Practice Scope: Hospital-based Pathology Model
Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC) – Boise
Primary Location: SARMC campus
Practice model: Employment
Status: Full Time
Requirements: MD/DO; completion of an ACGME/AOA accredited Pathology residency program with fellowship training in a subspecialty area; Board Certification through the American Board of Pathology or the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology (or obtain such certification within 3 years of employment); obtain medical license in Idaho and Oregon.
Work Schedule: Days (Monday through Friday), typically 8 hour shifts
Staffing Model: Five physician group with all physicians required to do their share of general pathology in combination with their respective individual specialties of Cytology, Neuropathology and Dermatopathology. Staffing includes four positions at SARMC, Boise, and one position at West Valley Medical Center, Caldwell. Coverage for the four positions in Boise includes periodic week-long coverage in Caldwell, and vacation coverage for Caldwell rotated throughout the entire group as well.
Call: Call shared among all eligible members of the SARMC Department of Pathology (presently 2 pathologists), typically involving weekend and evening coverage. Call coverage consists of surgical pathology & clinical pathology and is restricted to medical center patients. Call includes periodic coverage for Caldwell.
EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Order Entry: Cerner PowerChart® | The practice currently uses CoPath for its information system, and utilizes the ThinPrep® Imager for gynecologic cytopathology.
Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a 280 provider multispecialty group practice that seeks a residency trained Pathologist to join its well-established pathology group located in Boise, Idaho. The ideal candidate will commit to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care in support of a growing multi-specialty medical group.
Saint Alphonsus Pathology is a hospital-based pathology model within Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG), a regional, vibrant and growing multispecialty group practice. Our Pathologists enjoy referrals from a broad spectrum of primary care, specialists & subspecialists from SAMG and the broader Southwestern Idaho medical community. The Pathologist team also collaborates with a variety of surgeons to provide frozen sections and inpatient pathology diagnoses. The team receives approximately 15,000 specimens per year and assists with approximately 600 frozen sections per year. The Caldwell location process approximately 3,700 surgical pathology cases and 2,500 cytopathology specimens per year.
Currently, the group consists of two pathologists and a dedicated staff of two physician assistants, three cytotechnologists, three histologists and six administrative staff.
These pathologists provide coverage for a regional technically advanced trauma center, which has achieved an award winning level of care. The group manages a high volume pathology service, which includes: 3,200 skin cases; 12,500 surgical path cases; 350 bone marrow cases; 30,000 PAPs; 12-24 autopsies and 600 fine needle aspiration (rapid bedside diagnosis) cases.
Requirements include a strong Anatomic and Clinical Pathology background with fellowship training in an area of benefit to the group (for example: gastrointestinal pathology, hematopathology, or a clinical pathology subspecialty) 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 pathology 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.
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 lifestyle
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.