Psychiatrist Unit Chief Acute Inpatient Services, Pediatrics Division Behavioral Health Services NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County * Brooklyn, NY
Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multidisciplinary groups in the country whose main purpose is to nurture and embolden the healthcare providers who take care of the most fragile and vulnerable patients throughout New York City. Comprised of over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals, we partner with NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States, to provide services that do more than just diagnose and treat; we uplift the spirits and dignity of patients because we love what we do, and it shows.
NYC Health + Hospitals/KingsCounty, located in the heart of Brooklyn, accommodates more than 518,076 outpatient visits, more than 141,328 emergency room visits, and with 627 beds, more than 25,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital maintains a strong academic affiliation with SUNY Downstate Medical Center in order to maintain its high standards of healthcare delivery. Kings County is located in the East Flatbush/Prospect-Lefferts section of Brooklyn, close to the 2 and 5 subway lines. Our patients are diverse, with the majority being afro-Caribbean. Most of our patients are native English speakers. Knowledge of French/Haitian Creole is helpful, but not required.
Serving as administrative and clinical lead of the assigned inpatient unit.
Overseeing all aspects of patient care on the unit.
Working with interdisciplinary teams to ensure safety and quality on the inpatient unit.
Establishing and overseeing interdisciplinary teams and team meetings.
Ensuring that community meetings and other therapeutic groups take place as scheduled.
Participating in Behavioral Codes on the unit, providing leadership to the staff and patient community.
Participating in Medical Codes on the unit until the Code Team arrives.
Providing direct care for a specific number of patients on the unit, including appropriate and timely documentation.
Working with all teams to monitor length of stay particularly ensuring that patients who are refusing medications are taken to court promptly, and patients who have reached their 18th day are referred for state hospitalization for continuing treatment.
Identify patients who would benefit from AOT and work with their team to ensure that the application is completed.
Working with the medical consultation team to ensure that medical problems are properly managed.
Ensuring that legal statuses are up to date and accurate.
Providing clinical consultation to other teams (when present) on your unit.
Providing assistance to other psychiatrists (when present), as needed.
Monitoring the need for psychiatrist assessments and other components of applications of aftercare, in such applications for appropriate housing, residential placements and state referrals.
Participating and conducting tier reviews as per policy.
Monitoring chart for completion and clinical accuracy.
Arranging a mechanism to ensure the timely completion of the chart.
Participating in Performance, Quality Assurance, and Clinical pertinence activities including chart review and educate inpatient staff members on performance improvement, Quality Assurance activities, indicators, etc., and be able to help the unit improve if their performance is below the mean for the service.
In collaboration with risk management, reviews major incidents on the inpatient unit.
Monitoring the use of emergency procedures including: Restraints, Manual holds, IM’s.
Ensuring there is adequate psychiatry coverage on the unit at all times including staff vacations.
Assisting in preparation for surveys.
Maintaining awareness of the standards for certifications by the various regulatory agencies.
Working with the UM department to conduct MD to MD reviews and participate in any appeals to ensure authorization of inpatient stay.
Maintaining focus on key strategic priorities including patient experience, access to care, increased market share, and improving financial stability.
Board Certified or Board Eligible in Psychiatry.
MD or DO from an accredited school of Medicine.
Completion of residency training in an accredited program in psychiatry.
NYS Medical License.
Competitive compensation package.
10% 401K company contribution after one year of service.
Choice of a three-tiered nearly FREE medical plan.
Excellent dental insurance including orthodontics coverage.
Generous paid time off program.
CME days and dollars.
Eligibility for loan forgiveness through the National Student Debt Forgiveness Center.
Visa candidates are considered.
Medical Malpractice policy coverage.
For immediate confidential consideration, please email your CV to: Jaquelyn Morales – Physician Recruiter, at: Moralesj@pagny.org, or apply online at: