Serving through a network of 47 acute-care hospitals, 432 outpatient facilities, 33 long-term care facilities, and numerous home health offices and hospice programs in ten states, Trinity Health draws on a rich and compassionate history of care extending beyond 140 years.
As an economically vibrant and growing community, Boise, Idaho is a metropolitan area of approximately 625,000 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 News identified Idaho as the Best Place to practice medicine in the West & Northwest Region of the U.S. and specifically noted Boise as a community to consider.
To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Micheal Gibbons at 208-367-7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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