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Specialty: Trauma and Acute Care General Surgery

Practice Scope: Full-spectrum trauma/acute surgery practice within a vibrant and growing multispecialty group practice. Medical Director leadership.

Affiliated Hospital: On-site: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC) Boise

Affiliated Saint Alphonsus ID/OR/UT telemedicine network facilities

Primary Location: Hospital-based practice on campus of SARMC in Boise, Idaho

Practice Model: Employment

Status: Full-time

Availability: Spring/Summer 2017; will consider 2017 trauma/surgical critical care fellows as well.

Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of an ACGME accredited Trauma Fellowship, ABS Certifications in General Surgery & Surgical Critical Care (or obtain such certifications within 3 years of employment), unrestricted 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; current ATLS instructor.

Work Schedule: Traditional work week plus call and hospital responsibilities, which will include evenings and weekends. Typical schedule involves rounding and call plus hospital consults and ambulatory clinic responsibilities. Medical Director leadership and administrative meetings.

Call: Equitably share trauma/acute care general surgery call with other eligible members of the SARMC Department of General, Vascular and Thoracic (GVT) Surgery at an ACS verified Level II Facility (trauma service presently includes 5 trauma surgeons and 4 PAs).

EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Order Entry: Cerner PowerChart

Practice Opportunity Highlights:
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a physician led and accountable 350+ provider multispecialty group practice with a five surgeon trauma service that seeks a fellowship trained Trauma Surgeon with an added credential in surgical critical care, who is committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care in support of a growing multi-specialty medical group and health system. SAMG is (predominantly) employed by and integrated within Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS). SAMG, with primary and specialty care providers at 74 clinic locations, is also a member of the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance, a network of over 1,800 employed and independent providers.
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center is nationally verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level II Trauma Center (with Level I center type of acuity). The Saint Alphonsus Trauma Network spans southern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada and brings a level of medical responsiveness that is unmatched throughout the region.

Requirements include a strong clinical background, completion of an ACGME accredited trauma fellowship, ABS certifications in general surgery and surgical critical care and current ATLS instructor. The opportunity also requires Idaho licensure and granting of privileges at SARMC and other system hospitals as needed to strengthen the Health Systems trauma surgery program across all the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus is the regional leader in telemedicine innovation and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to integrate the use of telemedicine into his/her practice to reach and better serve outlying communities. As such, the opportunity also requires Oregon medical licensure. SARMC also has an established Cerner PowerChart EHR; therefore, experience with electronic health records is desirable.

The Trauma Medical Director will work as a full-time clinician as well as work cooperatively and collaboratively with Saint Alphonsus administration, trauma service staff, Saint Alphonsus Medical Staff, in particular the emergency physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and trauma surgeons (including pediatric surgeons) to foster an organized approach to trauma care and provision of a Trauma Service. Ensure appropriate coverage and continuity of care for all trauma patients in a manner consistent with the American College of Surgeons current published guidelines, Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient. To learn more about Saint Alphonsus, please visit www.saintalphonsus.org.

Community Highlights Boise Metro Area
As an economically vibrant and growing community, Boise, Idaho is a mid-sized metropolitan area and valley of approximately 660,000 people with a catchment area exceeding 700,000. 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. For a regional overview of the Boise Valley, please visit: http://www.bvep.org/facts

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.
-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 ranked 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.).