Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatrist in Attractive Academic Setting

Glen Oaks, New York
Feb 19, 2019
Position Type

Unexpected opening in Northwell Health’s Zucker Hillside Hospital Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic. The Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic is a multi-disciplinary ambulatory program dedicated to the care of patients over age 65 years. Established in 1989 as a foundation block of the Geriatric Psychiatry Service, the clinic serves over 1,400 older registrants with heterogeneous diagnoses in a modern setting that is staffed by geriatric psychiatrists, gero-psychologists, gerontological social workers, geriatric psychiatry fellows, rotating R-3 general psychiatry residents, and diverse psychology trainees. Opportunities to participate in house officer supervision, emerging innovative programs (digital psychiatry applications; telepsychiatry), a collaborative care model commencing in March 2019 in partnership with Northwell’s House Calls program which engages approximately 1,300 homebound elderly enrollees; and research at the affiliated Litwin-Zucker Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Zucker Hillside’s extensive ECT program.

Graduating fellows and residents welcome; geriatric psychiatry experience preferred; neuropsychiatry interest a plus. Employment package includes academic appointment at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; a highly competitive salary; perquisites that include academic conference and organization dues cost reimbursement, college and graduate school contributions for eligible dependents, and comprehensive benefits, generous paid time off, and retirement plans. Additional earning potential via faculty practice and internal moonlighting opportunities.

Zucker Hillside Hospital is the flagship behavioral health facility of Northwell Health, and is part of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) campus. LIJMC is located approximately 15 miles from Manhattan with nearby affordable housing in diverse communities with excellent school systems and access to many community resources (e.g. parks, beaches), and attractive shopping and restaurant choices.

Interested candidates should forward a current CV and contact Blaine Greenwald MD, Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at: bgreenwa@northwell.edu and/or: 718-470-8159.

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 650 outpatient facilities, and nearly 15,000 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 66,000 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 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 Institute 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 Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit: Northwell.edu.

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