Careers

wHO WE ARE

From its rich heritage grounded in the fertile agricultural soil of Santa Clara County to the current-day Silicon Valley boom, O’Connor Hospital continues to meet the needs of its community by providing a full range of services to an ever-growing population of more than 1.7 million residents. Founded in 1889, O’Connor is a 358-bed acute care facility.

Our major service lines include Maternal Child Health Services with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, Stroke Prevention and Treatment, Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy, Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cancer Care. Our Emergency Department, open 24/7, is staffed by board certified physicians, nurses and technicians who specialize in emergency medicine. 

O’Connor Hospital is nationally recognized and accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned many awards .



WHAT WE OFFER

The County of Santa Clara strives to provide you and your family with programs, tools, and resources to help you live a healthy life.



HEALTH

Medical Plans

The County offers three medical plan options. You can choose from two Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plans and a Point of Service (POS) plan.

Dental Plans

The County offers two dental plans. You can choose from Delta Dental (PPO) or Liberty Dental (DHMO).

Vision Plan

The County offers vision benefits from Vision Service Plan (VSP), selecting from a provider list or go out of network.

Health Care Bonus Waiver

You have the option of receiving a taxable increase in gross wages by waiving the County’s medical coverage. (Must show proof of other medical coverage).

Health Flexible Spending Account (HFSA)

This program allows you to set up a special account for paying out-of-pocket health expenses with tax-free dollars.



​LIFE AND FINANCIAL BENEFITS

Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)

This program allows you to set up a special account for paying dependent care services, which are necessary for you to work, with tax-free dollars.

Life Insurance

Active hourly and salaried employees holding regular coded positions and working half-time or more per week are eligible for County-sponsored life insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance

The County offers supplemental life insurance that can be purchased by the employee.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)

You may choose to purchase accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage for yourself and your spouse and children.



​TIME AWAY FROM WORK

Time Away from Work

The County offers disability benefits that partially replace your salary while you are away.

Vacation/Scheduled Time Off (STO)

The County has a very generous vacation accrual based on your years of employment.

Sick Leave

The County offers accrued sick leave, most employees eligible for up to 96 hours per year.

Holidays

The County observes 12 holidays annually.

Various Local Discounts

The County offers gym discounts and other discounts offered by specific local businesses.



​OTHER

VTA Eco Pass

The County provides all employees with the Eco Pass Clipper Card that can be used for unlimited rides on the VTA bus or light rail systems.

Lactation Accommodation

The County provides breastfeeding support to nursing mothers by providing a room or other private location.

Wellness for Employees

The County sponsors various wellness activities including fitness challenges, fitness classes, web classes, chair massages, flu shot clinics, and health screenings.

Employee Assistance Program

The County sponsor’s confidential, professional counseling services for employees and their families who want help in solving personal problems.

Learning and Employee Development

The County provides professional development courses and certificate programs for all employees.



RETIREMENT

Public Employees’ Retirement System

Eligible County employees participate in the CalPERS defined benefit (DB) pension plan. The plan provides employees with a lifetime pension benefit.

Deferred Compensation Plan

The County offers a defined contribution retirement savings plan that allows employees to set aside compensation and defer payment of applicable federal and state taxes until retirement.

Retiree Medical Coverage

The County provides access to group health plan coverage to eligible retirees.



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The County of Santa Clara has always provided the services that hold the fabric of our society together. While cities in California primarily exist to protect property, counties exist to protect people and the community in which they live. 

The approximately 20,000 county employees provide excellent medical services, public health protection, behavioral health care, assurance that food is healthy and available, environmental protection, child and adult protection services, family reunification, assistance to those in need, homelessness prevention and treatment, park services, libraries, emergency response to disasters, protection of minority communities and those under threat, access to a fair criminal justice system, and scores of other services. 

Many of those services are expected by our residents and often are taken for granted. However, they require a lot of work from very committed employees. We ask our employees to keep the needs of their clients as their highest priority at work. In turn, our employees have the opportunity to work for an employer that provides the support and direction needed to do so in an innovative, dynamic and compassionate work environment.