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Pediatrics - Kuna

Specialty: Pediatrics

Practice Scope: Full-spectrum pediatrics (inpatient & outpatient) in Boise Metro Area; does not require attending at c-sections

Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center (SAMC) – Nampa

Primary Location: SAMG – Kuna (Boise Metro Area, located SW of Boise)

Practice Model: Employment

Status: Full-time

Availability: 2015

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 of scheduled patient contact time

Call: Call 1:4, shared with SAMG family practice physicians

EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry (CPOE): Cerner PowerChart® | Outpatient EHR: NextGen® Ambulatory EHR

Practice Opportunity Highlights

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a physician led and accountable 300 provider multispecialty group practice seeking a board certified or board eligible pediatrician committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care and is willing to support and grow a start-up pediatric practice in an underserved community – Kuna, Idaho – as part of a dedicated pediatric program within a multispecialty medical group framework. This opportunity is perfect for the pediatrician who seeks a full-spectrum style of practice with the support of a large health system and well organized group practices including 17 pediatric providers (14 pediatricians & 3 NPs/PAs) at other locations in the regional health system. The SAMG – Kuna clinic opened in October 2013 and is equipped with x-ray and a small lab and staffed by an experienced family practitioner and physician assistant providing primary care for all ages including chronic disease management, wellness visits and screenings, acute illness and immunizations.

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.

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 obtain an unrestricted full medical license in Idaho and Oregon and 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 may 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 colleagues. 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.

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 Medical Center - Nampa

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho (SAMC – Nampa) is a 152 bed community medical center serving people throughout the greater Nampa, Idaho area. As a not-for-profit medical center, SAMC - Nampa 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.

As an example of this reinvestment, SAMC-Nampa is developing the state of the art, $33.5 million Nampa Health Plaza along the I-84 corridor with a full service emergency room, the 20 bed Birkeland Maternity Center with a Level 2A nursery, cardiac care center, and ambulatory surgery.

In November 2013, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa were each named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Joint Commission, in their newest report, recognized exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain medical conditions. The two Saint Alphonsus facilities represent the only Treasure Valley providers to receive all four of the Top Performer awards for 2012, making them the preferred destinations for nationally-renowned care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgery.

SAMC – Nampa is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS), a growing four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system. The four medical centers, along with Saint Alphonsus Medical Group’s 280 providers at 38 clinic locations, serve 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, visit

Community Highlights

Kuna, Idaho is a town with a population of more than 16,000 residents.  Situated in Ada County, Kuna lies southwest of Boise and is located in the Boise metro area. Kuna is the Gateway City to the Birds of Prey National Habitat Area and is at the forefront of the Western Heritage Byways Project. Located 15 miles southwest of downtown Boise, Kuna has experienced growth over the last several years, extending its boundaries to within just 4 miles of the city limits of Boise.  Rooted as an agricultural area that is rapidly growing and progressive, Kuna is supported by an active Chamber of Commerce, a sense of community pride, and a high level of citizen involvement.  Kuna prides itself in good schools, responsive businesses, and fine churches. The city is proud of its heritage, its hard working residents, a strong independent streak and past accomplishments.

Kuna has plenty of open space and outdoor recreation opportunities.  Running through downtown, the greenbelt along the shores of Indian Creek is the perfect place to walk, jog or take a leisurely bike ride.  South of town is the Snake River and Swan Falls Dam Recreation Area.  And don’t forget to check out Kuna Cave – a lava tube cave that legend has it, was used to hide gold from a heist years ago.

Boise Metropolitan Area

The Boise Metropolitan Area, also known as the Treasure Valley, is anchored by the cities of Boise, Nampa and Meridian.  With a population of more than 635,000, this southwestern Idaho region is a commercial center in the Northwest, an outdoor enthusiast's paradise and a flourishing scene for arts and entertainment. 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 Idaho as the Best State to practice medicine in the West & Northwest Region of the U.S.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Michael Gibbons at 208-367-7041 or  



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