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Medical Director of Behavioral Health (Physician )

Location
Bronx, New York
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Sep 2022
Psychiatric-Mental Health opening in Bronx, New York.

Essen Health Care is seeking at Essen is seeking a full-time Medical Director of Psychiatry for its Behavioral Health Division.

The Medical Director of Behavioral Health will have the opportunity to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams at Essen. This position is responsible for supporting the Chief Behavioral Health Office and Chief Operating Officer. Essential Responsibilities will compromise of 20% Administrative and 80% Clinical.

REPORTS TO: Chief Behavioral Health Office and Chief Operating Officer

The selected candidate serves in this leadership role which offers opportunity for teaching and mentoring. All sites have strong participation with Essen Health home care coordination, with potential innovative pilot projects, but not limited to:

  • Develop and recommend to Policies and Procedures governing patient care in accordance with generally accepted standards of professional practice and review such on an annual basis.
  • Develop and recommend to the Policies and Procedures appointments to the Behavioral Health Staff, the assignment of their clinical privileges and reviews of such appointments.
  • Annually evaluate Psychiatrist and Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner
  • other health care professionals.
  • Responsible for the medical supervision of patients.
  • Chair and direct the activities of the Continuing Quality Assurance.
  • Attend and chair regular meetings with Department providers
  • Meet regularly with the Behavioral Health Manager and Chief Behavioral Health Officer.
  • Consult with the Medical Advisory Committee regarding the setting of clinical policies
  • Advise Essen Health Care operating staff and participates when necessary in the development of contact relationships with other health care delivery systems.
  • Participate in ongoing clinician in-service training
  • Formally and informally, participate in the training and professional education of staff and other health workers.
  • Evaluate patients with medical and psychiatric conditions.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans, including prescription of psychotropic medications.
  • Evaluate patients by interviewing patient, family, and other persons by conducting physical examinations; observing behaviors and reviewing medical history and related documents
  • Interpreting psychological test and ordering laboratory test and evaluating results.
  • Diagnose patient with correct psychological, emotional, or behavioral disorder.
  • Collaborate with patient s physicians and other medical staff in SNF to determine treatment
  • Develop treatment plans by determining nature and exent of cognitive, emotional, developmental, social, and behavior disorders and establishing treatment goals and methodologies.
  • Maintain interdisciplinary treatment by reviewing treatment plans and progress.
  • Assure quality and safe service for patients and staff by enforcing policies, procedures, standard, rules, Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations requirements, and legal regulations.
  • Participate in Utilization reviews and remaining available for emergency consultations. • Analyze the best medications or therapy treatment to help patient maximize quality of life.
  • Maintain historical records by documenting symptom, medications, and treatment events in patient records.
  • Counsel patient and listen to their reactions to treatment

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Board Certification/ Eligible by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
  • Local/state regulations and certifications, Continuing Medical Education (CME), and Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations requirements must be met.
  • Four-year psychiatry residency.
  • Participation in further medical education and professional organization memberships are preferred.
  • Founded in 1999, Essen provides care in all five boroughs of New York City, with a primary focus in the Bronx. Staffed by over 300 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced clinicians, Essen Health Care is one of the largest, most comprehensive private medical groups in New York City. Essen maintains a Clinical Information Services team that maintains our enterprise-wide electronic medical record system, data repository, clinical analytics and population health capabilities. Our Community Services teams creates and sustains relationship with community organizations and agencies and health plans.
  • Essen is dedicated to ensuring the quality of care for all patients and has been designated Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Essen has won awards for its patient care innovations and recently launched Intention Health Ventures to develop and commercialize our technology innovations.

Essen Health Care is a growing community healthcare network provides high quality, compassionate, and accessible medical care to some of the most vulnerable and under-served residents of New York State. Guided by a population health model of care, Essen has five integrated clinical divisions offering services in primary & specialty offices, urgent care centers, and nursing homes, as well as house calls for home bound patients; all clinical services are also offered via telehealth. Our Care Management division supports patient-centered care through care coordination, complex care management and helping address health-related social needs.

Founded in 1999, Essen provides care in all five boroughs of New York City, with a primary focus in the Bronx. Staffed by over 300 primary and specialty care physicians and advanced clinicians, Essen Health Care is one of the largest, most comprehensive private medical groups in New York City. Essen maintains a Clinical Information Services team that maintains our enterprise-wide electronic medical record system, data repository, clinical analytics and population health capabilities. Our Community Services teams creates and sustains relationship with community organizations and agencies and health plans.

Essen is dedicated to ensuring the quality of care for all patients and has been designated Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Essen has won awards for its patient care innovations and recently launched Intention Health Ventures to develop and commercialize our technology innovations.

Essen Health care is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically diverse population.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 701605559-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Essen Health Care
  • Location: Bronx, New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent