Remote Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner Consultant – PMHNP – TX, PA, AL, TN

Job Overview

  • Clinical License APRN, PMHNP
  • State(s) AL, PA, TN, TX

Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner Consultant – PMHNP

The PMHNP Consultant supports the collaborative integrative care team: provider, patient, social worker, and nurses through regular consultation on an assigned caseload of patients. The behavioral health nurse practitioner 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 as well as substance use conditions. The PMHNP consultant attends weekly behavioral health team meetings, provides coverage for team absences, and provides behavioral health education to team as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide regularly scheduled (usually weekly) caseload consultation to interdisciplinary care team. 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, or video.
  • Manage a panel of patients providing a full range of mental health services including behavioral health screenings, intake assessments, and follow up visits as needed.
  • Work with the interdisciplinary care team to oversee the status and population health of their assigned patient caseload. The behavioral health consultant uses a dashboard within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to track all assigned patients and prioritize patients for case review, follow up and treatment adjustment.
  • Recommend any treatment adjustments through the case review process or in ad-hoc consultations, including medication recommendations and other interventions, within 3 business days of consultation with interdisciplinary team (IDT) members.
  • Advise on treatment for patients who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care, supporting treatment in the chronic care 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 provider. Such consultation may be provided in person or via telemedicine (video or telephone).
  • Development and delivery of in-service training for providers and other IDT staff regarding recognition and treatment of behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders in primary care.

Qualifications:

  • Nurse practitioner with advanced education/training and board certified as a PMHNP
  • Minimum of 5 or more years of NP experience, working independently in Behavioral Health and Geriatrics
  • Active and unrestricted NP license required in respective states TX, PA, AL, TN with ability to be credentialed in other states
  • Experience in both medication management as well as therapy
  • DEA licensure and prescriptive authority
  • Electronic Health Record experience-Epic preferred
  • Experience in coaching, training and educating staff
  • Experience working in an integrated behavioral health model
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of 101,700 – 169,500 USD / yearly, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That’s why you’ll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you’ll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and paid holidays. For more details on our employee benefits programs, visit Life at Cigna Group.

About Cigna Healthcare

Cigna Healthcare, a division of The Cigna Group, is an advocate for better health through every stage of life. We guide our customers through the health care system, empowering them with the information and insight they need to make the best choices for improving their health and vitality. Join us in driving growth and improving lives.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: SeeYourself@cigna.com for support. Do not email SeeYourself@cigna.com for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

The Cigna Group has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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