Full Time Geriatrician for Large Public Health and Hospital System in Silicon Valley

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose
California US
Job Category: 
Full Time
San Jose , CA
Posting Date: 
January 16, 2020
Expiration Date: 
April 22, 2020

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 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 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 nine 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 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 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 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 Department of Family Medicine

As the newest department at SCVMC, the Department of Family Medicine with 20 family medicine physicians provides primary care services at seven health centers, including mature family medicine practice models in Milpitas and Gilroy. Family physicians who join our department are pleased to find a very collegial work environment, with robust specialty and ancillary support.

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.

Application Submission: 

If you are interested in joining a practice with unparalleled personal and professional advantages, then please submit your letter of interest and CV to .