Job ID: 289671237  |  Last Updated: 1/17/2019

Physician ( Bilingual, Full-Time)

Santa Cruz Community Health Centers
Santa Cruz, CA
Applicant Contact
Chris Hawkins
HR Director
(831) 427-3582 ext. 160
(831) 426-3286
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

The Santa Cruz Community Health Centers (SCCHC) began as a women's health collective in 1974 with the mission of providing high quality health services and advocating the feminist goals of social, political, and economic quality. Now, 40 years later, we serve that same mission as a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center operating two separate sites: the Santa Cruz Women's Health Center in downtown Santa Cruz serving women and children; and our new East Cliff Family Health Center in Live Oak, serving everyone.
The SCCHC has a diverse patient population and an engaging and friendly work environment. Our caring and committed staff works as a team to fulfill our mission so that all of our patients have access to comprehensive, quality health care.

We are seeking a bilingual Primary Care Clinician to join our team to provide comprehensive primary care services, including preventive health, chronic care, pediatric care, reproductive health and urgent care services for patients of all ages.

The Santa Cruz Community Health Centers are situated on the Monterey Bay, close to Silicon Valley and an hours drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Cruz is not only a place, its a lifestyle. With our strong surf culture, enticing State Parks and Beaches, conscientious living and a Mediterranean climate, Santa Cruz offers endless opportunities for you and your family.

Santa Cruz County residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, arts and culture, and diverse educational opportunities. Fertile Central Coast farmland offers fresh, local, organic produce through farmers markets nearly every day of the week. The community attracts and hosts an eclectic array of cultural happenings. Creativity and individuality thrive here. Stimulating educational opportunities are available at the University of California Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College and top-rated public schools.

What We Offer

Progressive, collaborative, patient-focused work environment
No on-call or hospital duties
Competitive salary and benefits package
A team dedicated to providing high quality Family Health, Pediatric and Integrated Behavioral Health services
Flexible work schedule
Clinical support team in Patient-Centered Medical Home model, including Nursing support and Integrated Behavioral Health
Focus on quality improvement, practice innovation and data-driven primary care
Supportive, collaborative staff
Required Competencies

Job Expertise

Commitment to preventive care and empowering patients to make informed health care decisions
Awareness of health as means to support communities and advance equality and empower patients
Customer Service
Judgment/Problem Solving
Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills


Must be a board-certified MD or DO Family Physician in good standing in California
Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Experience with Electronic Health Records, preferred
Experience in community health center or medically under-served setting, preferred
Experience and willingness to support and supervise mid-level (NP and PA) providers in the clinical setting
Ability and willingness to perform common medical office procedures (such as cryotherapy, skin biopsies, joint aspirations and injections, etc.), preferred
Salary & Benefits

Starting salary: $180,000 FTE on up. As an approved NHSC site, Providers may be eligible for a Federal Loan Repayment Program. Competitive benefits package. Paid time off and paid holidays accrue from date of hire. Employer subsidized group health, dental, vision and life insurance plans after 30 days of employment with a satisfactory review. Employer sponsored 2% retirement match.

Application Process

Download employment application at Submit application and current resume with letter of interest to human resources. No phone inquiries please.


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