Specialty: Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Practice Scope: Primarily a hospital based practice with inpatient call responsibilities; also includes Orthopedic Trauma Program Director duties and responsibilities.
Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (ACoS Level II Trauma Center)
Primary Location: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center; Boise, Idaho | SAMG Hartman Medical Office Building (campus-based clinic)
Practice Model: Employment
Status: Full Time
Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of an accredited orthopedic residency program; board certification through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS) (or obtain such certification within 3 years of employment); Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship with keen ability to treat and manage complex orthopedic pelvic and acetabular fractures; a member in good standing of the Orthopedic Trauma Association; full license in Idaho to practice medicine in all its phases; valid controlled substance registration with Idaho Board of Pharmacy & DEA.
Work Schedule: Days and periodic weekends
Call: Call allocated among orthopedic surgeons on orthopedic trauma call (current call responsibility is 1 in 7) and does not include spine trauma.
EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry: Cerner PowerChart® | NextGen® Ambulatory EHR to be installed Spring 2014
Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a 280 provider multispecialty group practice seeking a full-time Orthopedic Surgeon (MD/DO) to practice at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC) and on an outpatient basis monitoring orthopedic trauma patients post-discharge at a newly developed campus-based Hartman Medical Office Building Clinic. The well qualified candidate will also commit to and demonstrate a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care.
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center is nationally verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) as a Level II Trauma Center. The Saint Alphonsus Trauma Network spans southern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada and brings a level of medical responsiveness that is unmatched throughout the region. Within the Saint Alphonsus Health System, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa is a Level III facility and Saint Alphonsus Medical Centers in Ontario and Baker City are Level IV facilities.
The Saint Alphonsus Trauma Service is staffed by six Trauma and Acute Care General Surgeons, who admit and manage medical issues for the orthopedic surgeons on trauma call. A dedicated trauma room is available Monday - Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, a dedicated orthopedic trauma room is available from 8a-12 noon for post-call urgent patients admitted the prior night.
Orthopedic surgeons also work cooperatively with the Family Practice Residency of Idaho (FMRI) and SARMC Hospitalists to admit and manage non-trauma orthopedic cases. There are a wide range of subspecialty services available 24/7, including strong neurosurgical coverage, in-house interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and fellowship trained intensivists.
SAMG – Orthopedics is comprised of Orthopedists fellowship trained in Joint Reconstruction, Sports, Foot & Ankle, Spine as well as Hand and Microvascular that cover two states supported by a regional health system. SAMG – Orthopedics dedicates Clinical Research Coordinators to assist surgeons interested in orthopedic research and is currently conducting 10 trials.
Requirements also include a desire to lead and direct the orthopedic trauma program to include oversight of the Ortho PI Committee, evaluation of program participants, determining quality standards and working with the trauma program medical director to develop orthopedic trauma contract participation standards.
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 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.
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.
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, the third largest Catholic Health System in the nation. To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit www.saintalphonsus.org.
As an economically vibrant and growing community, Boise, Idaho is a metropolitan area of approximately 630,000 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 Sylvia Chariton at 208-367-3074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.