Physician – Administration – Management – Valley Homeless Healthcare Program Medical Director

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
August 3, 2022
San Jose, CA
Job Type


Full Time Valley Homeless Healthcare Program Medical Director 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 full-time BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physician, to serve as the Medical Director of our Valley Homeless Healthcare Program (VHHP).

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 Valley Homeless Healthcare Program (VHHP)

VHHP provides preventative, acute and chronic medical care for approximately 7, 000 homeless and recently homeless patients annually.

VHHP consists of a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), mobile medical units and street medicine and outreach programs that serve the homeless community of San Jose. VHHP is part of the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System (HHS), and in existence since 2003 with a staff of approximately 100 people. Provider staff includes 10 internists, 5 family medicine physicians, 1 pediatrician, 1 family nurse practitioner, 4 psychiatrists, 3 pharmacists, and 4 psychologists and therapists. The staff also includes social workers, nurses, and outreach workers. Integral to its function, the program has several key partners including a case management team, psychology internship  program, a methadone clinic, and a shelter organization.

About the Position

In addition to Board certification or eligibility, the successful candidate must have leadership experience.

Scope of the Medical Director

  • Provide leadership and strategic planning for VHHP.
  • Assist in the continuation and development of interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.
  • Provide direct patient care to homeless persons at designated clinical sites.
  • Provide supervision and performance evaluation of the provider and pharmacy team.
  • Participate in management team and clinical site meetings.
  • Facilitate strategic planning and provide support and guidance to clinical programs.
  • Assist in HRSA requirements including UDS metrics and reporting measures to the governing board.
  • Participate in QI/QA processes.
  • Coordinate development of VHHP medical policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the recruitment and hiring of staff.
  • Collaborate with the health and hospital system, key community-based organizations, and homeless specific agencies within the county.
  • Provide support around the utilization of electronic health records.

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

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.

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