Physician - Geriatric Medicine

Baker City, OR 97814

Specialty Geriatric Medicine
Profession Physician

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City (SAMC – Baker City) have an excellent opportunity for a Family Medicine physician with an interest in Adult/Geriatric Medicine to join a full-spectrum community-based Family Medicine located in Baker City, Oregon.

Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a 420+ provider multispecialty group practice that seeks a Family Medicine physician (MD/DO) to work full-time within a clinic in Baker City, Oregon that qualifies for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment.  The practice is dedicated to providing services for a full spectrum of adult medicine patients, including those with pulmonary, diabetic and arthritic/autoimmune conditions. The physician must demonstrate a commitment to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care and work cooperatively with associates and other providers to include physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

The schedule is a traditional clinic work week, Monday through Friday with no less than 34 hours of scheduled patient contact time. The call coverage includes adult inpatient and long-term care patient management, presently 1:3, initially shared with SAMG and independent primary care physicians.

Requirements include successful completion of an accredited Family Medicine residency program; obtaining board certification through the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) (or obtain such certification within 3 years of employment); and have a full license in Oregon and Idaho to practice medicine in all its phases; plus a valid controlled substance registration with the Oregon and Idaho Boards of Pharmacy and DEA.

The ideal candidate will commit to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care while demonstrating and modeling the organization’s core values of reverence, a commitment to those who are poor, justice, stewardship and integrity. Requirements include a strong clinical background and a desire to develop a full-time medical practice to support the patients and families the clinic serves. In providing this support and as a member of the medical group, the provider will also need to obtain Oregon and Idaho medical licensure to maintain and strengthen the Health System’s Family Medicine program across all communities we serve. The opportunity also requires the granting of ambulatory privileges at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and full privileges at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City.

The practice utilizes Cerner Powerchart in the Inpatient environment and Athena within the ambulatory clinics. Therefore experience with EMR systems is preferred.

Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH)

One highlight of the SAMG Valley Medical Clinic is that it is a Patient Centered Primary Care Home (PCPCH) clinic. This model is characterized by fostering strong relationships with patients and their families to better treat the whole person. It is on the leading edge of healthcare reform, as PCPCHs have shown a reduction in costs and improvements in care through the detection of problems earlier in the health care experience through the deployment of a wellness and prevention focus. This approach allows SAMG Baker Clinic to be a model for providing comprehensive and integrated care that is patient centered.

Coordinated Care Organization (CCO)

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City and affiliated SAMG clinics in Baker City are also working collaboratively with the Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization (EOCCO). Generally speaking, a CCO is a network of all types of health care providers (physical health care, addiction and mental health care and sometimes dental care providers) who have agreed to work together in their local communities to serve people who receive health care coverage under the Oregon Health Plan. Presently, there are 14 CCOs approved by the Oregon Health Plan.
These organizations focus on prevention and helping people manage chronic conditions, like diabetes. Their goal is to meet the triple aim of better health, better care and lower costs for the population they serve and are accountable for health outcomes of the population they serve. They are governed by a partnership among health care providers, community members, and stakeholders in the health systems that have financial responsibility and risk.

Saint Alphonsus Health System Values, Mission and Vision

We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. We at SAHS serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

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

As a Catholic Health Care Services provider, Saint Alphonsus has a cultural expectation that all providers 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right Family Medicine physician to be part of the Saint Alphonsus Health System and Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City.


RECRUITMENT PACKAGE

An excellent compensation and benefits package is available.  This site also qualifies for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment.