Director for Hospital Psychiatric Services - 1801504
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.
All patient care services are delivered in trauma informed care environment. Prevention and Management of Crisis Situations (PMCS) training is mandatory for all faculty, staff and trainees dealing with patients. The candidate will need to comport with these principles.
Facilitating research protocols across all units.
MD/DO; Board Certification or Eligibility in Psychiatry;
Eligibility for New York State licensure;
Clinical experience in Inpatient Psychiatry;
An experienced leader and clinician with the ability to collaborate across disciplines in a similar environment/level of acuity;
Demonstrated success applying evidence-based medicine in a data-driven, metrics-oriented organization;
Senior level administrative expertise that has included and operational planning, preparation of budgets, effective management of resources within a budget, personnel organization and management, and recruitment;
Creates an environment that promotes and fosters governance and values transparency;
A quick study who can demonstrate flexibility while maintaining focus on the ultimate vision and goals in a complex, rapidly evolving environment;
Achieves far-reaching results through relationship building and effective influencing skills – does not rely totally on direct authority to achieve results;
Works well in a team environment and has a track record of developing effective and trusted relationships at all levels of the organization;
The ability to create a high-energy, results-oriented work environment that encourages colleagues and employees to value each other's contributions.
Preferred Qualifications: Track record of administrative leadership in acute psychiatric services.
Procedure for Candidacy
Please DO NOT click the
Internal Number: 1801504
About Stony Brook University
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.