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Better Health for All
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), a large public teaching hospital, affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine, in San Jose CA, is seeking part-time and full-time pediatric hospitalists to join our dynamic Department of Pediatrics.
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 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 an integrated health care system, SCVHHS includes a 574-bed central hospital (SCVMC), a large primary care network comprised of eleven health centers throughout the County (including our newest center in downtown San Jose, which opened in 2016), a broad-range of specialty services in our Valley Specialty Center, a large behavioral health department, public health, EMS, and Valley Health Plan.
SCVMC itself hosts four 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 the Department of Pediatrics
The Pediatric Department at SCVMC serves an ethnically diverse, largely Medi-Cal population at six clinics and hospital. Our Department of Pediatrics has a busy 36-bed Pediatric Ward, 12-bed PICU, 40-bed level III NICU, 170,000 outpatient visits per year, and is a key training site for Stanford medical students and pediatrics residents. We have a busy pediatric trauma and pediatric rehabilitation program. We have most pediatric subspecialties on site with the exception of oncology, cardiac surgery, solid organ transplant and dialysis. Our clinics see patients for well child care, urgent care, and the ongoing management of chronic diseases in clinics with on-site laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy facilities. Physicians who join our Department of Pediatrics are pleased to find a very collegial work environment, with robust specialty and ancillary support and an integrated electronic health record (Epic).
About the position
Our hospitalists divide their time among the pediatric ward, NICU, and well-baby nursery. NRP and PALS certifications are both required. The ideal candidate would bring outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills, commitment to the care of the traditionally underserved, interest in clinical teaching, and, ideally, competence with medical Spanish. The position offers a very competitive starting salary and excellent benefits, as well as a unique opportunity for service, teaching, career growth, and the Northern California 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 Roya Rousta at ...@hhs.sccgov.org.