Full-Time Medical Director of Foster Care Services for a Large Public Health and Hospital System in
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
Location: San Jose, California
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: Med Dir
Full-Time Medical Director of Foster Care Services for a Large Public Health and Hospital System in Silicon Valley
Better Health For All
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System (SCVHHS), a large public teaching healthcare system, affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine, is seeking full-time pediatrician to serve as the Medical Director of the Supporting Protecting And Respecting Kids (SPARK) Clinic in Downtown San Jose, CA. The SPARK Clinic is the medical, dental and psychiatric clinic for children and youth in foster care in Santa Clara County
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 1.9 million people of Santa Clara County. SCVHHS is comprised of three hospitals: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC - a 731-bed central hospital), O’Connor Hospital (OCH - 358 licensed beds), and Saint Louise Regional Hospital (SLRH – 93 licensed beds); in addition SCVHHS includes a large primary care network comprised of eleven health centers throughout the County, 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, Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center, ABA verified Burn Center, Primary Stroke Center, and a nationally recognized 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 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
SCVHHS 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., Morgan Hill and 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 department of pediatrics is dedicated to the welfare and health of the children of Santa Clara County. With 7 clinics across the county, we welcome all and care for the underserved population. Physicians who join our department are supported by a wide variety of services, including pediatric hospitalists, NICU, PICU and pediatric specialists. We are integrated by the EPIC EMR across our three hospital campuses.
About the Position
We are looking for a full-time pediatrician to work at the Downtown clinic as the medical director of the SPARK clinic, a service staffed by two dedicated nurse practitioners. The physician and two NPs work together to triage, assess, and provide primary and some urgent care to children in the foster care system.
The successful candidate will have experience and passion in advocacy for children in the foster care system desired. Spanish/Vietnamese proficiency a plus but not required. Must be willing to supervise and work with two nurse practitioners at the Downtown clinic for both urgent care and primary needs of foster children.
About compensation and benefits
We offer competitive compensation, generous comprehensive benefit package (including 54 days of leave per year), paid malpractice (with tail coverage), vibrant professional environment, opportunity for career growth, and the opportunity to serve a multicultural patient population.
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 MD.Recruitment@hhs.sccgov.org.
The San Francisco Bay Area is well known for its rich diversity of cultures. Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System seeks candidates whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The County of Santa Clara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious belief, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or preference, pregnancy, marital status, disability, medical condition, political belief, veterans status, organizational affiliation or association with any individual in any of these groups. Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System is committed to inclusion for all of its patients, employees, and community.