Exciting Addiction Psychiatry Opportunities at Zucker Hillside Hospital

Northwell Health
Long Island, New York
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Apr 4, 2023

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Addiction Medicine
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Exciting Addiction Psychiatry Opportunities:

Physician-in-Charge, Addiction Recovery Services (ARS) and/or Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Department of Psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital/Northwell Health

The Department of Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital (ZHH)/Northwell Health is seeking either:

  1. a board-certified addiction psychiatrist to simultaneously serve as Physician-in-Charge of one of our five (5) New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)-licensed ambulatory programs (Addiction Recovery Services [ARS]), and as Program Director of our ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program; or
  2. separate addiction psychiatrists for the ARS role and the Fellowship Program Director role. 

Both roles are based at the ZHH/Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ) campus in Glen Oaks on the border of Nassau and Queens counties in metropolitan New York.  ARS, currently serving 300 patients through nearly 15,000 annual visits, operates in a contiguous location to our other campus based OASAS program, the Opioid Treatment (Methadone Maintenance) Program.  The other three (3) OASAS programs are based in regional community sites in Nassau County and Queens.

By virtue of its ZHH on-campus geography, ARS represents a unique and dynamic clinical and training site.  Multi-disciplinary trainees include addiction psychiatry fellows, general psychiatry residents, medical students, NP students, psychology trainees (post-doctoral fellows and interns), social work trainees, and pain fellows.  This academic focus translates to state-of-the-art pharmacological and evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment modalities for patients with and without comorbid psychiatric conditions.  Emerging research addresses measurement-based care and clinical outcomes.

Our long-standing addiction psychiatry fellowship training program draws high quality candidates to its two (2) slots, with many graduates recruited into attending positions across Northwell Health facilities.  Home-based in ARS, fellows rotate through other OASAS sites; with additional exposures to methadone maintenance, alcohol and opioid withdrawal patients at LIJ’s medical-surgical units supervised by a double-boarded Consult-Liaison and Pain Management specialist, and inpatient detox and rehab units at regional sister Northwell facilities.  Fellows also provide supervised consultation to dual-diagnosis patients in ZHH inpatient units.

Northwell Health is dedicated to addressing the national opioid crisis, especially since geographic areas within Northwell’s extended ‘footprint’ are considered epidemic epicenters (e,g, Suffolk County, Staten Island).  As such, Northwell has established systemwide, multidisciplinary constructs, including an Opioid Management Steering Committee with diverse subcommittees.  The successful candidate(s) can participate in this and other related initiatives, engendering innovative collaborations with other leaders and departments.

We are seeking applicants with outstanding clinical skills and program leadership experience and/or aspirations, with a commitment to education and trainee supervision. Qualified candidates should forward their CV and a cover letter to Alice Perkins at aperkins2@northwell.edu.

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 children

Zucker Hillside Hospital, the flagship behavioral health facility of Northwell Health, is a 230-bed psychiatric facility on the campus of Long Island Jewish Medical Center. It operates ten (10) inpatient units (including a young adult/first episode/college unit, geriatric units, a women’s unit, and an adolescent unit) and serves over 10,000 collective ambulatory registrants in its adult, geriatric, and child/adolescent clinics and on- and off-campus substance use disorder programs. With a large cadre of multidisciplinary trainees and a renowned Research Department, Zucker Hillside is an exciting academic behavioral health center located less than 20 miles from midtown Manhattan in Glen Oaks, NY, near many attractive communities with desirable housing, school systems, and recreational activities (e.g. parks, beaches, restaurants and shopping).

About Northwell Health:

As New York State’s largest private employer and one of the nation’s largest health care systems, Northwell Health is home to more than 80,000+ employees, 21 hospitals, 6,500 hospital and long-term care beds, 900 ambulatory facilities, and various urgent care centers, pharmacies, and additional health services. Northwell Health delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and educating the next generation of medical professionals through the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Northwell trains about 2,000 residents and fellows in 160 programs. Five Northwell hospitals received top-50 national ratings in 28 adult medical specialties in US News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospital rankings. Northwell has been named a Best Place to Work by both Fortune and Glassdoor and is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work for Diversity and Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma.    

Northwell Health’s mission is to improve the health of the communities it serves. Northwell’s focus is on prevention, wellness, and providing the full continuum of diagnosis, treatment and after-care services to all those the health system serves. Northwell provides seamless, coordinated care through 12,000 credentialed physicians including 4,500 employed members of Northwell Health Physician Partners, 18,500+ nurses, and 5,000+ volunteers across more than 100 clinical specialties, for over 2 million patients. Northwell Health’s annual operating budget is $16.5 billion.

It is the policy of Northwell Health to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all employees equally regardless of age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, generic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, or other characteristics protected by applicable law. Northwell Health leaders, including the CEO, are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


About Northwell Health 

Northwell Health includes 21 award-winning hospitals and more than 750 community based practice locations throughout Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Westchester. Northwell is the most awarded health system in all of New York, and home to the #1 hospital in the state – North Shore University Hospital* (NSUH) – according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospital Rankings survey. Additionally, six Northwell hospitals earned top 50 national rankings across 39 medical specialties, with nine hospitals ranked among the best in the state.

We have access to the wide range of resources that Northwell Health has to offer, and we are also affiliated with a number of other excellent organizations. Northwell Health Physician Partners provides exceptional, comprehensive and quality clinical care to patients, families and communities through an integrated approach and with a commitment to exceeding customer expectations. At Northwell Health, we define tomorrow’s health care through clinical care, community health, education, research and entrepreneurship.

At Northwell Health, we seek innovation and excellence in everything we do. This passion can be observed throughout our system of 21 hospitals and more than 700 ambulatory and physician practices. We are NYS largest health care provider and private employer. Our mission is to redefine patient care and the way it is provided. Are you Made for this?

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.

Salary Disclosure

Full-time clinical base compensation at Northwell Health ranges from $125K to $750K, which is impacted by various factors, including but not limited to physician specialty, level of experience, quality of care, academic accomplishments, patient experience and productivity. The base compensation range listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.



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