St. Joseph's Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health. The
word "dignity" perfectly defines what our organization stands for,
showing respect for all people by providing excellent care. St.
Joseph's Medical Center, was founded in 1899 under the direction of
the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, is a not for profit, fully
accredited, regional hospital with 395 beds, a physician staff of
over 400, and more than 2,400 employees. Specializing in
cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services and women and
children's services including neonatal intensive care. St. Josephs
is the largest hospital as well as the largest private employer in
Stockton, California. Nationally recognized as a quality lead, St.
Josephs is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by
St Joseph's Medical Center provides training, in association and
cooperation with its affiliated participating intuitions, in
Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs that meet the standards
established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
Education (ACGME) and each specialties Residency Review Committees
(RRC). Residents are taught and evaluated according to the six (6)
core competencies established by the ACGME: 1. Medical Knowledge 2.
Patient Care 3. Professionalism 4. Practice Based Learning 5.
Systems-Based Practice 6. Interpersonal Communication.
Residents will report to the program specific Program Director.
This position is responsible for participation in all of the
educational and clinical activities of the St Joseph's Residency
Program(s) on a daily basis. This includes cooperation with all
educational elements of the teaching program as well as providing
clinical services to program patients within the St. Joseph's
Medical Center and other approved clinical and training facilities.
Completion of the training qualifies the participant for
certification by a specialty board recognized by the American Board
of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
Residents will perform professional medical duties while
undergoing advanced professional training, under the general
supervision of teaching faculty and community physicians at St
Joseph's Medical Center and other participating sites. Residents
must meet required deadlines as set by the residency program, ACGME
and the Medical board of California. Residents are expected to
perform all procedures within the scope of training and to seek
supervision when additional training is needed. Residents should
function effectively as a member of any and all teams involved in
patient care or educational activities. Residents are to use good
clinical judgement as learning progresses seeking immediate
consultation and supervision when uncertain regarding any patient
care concerns. Residents must complete all patient care documents
in an accurate and timely manner as required by St. Joseph's
Medical Center, Residency program management and other
participating sites. Attends all teaching and learning conferences
to improve clinical skills and medical knowledge, participates
fully in the educational and scholarly activities of the program
and, as required, assume responsibility for teaching and
supervising other residents and students. Provides peer support and
engages in teaching opportunities as needed by junior peers.
Residents are expected to participate in and complete scholarly
activities to enhance education, log procedures as required,
completing evaluations and also reporting duty hours. Completes and
adheres to all compliance and safety training as directed by St.
Joseph's Medical Center, California Medical Board, ACGME,
participating sites and other outside surveying agencies. Residents
will participate in appropriate institutional committees and
councils whose actions affect their education and/or patient care
including, but not limited to quality assurance and quality
improvement activities. Also, Residents will serve as an active
member of a hospital committee as assigned by the Residency Program
Leadership. Residents must abide by all SJMC Hospital policies and
procedures, including the provisions of the GME Policy and
Procedure Manual, the residency training programs and the
regulations of any affiliated institution to which the resident may
be assigned. Major Challenges: Hours of duty may be long and
irregular. Coping with human misery, pain, death and dying may be
difficult. Decisions Made at the Resident Level: Patient care
decisions within the scope and privileges delegated by the
supervising attending physician, and commensurate with the level of
residency training. Decisions Made at the Leadership Level: Patient
care decisions beyond the scope, privilege or experience of the
resident physician, commensurate with the level of residency
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