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 Electrophysiologist to join the Division of Cardiology.
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 574-bed central hospital), O’Connor Hospital (OCH), and Saint Louise Regional Hospital (SLRH); in addition SCVHHS includes 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), 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, STEMI program, 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
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., 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 of Cardiology
The Cardiovascular Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center strives to provide high quality, safe, compassionate, and patient centric cardiovascular care, and services to all residents of Santa Clara County. Our multi-disciplinary care team consists of physicians, NPs, a pharmacist, nurses, dieticians, medical social workers, technicians, and other staff who are dedicated to the prevention and treatment of heart disease through cutting edge research and appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic options. We have a long history of training future physicians in partnership with the teaching program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). We have Board Certified Cardiologists who have trained at renowned institutions (such as UCSF, Stanford, and Baylor) and have highly specialized training and expertise in Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging (Echocardiography, MRI), Cardiac Device Implantations and Surveillance, and General Cardiology. We are currently a group of 8 Cardiologists (2 Interventional Cardiologists, 1 Invasive and 5 General Cardiologists).
Areas of Clinical Excellence
Heart Failure Program: The Heart Failure Program consists of an interdisciplinary team of providers (Cardiologist, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Dietician, and Medical Social Worker) who work together closely to optimize medical therapy, diet and lifestyle with the goal of improving self-management skills, symptom identification, quality of life and reducing admissions to the hospital.
Interventional Cardiology: Our Cardiac Catheterization lab provides the latest technology to diagnose, treat, and manage coronary artery disease. We perform cardiac catheterization through both the femoral and radial route. Our patients have access to all three major drug eluting stents. We offer functional assessment of coronary artery disease with Fractional Flow Reserve and anatomical assessment with Intravascular Ultrasound. We perform complex coronary interventions such as chronic total occlusions, bifurcation lesions and calcified lesions requiring use of rotational atherectomy. Our lab participates in the County wide STEMI program, opening occluded arteries in patients with heart attacks in less than 90 minutes of their arrival to our Emergency Room. We work in collaboration with the Pulmonary Division to evaluate and manage patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Imaging: Our Imaging program consists of two Level 3 Trained Echo cardiologists and five Echocardiography Board Certified Cardiologists. Our patients have access to transthoracic echocardiograms (over 8000 performed every year), transesopahgeal echocardiograms to assess complex shunts and valve disease, stress echoes which reduce radiation and cardiac MRI.
Cardiac Device Service: We implant over 100 cardiac devices every year, including Permanent Pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT). Implantable Loop Recorders to help diagnose cardiac rhythm disturbances, and Intracardiac Monitors for heart failure patients are also implanted here. We have a robust Surveillance Clinic to manage these patients after implantation, as well as those treated with LifeVests and Subcutaneous Defibrillators. Remote monitoring is an option for patients that want to limit the number of visits to our clinic. Also, our EKG Department offers patients 12-lead EKGs, 24 and 48 hour Holter Monitors and longer-term cardiac monitoring such as Zio Patch to assist with the diagnosis and management of patients with arrhythmias.
General Cardiology: The Cardiology Clinic at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center welcomes patients from the entire community. We offer preventive cardiac services as well as the diagnosis and management of heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disease, and arrhythmias.
About the Position
This is an exciting opportunity to build and manage the Electrophysiology Program at SCVMC as the Physician Leader of Electrophysiology under the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine. This individual will be the face of EP for all patients of the county. This provider will receive referrals from at least 8 SCVMC based Cardiologists and possibly Cardiologists at OCH and SLRH. Initial ablation cases will be at OCH with the goal to build a state of the art EP lab at SCVMC. The EP provider will have an opportunity to actively participate in this process. This position requires certification by ABIM in Cardiology along with certification in Electrophysiology. The preferred candidate will be providing comprehensive EP services including ablations, implanting devices (PPM, AICD, CRT-D), overseeing the Device program/NP's and managing patients with complex arrhythmias. They will also participate in General Cardiology Clinic and Call.
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.
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 [email protected].
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.