Registered Nurse-Primary Care Mental Health Integrated Care Manager
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 613536000
The Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) care manager will assist in the delivery of evidence based care for primary care patients identified with a variety of emotional and psychiatric problems. Will be responsible for monitoring patients, providing education and support, influencing adherence to guidelines by providing "on-time, on-target" information to primary care physicians, and collaboratively making appropriate care decisions. Duties include but not limited to the following: Completes structured diagnostic and clinical assessments for participants. Requires knowledge of medical terminology, diagnostic categories, and chart review. Reviews assessments completed by others, and obtains missing information from providers, patients, and medical records. Learns the use of a PCMHI software program for interviewing participants. Determines the appropriate level of care need for patients not in treatment and the ability to understand the variety of clinical options available through the medical center and local community. Must have a thorough working knowledge of DHCP/CPRS. Must keep abreast of the various changes made within these programs and is responsible for maintaining the integrity of access to these clinical records. Contacts patients through written correspondence and telephone calls, and conducts follow up interviews. Requires substantial communication skills and the ability to remain organized. Creates and maintains forms, surveys, instruments, and materials for proper coordination of the different treatment modules available through the PCMHI. Provides psychoeducation and direct advice regarding symptoms of depression, anxiety and alcohol misuse to patients. Develops of an appropriate treatment plan for patients and the ability to communicate that plan to the patient's provider. Presents reports to Mental Health Nurse Manager as required. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telework: ADHOC only for highly qualified personnel, in instances such as weather or emergent situations. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.