Palliative Care Physician | Focus on Patient Care with Optum

Los Angeles, CA


Optum is looking for a Full-Time Palliative Care Physician to join our team in Los Angeles, California. 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. Our initial online application process will take you less than two minutes to complete!

Position Details

  • Clinician to join our newly redesigned Palliative Care Program
  • Plenty of growth and leadership opportunities
  • Monday - Friday : 8am - 5pm
  • Average Patients Per Day ~10-12 PPD | 60 mins for new patients and 30 min follow up appointments
  • Patient Mix : Adult patients with advanced cancers and patients >65 with end-stage chronic medical conditions e.g., CHF, COPD
  • No weekend or after hours clinics but phone call coverage required in rotation with other clinicians
  • A majority of the time will be spent between an office setting and visiting patients in a home setting
  • Dedicated support staff : Care Partner or Social Worker assigned to each patient depending on needs


  • Unrestricted California State Medical License
  • Current California DEA certificate
  • BC/BE in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine


  • ​Critical Care, Palliative, or Geriatrics Boarded MD/DO with previous experience highly preferred
  • Previous experience in a managed care setting and working with medically complex patients
  • Medical Spanish preferred but not required

Posted April 15, 2021