Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Health - PRN

Remote - Sioux Falls, SD

Avel eCare Behavioral Health provides emergency departments, inpatientbehavioral health and medical inpatient units with expert telehealthevaluations from mental health professionals. Supported facilities have 24/7access to our interdisciplinary behavioral health team who assist withadmission support, medication management, and assessment services. Avel eCareBehavioral Health Services is currently in 34 sites and 8 states.

Utilization of an innovative interdisciplinary model allows ourprovider to focus their work on pertinent clinical decision making and reducesdocumentation by the provider. Willingness for nocturnal shifts will be givenpreference.

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

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non-Exempt (PRN)

Department: Behavioral Health 

Schedule: 12-hour shifts (2pm-2am) 2-6 shifts per month


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. 


  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Responsible for placing direct admit orders for customers who request support for inpatient behavioral health/crisis stabilization units. 
  4. Assist with rounding/evaluation when requested for patients in all environments supported by the service. 
  5. Discuss patient case with accepting psychiatric facility if requested by customer site. 
  6. Assist in completing Crisis Response Plans with patients in order to support nursing staff. 
  7. 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. 
  8. Maximizes opportunities in the clinical setting for education of staff, patients and families.
  9. Participates in the evaluation of Avel eCare metrics, including performance against clinical aims.
  10. 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. 
  11. Demonstrate clinical, interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills.
  12. 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 or 3 years of inpatient behavioral health experience 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.

About Avel eCare

Avel eCare is a nationally recognized telemedicine care provider offering the largest and most comprehensive virtual health networks in the world. Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Avel operates a multispecialty telemedicine network, partnering with more than 650 health care systems, rural hospitals, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, school districts, prisons, skilled nursing facilities and law enforcement agencies to deliver innovative telemedicine care across the country.

During the past three decades, Avel has developed eight distinct telehealth services, —Behavioral Health, Critical Care, Emergency, Hospitalist, Pharmacy, Specialty Care, Senior Care and School Health—in response to needs expressed by the communities and clinicians whom Avel serves. Within the past year alone, Avel’s virtual health care delivery model has impacted the lives of nearly two million patients. The efficiency of these telehealth services have saved health care costs and unnecessary time and travel for patients and physicians. On a national and world level, we are a model of how telehealth presents effective solutions today and tomorrow’s most daunting challenges. 

An innovative spirit among Avel eCare employees provided the spark that started Avel eCare’s telemedicine movement and is what continues to fuel our ability to transform the way healthcare is delivered across the world today. When you join the Avel team, you’ll appreciate the dedication, collaboration and support of other highly skilled professionals who work with you onsite in our virtual hospital hub or through our remote workforce.


Every person and every community deserves access to high quality care. Avel’s experts collaborate with local clinicians through telemedicine, to deliver high quality care when and where it’s needed.


Avel eCare serves as a catalyst for change. We are creating a future of health care without boundaries through Service, Quality, Collaboration, and Innovation.