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Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP required) CareMore, an Anthem Inc Company Washington, DC #138129 in Washington, DC at Anthem, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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Job Description

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 PracticeClinician (APC)

What Is CareMore?

CareMore is entering a new growth phase, as a provencare delivery model for the highest-risk. We are a team of committed clinicians and business leaders passionateabout transforming American healthcare delivery.  We build and lead integrated, multi-disciplinaryclinical teams to care for the most complex patients and currently serve over150,000 patients in eight states across Medicare, Medicaid, and commercialpopulations.  We strive for excellenceand have achieved significant and measurable improvement in total cost of care,clinical outcomes, and experience.  As anAnthem subsidiary, we benefit from the scale and resources one of America’slargest 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 medicalgroups and currently serves over 22,000 high-risk Medicaid and Medicarepatients, as well as our collaboration with Emory Health System, which bringsthe CareMore model to over 20,000 Medicare Advantage patients in Georgia.  The division also supports the development ofnew markets and models in the Primary Care & Collaboration area, includingmultiple new markets planned in 2018 and 2019. Our comprehensive approach to care includes extensivists managing acuteand post-acute episodes of care, primary care clinicians, behavioral healthclinicians, care management & engagement with case managers and communityhealth workers, and mobile home-based care. We are continuing to evolve our model to effectively engage and care forcomplex patients and are building a team of passionate and execution-mindedleaders dedicated to this mission.


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


The Behavioral Health AdvancedPractice Clinician (APC), CareMore Primary Care, will serve as the primary behavioralhealth clinician for a panel of complex Medicaid members, as part of an integratedclinical 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 clinicalguidance to the primary care team for behavioral health care.

Core Competencies
  • Assess, diagnose, and treat individualsand families with behavioral health conditions, ranging from serious mentalillness to substance abuse, or the potential for such conditions, using theirfull scope of therapeutic skills, including the prescription of medication andadministration of psychotherapy, as appropriate.
  • A truepatient-centered approach, from a bedside manner that puts patients,caregivers, and team members at ease
  • Acollaborative team member and effective communicator
  • Willingnessto operate in an ambiguous environment, without continuous supervision
  • Experience operating in an integratedbehavioral health delivery model
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assess, evaluate, diagnose, and manage the behavioral health conditionsof patients
  • Performs mental statusexaminations, biopsychosocial assessments, psychotherapy, and, whenappropriate, prescribes and manages medications within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physicianleadership
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assesspatient’s clinical problems and health care needs
  • Record physical findings, and formulate a plan and prognosis, based onthe patient’s condition
  • Discuss case with the medical and behavioral health physician leadershipand other care team members(social work, therapists, care managers) to prepareand enact a comprehensive patient care plan
  • Submit the goals of individual patients for periodic review andevaluation by the physician leadership
  • Refer patients to physician leadership for consultation or specializedhealth resources for treatment
  • Maintain completemedical records, including history, physical exams, and telephone messagesummaries timely and accurately
  • Attend behavioral healthand/or medical rounds at the care center, perform e-consults as needed,collaborate with care center teams on both medical and behavioral healthaspects of care

Work Location & TravelExpectations

Basedin local market, with local travel. Provides nighttime, weekday or some weekend and holiday call coverage aspart of work schedule.

Job Requirements

  • 1 year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner
  • 3-5 years practice as abehavioral health clinician strongly preferred
  • Current RN and Nurse Practitioner license (FNP/ANP/GNP) in good standingwith 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 Practitionerboard 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.