Behavioral Health Care Consultant (Psych NP) - Hybrid WFH - Fall River, MA
Location: Fall River, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 130317681
$40,000 Student Loan Repayment Or $20,000 Sign-on Bonus For Individuals Who Have Not Previously Participated In This Program
Optum Home & Community Care, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, is creating something new in health care. We are uniting industry-leading solutions to build an integrated care model that holistically addresses an individual’s physical, mental and social needs – helping patients access and navigate care anytime and anywhere.
As a team member of our Landmark product, we help bring home-based medical care to complex, chronic patients. This life-changing work helps give older adults more days at home.
We’re connecting care to create a seamless health journey for patients across care settings. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.
The behavioral health consultant supports the entire interdisciplinary team (IDT) inclusive of the longitudinal providers, nurse care managers and licensed clinical social workers through regular consultation or direct patient facing work through in-person, telephonic or virtual encounters. The behavioral health consultant is the subject matter expert for behavioral health conditions and provides treatment recommendations to the care team in addition to educational support on diagnosing and managing behavioral health and substance use conditions.
Provide weekly caseload consultation to licensed clinical social workers managing patients experiencing depression, anxiety, or substance use disorders
Advise on treatment for patients who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care, supporting treatment in the medical setting until patients can be engaged in specialized care
Conduct direct clinical evaluation of patients with complex behavioral health conditions via in person or virtual visits and implement care plans which may include prescribing through scheduled follow up appointments
Triage patient to the appropriate level care and collaborate with community prescribers to facilitate transitions to the appropriate level of care
Deliver behavioral health education to the interdisciplinary team
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.
Licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner; completion of accredited program in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting
Proven excellent communication skills
Proven positive, flexible, and solution-focused attitude
Proven ability to quickly synthesize medical and mental health data and formulate effective and evidence-based clinicalrecommendations
3+ years of post PMHNP experience
Experience with consultation-liaison psychiatry
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.
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