Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), a large public teaching hospital, affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine, in San Jose CA, is seeking a full-time fellowship trained Geriatrician (IM/FM) to join our dynamic Geriatric practice in our Department of Medicine.
We offer the unparalleled opportunity to gain the long-term personal and professional satisfaction of serving our patients and our diverse community, while teaching the next generation of health care providers, in one of the best places to live in the United States.
About the Position
The Division of Geriatrics Primary Care is seeking a fellowship trained Geriatrician to join our established Comprehensive Geriatric Care Clinic. Applicants should have a current CA medical license, DEA and eligibility to participate in Medi-Cal/Medicare.
The successful candidate will work closely with our robust interdisciplinary team to provide longitudinal primary care to our diverse, frail older adults, as well as assist our primary care, specialist colleagues, and community partners with geriatric consultative services. There is also opportunity for QI projects for the division as well as teaching IM residents.
About the Division
Our Geriatric practice is located in the beautiful Downtown San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley.
Our division provides comprehensive primary care to the most frail elderly and consultative services to seniors in the County of Santa Clara. We are very passionate about supporting our patients in the continuum of care as well as strive for safe transitions of care between the different settings.
Our interdisciplinary team is very collegial and strong mentoring support is available from committed physicians to ensure excellent career development.
Physicians joining our group are pleased to find supportive specialists in the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, GYN as well as an efficient, integrated electronic health record (EPIC).
About the organization
Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System (SCVHHS) is the second-largest County-owned health and hospital system in California and is committed to improving the health of the 1.8 million people of Santa Clara County. As of March 2019, SCVHHS is comprised of three hospitals: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC - a 574-bed central hospital), O’Connor Hospital (OCH), and Saint Louise Regional Hospital (SLRH); in addition SCVHHS includes a large primary care network comprised of nine health centers throughout the County (including our newest center in downtown San Jose, which opened in 2016), several urgent care clinics, a broad-range of specialty services in our Valley Specialty Center, comprehensive dental services, a large behavioral health department, public health, EMS, and Valley Health Plan.
SCVMC itself hosts five residency training programs and partners with Stanford University Medical Center for the training of residents and fellows in many Stanford-based specialties. SCVMC also features a Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center, Primary Stroke Center, and a CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Center. Owing to its geographic location and specialty offerings, SCVMC not only serves the County, but also the larger region.
Providers in our health system also have the unique opportunity to use our integrated electronic health record (Epic), which brings together system-wide patient information. Recently, the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recognized SCVMC for achieving its highest level of success (Stage 7), based on our continuous innovation and optimization of our inpatient and outpatient EHR.
About the community
SCVMC is located in San Jose, California in the heart of Silicon Valley, offering a diverse choice of cultural, recreational, and lifestyle opportunities. Our physicians live in a range of communities, including urban (e.g., San Francisco), university (e.g., Palo Alto), high tech (e.g., many cities of Silicon Valley), mountain (e.g., Los Gatos), beach (e.g. Santa Cruz), and rural/agricultural (e.g., Gilroy). Situated in one of the most desirable regions of the country – only 45 minutes from the Monterey Bay and three hours from the Sierra Nevada – our physicians enjoy a very high quality of life.
About compensation and benefits
We offer competitive compensation, generous comprehensive benefit package (including 53 days of leave per year), paid malpractice, vibrant professional environment, opportunity for career growth, and the opportunity to serve a multicultural patient population. SCVMC is an Equal Opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining a practice with unparalleled personal and professional advantages, then please submit your letter of interest and CV to MD.Recruitment@hhs.sccgov.org.
Board eligible or Board certified, fellowship trained Geriatrician, current CA medical license, DEA and eligibility to participate in Medi-Cal/Medicare.
Internal Number: 10090
About Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospital and Clinics will provide high quality, compassionate, and accessible healthcare for all persons in Santa Clara County regardless of their social-economic status and ability to pay. The objectives to achieve our mission are:
- Increase a healthy lifespan
- Improve customer experience and service
- Reduce the burden of illness
- Coordinate seamlessly across disciplines to best serve patients
- Decrease redundancies, delays and costs of care
- Increase training, retention and recruitment
SCVMC Hospital and Clinics conducts itself and provides services from the fundamental value statements:
- We provide excellent and compassionate care in a respectful manner to everyone
- We demonstrate integrity by being open, honest, reliable, and dedicated to our mission
- We respect the individuals we work with, the people we serve, and the communities of Santa Clara County
- We value learning and strive for continual improvement based on what we learn, individually and as an organization
- We are accountable for our performance, decision and actions
- We strive for excellence in all we do