Nurse Practitioner – Behavioral Health

By | November 2, 2022

Job Responsibilities : Nurse Practitioner – Behavioral Health

Salary : $124000 per year

Company : Avel eCare

Location : Remote US

Educational requirements : Graduate

General Hours: Rotating shifts (with weekend/holiday involvement)

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt (Salaried)

Department: Behavioral Health

Schedule: Full Time (72 hours/2 weeks 0.9 FTE)

This opportunity may be eligible for a $10000 sign-on bonus.


Assumes the responsibility for the provision of medical management of patients in Avel eCare Behavioral Health under the direction and supervision of a physician. Nurse Practitioners practice under the rules and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act of the states in which the practitioner is providing services.


  • Work with the psychiatrist and other staff (RN support specialist MSWs) on shift in the acute assessment diagnosis and treatment of patient’s presenting to emergency departments medical inpatient units and inpatient behavioral health units/crisis stabilization units.
  • Must be comfortable assessing patients for acute suicide and violence risk in order to recommend appropriate level of care. This may require collaboration with family when indicated.
  • Responsible for placing direct admit orders for customers who request support for inpatient behavioral health/crisis stabilization units.
  • Assist with rounding/evaluation when requested for patients in all environments supported by the service.
  • Discuss patient case with accepting psychiatric facility if requested by customer site.
  • Assist in completing Crisis Response Plans with patients in order to support nursing staff.
  • Recognizes and reacts appropriately to environmental safety factors related to patient care. Understands applies and supports practice policies procedures goals and standards. Effectively provides patient instruction related to environment of care and safety standards. Always follows procedures policies and standards as outlines by Avel eCare. Effectively contributes to the development and attainment of nurse practitioner practice goals. Effectively ensures that QA is compiled reports are prepared for administrative and regulatory agencies.
  • Maximizes opportunities in the clinical setting for education of staff patients and families.
  • Participates in the evaluation of Avel eCare metrics including performance against clinical aims.
  • Work collaboratively with other health care professionals and agencies to provide and where appropriate coordinates services to individuals families and groups and to promote quality care for patients.
  • Demonstrate clinical interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills.
  • Works to enhance unit collaboration tighten work flows and assure ongoing commitment to achieving high quality clinical standards. Assists clinical and administrative leaders in crafting remediation strategies when indicated.


  • Graduate of an NLN accredited school of nursing or equivalent.
  • Graduate of an accredited Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program required.
  • Master’s or Doctorate degree required.


  • An active State CNP license is required.
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse and/or meeting the requirements of multi-state licensure required.
  • APRN licensure required within the states that Avel eCare acute inpatient services is providing service within 9 months of hire.
  • Federal DEA and/or State DEA licensure required within the states that Avel eCare behavioral health services are being provided within 9 months of hire.
  • RN Licensure required within the states that Avel eCare behavioral health services are being provided within 9 months of employment
  • An active Federal and State DEA certification is required.
  • Completion of Child & Dependent Adult Abuse for Iowa Mandatory Reporters course required within 90 days of employment and every 3 years thereafter.

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