Specialty: Family Medicine (adult/geriatric medicine emphasis)
Practice Scope: Full-spectrum community-based family medicine practice
Affiliated Hospital: Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City, a critical access hospital (CAH)
Primary Location: SAMG Baker Clinic(eastern Oregon) – Situated in Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City
Practice Model: Employment
Status: Full Time
Availability: Immediate but will also consider 2019 candidates
Requirements: Individual with a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (MD/DO); successful completion of an accredited family medicine residency program; 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); full license in Oregon and Idaho to practice medicine in all its phases; valid controlled substance registration with the Oregon and Idaho Boards of Pharmacy and DEA.
Work Schedule: Traditional clinic work week, Monday through Friday, no less than 34 hours of scheduled patient contact time
Call: Adult inpatient and long-term care patient management (call presently 1:3), initially shared with SAMG/independent primary care physicians.
EMR/EHR: Inpatient EMR /Computerized Order Entry: Cerner PowerChart®
Ambulatory EHR: Athena
Practice Opportunity Highlights
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group (SAMG) is a 400+ provider multispecialty group practice that seeks a family practitioner (MD/DO) to work full-time at its Valley Medical Clinic in Baker City, OR. SAMG Valley Medical Clinic 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 ideal candidate will commit to a multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care while demonstrating and modeling our 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, you 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.
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.
Baker City, Oregon is situated in the valley between the rugged Elkhorn Mountains and the jagged, snowy Wallowa Mountains. Interstate 84 easily connects Baker City to several major metropolitan areas, including Boise (125 miles east), Portland and Seattle. Baker City’s population has remained very stable over time at approximately 10,000. The population of Baker County is about 18,000.
Baker City was featured as one of the most beautiful Towns in Oregon by author Joan Tapper in 2010. In 2011 Baker City was voted among the top five most beautiful small towns in the U.S. in Rand McNally and USA Today’s “Best of the Road”. The award-winning historic downtown boasts more than 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic places. The downtown is vibrant and active with strong participation and backing by locally owned businesses, galleries, and restaurants with a number of special events held throughout the year.
The region is an outdoor recreation enthusiast’s playground with fishing, hunting, rafting, biking, skiing and other outdoor pursuits. Majestic mountain ranges tower over blue ribbon streams and rivers. Rich forests are punctuated by clear, high-mountain lakes.
Baker City offers an outstanding quality of life and a premier rural living experience. It is the hub of five scenic byways and home to Hells Canyon – the deepest river gorge in North America. Jet boat tours and raft trips through the canyon provide an opportunity to see ancient Indian rock drawings and historic sites. Anthony Lakes provides outdoor recreational opportunities in an alpine setting that is easily reached by paved highway.
The Baker City region is a center for summer hiking and camping, and during the winter Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort offers a host of fun activities, including downhill and Nordic skiing, snowboarding and snow shoeing. In fact, the Anthony Lakes Nordic Center was one of five in North America featured in National Geographic Traveler in November 2010. Snowmobiling in both the Eagle Cap Wilderness area of the Wallowa Mountains and the Sumpter area is world-class with more trails available than anywhere else in the nation.
From the Elkhorn Range of the Blue Mountains to the waters of the Snake River, Baker County has been a place for people to stake their claims since the early 1860s. An area rich in cultural heritage and scenic beauty, Baker is wide open for discovery! For more information on Baker City, Oregon, please visit www.bakercity.com.