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Specialty: Family Medicine (OB optional); no endoscopy

Practice Scope: Ambulatory practice

Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Primary Location: Meridian Health Plaza

Practice Model: Employment

Status: Full Time

Availability: Immediate

Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of an accredited ACGME/AOA family medicine residency program; 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; board certification through the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) (or obtain such certification within 3 years of employment).

Work Schedule: Traditional clinic work week, Monday through Friday;
no less than 36 hours of scheduled patient contact time

Call: Practice call shared with SAMG family medicine providers (presently 1:14). SARMC operates an inpatient adult medicine hospitalist service; there are infrequent pediatric patients the family practice physician will admit.

EMR/EHR: NextGen Ambulatory transitioning to Ambulatory Cerner PowerChart; Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry: Cerner PowerChart


Practice Opportunity Highlights:
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a physician led and accountable 350+ provider multispecialty group practice seeking a Family Practitioner (MD/DO) to work full-time at its Meridian Health Plaza. Family Medicine providers at Meridian Health Plaza are dedicated to providing services for a full spectrum of patients to include birth to end of life. The family medicine practice at Meridian Health Plaza will experience infrequent pediatric admissions (typically newborns); there are but a handful (4-6) per year for which the family practitioner is responsible.
The affiliated hospital, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC), operates a 24-7 adult medicine hospitalist service as well as an OB hospitalist program. The adult medicine hospitalists are the primary admitting service for the vast majority of primary care providers in the Saint Alphonsus network. The group manages a high acuity medical service, is integrally involved with the stroke program, works in co-management with orthopedics, and is looking to further expand perioperative services and consult services.
Requirements include a strong clinical background and a desire to develop a full-time practice to support the patients and families the plaza serves. Endoscopic procedures are not part of the scope of practice for this position as these services are delivered by a Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance (SAHA) partner, Boise Digestive Health. As a member of the medical group, you will also need to obtain Idaho and Oregon medical licensure to maintain and strengthen the Health Systems family medicine program across all communities we serve. The opportunity also requires the granting of privileges at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC).
The ideal candidate will commit to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care while demonstrating and modeling our organizations core values of reverence, a commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship and integrity. As a member of the medical group, you will also need to obtain Idaho and Oregon medical licensure to maintain and strengthen the Health Systems family medicine program across all communities we serve. The opportunity also requires the granting of privileges at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC).

About Saint Alphonsus Meridian Health Plaza:
Saint Alphonsus Meridian Health Plaza is located in the heart of Meridian's growing neighborhoods at Ten Mile and Cherry Lane easily accessible off of Interstate 84 (I-84) at the 10 Mile Road exit. The Health Plaza caters to community members seeking wellness, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in a convenient and accessible environment. With comprehensive healthcare services offered for the whole family and urgent care services available 7 days a week, it offers a multitude of services in one convenient location to include: urgent care open seven days a week; primary care services include internal medicine, family practice, occupational medicine and urgent careaccepting new patients; diabetes care & education; sleep disorders center; orthopedics; heart care; lab draw services; physical therapy, occupational therapy (including hand therapy), pelvic floor and low vision therapy; and a Community Health Education Center offering wellness classes on-site.

Community Highlights:
As an economically vibrant and growing community, Boise, Idaho is a mid-sized metropolitan area of approximately 640,000 people. A commercial center in the Northwest, Boise is an outdoor enthusiasts 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 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 Boise and Idaho as the Best City and State to practice medicine in the West & Northwest Region of the U.S.

Saint Alphonsus Health System is 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, one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation.

Saint Alphonsus Health System is anchored by the only ACS verified Level II Trauma Center in the region, providing the highest quality, most experienced hospital care to critically ill and injured patients.With a promise to keep care close to home for patients, Saint Alphonsus Health System is comprised of a regional medical center in Boise, Idaho and community hospitals in Nampa, Idaho, and Ontario and Baker City in eastern Oregon.

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG), a 350+ provider multi-specialty medical group serves the needs of patients and families in the Boise Valley (aka Treasure Valley) and the Baker Valley, with primary and specialty care providers at over 74 clinic locations in southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon of the northwestern United States (NW U.S.).