Position: Division Head, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP), with opportunity to also hold the position of CAP Fellowship Program Director and Medical Director of the Child Psychiatry Inpatient and Crisis Stabilization Units, Albany Medical Center Department of Psychiatry or recruit to fill these additional roles
Academic Rank: Associate Professor or above – Albany Medical College
Reports to: Chair of Psychiatry (Division Head, Medical Director) and the Vice Chair for Education (Fellowship)
Position Description: The Division Head will lead the Department of Psychiatry’s child program and will work with the Department Chair to shape the configuration of service and consultation pathways for children, adolescents and their families within Albany Medical Health System, which includes an inpatient unit now under development at AMCH, plans for crisis stabilization and/or day treatment space, oversight of faculty child psychiatrists and psychologists and other practitioners on the department’s child psychiatry team, including developing options for expansion of child outpatient services in both the faculty practice and training clinic.
The Division Head will additionally have the opportunity to serve (or supervise a recruitment) as the CAP Fellowship Program Director and Director of the Child Inpatient and Crisis Stabilization Units and will spearhead innovative contributions to the provision of child mental health care in the Capital Region, joining with community partners, and other regional and state initiatives, including Project Teach. The Division Head will work with both the Department Chair and the Chair of Pediatrics to implement, revise and participate in collaborative partnerships and integrative care models within the AMC Department of Pediatrics including the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, as well as the inpatient, emergency and outpatient settings.
Preferred qualifications (required at time of application)
Strong clinical background with demonstrated professional achievements in child psychiatry
Previous experience in clinical and/or academic leadership, administration, and medical education, particularly graduate medical education
Experience conducting and presenting original research
Medical degree from an accredited medical school and completion of an approved psychiatric residency and CAP fellowship
Current DEA registration
Board certification in both general adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, unrestricted eligibility for medical licensure in New York state
Excellent knowledge of child psychiatric illnesses and treatment
Experience with crisis assessment/intervention tools and techniques
Strong working knowledge of general psychiatric principles and practices
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proficiency with an electronic health record system
Personal motivation and self-direction to function independently and within multidisciplinary teams necessary to achieve the goals and vision of the position
Role and Expectations
Supervision of CAP faculty and staff
Program development and recruitment
Attendance at departmental and health system meetings as designated by the Department Chair
Oversight (with the Vice Chair for Education) of the CAP Fellowship Program
Oversight of the Child Inpatient Unit and the Child Consult Service
Participation in clinical care and supervision of clinical care
Development and oversight of education in child psychiatry (with the Vice chair for Education) in the CAP Fellowship Program, the AMC Psychiatry Clerkship and in the General Adult Residency Program
Participation in teaching and supervision of fellows and residents
Medical Director, Child Inpatient and Crisis Stabilization Units:
Serve in this role or supervise and recruit the Medical Director
Supervise faculty and resident physicians, clinical psychologists, mid-level practitioners, medical students and other staff/team members on the Child Inpatient and Crisis Stabilization Units
Participate in and direct staff and program development, team meetings and quality improvement initiatives
Establish linkages with community referral entities and academic and clinical departments within Albany Medical Health System, with the goal of improving and expanding the scope of the unit’s multidisciplinary services, care delivery and successful disposition planning
Establish positive relationships with the local medical community
With the Nursing Supervisor, participate in preparing reports for the Medical Staff Executive Committee, Division Head and/or Department Chair, including quality assurance activities/reports as necessary
Assess and screen patients for admission, conduct/perform psychiatric evaluations, including interviews, medical histories, physical exams, observations, utilize psychological testing and other measures and provide direct and indirect supervision of these clinical activities when conducted by residents and fellows
Analyze data, provide diagnoses, develop and oversee multidisciplinary treatment plans and make adjustments as needed
Prescribe, administer and direct diagnosis-specific pharmacotherapy, neuromodulation and psychotherapies when indicated and monitor patients to determine efficacy and potential side effects of treatments and provide direct and indirect supervision of these clinical activities when conducted by residents and fellows
Complete all necessary clinical documentation in an accurate and timely manner
Participate in afterhours coverage of the unit as necessary, in conjunction with trainees in the CAP Fellowship and Adult Residency Programs
Program Director, CAP Fellowship:
Serve in this role or supervise and recruit the Director
Administrative oversight of the program including all rotations, placements, supervision, patient care assignments and educational activities for all fellows
Attend monthly GME meetings and other scheduled GME activities
Regular evaluation of fellows, faculty, and the program, including participation in AMC’s GME Annual Program Evaluation peer review process
Recruitment, selection, promotion, and disciplinary interventions including remediation and dismissal in compliance with AMC’s GMEC guidelines
Monitoring of fellows’ duty hours, competence, and compliance with all regulations and standards and in accordance with the ACGME milestones for child and adolescent psychiatry
Monitor and improve the fellows’ work environments when necessary
With the support of the fellowship coordinator, manage all letters of agreement with affiliate sites, including sustaining adequate quality within these sites and develop goals and objects for all educational and clinical activities
Ensure continued program accreditation and compliance with all institutional, NYS and ACGME requirements
Provision of clinical services and participation in direct or indirect supervision of fellows in all settings as needed
Please send inquiries and a C.V. to:
Valerie D’Aloia Manager of Physician Recruitment Albany Med Faculty Physicians (518) 262-1333 email@example.com
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