Behavioral Health Consultant - Psych. NP- Home Health - Brooklyn/Manhattan, NY
**30K Sign on Bonus for External Candidates** Landmark Health, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, was created to transform how healthcare is delivered to the most medically vulnerable members in our community. Our medical group provides home-based medical care to chronically ill patients, many of whom are ill-equipped to navigate our overwhelming healthcare system. Objective The behavioral health consultant supports the collaborative care team: longitudinal Landmark provider, patient, and behavioral health care manager (BHCM) through regular consultation on an assigned caseload of patients. The behavioral health consultant advises the primary care provider on appropriate medications and other treatment strategies, also providing the care team with educational support on diagnosing and managing behavioral health and substance use conditions. If you are located in Brooklyn or Manhattan, NY, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:
Provide regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation to BHCMs. Case review consultations focus primarily on patients who are new to the caseload or who are not improving as expected under their current treatment plan. Case reviews may be conducted by telephone, video, or in person
Work with the BHCM to oversee the status and population health of their assigned patient caseload. The behavioral health consultant using a dashboard built in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Ubiquity, to track all assigned patients and prioritize patients for case review and treatment adjustment
Recommend any treatment adjustments through the case review process or in ad-hoc consultations, including medication recommendations and other interventions, within 24 hours of consulting with a BHCM or other interdisciplinary team (IDT) members
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 as appropriate
Clearly communicate the limitations of the case review consultation and treatment recommendations if the patient is not evaluated in person
Direct evaluation of patients with significant diagnostic or therapeutic challenges who are identified in discussion with the patient’s BHCM and/or longitudinal Landmark provider. Such consultation may be provided in person or via telemedicine (video or telephone)
Development and delivery of in-service training for longitudinal Landmark providers and other IDT staff regarding recognition and treatment of behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders in primary care
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
Demonstrated positive, flexible, and solution-focused attitude
Ability to quickly synthesize medical and mental health data and formulate effective and evidence-based clinical recommendations
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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
3+ years of post PMHNP experience
Experience with consultation-liaison psychiatry
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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.
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