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Medical Director, Ambulatory Mental Health

Company: Northwell Health Physician Partners
Location: Staten Island
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Northwell Health is recruiting a Medical Director to lead the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences team at Staten Island University Hospital. The ideal candidate should be energetic, innovative and enjoy working in a collaborative multidisciplinary team.Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing medical leadership to attending physicians working in all ambulatory mental health settings,
  • Initiating and implementing Quality Improvement and Performance Improvement projects,
  • Organizing and overseeing the integration of primary care and behavioral health programs including: liaison with the Medical Ambulatory programs; overseeing collaborative care treatment activities in partnership with Northwell's Behavioral Health Service Line (BHSL); coordinating integrated services in partnership with our Addiction Services programs and Northwell's Addiction Services Service Line; overseeing community partnerships in the advancement of integrated mental health services for the Staten Island community,
  • Managing the clinical experience of, and providing clinical supervision and teaching to, residents and medical students assigned to ambulatory mental health rotations, and
  • Collaborating with Administration in managing ambulatory mental health data analysis; implementing clinical practice guidelines and transformation projects; supervising and monitoring the clinical performance of ambulatory mental health providers; and assisting in ongoing professional practice evaluations of providers. Staten Island University Hospital's Department of Behavioral Health Sciences provides comprehensive psychiatric care in a private, patient-centered environment. With over 1,450 discharges per year, it is one of the most active comprehensive mental health centers on Staten Island. Our 35-bed inpatient unit provides short-term hospital care to evaluate and stabilize patients with acute psychiatric disorders. There is a strong focus on returning patients to normal functioning as soon as possible while rebuilding self-esteem and improving socialization. As part of Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital is a 714-bed teaching institution located in New York City's fastest-growing borough. Occupying two large campuses, plus a number of community-based health centers and labs, the hospital provides quality care to the people of Staten Island, the New York metropolitan region, and to patients from around the world. Staten Island University Hospital is a major affiliate of the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn and serves as a clinical campus for The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine.Benefits at Northwell Health include:
  • Nationally competitive salaries
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Four weeks' vacation plus paid conference/CME time
  • Academic appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Advanced education opportunities
  • College Tuition reimbursement for dependent childrenNorthwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 76,000 employees - 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners - are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. Experience a career well cared for and make a difference in the lives of our community.Northwell Health is committed to training, supporting and nurturing physicians from all backgrounds. We fully understand that diversity is integral for our institutional excellence and a means to attaining health equity. As a result, our diversity and inclusion efforts are a part of everything we do from education to clinical care, to research, to physician well-being.Diversity and inclusion permeate our educational and clinical initiatives. We have set a goal to make sure every one of our physicians receive training on how to deliver high quality, culturally competent care. Our recent educational areas of focus have been on social determinants of health, community engagement and developing a medical-legal partnership for our physicians-in-training. One of our many strengths is our diverse patient population and our expectation is that our diverse patient populations receive equitable care, irrespective of who they are. As a result, we continually recruit a diverse physician workforce to meet the needs of our diverse patients.Qualified candidates should forward their CV to Alice Perkins at

Keywords: Northwell Health Physician Partners, New York , Medical Director, Ambulatory Mental Health, Healthcare , Staten Island, New York

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