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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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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 multidisciplinary team approach to patient care and willing to support growing a pediatric practice in two communities that are underserved in Pediatrics: Nampa and Kuna, Idaho approximately five miles from each other, as part of a dedicated pediatric program within a multispecialty 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 assissment skills, expert clinical skills, and problem solving abilities. The provider must hold a valid controlled substance registration with both the Idaho Board of Pharmacy and the DEA. The desirable candidate will also have prior pediatric practice healthcare experience in a clinical 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, Nampa

SAMC–Nampa is a 152-bed medical center serving people throughout the greater Nampa, Idaho area. 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 we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. It focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment; is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies. As an example of this reinvestment, SAMC-Nampa is developing the state-of-the-art, $33.5 million Nampa Health Plaza along the I-84 corridor with a full service emergency room, the 20-bed Birkeland Maternity Center, cardiac care center, and ambulatory surgery.

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. Saint Alphonsus Medical Center–Nampa was recognized with multiple #1 State rankings. The hospital also received five 5-Star Ratings including recognition for Coronary Interventional Procedures, treatment for heart attack, and total hip replacement.

SAMC–Nampa, 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:

Community Highlights

The Boise Metropolitan Area, also known as the Treasure Valley officially consists of five counties in Southwestern Idaho, anchored by the cities of Boise and Nampa. With a population of more than 625,000, the region is a commercial center in the Northwest, an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, and a flourishing scene for arts and entertainment. The Treasure Valley offers a reasonable cost of living, low crime rate, excellent cultural programs, numerous neighborhood parks, and nearby national forests and rivers.

Nampa is located in the center of the Boise Metro Area, just 15 minutes from downtown Boise. Nampa has the Snake River, Lake Lowell, and the Owyhee Mountains to the South and the Boise River to the North. The city sits at an elevation of 2,480 feet, and the high desert climate offers four seasons with mild winters.

Since 2000, Nampa has grown more than any other Idaho city. Growth rates of roughly 8% over several consecutive years amount to a population of roughly 83,000, making Nampa the secondnd largest city in Idaho. Less than 20 miles from the Boise Airport, Nampa is located along Interstate 84 and the area boasts excellent transportation corridors in all four directions.

While Boise is the city named on the lists, rankings really extend beyond the city and apply to all of the Treasure Valley. Several high-profile publications rank the 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 US is Boise, Idaho.” Forbes Magazine, and the Brookings Institute are also highly complimentary. CNN Money just named Idaho as the friendliest state for small businesses, and Idaho's low cost of living and culture of physician independence make it the best place in America to be a practicing physician for the second straight year.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, or for further information, please contact Sylvia Chariton at: 208-367-3074; or:

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center