Provider Opportunities
We care for you—so you can care for our patients.
Golden Valley Health Centers wants the best and brightest. We do this by offering our Providers the following benefits:
  • Market adjusted salary
  • Provider Incentive Program related to productivity and quality
  • FTCA occurrence based malpractice insurance with a secondary gap insurance
  • Sign on bonus and relocation reimbursement
  • Payment of licensure, DEA and one professional society in your specialty
  • 403B matching program of 2% plus defined pension plan contribution
  • Loan Forgiveness Program Opportunities
  • Continuing Medical Education reimbursements and dedicated time for CME
  • Dedicated Administrative time
  • Flexible schedule of either 4 or 5 day work weeks
  • Staffing ratios of 2 MAs per provider with the option to have one trained as a scribe
  • Nursing, Behavioral Health and Health Education staff at each location
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with a small premium- we are in the top 2% in the nation for insurance benefits and benefits start on the first day of the month following 30 days employment
  • GVHC provides premium payment for Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance
  • The option to purchase short term disability insurance
  • Paid Vacation Days and Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave

Available Provider Positions

The Staff Dentist is primarily responsible for the delivery of complete dental care with an emphasis on prevention and patient education. Treatment will involve virtually all aspects of clinical dentistry including periodontics, pedodontics, oral surgery, restorative, fixed and removable prosthetics, and endodontic.  The Staff Dentist reports to the Dental Director.

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The Staff Dentist is primarily responsible for the delivery of complete dental care with an emphasis on prevention and patient education. Treatment will involve virtually all aspects of clinical dentistry including periodontics, pedodontics, oral surgery, restorative, fixed and removable prosthetics, and endodontic.  The Staff Dentist reports to the Dental Director.

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Under designated physician(s) collaboration and supervision for drugs and device furnishing, the Family Nurse Practitioner is to provide direct primary health care in accordance with the Golden Valley Health Centers Family Nurse Practitioner’s Supervision Agreement, Golden Valley Health Centers Principles of Practice, and the California Administrative Code, Section 13799.541. The Family Nurse Practitioner may be required to work scheduled evening clinic hours, and when appropriate, act independently as a solo provider of services under telephone communication with a physician supervisor.

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The physician is responsible for providing quality comprehensive primary health care services.  Care is to be provided from a community oriented and case managed perspective.  As a member of both the General and Clinic Medical Staff the physician is to be a key participant in ongoing quality assurance, planning, and community networking activities.

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The physician is responsible for providing quality comprehensive primary health care services.  Care is to be provided from a community oriented and case managed perspective.  As a member of both the General and Clinic Medical Staff the physician is to be a key participant in ongoing quality assurance, planning, and community networking activities.

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Pediatrician (multiple openings) for Golden Valley Health Centers in Merced, California. Send CV to Zahra Mehr, Golden Valley Health Centers, 1910 Customer Care Way, Atwater, CA 95301.

The physician is responsible for providing quality comprehensive primary pediatric health care services.  Care is to be provided from a community oriented and case managed perspective.  As a member of both the General and Clinic Medical Staff the pediatrician is to be a key participant in ongoing quality assurance, planning, and community networking activities.

Pediatrician for Golden Valley Health Centers in Modesto, California. Send CV to Ruth Colomer, Golden Valley Health Centers, 1910 Customer Care Way, Atwater, CA 95301.

The physician is responsible for providing quality comprehensive primary pediatric health care services.  Care is to be provided from a community oriented and case managed perspective.  As a member of both the General and Clinic Medical Staff the pediatrician is to be a key participant in ongoing quality assurance, planning, and community networking activities.

The physician is responsible for providing quality comprehensive primary health care services.  Care is to be provided from a community oriented and case managed perspective.  As a member of both the General and Clinic Medical Staff the physician is to be a key participant in ongoing quality assurance, planning, and community networking activities.

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Supports the mission, vision and values of Golden Valley Health Centers by providing direction to Central Valley PACE program.  This program supports medical delivery of care by providers and ensures the delivery of quality health care services for participants in the PACE program.  Supports and directs Central Valley PACE medically-related committee work.  Oversight of providers, care delivery, modeling professionalism, enhancing communication, and assisting with provider development to achieve the overall goal of providing excellent patient-centered treatment, care, and services in a team environment.

Summary            

The PACE Medical Director is responsible for oversight of the PACE program, oversight of providers and clinical care team as well as care delivery for the population served.  Responsibilities include: oversight of patient care services, policy development, patient satisfaction, employee satisfaction, improve health status of patients, optimal provider productivity, and a safe, culturally sensitive, appropriate environment of care.  The Medical Director will assist in special projects as requested by the Executive Director as well as participate directly or indirectly with clinical committees as necessitated by their position.

Schedule is Monday – Friday, from 8:00am – 5:00pm

Operational/Leadership Duties

  • Responsible for delivery of care and clinical outcomes
  • Provides medical guidance and supervision of medical services and activities.
  • Provides leadership and medical expertise in the development of medical policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for the development of Central Valley PACE clinical standards and medical practice guidelines and protocols
  • Provides oversight of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Plan
  • Reviews all quality of care issues and oversees the development and implementation of quality of care corrective action plans.
  • Participates in the oversight, training and education of the interdisciplinary team
  • Coordinates performance appraisal of the Primary Care Physician
  • Develops educational and other programs to build the skills of participating providers
  • In conjunction with Contract Manager, manages all communication with the provider network
  • Represents Central Valley PACE to external agencies, professional groups and regulatory agencies and organizations as required
  • Demonstrates necessary skills and knowledge as outlined in position-specific competency requirements
  • Assures proper supervision and mentoring of nurse practitioners and physician assistants and new MDs/DOs consistent with GVHC standards and state regulations.

