FT Valley Homeless Health Program FM Physician for Large Public Health &Hospital System in Silicon

Full Time Valley Homeless Health Program Family Medicine Physician for Large Public Health and Hospital System in Silicon Valley

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 BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician to join our dynamic Valley Homeless Health Program.

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), 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 Valley Homeless Health Program

Valley Homeless Healthcare Program (VHHP) is an internationally recognized program whose mission is to be “the safety net for the safety net.”  We are a small group of providers who have a strong calling to work with an underserved patient population. We serve the homeless community in Santa Clara County. Our core principles are to promote human dignity, to relieve suffering and to provide hope so that people can achieve their full potential and improve their quality of life.

About the Position:

We are seeking a Full-time Internal or Family Medicine physician to provide primary care services.  The VHHP physician will be one of thirteen providers delivering primary care to homeless patients.

As part of the larger Valley Homeless Healthcare Program, the physician’s responsibilities may include involvement in some of these projects:

• Primary Care– Will provide primary care to patients in a variety of settings including a general medical clinic, a shelter clinic, a medical respite program, and mobile medical unit sites. Our clinics are diverse and include a teen drop-in center, migrant farmworker outreach site, soup kitchen, and winter shelter, in addition to our fixed sites in San Jose.

• Teaching – Physicians will be expected to teach medical students, residents, and psychology students in various outpatient settings.  Specific teaching scenarios include instructing internal medicine residents in clinic as part of a social medicine rotation, noon conference didactics for internal medicine residents and guiding rotating nursing and psychology students.


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.

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