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SMMC: Careers



San Mateo Medical Center is a public hospital and clinic system fully accredited by The Joint Commission. We operate outpatient clinics throughout the county and an acute-care hospital in San Mateo.

Our vision is that every patient will live their healthiest life. Read more about our True North

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Unique Among Public Hospitals

Our innovative approaches, collaborative environment, and progressive suburban setting make us unique among public hospitals. Our hospital and eleven community clinics are located on the peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our medical center is on a human scale—large enough but not too large and impersonal, and we’re proud of our family atmosphere.

Culturally Diverse

We treat a culturally diverse group of working families with complex and challenging needs. We are leaders in language access and are one of the first medical centers in the nation to implement real-time voice and video language interpretation.

Focused on Quality

We are committed to the delivery of excellent, high quality healthcare. We welcome the periodic surveys of regulatory agencies as opportunities to highlight the excellent care​​​​​​​ we provide on a daily basis.

Here are some tools we use to help prepare our staff for the triennial Joint Commission survey:
SMMC Assemble! Joint Commission Prep Handbook 2021/2022
Joint Commission Poster 2021/2022
Joint Commission Flashcards: Administration
Joint Commission Flashcards: Ancillary/Clinics
Joint Commission Flashcards: Acute/Inpatient

Join Us!

We offer career opportunities for nurses, doctors, and a variety of other areas such as allied health, nursing support, housekeeping, food and nutrition, finance, and administration. Since we are a department of San Mateo County, all staff are hired through a civil service process. Full-time employees are offered an outstanding benefits package



San Mateo Medical Center offers an excellent benefits package available to employees and their spouses, domestic partners, and other dependents. Benefits range from medical and dental to flexible spending accounts and retirement packages. The most current guides are available on the County of San Mateo benefits website.


Nursing Careers

Our nurses are part of a collaborative healthcare team dedicated to providing excellent care to our patients. At San MateoMedical Center you’ll find a supportive environment and opportunities to grow in your profession through training and education, including in-house Continuing Education units. Read about our nurses who were recognized by their peers during Nurses Week below.

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Physician Careers

At San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) we focus on what matters most to our patients and their families, and we partner with them to provide compassionate care in a culturally competent way. We are excited about, and committed to, providing excellent, patient centered care, and we are always ready to warmly welcome those who share our passion to become part of our team!


Psychologist Careers

San Mateo Medical Center employs licensed psychologists with specializations in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. In close collaboration with medical providers, our team offers short-term, evidence-based psychological care to a mostly low-income, medically, and socially vulnerable population with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  We welcome those who share our passion for compassionate, effective, and culturally-sensitive care to become part of our team!

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San Mateo Medical Center is eager to provide students with an opportunity to gain clinical or job-specific experiences. We strive to ensure that students enrolled in accredited academic programs are able to apply their skills in a dynamic environment that meets their learning objectives. Whether you are a current or prospective student, preceptor, or academic coordinator, we look forward to hearing from you.


Education & Training

San Mateo Medical Center is invested in the development and training of its workforce. We provide a variety of training opportunities – from onboarding training and skills days to CMEs and tuition reimbursement. 

SMMC County Employees: Please use the County Learning Management System (LMS) to complete required training.


New Employees

Welcome to San Mateo Medical Center! 

We’re happy you chose to help us help every patient live their healthiest life. Your skills and experience are a great addition to our team. As you prepare for your first day, here are a few things to check out: