Practice Scope: Full-spectrum gastroenterology practice within a vibrant and growing multispecialty group practice
Affiliated Hospital: On-site: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center (SAMC) – Nampa
Primary Location: Clinic-based practice on campus of SAMC in Nampa, Idaho
Practice Model: Employment
Work Schedule: Traditional work week plus call and hospital responsibilities, which may include evenings and weekends. Typical schedule includes 32 hours per week of ambulatory clinic patient contact time plus hospital consults/rounding and call.
Call: General Practice Call
EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Order Entry: Cerner PowerChart® Anticipated Outpatient implementation of Cerner PowerChart® early 2017
Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a 350+ provider multispecialty group practice that seeks a fellowship trained Gastroenterologist, who is committed to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care and desires to develop a gastroenterology practice to support a growing multi-specialty medical group.
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa (SAMC-Nampa) is a community hospital in the Boise Treasure Valley. It is supported by a strong network of primary care providers and other surgical specialties that provides care to the over 200,000 residents within Canyon County. This position is for the first of two gastroenterology positions in Nampa. This position will work closely with the Saint Alphonsus General Surgery group in Nampa to provide care close to home. Currently many of the patients needing gastroenterology are referred to a gastroenterology group in Boise. As the first Gastroenterologist, this position will be backed up by the other general surgeons in Nampa for call coverage. SAMG is in process of implementing the Cerner PowerChart® EHR in the clinic which will be fully integrated with the hospital's inpatient EHR.
Requirements for this position include a strong clinical background, completion of a gastroenterology fellowship, ABS certification in gastroenterology. The opportunity also requires Idaho and Oregon licensure and granting of privileges at SAMC Nampa and other system hospitals as needed to strengthen the Health System’s gastroenterology program across all the communities we serve. Saint Alphonsus Health System (SAHS) 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.
Community Highlights – Nampa
Nampa, Idaho, is Idaho’s second-largest city with a population of more than 82,000 residents. Situated in Canyon County, Nampa lies 16 miles west of Boise, is located in the center of the Boise Metro Area and is less than 20 miles from the Boise Airport. Located along Interstate 84, the area boasts excellent transportation corridors in all four directions.
The city of Nampa is experiencing dramatic growth in its residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Nampa's family-friendly community has a distinct cultural heritage and its historic downtown stands poised for a renaissance. Civic amenities enhance the excitement of a culturally rich urban core and translate into a dynamic place to live and work.
For multiple years, Nampa has been named among the Top 100 Communities for Youth. Nampa’s schools, library, Boys and Girls Club and numerous non-profit community events and agencies give young people opportunities to grow. Nampa is also home to Northwest Nazarene University, the Idaho Hispanic Cultural Center, Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge and Celebration Park – showcasing Native American art from over 12,000 years ago. With wineries, golf courses, museums, concerts, a farmer’s market and annual rodeos, it’s easy for Nampa to live up to the motto, “Small town feeling - Big time fun!”
Nampa boasts tremendous recreation opportunities, with swimming, boating, fishing, off-road trails, hiking and bird watching. Just 15 miles south of town, the Snake River winds through a dramatic desert canyon. The Boise Mountains (30 miles to the north) and Owyhee Mountains (30 miles to the south) provide ample opportunities for skiing, alpine hiking, hunting, rock climbing, and amazing sightseeing. There are vast public lands perfect for exploring, biking and camping. The city sits at an elevation of 2,480 feet, and the high desert climate offers four seasons with mild winters.
Nampa and its surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Offering good jobs, affordable housing, a safe place to raise a family and outdoor recreation opportunities are just some of what makes Nampa the great place it is! For more information on Nampa, Idaho, please visit www.ci.nampa.id.us.
The Boise metropolitan area frequently receives national recognition for its quality of life and business climate. Recent national rankings include: Best places for business and careers as well as Most Secure Place to Live (500,000 or more residents). Boise and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. Offering good jobs, affordable housing, a safe, clean and vibrant downtown, and with its vision of becoming the Most Livable City in the Country, the Boise area is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. For more information on Boise, please visit www.boise.org.
Completion of ASGE, ASCG or AGA accredited Gastroenterology Fellowship, ABS Certifications in Gastroenterology (or obtain such certifications within 3 years of employment), obtain medical license in Idaho and Oregon