Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner -

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Pittsburgh, PA


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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Requisition Number1091
Focus on Patients not Volume

Why Work at AbsoluteCare?

At AbsoluteCare, we serve the most vulnerable individuals in America. These are our neighbors, people who are at higher risk for disease or who have multiple, complex, chronic illnesses. Often, they deal with an unequal healthcare system and wind up seeking basic care from emergency rooms. We take these patients out of those spaces and turn them into members: people who are entitled to some of the best, most focused care this country has to offer.

We call this “care beyond medicine.” We have turned the doctor’s office into a comprehensive care center. Here, we surround our members with a core care team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and medical assistants who have the time and skills to get to know our members’ needs. We make the most important services available to our members under one roof. This includes a pharmacy, X-rays, a blood lab, nutrition services, urgent care, and much more.

We don’t stop at our four walls. We engage members in the communities where we all live to find the people who need us most. Through these community care teams, we remove the barriers to healthcare that so many people face daily. And it works.

Our unique care is guided by our core values of accountability, caring, trust, and teamwork. We call it ACT2.

AbsoluteCare is seeking a dynamic, mission-driven Psychiatric Provider to put the principles of team-based collaborative care and population health into action for our medically complex & socially vulnerable members. AbsoluteCare is designed to care for society’s most complex patients under innovative value-based care arrangements. Our patients have typically been underserved by the traditional health care system, resulting in frequently bouncing between emergency rooms, hospitals, and specialists. Our health care teams break the status quo by transforming our members’ experience to improve quality of life and overall health outcomes while reducing high costs of unnecessary utilization. This exceptional care is provided by an integrated team of primary care providers, complex care managers, nurses, medical assistants, behavioral health clinicians, and community health workers. We offer complex, coordinated medical care with our onsite infusion center, full pharmacy, and lab & imaging suites. We also address the social determinants of health, addressing housing instability, food insecurity, and social isolation.

The Team Psychiatric Provider serves as a psychiatric subject matter expert (SME) within the integrated team and collaborates with our interdisciplinary care teams to improve the psychiatric care of our members. The Team Psychiatric Provider is responsible for (1) Supporting the management of an identified cohort of patients, through a modified Collaborative Care Model, (2) Supporting the behavioral health outcomes of the team's population through case review, brief consultation with the care team, and participation in regular team huddles, (3) Development of Targeted learning materials for the care team, and (4) Direct patient care to our most vulnerable Patients

Roles & Responsibilities

Provide Clinical Guidance and / or Direct Care for Members with Acute and Chronic Behavioral Health needs to include:

Guide behavioral health treatment of a specified cohort of behavioral health patients, through shared care with other behavioral health clinicians and the primary care provider, using a modified Collaborative Care Model
Provide interdisciplinary collaboration to make recommendations for the successful management of high risk, high utilizing members with co-occurring behavioral health concerns, including but not limited to: screening, therapeutic interventions, approaches to communication, medication interventions
Provide education and ongoing consultative support to on and offsite providers related to medical management for BH population
Provide direct patient care to members requiring evaluation and access to psychiatry – direct care to include provision of diagnosis; recommendations for treatment; evaluation of treatment plan; evaluation of treatment adherence etc.
Provide tele-psychiatry to appropriate members
Provide peer to peer consultations as needed for successful management of member care
Support with Transitional Care Management, Emergency Department diversion and Crisis Intervention
Outreach to local inpatient and outpatient mental health providers, when needed, to facilitate communication and care coordination
Conduct post discharge visits for members discharging from inpatient psychiatric admissions
Perform clinical outreach to local inpatient and outpatient mental health providers, when needed, to facilitate communication and care coordination review as needed for high-risk members
Advise and assist with management of behavioral health medications, including long acting injectables (LAIs)
Support with medication reconciliation especially post ED encounter and post hospitalization encounter
Provide peer to peer consultations as needed for successful management of member care
Provide tele-psychiatry to members, as appropriate, e.g., enrolled in home-based care, or in post-acute care settings
Support Addiction Treatment with Emphasis on Medication-Assisted Treatment
Support the interdisciplinary care team in providing ambulatory-based interventions for common substance use disorders, through us of medications such as buprenorphine and naltrexone
Participate in developing clinical protocols for Medication-Assisted Treatment
Provide direct patient care for a subset of complex patients with substance use disorders
Assist in identifying and transitioning members who require a higher level of care for substance use disorders

Candidate Qualifications

Must have at least 2 years experience practicing as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Experience with addiction medicine preferred
BLS certification required
Mission-Driven to serve the underserved
Passion for teaching primary care providers
Strong focus on customer service is required
Work without ego, and thoughtfully build successful relationships with team members and our external partners
Experience in population health management is preferred
Experience working with psycho-socially and medically complex Medicaid beneficiaries is strongly preferred
Must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with constant collaboration within and across provider teams
Experience and comfort utilizing EMR
Problem-solving and the ability to be creative in those solutions
Strong oral and written communication skills
This position is in-office

AbsoluteCare, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15290
Nurse Practitioner
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