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Psychiatrist - Inpatient Unit Chief

Company: Physician Affiliate Group of New York
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary 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 in New York City. PAGNY people do more than diagnose and treat; we uplift the spirits and dignity of patients because we love what we do, and it shows. PAGNY is committed to recruiting and retaining productive and enthusiastic physicians and promotes our health professionals' wellness.
PAGNY is comprised of over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States. - Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City. - -
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, located in the Bronx, accommodates more than 325,000 outpatient visits, more than 100,000 emergency room visits and more than 20,000 inpatient admissions annually. The hospital is renowned for The Trauma Center, staffed to treat any traumatic injury or illness, the fully accredited Breast Health Center, and The Burn Center, with more than 40 years of work in burn care. The hospital also serves patients of many other needs. -The hospital maintains an academic affiliation with Albert Einstein Medical College of Yeshiva University.
The Unit Chief collaborates with a robust interdisciplinary treatment team, including nurses, psychologists, clinical pharmacists, social workers, licensed creative arts therapists, and peer counselors to oversee daily operations of an Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit.

Oversee Unit Clinical Structure

  • Establish and oversee interdisciplinary teams and team meetings
  • Ensure that community meetings and other therapeutic groups take place as scheduled
  • Participate in Behavioral Codes on the unit, providing leadership to the staff and patient community
  • Participate in Medical Codes on the unit until the Code Team arrives
    Provide Direct Patient Care
  • Provide direct care for a case load of patients on the unit, including appropriate and timely documentation
    Monitor Patient Care
  • Work with all teams on the unit to monitor length of stay and appropriate dispositions, particularly ensuring that:
  • Patients who are refusing medications are taken to court promptly
  • Patients who have reached their 18th day are referred for state hospitalization for continuing treatment
  • Patients who would benefit from AOT are referred promptly
  • Other potential barriers to discharge are identified and solved for
  • Work with the medical-consultation team ensure that medical problems are properly identified and managed
  • Ensure that legal statuses are up to date and accurate
  • Provide clinical consultation to teams on your unit
  • Assist and supervise unit psychiatrists and nurse practitioners as needed
  • Monitor the need for psychiatrist assessments and other components of applications of aftercare, in such applications for appropriate housing, residential placements and state referrals
  • Participates and conducts inter-disciplinary case discussions (tier reviews) of complex cases as per policy
    Chart Completion
  • Monitor medical records for timely completion and clinical accuracy
    Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance and Risk Management
  • Participate in Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance activities, including chart reviews. Educates unit 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
  • Monitor the use of emergency procedures including: restraints, manual holds, and emergency IM medications
  • In partnership with the Medical Director of Acute Inpatient Services, ensure that there is adequate psychiatric coverage on the unit at all times, including staff vacations
    Regulatory Activities
  • Assist in the preparation for surveys
  • Maintain awareness of the standards for certification by the various regulatory agencies including NY Office of Mental Health and The Joint Commission
    Utilization management
  • Work with the UM department to conduct MD to MD reviews and participate in any appeals to ensure authorization of inpatient stays
  • Maintains focus on key strategic priorities including patient experience, access to care, increased market share, and improving financial stability

  • Must be board eligible or board certified in Adult Psychiatry -
  • M.D. or D.O. from an accredited school of medicine -
  • Completed residency training in an accredited -program within Psychiatry
  • License to practice medicine in the State of New York -
  • At least two years of experience in leadership roles
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required prior to hire

    Benefits include:

    • 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

      Salary: $260,000
      For more information please email Joe Mastov, Physician Recruiter to -

      Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Keywords: Physician Affiliate Group of New York, Mount Vernon , Psychiatrist - Inpatient Unit Chief, Healthcare , Bronx, New York

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