Physician Director, Hospitalist (Physician )

  • Job Reference: 705132308-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Optum
  • Location: Chatsworth, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Medical Director opening in Chatsworth, California.

Optum California is looking for a Full-Time Hospitalist Medical Director to lead one of our largest employed hospitalist programs in Los Angeles. This high-profile position will include responsibility for over 14 full-time clinicians as well indirect management of an inpatient care management team and administrative staff. The Medical Director will interact closely with both regional and hospital leadership to manage a highly evolved population health model that is at the forefront of care delivery, and has ownership for quality and operational metrics related to inpatient care at the hospital system.

Position Details

  • 50% Administrative, 50% clinical
  • Hospital-based
  • Reports to Regional Inpatient and High-risk Director
  • Direct oversight of all employed and contracted hospitalist clinicians
  • Must work collaboratively with clinical, operational, and case management leadership to achieve clearly defined metrics related to utilization, quality, and outcomes
  • Strong interest in onboarding and developing new hospitalists and understanding of hospital operations are key attributes to success in this position



  • 5+ years in a leadership role over a large hospitalist program or equivalent
  • Strong clinical training including ongoing practice
  • Unrestricted CA State Medical License (or willing to obtain if out of state)
  • Current CA DEA certificate required prior to start date
  • Board Certified in Internal or Family Medicine


  • FHM or SFHM status
  • Advanced degree in management or fellowship training a plus
  • Track record of change management and driving outcomes
  • Understanding of managed care operations including IPAs, ACOs, full-risk contracting models or equivalent