• Psychiatrist - Director of Chemical Dependency

    Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Regular Full-Time
    NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island
  • Overview

    In partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island our teams accommodate more than 250,000 outpatient visits, more than 89,000 emergency room visits, and with 371 beds, more than 15,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital maintains a strong academic affiliation with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in order to maintain its high standards of healthcare delivery.



    Under the direction of the Chairman of the department, manage and provide clinical direction, leadership and oversight and evaluation of all aspects of all levels of medical staff performance, clinical services and medical education provided by members within their individual Division, to deliver accredited medical services that meet all medical standards required by law, including but not limited to physician performance, productivity and clinical outcomes, metrics and quality assurance measures and standards developed departmentally and by the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. Perform full range of administrative/operational responsibilities to ensure the efficient achievement of departmental goals.

    • Work with appropriate medical leadership and provide clinical direction to direct reports to set patient care standards, establish clinical goals and objects to ensure the strategic implementation of best practices and programs development in their respective disciplines.
    • 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 remediate as appropriate.
    • Prepare division staff schedules.
    • Review, approved/deny and sign off on leave of absence requests, including CME.
    • Review, approved/deny and sign off on time sheets and session sheets.
    • Prepare monitor and follow up on division Performance Indicators.
    • Foster the academic development of the Division members.
    • 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.
    • Plans joint programs and procedures with other departments for coordinating services with other patient care services.
    • With the Chairman, establishes services capital equipment needs and capital equipment purchasing plan.
    • Evaluates equipment proposals for the Chairman of the Department.
    • Participates in the Department's Quality Assessment and Improvement Committee.
    • Acts as the direct supervisor and consultant for all staff assigned to services.
    • Knowledge of Patient Safety Requirements.
    • Participates in medical educational 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 and continuing education for all persons in Division.
    • Recommends space and other resources needed by the Division in order to maintain a satisfactory level of Care.
    • Develop, maintain and update Division Policies and Procedures.




    • Current, valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.
    • Valid DEA registration.
    • Status as a provider in good standing in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
    • Board Certification in the appropriate board specialty.
    • Good standing with the hospital's medical staff with appropriate privileges granted in accordance with the usual procedures of the Hospital.
    • Demonstrated leadership and managerial abilities are essential including personnel, finance, quality and clinical resources management.
    • Maturity in clinical practice in area of speciality is preferred.


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