Anthem Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) in Fort Worth, Texas

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Field: Medical

Requisition #: 139631

Post Date: Jul 03, 2018

The Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Clinician (APC), CareMore Primary Care, will serve as the primary behavioral health clinician for a panel of complex Medicaid members, as part of an integrated clinical team addressing medical, behavioral, and social health issues. This individual will focus on assessing, diagnosing and managing patients with severe mental illness, substance abuse, and other behavioral health conditions while providing oversight and clinical guidance to the primary care team for behavioral health care.

Your Talent. Our Vision. At CareMore, a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies specializing in providing senior Americans a complete and pro-active health care experience, it’s a powerful combination. It’s the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve.

Behavioral Health Advanced Practice Clinician (APC)

What Is CareMore?

CareMore is entering a new growth phase, as a proven care delivery model for the highest-risk. We are a team of committed clinicians and business leaders passionate about transforming American healthcare delivery. We build and lead integrated, multi-disciplinary clinical teams to care for the most complex patients and currently serve over 150,000 patients in eight states across Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial populations. We strive for excellence and have achieved significant and measurable improvement in total cost of care, clinical outcomes, and experience. As an Anthem subsidiary, we benefit from the scale and resources one of America’s largest managed healthcare organizations.

CareMore’s Primary Care & Collaboration division oversees strategy, operations, and care delivery in our primary care markets (Iowa, Tennessee, Connecticut), where CareMore builds and runs capitated primary care medical groups and currently serves over 22,000 high-risk Medicaid and Medicare patients, as well as our collaboration with Emory Health System, which brings the CareMore model to over 20,000 Medicare Advantage patients in Georgia. The division also supports the development of new markets and models in the Primary Care & Collaboration area, including multiple new markets planned in 2018 and 2019. Our comprehensive approach to care includes extensivists managing acute and post-acute episodes of care, primary care clinicians, behavioral health clinicians, care management & engagement with case managers and community health workers, and mobile home-based care. We are continuing to evolve our model to effectively engage and care for complex patients and are building a team of passionate and execution-minded leaders dedicated to this mission.

You can learn more about CareMore’s transformative approach to care here:

Core Competencies

  • Assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with behavioral health conditions, ranging from serious mental illness to substance abuse, or the potential for such conditions, using their full scope of therapeutic skills, including the prescription of medication and administration of psychotherapy, as appropriate.

  • A true patient-centered approach, from a bedside manner that puts patients, caregivers, and team members at ease

  • A collaborative team member and effective communicator

  • Willingness to operate in an ambiguous environment, without continuous supervision

  • Experience operating in an integrated behavioral health delivery model

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assess, evaluate, diagnose, and manage the behavioral health conditions of patients

  • Performs mental status examinations, biopsychosocial assessments, psychotherapy, and, when appropriate, prescribes and manages medicationswithin prescribed guidelines and instructions of physician leadership

  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs

  • Record physical findings, and formulate a plan and prognosis, based on the patient’s condition

  • Discuss case with the medical and behavioral health physician leadership and other care team members(social work, therapists, care managers) to prepare and enact a comprehensive patient care plan

  • Submit the goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by the physician leadership

  • Refer patients to physician leadership for consultation or specialized health resources for treatment

  • Maintain complete medical records, including history, physical exams, and telephone message summaries timely and accurately

  • Attend behavioral health and/or medical rounds at the care center, perform e-consults as needed, collaborate with care center teams on both medical and behavioral health aspects of care

Work Location & Travel Expectations

Based in local market, with local travel. Provides nighttime, weekday or some weekend and holiday call coverage as part of work schedule.

  • 1 year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner

  • 3-5 years practice as a behavioral health clinician strongly preferred

  • Current RN and Nurse Practitioner license (FNP/ANP/GNP) in good standing with the state in which you are practicing

  • Masters of Science in Nursing

  • Board Certified either with AANP or ANCC

  • Psychiatry Training and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner board certified required.

  • Prescribing authority/DEA licensure

  • NPI billing number

  • Optional: Bilingual (Spanish or French)

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2017 Diversity, Inc., magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at . EOE. M/F/Disability/Veteran.