Physician Assistant - Primary Care Float - OptumCare - Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, California
Sep 22, 2022
Oct 20, 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
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, we have new opportunity for Per Diem Physician Assistant to join our Primary Care Float team. 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. 


Position Details:

  • Regions: Long Beach and North Orange County
  • Per Diem Schedule: Varied shifts as needed
  • See patients in Primary Care / outpatient setting
  • Initial consults, routine office visits, well checks and follow-up appointments
  • Average Patients Per Day: 18-20 patients
  • Comfortable seeing patients from newborns to geriatric

We offer competitive per diem rate plus medical malpractice coverage and eligibility for 401K program.




  • Master’s degree from a four-year college and/or a professional certification beyond a four-year college.
  • Certificate of completion from an accredited Physician Assistant Studies program
  • Current NCCPA Certification required
  • Unrestricted CA PA license
  • Current CA DEA certificate required prior to start date
  • Minimum one-year Primary Care experience 
  • Comfortable seeing patients of all ages
  • Excellent patient care and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment, team player, adaptable to changing priorities
  • Travel to different clinics in designated region
  • EMR Proficient
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. 

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies now require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles require full COVID-19 vaccination as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment. 


About OptumCare: 

At OptumCare, we’ve found that putting clinicians at the center of care is the best way to improve lives. Our physician-led organization is one of the most dynamic and progressive health care organizations in the world, serving over 17 million people through more than 45,000 aligned physicians and 9,000 advanced practice clinicians. You will find our team working in local clinics, surgery centers and urgent care centers, within care models focused on managing risk, higher quality outcomes and driving change through collaboration and innovation. Learn more at


Would you thrive with OptumCare? 

    Do you practice evidence-based medicine?  Are you seeking a practice focused on patient-centered quality care, not volume?  Are you a team player – comfortable delegating and empowering teams?  Are you constantly seeking better ways to do things?  Do you want to be part of something better? 


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an 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. 


OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. 

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