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Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant – Golden, CO

Golden, CO 80401
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As a part of the OptumCare network, New West Physicians is looking for an experienced

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work in Behavioral Health in Golden, CO


New West Physicians, a premier medical group in Denver, has multiple out-patient Family Medicine and Internal Medicine offices in the Denver Metro area. 
Our goal as an organization is to transform healthcare nationally, while providing Physician-led care locally. Our distinctive culture and set of capabilities enable independent physicians to succeed in value-based models of care and fulfill the Quadruple Aim of high-quality, high-value services and outstanding patient and provider experience. Optum strives to be the partner of choice for patients, physicians, employers, health systems and health plans.


Position Highlights

  • Assess, diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications as needed for adult primary care patients for behavioral health and psychological disorders.
  • Provide direct clinical services to patients in the form of psychosocial assessments, individual, family, and group treatment. Collaborates as a member of multi-disciplinary integrated team for the development and delivery of treatment plans. 
  • Provide evidence-based treatment interventions in episodes of care that generally last 1 week to four months, with a range of 1-10 visits per episode of care. Once patient is stabilized, patient will maintain ongoing care with their Primary Care Provider (PCP), knowing they can return to Behavioral Health (BH) provider for another assessment/episode of care as needed.  
  • Collaborate with and support primary care providers on the ongoing care of patients with mild to moderate behavioral health conditions who can safely and effectively be managed by the PCP/Advanced Practitioner (AP)
  • Collaborate and communicate with primary care providers for the care of patients with moderate to complex behavioral health conditions. Accept warm handoffs to transition the patient into BH episode of care until stabilized. 
  • Provide crisis intervention and stabilization for patients presenting or calling to their primary care office at risk or in need of immediate care.
  • Address gaps in access to community BH services by providing interim, back-up or transitional care and patient follow-up (by telephone or in person) with suicidal, high need or high risk patients to monitor and manage risk and safety until they are able to connect with appropriate treatment resource/ provider.
  • Provide interventions with patients regarding health behavior change and adherence to medical plans.
  • Work closely with case management to ensure follow up with patients (by telephone or in person) to determine what variables (e.g. social determinants of health, etc.) may be affecting patient's ability to attend appointments and/or comply with treatment.
  • Facilitate appropriate patient referrals for chronic substance abuse, chronic mental health services, complex care management and other appropriate community resources.
As an Employer of choice, we offer a full comprehensive range of benefits and attractive compensation package:
  • Guaranteed Base and bonus potential
  • Med/Den/Vis, STD, LTD, 401k with match
  • Professional Liability  
  • PTO accrual
  • CME Reimbursement
  • Stock Purchase Option/Executive Savings Plan
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.",
Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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