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UnitedHealth Group

Physician, Family Medicine Float


Family Practice/Primary Care



La Palma, California, United States

Life Changing Work

Want to make a real difference in the lives you touch? LOOK NO FURTHER.

Optum is a physician-led, close-knit team that has been long-respected in Southern California. We are passionate about patients. We are leading the state of California toward better healthcare practices. And we are looking for amazing Clinicians like you.

As a part of our continued growth, we are searching for experienced Lead / Medical Director, Family Medicine Physician who shares our vision and values and commitment to providing value-based patient care and ability to contribute and practice in collaborative team environment.

This new clinical leadership opportunity will be approximately seventy percent clinical care and thirty percent administration. Position will be based at both the Downey and Whittier clinic locations.

Clinical care:

  • Examine, diagnose, and treat patients for acute injuries, infections, and illnesses
  • Counsel and educate patients and families about acute and chronic conditions or concerns
  • Document item(s) such as: appropriate chief complaint, past medical, family, and social history, review of systems, examinations, medications, allergies, assessment, and plan
  • Formulate diagnostic and treatment plans, prescribe, and administer medications, therapies, and procedures, order labs and imaging tests to determine and manage an immediate treatment plan and provides advice on follow up
  • Responsible for the coordination of care with specialists and appropriate ancillary services
  • Complete all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner
  • Maintain quality of care standards as defined by the practice


  • Direct and coordinate all clinical activities that impact our patients at designated clinic sites in the community
  • Oversee providers at clinic sites to assure quality and operational needs are being met
  • Ensure all clinical services meet regulatory and quality standards and guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with regional leadership team
  • Participate in interview, hiring and ongoing training processes for new clinicians

We offer a competitive salary, bonus plan and comprehensive benefit package including medical malpractice coverage, CME time and dollars, medical, dental and vision benefits, company paid life insurance, available supplemental insurance plans and 401K plan.


  • Unrestricted CA Physician License
  • Current CA DEA certificate required prior to start date
  • BE/BC in Family or Internal Medicine
  • Minimum 1 - 3 years’ Primary Care experience required; managed care background preferred
  • Minimum 1 – 2 years of recent leadership experience required
  • Ability to develop positive interaction with patients, families, physicians, administrators, and teammates to effectively care for the patient.
  • Proficient in Spanish preferred
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • EMR Proficient

About Us:

We’re changing health care for the better by improving access to affordable, high quality care, and working together to improve the patient experience. That takes passion, commitment, intense focus and the ability to contribute effectively in a highly collaborative team environment. All this together is your time to do your life’s best work. SM

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optum and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.