Chairperson, Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry: Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island, New York
May 23, 2018
Position Type

Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH), the Staten Island medical center of Northwell Health, is seeking a new Department of Psychiatry Chairperson.  This exciting position offers the opportunity to lead and continue to develop an academically-oriented behavioral health center of excellence on Staten Island.   

The Department serves diverse patient populations on its adult inpatient units, New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)-licensed outpatient clinics serving adults, consultation-liaison service for SIUH’s 800+ medical-surgical inpatients at SIUH North and South sites, and emergency psychiatry program. 

A growing psychiatry residency training program, SIUH also serves as a training site for several regional medical schools, and for psychiatric nurses, PAs, and social workers.  Interested and qualified candidates may initiate projects in and/or collaborate with Northwell’s Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience at its Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Zucker Hillside Hospital sites.

Through collaboration with Northwell’s Behavioral Health Service Line, the SIUH Department of Psychiatry is able to interact with many innovative system-wide activities including emergency tele-psychiatry; a CMS-funded practice transformation network; the behavioral health performance improvement coordinating group, pharmacy and therapeutics committee, and incident review committee; the digital behavioral health workgroup; collaborative care models; and an ambulatory provider network, IPA, and behavioral health group practice.

Interested candidates must have or be eligible for a NYS medical license; be ABPN board-certified in Psychiatry; possess consummate leadership skills, program development experience, financial acumen, and a strategic vision to help shape the future direction of a dynamic multi-faceted department; possess an academic portfolio in clinical service delivery, education, or research; be motivated to engage developing value-based payment methodologies and other health care reform initiatives; drive optimal quality, patient satisfaction, and staff engagement indices; and thoughtfully interact with both SIUH and Northwell Health clinical and administrative leaders. 

Salary – competitive for the New York market

Academic appointment at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell commensurate with experience.