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Internal Medicine Physician - Portland, OR


Last Updated: 1/26/22

Job Description

Family Medical Group (FMG), now a part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is looking for a full-time Internal Medicine Physician. Continue with our quick application process if you're interested in finding your life’s best work.℠

FMG sustains a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) care delivery model that is preferred by many practicing clinicians. Under this model, patient treatment is coordinated through a patient's primary care provider to ensure that they receive the necessary care when and where they need it, and in a manner that they can understand.

The objective of the PCMH model is to maintain a centralized setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients and their providers and, when appropriate, the patient's family as well. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange, and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner and at their convenience.


  • Specialty: Internal Medicine Physician

  • Location: Portland, OR

  • Schedule: four, 10-hour shifts

  • Work alongside 5 other providers (physicians/NPs) to ensure the delivery of top quality care.

Daily Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducts patient histories, physical exams, assessments and develop plans for care. Consults with colleagues when appropriate.

  • Develops relationships with patients.

  • Counsels patients on preventive health care and self-management.

  • Manages a panel of patients. Provides comprehensive care through direct face to face visits as well as phone calls and secure messaging.

  • Contributes to a positive collaborative culture and supports improvement work.

  • Documents care in the medical record in a complete and timely manner.

  • Responds to medical emergencies including use of CPR.

  • Shares call duty with other providers.

  • Participates in clinical infection prevention by daily cleaning of the clinic.

  • Maintains safe, secure and health work environments by following and enforcing standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations.

  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential.

  • Enhances health care practice reputation by taking ownership, showing flexibility by accomplishing new and different requests, exploring opportunities to add value to job performance.

  • Attends all team meetings and is an active participant.


  • Graduation of an accredited college or university with a Doctor of Medicine degree. Successful completed of an approved residency.

  • Two years’ experience preferred but not required

  • Ability to communicate with others effectively both orally and in writing in working out solutions to problems or questions relating to the practice

  • Ability to establish rapport and gain confidence in others (clinicians, patients and partners in the community)

  • Ability to function as a team member

  • Ability to assess quality patient care

  • Skills in providing diagnostic, preventative and or therapeutic services to patients

  • Must work with confidential material without betraying the trust of patients, families, clinicians or staff

  • Quantitative focus, creates a fact based, no blame culture

  • Customer focused


  • Board certification in specialist or practice required.

  • Must maintain state licensure and DEA certificate.

  • Current AHA BLS certification required.

Performance Requirements


  • Familiar with anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology, clinical medicine and physical diagnosis.

  • Knowledge of patient assessment techniques including taking medical histories, performing physicals, evaluating health status including state of wellness, and compliance with care recommendations.

  • Knowledge of diagnosing and treating medical problems and developing care plans.

  • Knowledge of documentation in medical records in confidential manner.


  • Skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic and emotional patient data.

  • Skill in accurately evaluating and sometimes patient problems in person or via phone or secure messaging and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral.

  • Skill in developing/revising patient care plan based on patient status.


  • Ability to make responsible decisions with scope of their specialty.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and specialists.

  • Ability to educate patients, families, and staff in an effective manner.

  • Ability to demonstrate eye–hand coordination, full range of motion, and manual dexterity.

  • Ability to use MS Office and electronic medical record efficiently

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to hear and speak verbal instructions.

  • Must be able to read and write coherently.

UnitedHealth Group requires all new hires and employees to report their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

Company Details

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
Mission We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities.  Business model From its flexible delivery models to multi-payer strategy, OptumCare® is approaching care in a unique way — unlike anyone else in the marketplace...