Practice Scope: Full-spectrum pediatrics (inpatient & outpatient) in the Boise metro area
Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC)
Primary Location: Clinic-based practice in Boise, Idaho; may require rotation in other Treasure Valley clinic locations.
Practice Model: Employment
Status: Full-time (1.0 FTE)
Availability: March 2014
Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of an accredited pediatric residency program; board certification through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) or the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP) (or obtain such certification within 3 years of employment); full license in Idaho and Oregon to practice medicine in all its phases; valid controlled substance registration with Idaho Board of Pharmacy & DEA.
Work Schedule: Traditional clinic work week, Monday through Friday, no less than 32 hours scheduled patient contact time plus clinic call
Inpatient/Call: Share equally in call with other eligible members of the SARMC Department of Pediatrics. Inpatient care for one facility is covered by the group in a hybrid “hospitalist” model; assignment of 1 week inpatient coverage, generally 1 in 9. Call is in connection with inpatient coverage week with a few additional nights only and is presently shared with 8 FAAP pediatricians.
EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry (CPOE): Cerner PowerChart®; Outpatient EMR: NextGen® Ambulatory EHR
Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a physician led and accountable 280+ provider multispecialty group practice that has an excellent opportunity for a board certified or board eligible pediatrician who is committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care and is willing to support a thriving pediatric medical group practice, as part of a dedicated pediatric program within a multispecialty medical group framework. This opportunity is perfect for the pediatrician who seeks a fast-paced clinical environment with the support of a large health system and well organized multispecialty group practice including 17 other pediatric providers (14 pediatricians and 3 NPs/PAs) in the system.
Responsibilities include management of the pediatric health services patient. This involves direct management of the patient including, but not limited to, the following exams, procedures and services: annual and routine well child check exams, acute illness, inpatient services and injury care, et al. Collaboration with obstetricians in deliveries and subsequent neonatal care is expected although the scope of care does not include care of critically ill infants.
The provider 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 pediatric health issues and demonstrate evidence of comprehensive assessment skills, expert clinical skills and problem solving abilities.
The provider must hold a valid controlled substance registration with both the Idaho Board of Pharmacy and the DEA. The desirable candidate will also have prior pediatric practice healthcare experience in a clinic setting; this experience can be through a residency program. Moreover, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) recently implemented the NexGen® electronic health record (EHR) in its clinics and Saint Alphonsus has an established Cerner PowerChart® EHR. Therefore, experience with EHRs is desirable.
Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) Values, Mission and Vision
Guided by our core values of respect, social justice, compassion, care of the poor and underserved and excellence, we 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. 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; 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.
Further, on July 16, 2013, U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise 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 Regional Medical Center received high-performing marks in four specialties: Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
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 / Catholic Healthcare East, the second largest Catholic Health System in the nation. To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit www.saintalphonsus.org.
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To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Michael Gibbons at 208-367-7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org