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Specialty: Geriatrics

Practice Scope: Ambulist model within Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG), a vibrant and growing multispecialty group practice; hybrid model also available.

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

Primary Location(s): Meridian Health Plaza (Boise Metro Area)

Practice model: Employment or PSA

Status: Full Time

Availability: Immediate

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

Call Coverage: 1:10 practice call shared equally among SAMG IM providers; SARMC operates an Inpatient Hospitalist Service

EMR/EHR: NextGen Ambulatory EHR; Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry (CPOE): Cerner PowerChart


Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a physician led and accountable 325+ provider multispecialty group practice seeking Geriatric physicians to join its growing ambulist group practice model located throughout the greater Boise, Idaho metropolitan area. SAMG seeks Geriatricians who are committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care and are willing to support thriving internal medicine practices. We have opportunities at two SAMG clinic locations in AdaCounty to include the cities of Eagle and Meridian. All of these practices are well-established and have robust and loyal patient followings.

The affiliated hospital, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC), operates a 24-7 adult medicine hospitalist service. 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 internal medicine background with geriatrics and a desire to develop a practice to support a growing multi-specialty medical group. The physician 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 adult health issues and demonstrate evidence of comprehensive assessment skills, expert clinical skills and problem solving abilities.

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 physician must hold a valid controlled substance registration with both the Idaho and Oregon Boards of Pharmacy and the DEA. The opportunity also requires the granting of privileges at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (SARMC).

The desirable candidate will also have prior internal medicine healthcare experience in a clinic setting; this experience may be through a residency training program. Moreover, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) utilizes the NexGen electronic health record (EHR) in its clinics and each Saint Alphonsus hospital facility utilizes Cerner PowerChart EHR and CPOE. Therefore, experience with EHRs is advantageous.

As an economically vibrant and growing community, Boise is a mid-sized metropolitan area of approximately 645,000 people. Boise is Idaho's capital city, a commercial center and the 3rd largest city in the Pacific Northwest. The practice is based in the city of Meridian, Idaho's 3rd largest city with a population of 82,000 (est.). Meridian lies immediately west of Boise in the Boise or Treasure Valley. The Boise Valley is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise and a flourishing scene for arts, entertainment and collegiate and professional sports.

Community Highlights
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.).