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Here at Optum, part of the largest network of medical groups in the nation, we are seeking a dedicated and patient-centric Gastroenterologist to join our growing G/I Specialty Care team in the Northern New Jersey market with Optum Tri-State (i.e., previously a Riverside Medical Group practice).


At Optum, we are transforming healthcare nationally while providing physician-led care locally; and provide robust outpatient and surgical Gastroenterology care services throughout Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Passaic and Union counties – with plans for continued future growth in this dynamic and ever-evolving specialty.


With full-time and/or part-time opportunities available at various sites, please apply within to be connected with one of our recruiters to learn why working with the largest care delivery organization in the world will support in providing your life’s best work. (sm) 


Position Highlights:

  • Physician-led, patient centered team-based environment.  
  • Independent practice with strong affiliation with local tertiary care hospital that provides a full range of gastroenterology medicine.
  • Collegial multispecialty group practice with a large referral base and a focus on provider wellness and team-based care.
  • Surgery Center/ASC centers located conveniently down the street from our offices, and ownership opportunities available with tenure.
  • Robust in-house diagnostic testing facility.
  • Full complement of excellent support staff (Advanced Practice Clinician, Medical Assistants and Administrative teams) and dedicated practice management systems in place that enable you to practice at the peak of your licensure and assist within patient care.
  • Flexible Monday – Friday schedule options, during normal business hours (i.e., 8:00a – 4:00p or 9:00a – 5:00p, but some locations can offer evening shift hours if desirable).

*Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s are generally scheduled for combination of outpatient care services in one of our state-of-the-art specialty hubs and inpatient hospital rounding (i.e., usually at least 3 days per week).

*Tuesday’s and Thursday’s are generally scheduled for procedural days in local Surgery Center/ASC Center (must go into the local hospital(s) at least once per month, on a weekday).

  • No weekend shifts required but generally require shared/rotating on-call support (i.e., 1 full week of on-call every 4-5 weeks; anticipate very low volumes per on-call shift, majority is phone-only but could rarely be called to hospital for emergent need/consultation).
  • EPIC EMR system.
  • Supported to grow your practice and patient panel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Consult with patients to understand their health concerns and perform specialized tests to diagnose and treat patients.
  • Perform endoscopic and colonoscopy procedures (i.e., ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound procedure experience highly preferred).
  • Examines patients in clinic, hospital rounds and performs surgical procedures as needed.
  • Consult with patient’s primary care physician and other specialists.
  • Serve as collaborating physician to assigned Advanced Practice Clinician(s). 

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:

  • Guaranteed, competitive compensation model based on quality, not quantity, with significant earnings potential, annual increases, and bonus eligibility.  
  • Financial stability and support of a Fortune 5 Company – United Health Group
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, and Vision coverage.
  • Excellent PTO package (increasing with tenure) & Paid maternity/paternity leave.
  • Robust retirement options including employer funded contributions.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP for UGH stock).
  • Physician partnership opportunities with Optum.
  • Company paid malpractice insurance and tail coverage.
  • Consistent Career Growth, Professional Development, and Supportive Culture.
  • Supportive and appreciative culture.


About the Optum Tri-State Regional Care Team:

Optum’s Tri-State regional care team, including legacy Riverside Medical Group, CareMount and ProHealth Physicians, provides services across the care continuum – from preventive medicine to diagnostics to treatment and beyond.  As a truly integrated health system, our physicians and advanced practice clinicians are part of a much larger care team in primary care, urgent care and more than 40 specialties, as well as ambulatory surgery, imaging and more. As a Patient Centered Medical Home, Optum Tri-State is able to provide patient-focused medical care to the entire family.  Part of a tri-state regional care team of over 2,100 providers who serve more than 1.6 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.


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.


Learn more about our journey at www.workatoptum.com.

Required Qualifications:

  • Fellowship training in Gastroenterology.
  • Residency training in Internal Medicine.
  • Board Certification or Board Eligibility in Gastroenterology.
  • ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound procedure experience highly preferred.
  • Unrestricted medical licensure in the state of New Jersey (or has New Jersey license application submitted and in-process).
  • Active and unrestricted CDS permit (or ability to obtain prior to start).
  • Active and unrestricted DEA License (or ability to obtain prior to start).
  • Must be CPR certified (or willing to obtain prior to start).


For New Jersey Residents Only: The salary range for New Jersey residents is $437,580 to $659,400. 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. 

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Gastroenterologist - Optum Tri-State - Northern New Jersey
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