FAQs

Job Search

OptumCare has a wide array of opportunities for clinicians in the United States and provides services in primary care, pediatric care, specialty and surgical care, urgent care, senior care and advanced care. You can search and apply for open jobs here.

Consider attending local residency events to meet our clinicians and learn more about life after residency. When attending regional and national conferences, stop by our booth to get to know the company and people. See more about our residency events here.

You can also learn more about job opportunities through recruiter chat.

Application & Interview Process

  • Updated CV - Include education, achievements, research and as well as hobbies outside of work.
  • Cover letter - Express your interest in the position and why you think it’s a good match. Ensure that you are personalizing your cover letter for each job application.
  • Identify references - It’s a good idea to have three to five references. These can be your program director, department chair, peer or nurse manager.
  • Do your research - Look up the area you are considering to find out more about the area. Identify the positions that are open at local hospitals and find out who does the hiring for that department. It is also important to research the process for obtaining a license in your desired state.
  • Consider what is important to you - Are the area school systems good for families? What is the cost of living and what does the local area offer for hobbies and activities? 

  • Come prepared – Educate yourself on the hospital including its organizational and staff structure. Find out if they are affiliated with other hospitals and medical schools.
  • Show your strengths – Identify the areas where you can provide your expertise and skills based on where the practice may be lacking. Try not to focus on your credentials from your CV, instead share your achievements and highlight your skills. Be confident in what you have to offer!
  • Ask questions – Think about the information you need most to make a decision about the job and develop questions to help uncover that with your interviewer. Don’t forget to ask about the community and opportunities for your spouse, if applicable.
  • Always speak positively – It is important to never talk negatively about your past experiences, jobs or colleagues.
  • Be punctual and dress professionally – Dress for success and present yourself as someone they would want to have treat their own family and friends.
  • Be prepared to talk about money – Reserve this topic for the end of your interview. Prepare your questions and save the hard negotiating until a future discussion.

Our Culture

The leadership of OptumCare has adopted a system of values that reflect those of UnitedHealth Group. These values include Compassion, Relationships, Integrity, Innovation and Performance. Our employees embrace these values and create a culture where true collaboration can happen and quality is an everyday reality. We have committed to a quadruple aim that expands on the goals of affordability, quality and patient satisfaction to include a fourth focus on provider satisfaction. Learn more here.

Career Growth & Development

OptumCare has made a commitment to provide you with the resources and support needed to expand your skills and take your career in the direction that aligns with your interests and aspirations. Our Physician Development Program the Center for Clinician Advancement are two examples of how we support career growth and development.

Just as we are able to see the root causes of disease in our patients, we must find and treat the causes of dysfunction in our own places of work. Read more about the steps we have taken to identify and heal the hectic, disconnected, medical office and address physician burnout. Learn more.

Our Advance Management and Leadership development path accelerates your growth as a leader by strengthening the skills you already have and supports development of new skills to prepare for future opportunities.

Our Executive Leadership Development path prepares you by developing your strategic mindset and expanding your scope as an enterprise leader through customized development offerings on key experiences and relationships.

Our Businesses

UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: Health Benefits and Health Services. As a health benefits company, UnitedHealthcare serves State Medicaid and community programs; employer sponsored and individual health benefits plans; all major senior health benefit product categories; military personnel and their families; and the international health care marketplace. Optum is a health services and innovation company that powers modern health care by combining data and analytics with technology and expertise. Together, UnitedHealthcare and Optum create the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

Optum, the fast growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing the health care system and improving the lives of people and communities.

Serving virtually every dimension of the health system, we work with a diverse set of clients across 150 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care, deliver health services, and those who supply the cures. Optum maintains operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care at lower costs.
OptumRX, OptumCare, Optum Global, Optum360, OptumServe

OptumCare is a health care organization that meets patients where they are with care services including primary, pediatric, specialty and surgical, urgent care, senior care, and advanced care. Our success starts with investing in strong partners who aim to keep patients healthy and living long, productive lives.

We empower our care providers to keep the patient at the center of everything they do - catering to the way they live and keeping them healthier with easy access to the most important resources. That way they can stay on top of every unique health need and create a personal and convenient health care experience that's just right for every individual. Learn more about our story.

 

  • AppleCare Medical Group
  • American Health Network
  • MedExpress
  • Monarch HealthCare
  • NAMM California
  • New West Physicians
  • OptumCare Medical Group
  • OptumCare Network of Arizona
  • OptumCare Network of Connecticut
  • OptumCare Network of Nevada
  • OptumCare Network of Utah
  • The PolyClinic
  • ProHealth Physicians (CT)
  • ProHEALTH Care (NY)
  • Reliant Medical Group
  • Riverside Medical Group
  • Southwest Medical
  • Surgical Care Affiliates
  • USMD
  • WellMed

Information on each of these medical groups is available on the Our Growing Presence section of the site.

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