Medical Director of Transgender Medicine

Location
New York
Posted
Jul 13, 2021
Position Type
Permanent

The Center for Transgender Care, The Department of Psychiatry, and Northwell Health’s Behavioral Health Service Line is seeking an innovative, passionate Medical Director of Transgender Medicine. The candidate must have an MD or equivalent from an accredited College of Medicine and completion of Psychiatry Residency with Board Certification required. Candidate must be licensed as a physician in the State of New York with strong clinical interest in transgender medicine and preferably have experience in working in a specialty clinic.

This is a unique opportunity to join the leadership team of the Center for Transgender Care. Responsibilities include providing comprehensive services in a culturally competent manner, working to address the health needs of the Trans and Gender Non‐Conforming patients at various stages of the transitioning process. Diversified clinical duties will allow for a unique clinical experience whereby time will be spent in multiple ambulatory settings. Administrative responsibilities include education, supervision of trainees, performance management, process improvement, as well as continuous collaboration with program leaders across the health system and behavioral health service line.

Northwell Health

At Northwell Health, we understand that the transgender community is diverse with very unique needs and challenges. We provide multispecialty, culturally sensitive care for the transgender and gender non-conforming community in our region. This comprehensive care meets the health needs of patients at various ages and stages of the transitioning process. Our experienced mental health clinicians provide psychotherapy around gender transition issues, health and sexuality education, risk reduction counseling, and surgical specialty care for gender affirming surgery.

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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