30+ days ago


St. Helena, CA


Challenge the Status Quo and Transform Critical Care

Focus your skills on elevating the team to deliver patient-centered, quality care. You will benefit from employment with a physician-led organization recognized as a thought leader in the acute episode of care with substantial support and a strong infrastructure. Our critical care physician leaders share ideas with like-minded peers and are truly advancing the practice of critical care medicine. We are a team of dedicated healers, inspired leaders, and the next generation of critical care innovators. Our culture promotes physician autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Physicians have the ability to effectively participate in the process of change management within the community hospital ICU setting.

As a program medical director with Sound Critical Care, you will develop, lead, and mentor your team; developing policies and guidelines while improving efficiencies through monitoring quality and efficiency metrics. Our model is designed to challenge the status quo and transform the way critical care is provided. This is accomplished by our relentless pursuit to create value and eliminate waste in the ICU, implementing critical care programs that focus on improving the lives of patients while creating value for our hospital partners.

The Hospital

Sound Critical Care is seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for an opportunity to lead our intensivist program at a high-end, high acuity program in St. Helena, CA - in the heart of beautiful wine country!

Adventist Health St. Helena is a 151-bed, regional referral center for cardiac services, outpatient surgery, obstetrics, occupational medicine, pain rehabilitation, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and a destination center for orthopedic joint replacement. 

  • 12-bed, high acuity ICU with advanced cardiac surgery; VV ECHMO Service
  • Schedule: 10-hour day shifts with night call from home
  • Excellent ICU nursing staff as well as dedicated critical care pharmacist
  • Hospital is a referral center for community hospitals located to the north; 75% of admissions are transferred to St Helena via helicopter or ambulance
  • Beckers Hospital Review Top 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs
  • Recognized by HealthGrades for excellence in Pulmonary care and recipient of the Patient Experience Award


  • Must be board-certified in critical care medicine and licensed to practice in California
  • Minimum 3 years of practicing critical care experience, 2 years of which is in a director role
  • Eligible to work in the United States; not a J1 visa qualified area
  • Highly skilled procedural ability; comfortable with Impella, CRRT, VV ECHMO, IABP
  • Demonstrate previous leadership and management skills
  • Comprehend physician services documentation and coding compliance requirements
  • Understand the techniques of financial decision making
  • Skilled in physician recruitment and retention practices
  • Experienced in quality improvement initiatives

Location & Lifestyle

Located within easy reach of the pacific coast, Sierra Nevada Mountains, and San Francisco, Napa Valley is an engaging community that celebrates the finest in wine country hospitality, culinary adventure, arts, health, and wellness - all at your fingertips. Lazy days are spent walking the vineyards or biking the hills. A game of bocce or an alfresco meal can be an everyday occasion at numerous Michelin star restaurants. If Napa isnt your speed, live in San Francisco and commute to St Helena as housing is provided!