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 one full-time BC/BE General Cardiologist, and one full-time Interventional cardiologist to join the Department of Cardiovascular Services at O’Connor Hospital.
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, 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
O’Connor Hospital 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 CARDIOVASCULAR SERVICES
The Cardiovascular Services Department at O’Connor Hospital 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, pharmacists, 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 Board Certified Cardiologists who have highly specialized training and expertise in Heart Failure, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging (Echocardiography, MRI), Cardiac Device Implantations and Surveillance, and General Cardiology. We have a busy cardiothoracic surgery service, with almost daily bypass surgeries, valvular surgeries and other thoracic cases. Our recently launched TAVR program is becoming busy with referrals from all over Santa Clara County. Our department has an active group of 26 community cardiologists in various subspecialties and 6 community cardiothoracic surgeons.
Areas of Excellence
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 60 minutes of their arrival to our Emergency Room.
Imaging: Our Imaging program consists of Echocardiography Board Certified Cardiologists. Our patients have access to transthoracic echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms to assess complex shunts and valve disease, stress echoes and nuclear stress testing.
Cardiac Device Service: We have an active electrophysiology program and implant cardiac devices, including Permanent Pacemakers, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (ICDs) and perform 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. Also, our ECG Department offers patients 12-lead ECGs, 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 O’Connor Hospital welcomes patients from our entire multicultural community. We offer preventive cardiac services as well as the diagnosis and management of heart failure, coronary artery disease, valve disease, and arrhythmias.
Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Our state-of-the-art onsite rehabilitation facility features trainers, modern equipment, nurses and organized classes Monday through Friday for patients with chronic cardiopulmonary illness and those recovering from procedures and surgeries. Our dynamic team engages patients and their families in physical rehabilitation and personalized healthy recovery plans, in a socially supportive environment.
About the Position
This is an exciting opportunity to build and contribute to the Cardiovascular Services Department at O’Connor Hospital as a general or interventional cardiologist. These individuals will work with a diverse group of providers, patients and families and contribute to busy inpatient and ambulatory service lines. Referrals will come from O’Connor Hospital’s busy emergency department, its busy inpatient services and community providers from many disciplines. These individuals will work with the established group of O’Connor cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, to provide consultation services and specialty support. The interventionalist will have access to O’Connor Hospital’s dual cardiac catheterization labs and will contribute to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on a regular basis. These positions requires certification by ABIM in Cardiology. They will also participate in General Cardiology Clinic and General Cardiology Call, with the interventionalist also covering a share of the Interventional Cardiology Call for the hospital.
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 [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.