Associate Chairperson - Surgery

Regular Full-Time
NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island


Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is comprised of nearly 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the United States.  Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City.  Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 


Serving the southern Brooklyn community since 1875, NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island is Brooklyn’s most modern community hospital providing patients with the highest quality care.  Coney Island Hospital is care for the “whole person” and seek to heal patients, their families and its diverse community in a way that respects both individuality and culture.


The Associate Chair will report to the Chair of the Department of Surgery and will have the following duties and responsibilities:


Area of Responsibility:

  • Comprehensive clinical duties within the department, as required
  • Inpatient Services
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Operative and Perioperative Services
  • Performance Improvement (Quality Assurance)
  • Patient Safety
  • Supervision of allied health providers
  • Primary designee for Chairperson, as required
  • Additional duties as required by Chairperson
  • 50% will be administrative

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the recruitment and development of departmental-staff and work to remove impediments that would prevent staff from functioning at the highest level
  • Assist with the creation of innovative delivery models that further the mission of the Department of Surgery and the overall goals of H+H/Coney Island Hospital
  • Provide leadership in the areas of medical education and research
  • Serve on Department of Surgery as well as Coney Island leadership committees, based on the recommendation of the Chairperson of Surgery
  • Work with the Chair to set patient care standards, establish clinical goals and objects to ensure the strategic implementation of best practices
  • Provide clinical administrative guidance and consultative direction to medical staff within their respective division
  • Engage in strategic planning with hospital executive and clinical leadership to develop programming within their respective discipline which aligns with overall hospital strategic plan
  • Develop and collect performance metrics which the facility may utilize to plan, implement or quality patient care programs
  • Ensure effective transparent communication with clinical and operational leadership to ensure effective delivery of services within the division
  • Ensure the regular and appropriate assessment of physician competency and intervene and mediate as appropriate when required, in conjunction with the Chair
  • Maintain the highest level of professionalism and function within the Behavioral Code of Conduct and Bylaws of Coney Island Hospital, and further departmental goals by serving as a member of departmental leadership
  • Foster the Academic development of Department of Surgery Staff
  • Participate with the Hospital in the development and implementation of mechanisms and measures to optimize the appropriate utilization of medical services, quality assurance and patient satisfaction at the Hospital
  • Participate in other related responsibilities as assigned by the Employer, the Executive Director and/or the Medical Director of the Hospital
  • With the Chair, plan joint programs and procedures with other departments for coordinating services with other patient care services
  • With the Chair, establishes services capital equipment needs and capital equipment purchasing plan
  • Acts as direct supervisor and consultant for all staff within the service, as required
  • Maintain knowledge of Patient Safety Requirements
  • Participates in medical education meetings to improve and provide continuous quality care to our patients.
  • Determines the qualifications and competence of department personnel who perform medical/surgical services
  • Establishes mechanisms for orientating and providing in-service training for new staff within the department
  • Develop, maintain and update Division Policies and Procedures, as required



  • SICU coverage experience
  • Residency trained - Surgery



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