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Behavioral Health Consultant/Psychiatric NP or Physician Assistant - Harrisburg, PA

Company: Optum
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This and other physician assistant jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com

**$20K 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.



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.



If you are located in Harrisburg, PA, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.



Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provide weekly caseload consultation to licensed clinical social workers managing patients experiencing depression, anxiety, or substance use disorders
  • Recommend any behavioral health treatment adjustments through the case review process or in ad-hoc consultations, including medication recommendations and other interventions
  • 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
  • Conduct direct clinical evaluation of patients with significant diagnostic or complex behavioral health conditions via in person, telephonic or virtual visits and implement care plans which may include prescribing and regularly event response to treatment 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 regarding treatment of behavioral health conditions and substance use disorders for patients with complex medical conditions




    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:


    Licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner; completion of accredited program in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
    Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team setting
    Excellent communication skills
    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 job function 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. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation


    Preferred Qualifications:


    3+ years of popst PMHNP
    Experience with consultation-liaison psychiatry




    To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.



    Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)



    *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy





    Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer 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.

    UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

    Keyphrases: psychiatry jobs, psychiatrist jobs, psychologist jobs, psychiatric nurse practitioner jobs

Keywords: Optum, Harrisburg , Behavioral Health Consultant/Psychiatric NP or Physician Assistant - Harrisburg, PA, Professions , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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