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The Hospitalist acts under the direction and supervision of a Center, Associate, or Corporate Medical Director. The Hospitalist provides direct patient care in accordance with Company practice policies, relevant state and federal regulations, and within the limits of their experience, training and privileges.  This position provides services in a hospital and SNF setting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate commitment to superior customer service, including quality and care and concern with each and every internal and external customer
  • Represents the Company in a professional manner, following all Company policies and procedures
  • Uses, protects, and discloses patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards
  • Recommends, orders, and evaluates diagnostic studies and therapeutic interventions
  • Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments of patients with acute or chronic health problems in order to establish medical diagnoses
  • Examine, diagnose, and treat, without delay, (to include direct physical contact with):
    • Patients who may have non-specific symptoms suggestive of flu or other respiratory illnesses, in any location (including for example an office setting or hospital setting such as reverse isolation in a hospital or SNF, ICU, etc.)
    • Febrile patients with not yet diagnosed illnesses or where the offending organism has not yet been identified
    • Patients in reverse isolation due to neutropenic sepsis, host-compromised illnesses, or where the offending organism is not yet known (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, etc.)
    • HIV-AIDS patients who may be sick with infection or who may be asymptomatic and not yet identified; with SNF or hospital patients with or suspected of Tuberculosis, MRSA, viral illnesses, or respiratory illness
    • Patients who may be ill (with or without fever) or who may have been diagnosed with potentially or known communicable or contagious diseases, or conditions to include, but not limited to the following: Flu or other respiratory diseases, Pneumocystis Carini pneumonia, or viral or fungal diseases to include CMV, herpes, chicken pox, shingles, TB, etc.
  • Draw blood, start intravenous lines, change infected wound dressings, drain skin abscesses and examine infected wounds in office, hospital or SNF setting on occasion
  • Monitors medical, radiographic, laboratory and any other diagnostic parameters associated with patient care
  • Monitors therapeutic procedures, assess and manage/modify follow-up plans 
  • Prescribes and regulates medications in accordance with Florida Statutes
  • Records and documents health appraisal data necessary to maintain and coordinate health care needs and maintain a medical record
  • Consults and refers to other health care providers as indicated by individual patient needs
  • Conducts patient assessments including triage; educates patients on preventive health care (to include family/next of kin) and acute care follow-up as needed
  • Diagnoses and treats emergency conditions in accordance with BCLS guidelines as indicated in both office and hospital setting
  • Physically rounds at hospitals and/or skilled nursing facilities when assigned; takes evening/weekend call on a rotating basis, and provides timely telephonic and in-person care to patients including in the middle of the night and or weekends without delay
  • Treats and physically has contact with patients without exception in an office, hospital, or SNF setting, in all areas of the facility without exception, to include ER, reverse isolation, ICU, dialysis, etc.; not delay or avoid seeing any patients in these settings with specific symptoms
  • Valid Florida driver’s license, insurance and vehicle for work-related travel
  • Performs other duties as required

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:

  • MD/DO degree from an accredited medical school and completed residency in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
  • Current and Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Florida
  • Current and unrestricted DEA certificate
  • Board eligible or board certified. If eligible, able to achieve and maintain certification within 2 years of joining the company
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Managed care experience
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the Spanish language
  • Knowledge of Allscripts

If the hired individual resides in Florida this position requires the AHCA Level II background check (fingerprinting) by the State of Florida for all clinicians that have direct face to face contact with members OR employees who will have access to confidential patient data and will require renewal every five years.

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)

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.

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