Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant

  • TalentCare
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Aug 03, 2018
Full time Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric

Job Description

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS JOB Full Time (Salaried)JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES As a Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for this high growth, home-based provider team you will improve healthcare for the patients with the most intense and complex medical needs. You will benefit from excellent compensation and benefits, including a robust bonus program, market-leading Paid Time Off (PTO), CME reimbursement, auto allowance, child care benefits, and more. You will gain incredible expertise, especially in the geriatric department. Join a team-based clinical environment, where you will find mission-driven clinicians who are passionate about fixing our broken system of care.QUALIFICATIONS As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner you will be responsible for: - Focus primarily on the population with identified or suspected behavioral / mental health conditions and “adopts” these patients to add psychiatric expertise to the medical management plan and mitigate any negative impact that behavioral conditions can have on patient overall health and well-being - Actively participate with weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings to assure behavioral health issues considered and addressed for all high risk patients - Establish and maintain effective relationships with members and their legal representatives, facility staff, PCPs, existing psychiatrists and other collaborating mental health providers to maximize continuity and compliance with individualized member care plan - Practice in accordance with the respective state laws and regulations governing the practice of advanced practice nursing or physician assistants - Perform an initial comprehensive assessment on all newly enrolled members and at least annually thereafter - Develop a member management care plan upon enrollment and updates it as needed when changes in condition warrant or following hospitalization - Meet with members and/or their legal representatives to review newly developed or modified care plans; involves the PCP in these meetings - Call and communicates directly with patient’s PCP in real time to discuss any changes of condition and potential medication changes - Offer appropriate services and communicate changes at first available opportunity if unable to reach and emergent situation

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