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Regional Director, Child and Adolescent Emergency Psychiatry

Company: Westchester Medical Center
Location: Valhalla
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:
We are seeking to employ a Regional Director to plan, coordinate and deliver psychiatric care to children and adolescents in behavioral and emotional crisis presenting to the Emergency Medical Services of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York (WMC), Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York (Mid-Hudson), and HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley in Kingston, New York (HAHV) (collectively, Regional Hospitals). The Regional Hospitals are part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and the Regional Director will report to the Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in WMCHealth's Department of Psychiatry.
The Regional Director will provide psychiatric care directly to patients as a consulting physician to the Regional Hospitals' Emergency Services, and will also supervise and teach residents, fellows and medical students assigned to Emergency Psychiatry services. Due to the nature of Emergency Medical Services, the incumbent may be called on to work with patients who are both psychiatrically and medically complicated, and treatment will therefore require collaboration with multiple services including Pediatric Medicine, Trauma, Burn, Surgery and Oncology, among others. Psychiatric consultations may be in-person or via telehealth to any Regional Hospitals.
The Regional Director will be part of a multidisciplinary team including physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, licensed mental health counselors, nurses, and patient engagement specialists in multiple disciplines. Responsibilities will also include performance management, quality and process improvement as well as continuous collaboration with clinical leaders in WMCHealth's Maria Ferrari Children's Hospital and behavioral health leaders across the WMCHealth network.
In addition to duties as Regional Director, the incumbent may also be responsible, as scheduled and assigned, to provide Consultation Liaison Psychiatry services to children, adolescents and adults admitted for inpatient medical or surgical care. Conversely, the Regional Director will coordinate any care provided by Consultation Liaison Psychiatry services to child and adolescent patients in the Regional Hospitals' Emergency Services.
Applicants must have completed training in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and must be board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Must possess or be fully eligible for a New York State medical license.
The successful candidate should also have a track record of clinical accomplishments working with pediatric and other patients with serious and persistent mental illness, knowledge and skill working with substance use disorders, and an interest in advancing their knowledge and skills in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Substantive clinical and research experience in adolescent psychiatry strongly preferred.
Facility Info:
WMCHealth has been a leading provider of comprehensive behavioral health services for the Hudson Valley for more than 90 years. We offer a full spectrum of inpatient, outpatient, community, and emergency care for individuals and families. World-renowned medical services provided by WMC, Mid-Hudson, and HAHV, combined with strong clinical leadership from the Department of Psychiatry at New York Medical College, keep WMCHealth at the forefront of meeting the needs of those affected by mental illness and substance abuse.
The Regional Hospitals' Child and Adolescent Emergency Psychiatry service operates from the WMC campus in Valhalla from the hospital's Behavioral Health Center (BHC), which is a freestanding facility operating a 97-bed inpatient psychiatric program for children, adolescents and adults as well as comprehensive outpatient mental health services.
WMC Advanced Physician Services PC (APS) is a subsidiary professional corporation employing doctors and mid-level clinicians working in WMCHealth's hospital-based and community-based clinical programs including at the Regional Hospitals.
Community Information:
Westchester County features a diversity of urban, suburban and rural areas, and links the NYC metropolitan area with the Hudson Valley, a region surrounded by beautiful mountains and offering an abundance of outdoor activities for residents and visitors alike. Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer's market scene. The Hudson Valley also boasts excellent public and private schools with a vibrant higher education culture, as the home to several notable institutions such as Vassar College, Marist College, SUNY New Paltz, Bard College and the Culinary Institute of America, among others.
Benefits (minimum work hours apply):

  • Comprehensive benefits, including paid vacation time, CME, and malpractice insurance.

  • An academic appointment to New York Medical College, if appropriate.

  • Collaboration with and support of an integrated team of Behavioral Health professionals.

    About Us:
    WMCHealth is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.
    For more information about this opportunity, contact Jasmine Campos, Manager Advanced Clinical Recruitment by email at Jasmine.Campos@wmchealth.org

Keywords: Westchester Medical Center, Yonkers , Regional Director, Child and Adolescent Emergency Psychiatry, Executive , Valhalla, New York

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