Geriatric or Palliative Medicine - Medical Director Opportunity

Trinity Health
Boise, Idaho
Jun 20, 2019
Jun 19, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) has an excellent Medical Director opportunity for a Board Certified or Board Eligible Geriatric or Palliative Medicine physician within the new Enhancing Care Initiative (ECI) located in Boise, Idaho. 


SAMG is a physician led and accountable 450+ provider multispecialty group practice offering an excellent opportunity for a Geriatric or Palliative Care Physician to direct SAMG's new Enhancing Care Initiative. The ECI provides interdisciplinary team care to patients with complex chronic medical conditions.  The ECI includes Geriatrics and Palliative Care Clinics, as well as an inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service.  It is staffed by Geriatric and Palliative Care physicians who work in collaboration with Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Social Workers and a Chaplain to provide comprehensive care to patients with serious and/or complex illnesses.   


The schedule for this opportunity is full time Monday through Friday. 70% of the providers time will be spent providing clinical services in outpatient Geriatric and Palliative Care clinics as well as within the Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service. The remaining 30% of time will be spent performing Administrative tasks.  Outpatient call responsibilities will be shared equitably between colleagues.


Support for this opportunity includes strong administrative and organizational support for the mission of the ECI as well as a full-service, 368-bed, acute-care hospital, Level II Trauma Center Emergency Department, and a wide range of subspecialists and state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies on campus. Saint Alphonsus also has a network of employed, contracted and alliance primary care and specialty care providers across the region.  


The ideal candidate will possess a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree with successful completion of an accredited ACGME/AOA Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Residency Program.  They will have achieved board certification through the ABFM, AOBIM or ABIM in Geriatrics or Palliative Care (or will obtain such certification within 3 years of employment) and must be eligible to obtain Idaho medical licensure to practice medicine in all its phases; including valid controlled substance registration with Idaho Boards of Pharmacy and a DEA.  Additionally the candidate must have demonstrable experience in leadership as well as a proven track record of clinical program development.


This is an exciting opportunity for the right Geriatric or Palliative Medicine physician to lead a brand new team and be an integral part at Saint Alphonsus Health System.





An excellent compensation and benefits package is available for the right candidate including:


  • Sign-on Incentives
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Relocation
  • PTO & CME Allocation
  • Malpractice Insurance (Incl. Tail)
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Retirement (403b)




Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center – Boise, Idaho, is a 387 bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest and is the principal provider of advanced, innovative and interdisciplinary services.  It is also the region’s only ACS verified Level II Trauma Center whose annual trauma volumes exceed 1,250 with over 400 patients with an ISS>16. Trauma is predominantly blunt in nature.  There are a wide range of subspecialty services available 24/7, including strong trauma/surgical critical care, neurosurgical coverage, in-house interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons and fellowship trained intensivists and cardiologists.


As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus 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 including advanced imaging capabilities; and is known for its award-winning clinical services.


The medical center is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, 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.  The system is comprised of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, Oregon and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City, Oregon.  Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health, the second largest Catholic Health System in the nation.  Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.




Boise, Idaho, is an economically vibrant and growing community.  Boise is a mid-sized metropolitan area of approximately 640,000 people.  A commercial center in the Northwest, Boise is an outdoor enthusiast’s 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 many, work life in Boise is characterized by diverse industries, like technology, government and financial services.  Boise is headquarters for several major companies and manufacturing facilities.  The corporate community includes Fortune 500 members: Hewlett Packard, Boise Cascade, Washington Group International and Micron Technology.  Leading employers also include state government, universities, regional health centers and high tech companies.


When it comes to enjoyment, there are many ways to play in Boise.  Situated where the high desert meets the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, Boise is the gateway to exceptional recreational opportunities including: world famous white-water rafting, Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, backpacking, hiking, biking, and camping.  A charming downtown area delights residents with fine dining, theater, dance clubs and live music.  Summer nights are spent taking in performances at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival or enjoying outdoor live concerts at the Idaho Center.  A regional hub for jazz and theater, and home to The Boise Center which hosts numerous functions throughout the year, Boise is a delightful blend of traditional and non-traditional sights and attractions.


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