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Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Company: Physician Affiliate Group of NY Careers
Location: New York
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary groups in the country whose main purpose is to nurture and embolden the healthcare providers who take care of the most fragile and vulnerable patients throughout New York City. With over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States, we believe our highly skilled practitioners do more than just diagnose and treat; we uplift the spirits and dignity of patients because we love what we do, and it shows. NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, located on First Avenue & 97th Street in Manhattan, accommodate over 313,000 outpatient visits, nearly 70,000 emergency room visits and more than 13,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with New York Medical College. PAGNY has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in healthcare. - Metropolitan Hospital is currently in a strong era of major investment and growth and invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Chair, Department of Psychiatry. This ambitious and innovative growth will improve access to high-quality patient care. The outstanding leader and skilled physician we seek will have a strong track record of program building and innovation, and will play an integral role in all clinical, academic and administrative activities of the department. Successful candidate must have a deep knowledge of clinical practice, a strong commitment to training and career development in research and clinical care and, demonstrated leadership and administrative ability in a complex clinical enterprise. A passion for mentoring and development of faculty and fellows, superior interpersonal and relationship building skills, and the ability to foster an environment of collaboration, integrity, trust, and transparency between the Department and all other departments in the organization are essential. The Chair will bring vision to the task of drafting the Department's future, serve as an agent for change, establish a strategic overarching long-term plan, and able to identify areas for productive growth in clinical, educational, and research programs. Leadership responsibilities include:

  • Effectively leading the Psychiatric Department toward excellence in the conduct of teaching, research, patient care delivery, administrative services and community activities.
  • Communicating the mission, vision and values of the hospital and Department to faculty and staff through personal example and commitment.
  • Having an awareness of the growing behavioral health needs of the community and developing ways to meet them.
  • Understanding the needs and requirements of the department and effectively communicating and advocating for those with the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Motivating and developing faculty and staff by accurately assessing and addressing their strengths, weaknesses, and developmental needs.
  • Champions new initiatives, assuming the risk and responsibility for the Department.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with clinical and academic partners.
  • Actively participating and advocating for Behavioral Health as a member of the system-wide Behavioral Health Council. Clinical responsibilities include:
    • Overseeing the provisions of outstanding behavioral health care that is of the highest quality.
    • Ensuring all requirements of local, state and federal accrediting agencies are met.
    • Providing and managing direct patient care.
    • Works closely with other Department Chairs to achieve common goals that improve the quality, service delivery and financial performance.
    • Developing and growing clinical services of the Department which includes adult and pediatric ambulatory, adult in-patient, psychiatric emergency services, and substance use disorder services
    • Developing and growing clinical services of the Department which includes adult and pediatric ambulatory, adult in-patient, psychiatric emergency services, Recovery Center, Mobile Crisis Unit, MICA services and consultation services.
    • Ensuring timely, customer-focused communication with physicians and hospital staff to support and enhance patient care. Academic responsibilities include:
      • Ensuring adequate faculty effort, oversight, and support for programs of undergraduate and graduate medical education.
      • Oversight of clinical education and training of students, interns and residents, as well as their interaction with and treatment of patients.
      • Supporting faculty pursuit of research and scholarly activity, consistent with their other duties.
      • Providing departmental vision and environment to promote research and research funding.
      • Promoting cross departmental research projects.
      • Supporting and overseeing the Psychiatry Residency and Psychology Internship Program Directors in management of the training programs. Administrative responsibilities include:
        • Developing and managing department budget to ensure attainment of fiscal targets.
        • Directing and facilitating the recruitment, retention and professional development of high quality faculty and staff and deploys them strategically to meet the needs of our community.
        • Serving, as appointed, on key committees and task forces within the hospital and the H+H system.
        • Supporting diversity in the employment, education and development of faculty and staff, making decisions based on the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity.
          • Must be Board Certified in Psychiatry
          • Valid NYS license to practice medicine or the ability to obtain one
          • Demonstrated leadership experience - Benefits include:
            • 10% 401K company contribution after one year of service
            • Choice of a three-tiered excellent medical plan
            • Excellent dental insurance including orthodontics coverage
            • Generous paid time off program
            • CME days and dollars
            • Eligibility for loan forgiveness through the National Student Debt Forgiveness Center
            • Medical Malpractice policy coverage Base Salary is $370,000* *Actual salary is commensurate on experience plus other factors. Potential bonuses and incentives are not included in the base salary and are not always guaranteed. - Please note proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire - Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Keywords: Physician Affiliate Group of NY Careers, New York , Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Healthcare , New York, New York

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