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Urgent Care Physician - Optum Tri-State - Full Time


Pediatric-Urgent Care


Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Here at Optum, the largest network of medical groups in the nation, we are seeking a dedicated, autonomous, & hard-working Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and/or Emergency Medicine Physician to join our rapidly growing Urgent Care team in the Tri-State markets within Dutchess & Ulster counties (i.e., New York).

We have 4 Urgent Care office locations in these markets, including: Poughkeepsie/Columbia, Fishkill, Rhinebeck, & Kingston. This opportunity will be based at our Poughkeepsie/Columbia office location; however, an ideal candidate would be willing to occasionally provide support at any of the other offices listed when coverage is needed.

At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing physician-led care locally. Work with the largest care delivery organization in the world and start doing your life’s best work. (sm)

Position Highlights:

  • Physician-led, patient centered team-based environment
  • Providing full spectrum Urgent Care for Pediatric & Adult patients, focusing on value-based care, and supported by a robust team of specialists [broad spectrum medicine]
  • Clinical Aptitude: Suture, I&D, Splinting, X-Ray Reading, Care Across the Lifespan (i.e., Pediatrics, Adults, & Geriatrics), Occupational Medicine, Diagnostic and Lab Interpretations, Managing Infection and Wound Care
    • Full-time; Work-Life Balance; Flexible Scheduling
      • Local office hours are:
      • Monday – Friday: 9:00a – 7:00p;
      • Saturday & Sunday: 8:00a – 5:00p
    • Full-Time requires 16 shifts per 4-week scheduling block (i.e., 13 blocks per year; average of 39 hours per week):
      • Twelve (12) required 10-hour weekday shifts per scheduling block (Mon – Fri); &
      • Four (4) required 9-hour weekend shifts per scheduling block (Sat and/or Sun)
    • [Note: As we grow our clinician workforce in this market, we intend to shift to a more traditional schedule of: Mon – Fri from 8:00a – 8:00p & Sat/Sun from 8:00a – 5:00p)]
  • Average patient load:
    • Goal/Target is average of 3 patients per hour (efficiency bonus awarded if average more than 3 patients per hour)
  • Teamwork; Evidence-based Medicine
  • Autonomy to practice at the peak of your license
  • Supported to grow your practice and patient panel

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage a complete continuum of high-quality care within the care team
  • Treat acute diseases and disorders, minor injuries, minor, procedures, ortho/splinting, interpretation of digital X-Ray’s, physical examinations, and more
  • Reviews patient file/record, including allergies, problems, medications, and immunization status
  • Elicits and records information about patient’s medical history
  • Orders or executes various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s condition
  • Analyzes reports and findings of tests and examination and diagnoses condition of patient
  • Oversees and provides collaborative support to Advanced Practice Clinicians

What makes an Optum organization different?

  • Value-Based care model; Evidence-Based medicine
  • Quadruple Aim: Improving Patient Satisfaction; Lowering Costs; Delivery High-Quality Outcomes; Increasing Provider Satisfaction and Well-Being
  • Providers are supported to practice at the peak of their license
  • We recognize that if you want to provide good care and do it well, you can’t do it alone – this is the foundation of the team-based care model
  • A culture of Innovation, Collaboration, Transformation, and Growth
  • We are influencing change on a national scale while still maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations; putting people first and working together with “Optum-ism” striving to improve everyday with an open mind and an open heart

Compensation & Benefits Highlights:

  • Compensative salary with annual increases
  • Productivity Bonus (paid quarterly)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, and Vision coverage
  • Excellent PTO package (increasing with tenure) & Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Robust retirement including employer funded contributions
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP for UGH stock)
  • Advanced Practice Clinician partnership opportunities with Optum
  • Company paid malpractice insurance and tail coverage
  • Consistent Career Growth, Professional Development, and Supportive Culture
  • Fortune 5 Company – United Health Group
  • Supportive and appreciative culture

About the Optum Tri-State Regional Care Team:

Optum Tri-State was formed in 2022 by bringing together Riverside Medical Group, CareMount Medical and ProHealth Care. The regional alignment combines resources and services across the care continuum – from preventative medicine to diagnostics to treatment and beyond – and features 70 specialties, working in 360 medical practices and more than 55 urgent care locations across New York, New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. This dynamic position would afford you the opportunity to join a regional, inter-disciplinary care team of over 2,100 providers who serve nearly 2 million patients. Our doctors and clinicians have access to the latest medical information and technology, which lets them spend more time with patients, provide better care and realize better outcomes. With Optum, we’ve found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives. Our physician-led organizations are some of the most dynamic and progressive health care organizations in the world. You will find our team working in local clinics, surgery centers and urgent care centers, within care models focused on managing risk, higher quality outcomes and driving change through collaboration and innovation. Learn more at

As a National Committee for Quality Assurance “Level III- Patient Centered Medical Home,” Optum Tri-State is able to provide patient-focused precision medical care to the entire family and is committed to providing patients with the highest quality medical care.

In addition to providing the highest quality of care, Optum Tri-State offers its patients the best hours of operation of any private practice in the country. Patients have around-the-clock access to a health-care team and have the benefit of same day and walk in appointments. As an advocate for prenatal health and education, Optum Tri-State offers prenatal classes every weekend free of charge. Optum Tri-State believes in giving back to their community and the patients they serve through health fairs, charitable giving/foundation, and free medical education.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (MD or DO) from an accredited program
  • Board certification or board eligibility in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or other relevant specialties
  • Active and unrestricted medical license in the State of New York
  • Active and unrestricted DEA License (or ability to obtain prior to start)
  • Must be CPR certified (or willing to obtain prior to start)
  • DOT certification (or ability to obtain within the first 60 days of employment)

About OptumCare:

At OptumCare, we’ve found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives. Our physician-led organization is one of the most dynamic and progressive health care organizations in the world, serving over 17 million people through more than 45,000 aligned physicians and 9,000 advanced practice clinicians. You will find our team working in local clinics, surgery centers and urgent care centers, within care models focused on managing risk, higher quality outcomes and driving change through collaboration and innovation. Learn more at

Would you thrive with OptumCare?

  • Do you practice evidence-based medicine?

  • Are you seeking a practice focused on patient-centered quality care, not volume?

  • Are you a team player - comfortable delegating and empowering teams?

  • Are you constantly seeking better ways to do things?

  • Do you want to be part of something better?

New York Residents Only: The salary range for New York residents is $259,790 to $345,400 per year. Salary Range is defined as total cash compensation at target. The actual range and pay mix of base and bonus is variable based upon experience and metric achievement. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an 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.

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