The Mount Sinai Health System is currently seeking a part-time (24 hours/week) Attending Physician for the Department of Psychiatry to join the REACH Program at the Internal Medicine Associates.
This is an outpatient position as part of a multidisciplinary team treating patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. The practice is located on the upper east side of Manhattan and serves a diverse community. Mount Sinai has long been a champion of treating underserved and vulnerable populations and has a commitment to provide stigma-free treatment of persons suffering from addictions. This is an opportunity to work in an outpatient medical setting with a multidisciplinary team providing integrated care to a vulnerable patient population.
The Respectful & Equitable Access to Comprehensive Healthcare (REACH) Program offers primary care services to patients who use alcohol and/or drugs or who are in recovery from addiction. Using a harm reduction model, REACH offers overdose prevention services, access to buprenorphine and other medicines to treat substance use disorders, as well as comprehensive primary care that integrates behavioral health (psychiatry, psychology, and social work). The REACH program further offers care coordination support from patient navigators and patient support groups. The REACH Program began as an outreach, testing and treatment program for patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection and continues to offer these services as well within the primary care and outreach settings. In addition to this psychiatrist position, the REACH team consists of 20 additional team members (6 physicians, 1 NP, 2 RNs, 2 social workers, 1 clinical psychologist, 5 patient navigators, 1 program manager, 1 data manager, 1 community health care worker).
The psychiatrist will see patients at 5 REACH clinic sessions where he/she will provide psychiatric evaluation, crisis intervention, short-term counseling, medication management, and referrals for long-term treatment. He/she will have the opportunity to participate in research initiatives to improve understanding and care of this vulnerable and diverse population of patients. Responsibilities include tracking all referrals and follow-up with patients and referral contacts, documentation in the medical record, coordination of care with the medical staff and patient navigators, and participation in weekly case conferencing.
The position involves using your skills as a psychiatrist, addictionologist, teacher, and interdisciplinary team member. For those interested in research, there are many opportunities and mentorship available. Teaching responsibilities are encouraged, but not required. Competitive salary and benefits offered.
• Outpatient Psychiatrist with experience in Addiction Subspecialty Certification/Boards preferred but not required
• Serve a diverse population
• Minimum 75% of your clinical work will be with patients suffering from Substance Use Disorders, many with active substance use
• EMR system: EPIC
• Teaching and research are encouraged, but not required
• Competitive salary and benefits offered including productivity bonuses, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, and malpractice coverage
• Function as part of multidisciplinary team providing integrated care
• Medical Degree from an Accredited University
• New York Medical License
• Board Certified in Psychiatry
• Committed to Mount Sinai and the communities we serve
• Excellent communication and organizational abilities
• Commitment to a harm-reduction approach to the treatment of substance use disorders
• Willingness to provide psychiatric care to persons currently using illicit substances
• A strong work ethic and desire to participate in a team-oriented, performance-driven Health System
Job Share Opportunity:
This 3-day per week position may be functionally paired with a separate 2-day per week position offered by The Fortune Society (Medical Director/Addiction Psychiatrist), yielding an effective full-time position. Candidates may be employed in this role as a stand-alone position, however.
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system encompassing seven hospital campuses, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation.
The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 10 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties in the 2017-2018 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
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Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System