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UnitedHealth Group Physical Therapist - Optum AZ West Valley in Sun City, Arizona

For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. We're going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

This position will be located in one clinic with the potential to expand to one other site in the West Valley. You will be working in alignment with the clinic hours which are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Most of our patients will be seeking care in an innovative osteoarthritis program, which is focused on providing personalized, comprehensive, evidence-based osteoarthritis care addressing the biopsychosocial components of the condition. Possessing a background in orthopedics and an interest in providing personalized, biopsychosocial, and evidence-based care is a plus.

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate, Master or Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from a school accredited or approved by American Physical Therapy Association

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy licensed in Arizona, or have the ability to obtain within 90 days

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed an accredited residency with the American Physical Therapy Association specializing in orthopedics, sports and/or geriatric conditions

  • 1+ years of clinical physical therapy experience

  • 1+ years of orthopedic practice experience

  • Experience in treating orthopedic conditions, specifically chronic orthopedic conditions

  • Clinical specialization and/or continuing education experience in orthopedic conditions, and psychologically informed PT practice

  • Experience and/or interest in managing patients within a biopsychosocial framework and providing comprehensive care management for orthopedic conditions

  • Proven good communication or comfortable communicating with orthopedic/ primary care docs/ behavioral health professionals etc.


  • Adaptability

  • Critical thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Teamwork

  • Organization

  • Time management

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, patients, and the general public

  • Ability to speak with patients and assess health needs in a compassionate manner

  • Demonstrate competency in basic clinical skills to effectively manage an appropriate variety of patients

  • Exceptional patient service skills and ability to demonstrate clinical excellence

  • Assume responsibility for maintaining a high level of clinical competency, professionalism, and ethical practice

  • Commitment to service excellence and patient satisfaction

  • Able to quickly analyze, comprehend and create written/verbal clinical and business communication and documentation

  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse patients and community

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.