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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Licensed in California

California, United States


Lightyear Health is looking for a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner to provide behavioral health treatment to underserved populations including geriatric individuals and others living with overlapping medical and psychiatric diagnoses. This is a full-time position with no overnight calls, and no weekends. 

This is an opportunity to help us give access to behavioral health services to underserved communities throughout California. We offer a competitive salary starting at $170k, plus benefits medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, 401k with company matching, and stock options. 

We are a healthcare technology startup that is changing what it means to age. By delivering accessible, proactive, specialty care to post-acute care facilities, our aging patients and their caregivers can live a life of dignity, fullness, and joy. To help us achieve our mission, we are looking to hire a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is interested in increasing the quality of life of our patients and who envisions a world where every aging patient has access to the world’s best healthcare. This is a remote role that requires a California license

As a key member of our Behavioral Health team, here’s what you’ll do:

Key Outcomes:

  • Psychiatric expertise to reduce the negative impact that behavioral health conditions can have on a patient’s overall health and well-being  
  • Provide behavioral health treatment to 15-20 patients/day with minimal MD supervision 
  • Treat patients via telemedicine who reside at home, in Assisted Living Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Independent Living Facilities
  • Maintain monthly communication with family, legal representatives, facility staff, PCPs, and specialists for continuity of care and compliance with individualized member care plans
  • Perform thorough clinical assessments on all newly enrolled members and regularly thereafter
  • Provide concise and clinically comprehensive documentation within 48 hours of patient visit. 
  • Triage and address psychiatric emergencies of patients on your panel.

The most important skills for the role are:

  • Current, unrestricted CA NP license
  • PMHNP certification from an accredited program
  • DEA License 
  • Minimum of one year clinical PMHNP experience, with home-based care desired
  • Fully vaccinated as outlined by our policy

We’d love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Knowledge of CPT, ICD-10, and HCPC codes
  • Awareness about UM standards, NCQA requirements, CMS guidelines, Milliman guidelines, and Medicaid/Medicare contracts and benefit systems

Vaccination Policy

Our vaccination policy for all clinical staff aligns with CDC's guidelines, including the Covid-19 vaccine and booster. The clinical team at Lightyear Health is responsible for meeting and complying with our credentialing verifications processes, clinical standards, health screenings, and vaccination policies at all times. It is the responsibility of the practitioner to ensure that your licenses, certifications, and credentials are kept up to date and in good standing.

Anticipated Salary Range

We offer a competitive salary starting at $170k, plus benefits medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off, 401k with company matching, and stock options. The exact salary will depend on (1) how many years of relevant and transferable experience the candidate brings to the role and (2) the internal level at which the candidate is hired in relation to our career development framework.  

Interested? Great! Here’s what you should know:

At Lightyear Health we know that our people are indispensable to achieving our mission, and we are building an inclusive environment that enables everyone to do their best work. In that spirit, we deliberately hire people from all walks of life — including, but not limited to, race, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability status. If you’re motivated by our mission and eager to contribute to our team and culture, we’d love to hear from you.

Benefits for full-time W-2 employees include:

  • 30 days of paid time off (PTO) per year, up to 10 of which can roll over to the following calendar year
  • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave
  • Generous employer paid medical, vision, and dental health plans
  • 401(k) plan with an employer match of 1% of annual salary
  • Stock option grants 
  • Employer sponsored continued learning stipend
  • Internet reimbursement and home office budget allowance for remote employees

More about us: 

  • Team size: we have a diverse team of just under 100 (and growing!), made up of clinical and non clinical individuals all driven by our mission 
  • Remote-first team: we are a distributed team across the US and Canada – we value collaboration and relationship building while respecting our team’s geographies and time zones 
  • Transparency: we host bi-weekly All Hands meetings where new employees are introduced, company updates are shared, and no question is too big or too small to be answered 
  • Affinity Groups: From LGBTQ+ to POC groups, we understand that everyone benefits from building community with people who share common identities or experiences
  • Markets: Lightyear Health partners with facilities in the US, currently providing care for patients in California, Texas, and Virginia

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