Physician – Nephrology – Crystal Run Healthcare, Optum NY – Orange County, NY


Crystal Run Healthcare, part of the Optum family of businesses, is seeking a dedicated, patient-centric full-time Nephrology Physician to join our growing team in the New York suburbs within Orange County New York.

Specifically, we are seeking support primarily based out of our Newburgh, NY and/or Middletown, NY office locations.

Optum, part of United Health Group, is a Fortune 5, value-based care delivery network of organizations that is evolving health care nationally while providing physician-led care locally so that everyone can have an opportunity to live their healthiest life. It’s everything health care should be. Together, for better health. Work with the world’s largest care delivery organization, reach for more and start doing your life’s best work. (sm).

At Optum, you’ll have the clinical resources, data and support of a global organization placing you (the physician) at the center of care so that you can help your patients live healthier lives. We believe you deserve an exceptional career which will empower you to live your best life at work and at home. Experience the fulfillment of advancing the health of your community with the excitement of contributing new practice ideas and initiatives that could help improve care for millions of patients across the country. Because together, we have the power to make health care better for everyone. Join us and discover how rewarding medicine can be while caring. Connecting. Growing together.TM

Position Highlights:

The Nephrology Department at Crystal Run Healthcare is a busy, well-established, state-of-the-art practice serving patients throughout Orange County, Hudson Valley, and the lower Catskills. The kidney care we provide locally has been recognized nationally! Overall – we have the team, equipment, reputation, and support you need to practice at the peak of your license and thrive as a Nephrologist today and tomorrow!

  • Fellowship-trained, physician-led, patient centered team-based care environment.
  • Lean concept inspired office design that promotes efficiency & cross specialty collaboration (i.e., modeled after the Everett Clinic).
  • General nephrology practice, working with at least 1 other physician, with the potential to develop your own special interest in specific areas of nephrology. 
  • Stability of an established, reputable practice within a collegial multispecialty group with an exceptionally large referral base of over 400 local providers spanning over 70 medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties.
  • Direct support staff and teams to assist with patient care and workflow.
  • Autonomy and independence in practice balancing outpatient care, but also includes a strong affiliation with local tertiary care hospitals that provides a full range of medical and surgical Nephrology care services.
  • Desirable Monday – Friday schedules during normal business hours that promote work-life balance.
  • Manageable and equitably shared rotating on-call support (i.e., 1:3-week rotation); and local inpatient rounding (i.e., bi-weekly, shared with other physician partner; Week after inpatient call is guaranteed off for post-call!).
  • Patient census – diverse adult focused patient population (18+).
  • Educate and empower your patients to take ownership of their health.
  • Opportunities for growth and development.
  • New graduates of those early in careers are especially encouraged to apply!
  • Learn more about our Nephrology department/team at Crystal Run Healthcare by clicking the links above.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide complete comprehensive testing and treatment of nephrological disorders within a team of highly skilled, fellowship-trained Nephrologist’s.
  • Diagnose and treat all aspects of kidney disease, including but not limited to acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, hypertension, hemodialysis, renal transplant, and electrolyte disorders.
  • Our nephrology team is well-versed in treating patients with other disorders that affect the kidneys, such as systemic vasculitides (i.e., ANCA vasculitis), autoimmune diseases (such as lupus), as well as congenital or genetic conditions, such as polycystic kidney disease.
  • Our nephrology team includes a designated Clinical Hypertension Specialist, recognized by the American Society of Hypertension.
  • Kidney disease treatment may include anything from medications to kidney dialysis and surgery. 
  • Consult with patients about the status of their health, while providing them with the latest advancements in care.
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Refer patients to advanced specialists as needed.
  • Examine & diagnose patients to determine need for treatment / procedure / surgery, oversight of all treatment prior to and post-surgery and identify associated risks.
  • Order tests and interpret results to determine the best treatment options. 
  • Maintain appropriate medical records and results.

What makes an Optum organization different? 

  • As the largest employer of clinicians in the country, we have a best-in-class employee experience and enable you to practice at the peak of your license.  
  • We recognize that if you want to provide good care and do it well, you can’t do it alone – this is the foundation of the team-based care model.
  • The culture is one of clinical innovation and transformation.
  • We are influencing change on a national scale while still maintaining the culture and community of our local care organizations. 
  • We grow talent from within. No matter where you want to go – geographically or professionally – you can do it at Optum.

Compensation & Benefits Highlights: 

  • Guaranteed, competitive compensation model based on quality, not quantity, with significant earning potential, and bonus eligibility.
  • Financial stability and support of a Fortune 5 Company.
  • Directorship of local dialysis center available that provides separate stipend to augment overall compensation.
  • Robust retirement offerings including employer funded contributions and Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP for UHG Stock).
  • Physician partnership opportunities and incentives.
  • Generous PTO packages.
  • Comprehensive benefits plan inclusive of medical, dental, vision, STD/LTD, CME and malpractice coverage.
  • Robust clinician learning and development programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of (or in process of completing) accredited relevant fellowship training program.
  • BC/BE in Nephrology.
  • Unrestricted New York State Medical License (or ability to obtain). 
  • Current New York State DEA certificate (or ability to obtain).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

New York Residents Only: The salary range for New York residents is $307,134 to $458,750 per year. Salary Range is defined as total cash compensation at target. The actual range and pay mix of base and bonus is variable based upon experience and metric achievement. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. 

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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