Clinical Duties

  • Direct outpatient care – minimum of 30 hours per week, based on program and patient needs
  • Provides comprehensive, ongoing and patient oriented primary care.
  • Meets compliance standards in conjunction with GVHC’s personnel policies, clinical protocols, principles of practice and supervision of clinician staff (to include signing of charts for NP/PAs as needed).
  • Attends and participates in general medical staff meetings and other assigned committee activities.
  • Maintains active membership in County Medical Society and California Medical Association.
  • Supervision of NP/PA staff and will also act as a preceptor to clinicians in training as required.
  • Other duties and/or special projects/assignments as required.

Classification(S) Supervised      

  • Staff Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Chiropractor, Behavioral Health Consultant

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 100 pounds (on wheels).
  • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff.
  • Must have vision, with or without lenses, adequate to read memos, a computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
  • Must have high manual dexterity.
  • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.

Work Environment        

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The noise level in the work environment is usually average.

Education/Experience Requirements

  • Licensed M.D. or D.O. and Board certified or eligible Physician in a Primary Care specialty.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a lead administrative role
  • Minimum of one year primary care experience with a frail, elderly or long-term care population
  • Minimum two years’ experience working in a managed care environment working with peers and other health providers to resolve utilization, quality management, performance improvement, pharmacy and therapeutics, peer review, credentialing, and physician leadership issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high degree of tact and composure in dealing with patients and/or staff.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Strong time management abilities.
  • Ability to travel to other sites and/or locations as needed.

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Under designated physician(s) collaboration and supervision for drugs and device furnishing, the Physician Assistant is to provide direct primary health care in accordance with the Golden Valley Health Centers Physician Assistant’s Supervision Agreement, Golden Valley Health Centers Principles of Practice, and the California Administrative Code, Section 13799.541. The Physician Assistant may be required to work scheduled evening clinic hours, and when appropriate, act independently as a solo provider of services under telephone communication with a physician supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtain an appropriate medical history and perform a physical examination for any presenting problem(s).
  • Order specific laboratory studies and x-rays, and other studies as appropriate for that patient.
  • Perform or assist in laboratory or screening procedures routinely performed at the clinic site indicating the collection of body fluid and tissue specimens.
  • Assess and interview in the common development and behavioral problems of the family and its individual members.
  • Diagnose and treat common primary care problems according to accepted criteria and norms described in the Nurse Practitioner standardized procedure manual.
  • Collect, record, and interpret clinical data in a “problem oriented SOAP” format.
  • Maintain a current problem list, medication list and immunization record on all patient records.
  • Promote health and disease prevention in all patients through age group specific interventions including immunizations, counseling, physical examinations, and accepted screening procedures.
  • Observe all existing Golden Valley Health Centers medical protocols, personnel policies and Principles of Practice.
  • Maintain a current basic CPR certification status.
  • Participate regularly in quality assurance and peer review activities, as well as medical and general staff meetings.
  • May administer medication to patient, or transmit orally a prescription from the supervisory physician to pharmacist. This may be based either on a patient specific order by the supervising physician or on protocols specified in the Physician Assistant standardized procedures and process protocols.
  • Satisfactorily works towards achieving productivity goals established by the Golden Valley Health Centers.
  • Obtain 30 units of CME biannually, submit annual report to supervisor, and maintain national certification status.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies.
  • Able to obtain California Physician Assistant License prior to commencement of employment.

Send CV to Zahra Mehr, Golden Valley Health Centers, 1910 Customer Care Way, Atwater, CA 95301. No J-1 or H-1B opportunities.

For more information or to apply:

Please contact Joshua Skunca, Director of Recruitment and Retention for current provider career opportunities.
Phone: 209-384-6489/888-484-2674
Email: jskunca@gvhc.org
Please submit your CV via this email address.

PROVIDER TESTIMONIALS

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Dave Simenson, MD
Merced Suites Clinic
Family Practice

I have had the joy of working for GVHC for over 30 years, and have learned to understand and admire people from many different cultures and backgrounds.  Experiencing Mexican empanadas, Punjabi pastries, and wearing kurtas from India and Pakistan are samples of the wealth of cultural experience here.  I have written insulin doses in Chinese characters for elders who did not understand Arabic numerals.  And the challenge and privilege of taking a healing journey with my patients toward their better health just never grows old.

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Danielle Myers, MD
Modesto Robertson Road Clinic
Family Practice

Working at GVHC has given me the ability to live in a “big city that thinks it’s a small town”.  I have the ability to live in a great climate without snow nor humidity – but don’t have to deal with the Bay Area or Southern California housing prices nor traffic.  You are close enough to the Bay area to be able to take a weekend trip to see a play or the Giants game, or go up to the foothills and see the snow.
Golden Valley Health Centers allows flexibility in order to be able to spend quality time with your family and loved ones while still having a fulfilling career as a physician.  You can serve the most grateful, caring population who truly need and appreciate the care you give. 

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Jeremy Sy, FNP
Merced Prompt Care Clinic
Family Practice

It is an honor for me to work for the underserved population. It is such a humbling experience. I, myself came from a poor family, from a third world country. For me working in Golden Valley Health Centers is like serving and taking care of my own people. I know where they are coming from. Also, I may have a challenging role right now but I take pride in serving them and in making a difference.

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Elaine Soriano, MD
Regional Medical Director, Stanislaus County
Medicine/Peds

I love working at GVHC because of the opportunity of providing quality care to the underserved population. Working here for the past 13 years  did not only  give me the  opportunity  for personal and professional growth but had given me the chance to be a part of its mission and vision.