Stony Brook University Director for Hospital Psychiatric Services in Stony Brook, New York

Director for Hospital Psychiatric Services

Description

Position Summary

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County.

With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only quaternary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center,and is home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute.

The Department of Psychiatry includes robust clinical, education and research programs, and includes Long Island’s only State Designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, the Center for Excellence in Alzheimer’s Disease, one of only two inpatient child psychiatry units in Long Island, robust divisions in Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry, Inpatient Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, and rapidly growing regional programs in Geriatric Psychiatry, and Substance Use Disorders. The Department includes internationally renowned leadership in neuroimaging and in schizophrenia research, a robust and rapidly expanding residency training program, and recognized excellence in medical student education in psychiatry.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Director for Hospital Psychiatric Services will oversee all inpatient and emergency psychiatric services at Stony Brook University and network affiliate community hospitals. This currently includes a 30 bed adult inpatient acute psychiatry unit; 10 bed child inpatient acute psychiatry unit; Suffolk County’s only Comprehensive Psychiatry Emergency Program (CPEP) for children and adults, which includes six extended observation beds and an anticipated mobile crisis team; and a 23 bed inpatient acute unit at our emerging community based hospital.

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Develop policies and practices to optimize operational efficiency across all settings, with a focus on improving access to care, including utilization of beds, wait times, discharge times, length of stay, and efficient flow between units.

  • Implement across all inpatient settings standardized best practices and treatment protocols for prevention and response to violence, management of treatment refractory psychosis and other severe psychiatric illness, and prevention of post-discharge suicide attempts.

  • Newly establish and oversee tele-mental health capabilities across the network to provide emergency psychiatric assessment at all of our community hospitals and affiliate sites.

  • Develop and provide administrative oversight and leadership to an anticipated Mobile Crisis Team to serve all of Suffolk County.

  • Interface closely with Stony Brook leads for Regulatory Affairs, Risk Management, Psychiatry, and Nursing, to ensure adherence across our system to all safety and quality related procedures, stemming from all plans of corrective action.

  • Work closely with the institutional neurosciences lead for continuous quality improvement, to ensure high performance on all required quality and patient satisfaction measures.

  • Provide direct administrative supervision for the medical directors on all units.

  • Supervise mental health counselors across all settings.

  • Interface closely with leads from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Long Island Field Office, OMH psychiatric facilities, and community hospitals, in addressing regional challenges around bed capacity and access to inpatient care including policy development and goal setting.

  • Partner closely with the Associate Director for Psychiatric Nursing, Director of Psychiatric Social Work, Associate Director for Operations in Neurosciences, and under the supervision of the Psychiatry Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs, in achieving the above goals.

  • This position is part of the Hospital Executive Staff group. The incumbent will have direct influence in formulating policy, determining objectives and means of achieving those objectives.

Required Qualifications: MD/DO degree. Board Certification or Eligibility in Psychiatry. Eligibility for New York State licensure. Clinical experience in Inpatient Psychiatry.

Preferred Qualifications: Track record of administrative leadership in acute psychiatric services.

Special Notes: Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

All Hospital positions are subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary. This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

This function/position has been designated as “essential.” This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov

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The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700 . IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350 . IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police

Job Field: Professional Clinical

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Official Job Title: TH Associate Administrator

Department/Hiring Area: Hospital Psychiatric Services

Stony Brook University Hospital

Schedule: Full-time

Pass Days: Day Shift

Posting Start Date: May 22, 2018

Posting End Date: Jul 23, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Salary: Commesurate with experience

Salary Grade: MP3

Req ID: 1801504