Nocturnist / Hospitalist

Optum - CA
Orange, California
Nov 18, 2021
Nov 18, 2022
Full Time
Position Type
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 Nocturnist to join our team in Orange County. 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:

  • Coverage: Three affiliated hospitals in our Orange County region

  • Schedule: 12-hour shifts -  7:00 PM – 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM – 1:00 AM

  • 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



  • Unrestricted California State Medical License

  • Current California DEA certificate

  • Board Certified Internal Medicine

  • Minimum 1-2 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

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


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.


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: 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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