General Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiologist

Employer
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Location
San Jose, California
Closing date
May 5, 2023

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Specialty
Cardiology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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Full Time General Cardiologist and Interventional Cardiologist 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 one full-time BC/BE General Cardiologist, and one full-time Interventional cardiologist to join the Department of Cardiovascular Services at O’Connor Hospital (OCH).

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 includes 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); the clinics comprises a large primary care network of eleven health centers throughout the County, several adult and pediatric urgent care clinics, a broad-range of specialty services, comprehensive dental services. In addition, SCVHHS also includes a large behavioral health department, public health department, EMS, and Valley Health Plan.  

OCH itself hosts a joint Family Medicine residency and a sports medicine training programs with Stanford.  OCH also serve a rotation site for medical students from Stanford and other schools.

Providers in our health system have the opportunity to use our integrated electronic health record (Epic), which brings together system-wide patient information.  

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 Clinical 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 OCH 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 - 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 Positions

This is an exciting opportunity to build and contribute to the Cardiovascular Services Department at O’Connor Hospital as a general or interventional cardiologist. You 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. You will work with the established group of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, to provide consultation services and specialty support. The interventionalist will have access to OCH’s dual cardiac catheterization labs and will contribute to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on a regular basis.  You 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), 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 MD.Recruitment@hhs.sccgov.org.

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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