Aetna Behavioral Health Spec in New Albany, Ohio

Req ID: 53604BR


Behavioral Health Specialist provides consultation and collaboration to medical nurses in case management and disease management programs, regarding engagement and treatment for BH co-morbilities. The mission of the position is to promote an overall holistic approach to the Aetna member, through a single point of contact, regarding all medical issues including behavioral health and chemical dependency issues. The BH Specialists serves as a consultant to the Aetna member-facing entity.

Fundamental Components:

  • Provides consultation to nurses, working on medical cases, in regards to the assessment and awareness of BH co morbidities.

  • The BH Specialists leverages clinical assessment skills and treatment planning to coach and collaborate with the nursing staff to include BH co morbidity information in their work, with the patient, to facilitate the single-point-of-contact model.

  • Supports nursing staff with engaging members using motivation interviewing skills and serves as an MI champion.

  • Performs and monitors member impact and outcomes, as a result of this integration and collaborative process.

  • Maintains contact and outreach with nursing staff in order to adjust treatment interventions, etc. to achieve the desired results.


3 years post degree experience in a psychiatric or substance abuse setting required

5-8 years experience in behavioral health required

Prior managed care experience is preferred

Masters or Doctoral degree in behavioral health field preferred

Registered Nurse with behavioral health experience/background

Unencumbered clinical license in the state where worked


The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS -1 of the following is required:

  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Mental Health/Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

  • Mental Health/ Licenses Social Worker (LSW)

  • Mental Health/ Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Medical Management/Clinical Psychotherapy/Counseling

  • Nursing/Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse


Functional - Nursing/Mental Health/4+ Years

Functional - Clinical / Medical/Direct patient care (hospital, private practice)/4+ Years

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Technical - Aetna Applications/Aetna Total clinical View/1+ Years/End User

Telework Specifications:

Full-time Telework (WAH)

Considered for internal teleworkers

Considered for any US location; training period in office may be required


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care