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Pediatrics - Nampa

Specialty: Pediatrics

Practice Scope: Full-spectrum (inpatient & outpatient) in Boise Metro Area; care of low-risk newborns at a Level 2A nursery; attending at c-sections not required.

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

Primary Location: SAMG – Dallan Woods (Boise Metro Area, located in SW Nampa) (NHSC loan repayment site, HPSA score: 7)

Practice Model: Employment or PSA

Status: Full-time

Availability: Prefer Summer 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 and Oregon Boards of Pharmacy & DEA.

Work Schedule: Traditional clinic work week, Monday through Friday, no less than 32 hours of scheduled patient contact time

Call: Call 1:5*, shared with SAMG family practice physicians

EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry (CPOE): Cerner PowerChart®; Outpatient/Clinic EHR

Practice Opportunity Highlights

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a physician led and accountable 325+ provider group practice seeking a board certified or board prepared pediatrician (MD/DO) committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach to care and who is willing to grow a pediatric practice in a suburb of a mid-sized metropolitan area (Boise metro area, pop. 640,000) as part of a dedicated pediatric program within a multispecialty medical group framework.

This opportunity is perfect for a pediatrician seeking a smaller scale style of practice where you can really get to know your patients & families. Working collegially with your fellow providers and staff, you will lead a care team dedicated to the organization's faith-based ministry of healing body, mind of spirit while providing excellence in the patient care experience.  This opportunity is based in Nampa, Idaho's 2nd largest city (pop. 83,000). You would join an established clinic and will enjoy the support of a large health system and a well-organized multispecialty group practice.

The SAMG – Dallan Woods clinic is equipped with x-ray and a small lab and is staffed by two family practitioners and a nurse practitioner. Two orthopedic surgeons also work in the clinic and an Orthopedic Foot & Ankle specialist rotates through the clinic on a regular, on-going basis.

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 post-delivery and subsequent neonatal care is expected at a Level 2A nursery although the scope of care does not include the care of critically ill infants. Further, attending at C-sections is not a requirement of the position as neonatal nurse practitioners – working under the supervision of board-certified neonatologists (based at our Level 3 NICU on the nearby Boise campus) – assist with deliveries.

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.

As a member of an Idaho-Oregon based healthcare system, the provider must obtain an unrestricted full medical license in Idaho and Oregon and hold a valid controlled substance registration with both the Idaho and Oregon Boards 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 an accredited pediatric general residency program. Moreover, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) utilizes an electronic health record (EHR) in its clinics and Saint Alphonsus has an established inpatient Cerner PowerChart® EHR/CPOE. Therefore, experience with EHRs is desirable.

Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) Values, Mission and Vision

Guided by our core values of reverence, a commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship and integrity, we at Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

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 promote 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 not-for-profit, acute care hospital serving the medical needs of the greater Nampa, Idaho area. Licensed for up to 152 beds, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa houses 90 operational beds, with a daily census between 40-50 patients.  SAMC - Nampa works to improve the health and well-being of those patients it serves through high-quality care and facilities. 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 its serves by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. It focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies.

As an example of this reinvestment, SAMC-Nampa developed the state of the art, $33.5 million Nampa Health Plaza along the I-84 corridor. This medical campus includes 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 325+ providers at more than 58 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 Catholic Healthcare East (CHE) Trinity Health, the 2nd largest Catholic Health System in the nation.  To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, visit www.saintalphonsus.org.

Nampa Community Highlights

Nampa, Idaho, is Idaho’s 2nd largest city with a population of more than 83,000 residents.  Situated in Canyon County, Nampa lies west of Boise and is located in the center of the Boise metro area; it is less than 20 miles from the Boise Airport. Located along Interstate 84, the area boasts excellent transportation corridors in all four directions.

The city of Nampa is experiencing dramatic growth in its residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Nampa's family-friendly community has a distinct cultural heritage and its historic downtown stands poised for a renaissance. Civic amenities enhance the excitement of a culturally rich urban core and translate into a dynamic place to live and work.

For multiple years, Nampa has been named among the Top 100 Communities for Youth.   Nampa’s schools, library, Boys and Girls Club and numerous non-profit community events and agencies give young people opportunities to grow.  Nampa is also home to Northwest Nazarene University, the Idaho Hispanic Cultural Center, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge and Celebration Park – showcasing Native American art from over 12,000 years ago.  With wineries, golf courses, museums, concerts, a farmer’s market and annual rodeos, it’s easy for Nampa to live up to the motto, “Small town feeling - Big time fun!”

Nampa boasts tremendous recreation opportunities, with swimming, boating, fishing, off-road trails, hiking and bird watching. Just 15 miles south of town, the Snake River winds through a dramatic desert canyon. The Boise Mountains (30 miles to the north) and Owyhee Mountains (30 miles to the south) provide ample opportunities for skiing, alpine hiking, hunting, rock climbing, and amazing sightseeing. There are vast public lands perfect for exploring, biking and camping.  The city sits at an elevation of 2,480 feet, and the high desert climate offers four seasons with mild winters.

Nampa and its surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none.  Offering good jobs, affordable housing, a safe place to raise a family and outdoor recreation opportunities are just some of what makes Nampa the great place it is! For more information on Nampa, Idaho, please visit www.ci.nampa.id.us.

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 640,000, 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 and Boise as the best city in which 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 Jason Schultz at 208-367-7030 or schultjb@sarmc.org.  

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