Part Time Post-Acute Care Transitions (PACT) Physician for Large Public Health and Hospital System
Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System
Location: San Jose, California
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: PACT Physician
Part Time Post-Acute Care Transitions (PACT) Physician for 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 a full-time BC/BE PACT physician, to join our dynamic practice in our Department of Surgery.
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 of March 2019, 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 e 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
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., 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
Our Post-Acute Care Transitions (PACT) Program is an award-winning initiative which focuses on patients who are medically stable and require nursing home level of care, but who do not yet have a safe discharge plan after hospitalization. Using a multidisciplinary approach, PACT coordinates a seamless transition for patients from the hospital to the nursing home where patients can access resources related to mental health, homeless medicine, substance use, wound care, housing programs, and palliative services. Once the patient is ready for discharge from the contracted nursing home, a team-based assessment informs a care coordination plan for patient integration back into the community. We take care of our County’s high risk patient populations. We have the support of an excellent interdisciplinary team and committed physicians to ensure excellent career development.
About the Position
The Post-Acute Care Transitions Program is seeking a half-time physician join our established team. You 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 clinical care to our diverse, fragile patients, as well as coordinate transfers from the hospital, to the contracted SNF and facilitate safe discharges to the community. There is also opportunity for QI projects for the division as well as teaching Internal Medicine residents
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.