Job ID: 289413801  |  Last Updated: 5/2/2017

Chairperson, Department of Psychiatry; Lenox Hill Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital
New York City , NY
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Job Description

Lenox Hill Hospital, the Manhattan tertiary medical center of Northwell Health, is seeking a new Department of Psychiatry Chairperson. This exciting position offers the opportunity to lead and continue to develop an academically-oriented behavioral health center of excellence on Manhattans Upper East Side.
The Department serves diverse patient populations on its adult inpatient unit, New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)-licensed outpatient clinic serving adults and children, specialized OMH-supported On-Track program for patients experiencing first-episode psychosis, electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) inpatient/outpatient program, consultation-liaison service for Lenox Hills 600+ medical-surgical inpatients, and emergency psychiatry program which also consults in the affiliated Greenwich Village Healthplex, a unique free-standing emergency room.
A well-regarded training site for rotating psychiatry residents and psychology trainees, opportunities also exist for expanded psychiatric clerkship and elective options for medical students enrolled in our Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, one of the newest and most progressive medical schools in the country; and for psychiatric nurse practitioner and physician assistant students from our Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. Interested and qualified candidates may initiate projects in and/or collaborate with Northwells Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience at its Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Zucker Hillside Hospital sites.
Through collaboration with Northwells Behavioral Health Service Line, the Lenox Hill Department of Psychiatry is able to interact with many innovative system-wide activities including emergency tele-psychiatry; a CMS-funded practice transformation network; Northwells health insurance company, CareConnect, and its care management/population health enterprise, Health Solutions; the behavioral health performance improvement coordinating group, pharmacy and therapeutics committee, and incident review committee; the digital behavioral health technology workgroup; collaborative care models; and an ambulatory provider network, IPA, and behavioral health group practice.
Interested candidates must have or be eligible for a NYS medical license; be ABPN board-certified in Psychiatry; possess consummate leadership skills, program development experience, financial acumen, and a strategic vision to help shape the future direction of a dynamic multi-faceted department; possess an academic portfolio in clinical service delivery, education, or research; be motivated to engage developing value-based payment methodologies and other health care reform initiatives; drive optimal quality, patient satisfaction, and staff engagement indices; and thoughtfully interact with both Lenox Hill and Northwell Health clinical and administrative leaders.
We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. Academic appointment with the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine is commensurate with credentials and experience.
For further information and to apply, please contact the Office of Physician Recruitment, Northwell Health:


Employer Profile

Northwell Health is New York States largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 550 outpatient practices. We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees 15,000+ nurses and nearly 3,400 physicians, including nearly 2,700 members of Northwell Health Physician Partners are working to change health care for the better. Were making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit

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