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UnitedHealth Group

Physician | Hospitalist | Optum - San Fernando Valley, CA

Healthcare

Pediatric Hospitalist

No

Chatsworth, California, United States

Compassion. It’s the starting point for health care providers like you and it’s what drives us every day as we put our exceptional skills together with a real feeling of caring for others. This is a place where your impact goes beyond providing care one patient at a time. Because here, every day, you’re also providing leadership and contributing in ways that can affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Learn more, and start doing your life’s best work.SM

Optum’s Pacific West region is redefining health care with a focus on health equity, affordability, quality, and convenience. From California to Oregon and Washington, we are focused on helping more than 2.5 million patients live healthier lives and helping the health system work better for everyone. At Optum Pacific West, we care. We care for our team members, our patients, and our communities. Join our culture of caring and make a positive and lasting impact on health care for millions.

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 doctors like you.

As part of our continued growth, Optum is looking for Full-Time Hospitalist to join our team in Chatsworth, CA. The Clinicians we seek are those who practice medicine with a focus on patient care, not volume.  We want our Clinicians to take the time needed to truly address the patient’s needs. 

If you’re looking to join a physician-led community that is making a difference in healthcare, Optum is the place for you. 

Position Highlights:

  • Conduct hospital rounds on all patients referred to the service
  • Provide patient care in a manner consistent with hospital medical staff by-laws and referring physician requests
  • Communicates with families, referring physicians, specialists, administration and hospital departments in the care and treatment of patients referred to the service
  • Work with hospitals and clinical staff, social services, utilization management and other members of the interdisciplinary teams
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to discuss patients progress, variances and achievement of expected outcomes and plan of care
  • Assumes responsibility to ensure that all necessary documentation is accurate, complete, and timely including medical records, billing/coding and any other such documentation as requested by hospital from time to time
  • Attends and completes all specific competencies and annual organizational requirements

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Unrestricted California State Medical License
  • Current California DEA certificate
  • Board Certified Internal Medicine
  • 1+ years’ experience preferred
  • EMR proficient
  • Ability to work both shifts on a full-time basis
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Self-starter with ability to practice with a high degree of independence
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Managed Care and Medi-Cal experience desirable
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package including medical malpractice coverage and tail policy, generous, CME time and dollars, medical, dental and vision benefits, company paid life insurance, bonus potential.

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, 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

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer 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.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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