Full-Time Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon for Large Public Health and Hospital System in Silicon Valley

San Jose, California
Competitive compensation + generous benefits package + malpractice insurance with tail coverage
May 27, 2023
Jun 27, 2023
Surgeon, Trauma

Better Health for All

County of Santa Clara Health System (CSCHS), a large public teaching healthcare system, affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine, is seeking a full-time BE/BC orthopedic trauma surgeon with fellowship training in orthopaedic trauma, in our Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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

County of Santa Clara Health System (CSCHS) 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. Santa Clara Valley Healthcare (SCVH), an agency of CSCHS, 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 CSCHS 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 four residency and one fellowship 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.   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

Santa Clara Valley Healthcare 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 Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) provides direct care to the patients of Santa Clara County at the SCVMC ACS certified Level-1 trauma center and also facilitates the coordination of fracture care within the greater Santa Clara Valley Healthcare system, which includes O'Connor Hospital and St. Louise Regional Hospital.


About the Division of Orthpaedic Trauma Service

The Orthopaedic Trauma Service is team of three fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeons in the clinical care of patients, education and training of Stanford University Medical Students and Orthopaedic Residents, and participate in hospital and system-wide quality improvement projects. SCVMC Orthopaedists serve as affiliated faculty of the Stanford Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with frequent collaboration on research and clinical care initiatives.


About the Position

Preferred candidates will be comfortable in the management of the poly-trauma patient including pelvic and acetabular surgery, periarticular injuries, and sequelae of trauma including infection, nonunion, and deformity. Ideal candidates will also possess a strong focus on interdisciplinary quality improvement initiatives and clinical care pathway development. This position is ideal for highly motivated surgeons with a desire to help shape a growing orthopaedic trauma service while functioning as a clinical educator in a high-volume trauma center.

Candidates must have or be eligible for a California Medical License, have or be eligible for a California Fluoroscopy license, have an MD/DO degree, be ABOS board-certified or board-eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery, and have completed a 1 year OTA-certified fellowship in orthopaedic trauma.

About compensation and benefits

We offer competitive compensation, generous comprehensive benefit package (including 54 days of leave per year and 5 CME days), 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 MD.Recruitment@hhs.sccgov.org.



The San Francisco Bay Area is well known for its rich diversity of cultures.  Santa Clara County Health System (CSCHS) 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.  CSCHS is committed to inclusion for all of its patients, employees, and community.