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

Location
Staten Island, New York
Posted
Jun 15, 2021
Position Type
Permanent

Staten Island University Hospital, is recruiting a full-time board certified psychiatrist to be the Department of Psychiatry Vice Chairperson. We are seeking applicants with outstanding clinical and managerial skills who have a passion for leading, directing, and developing an academically-oriented behavioral health center of excellence. 

This key leadership position will provide senior oversight of hospital-based services at Staten Island University Hospital. The Vice Chair will work collaboratively with hospital and health system leaders to meet and exceed the department's organizational, clinical, operational, and financial goals. Responsibilities include clinician recruitment, education, supervision, strategic development, and process improvement initiatives.

As part of Northwell Health, Staten Island University Hospital is a 714-bed teaching institution and tertiary care medical center. The Vice Chair will collaborate with the Department’s Associate Chair for Education/Director of Psychiatry Residency Training in supporting the educational and reputational growth of the program.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) is the most active provider of comprehensive mental health services on Staten Island, a borough of New York City with a population of more than 480,000. Staffed by an accredited team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners, nurses, activity therapists, and other personnel, the Department offers sophisticated multi-disciplinary care. Our 23,000 outpatient visits and over 1,450 inpatient discharges are redefining the way behavioral health care is delivered. Experience a career well cared for and make a difference in the lives of our community.

Interested candidates are required to have an MD/DO or equivalent from an accredited College of Medicine and completion of Psychiatry Residency with Board Certification. Candidates must be licensed as a physician in the State of New York with previous leadership experience in a hospital department, preferably in a major medical center or health system. Candidate should possess outstanding communication and management skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with medical staff, hospital management, and other personnel.

Benefits at Northwell Health include:

  • Nationally competitive salaries
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Four weeks’ vacation plus paid conference/CME time
  • Academic appointment commensurate with experience at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Advanced education opportunities
  • College Tuition reimbursement for dependent children

Qualified candidates should forward their CV to Victoria DiCanio: Vdicanio@northwell.edu

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 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.

Diversity and Health Equity:

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 permeates our educational and clinical initiatives. We have set a goal to make sure every one of our physicians receives 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.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Physicians are employed through Northwell Health Physician Partners, one of the largest medical groups in the country.

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