Practice Scope: Full-spectrum pediatrics within new market area for SAMG pediatric services
Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center (SAMC) – Ontario
Primary Location: Clinic-based practice in Ontario or Fruitland
Practice Model: Employment
Availability: December 1, 2013
Requirements: Current, unrestricted medical license in Oregon and Idaho. Valid controlled substance registration with Oregon Board of Pharmacy and DEA. Board Certified or Board Eligible in Pediatrics.
Work Schedule: Traditional clinic work week, Monday through Friday, no less than 36 hours of scheduled patient contact time
Call: Call will be no more than 1 in 4, initially to be shared with independent pediatric practice and Family Practice practitioners until minimum of four Pediatricians can be recruited to the service area
EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry (CPOE): Cerner PowerChart®; NextGen® Ambulatory EHR
Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a 270 provider multispecialty group practice seeking a board certified or board eligible pediatrician who is committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care and willing to support growing a pediatric practice in a community that is underserved in Pediatrics, as part of a dedicated pediatric program within a multi-specialty medical group framework. This opportunity is perfect for the pediatrician who seeks a more rural practice with the support of a large health system and well organized multispecialty group practice including 13 other pediatric providers 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 Oregon 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, SAMG is in the process of implementing 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 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
The Health System 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 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.
Saint Alphonsus greatly values the input and leadership of our providers and encourages each provider to actively participate in department meetings, SAMG Leadership Council and in matters of practice/service line development. As continuous learners, we also encourage and promote ongoing continuing medical education (CME) activities for our providers and will financially support your CME endeavors. Additionally, 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 - Ontario
SAMC – Ontario is a 49 bed acute care, not for profit hospital serving Ontario and the surrounding communities in eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho. As a not-for-profit medical center, SAMC - Ontario 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. Part of the reinvestment is the development of the $10,000,000 Fruitland Health Plaza, a state of the art, 30,000 square foot home to primary care and specialty physician offices along with a host of ancillary services such as lab, radiology and physical therapy that opened in October, 2012.
HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recognized Saint Alphonsus Health System with multiple # 1 State rankings for Overall Cardiac Services, Cardiology Services, Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Neurosciences, Neurosurgery, Treatment of Stroke and Gastro-Intestinal Services.
SAMC – Ontario, is part of SAHS, 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.
Fruitland is a small rural community of 4,700 residents and is located in southwest Idaho. Fruitland has nearly doubled in size since 1990, when its population was 2,400. It is an integral part of the Ontario, Oregon retail/service center hub and is encircled by the Idaho cities of Payette, New Plymouth and Weiser along with the Oregon cities of Nyssa and Vale. Fruitland is flanked by the Snake River on the west, the Payette River on the north and fertile farmland on the south and east. Fruitland has an agriculturally based economy: crops include onions, potatoes, corn and apples; Fruitland also is home to Dickinson Frozen Foods, with 250 employees, and Woodgrain Millwork, with 200+ employees in Fruitland (5,000+ worldwide).
Fruitland has a youthful feel to it and is a wonderful place to raise a family. Great schools, shopping, and recreation are all within the area. This rural and small town setting is complemented by the big-city amenities of Boise, Idaho, less than an hour away (55 miles). A strong sense of community remains integral to life in Fruitland, as sincere, friendly people are enthusiastically involved in neighborhood activities. Simply stated, Fruitland has a pleasant mix of old and new and is a great place to work, play and live.
The well-regarded Fruitland School District (#373) includes a high school, a middle school (built in 1995) and elementary school (built in 2006) for 1,750 students. Fruitland also offers an alternative school for students in grade 7-12. In Ontario, Treasure Valley Community College provides educational, athletic, musical, and cultural activities for students and the public. An extension of Eastern Oregon University is housed in the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario.
Adjacent to Fruitland is Ontario (pop. 11,245), the largest city in Malheur County (pop. 31,615). Ontario is located on the eastern edge of Oregon, midway between Salt Lake City and Portland on the Snake River. Part of the area known as the Western Treasure Valley, this land has spacious, rugged areas, as well as prime agricultural growing land. The people in this area come from diverse cultural backgrounds, including those of Japanese, Basque, Mexican, Native American and European descent.
Ontario serves as the retail, service, and medical center for 167,000 people within a 45-mile radius. Interstate 84 and Oregon Highways 20/26, 30, and 201 all pass through Ontario; U.S. Highway 95 connects with Ontario via the Snake River Bridge. Ontario is one hour from Boise and midway between Salt Lake City and Portland.
Ontario also has an agriculturally based economy; crops include onions, potatoes, sugar beets, corn, alfalfa, mint, seeds, grain, and hay. Livestock raised locally include cattle, sheep, llamas and buffalo. Trucking companies as well as Union Pacific rail lines help transport these commodities and processed food to markets throughout the nation and the world. There is also a growing retail sector that attracts shoppers from throughout the area.
A wide diversity of religious groups provides opportunity for worship and volunteer service. There are 30 congregations of different persuasions, including the only Buddhist Temple in Eastern Oregon.
Recreational activities are a highlight of the surrounding area. The beautiful Owyhee Mountains and Boise National Forest are within a short drive. Just north of the Treasure Valley, world class river rafting can be found on the Payette River; fly fishing and hunting are some of the other popular activities. The Snake River flows to the south and is home to many wineries and fruit farms. Fruitland is also close to the Leslie Gulch-Succor Creek National Back Country Byway. The Byway offers views of some of the most rugged and spectacular countryside in eastern Oregon. There are many striking geologic formations, such as vertical towers, pinnacles, and deep gorges, as well as the vibrant pinks, oranges, purples, and reds painted across the sandstone cliffs. Other area recreation includes swimming, water skiing, bicycling and boating. Snow sports can also be found on nearby mountain slopes.
To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Sylvia Chariton at 208-367-3074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.