Mount Sinai Health Partners seeks a Director of Behavioral Health Population Management to join the Clinical Operations team!

Job Description


Mount Sinai is one of the largest U.S. health systems with a strong reputation for quality of care and research.  We have ~40,000 employees working together to provide billions of dollars in high-quality care each year for millions of patients.

We are accelerating a transition to a business model focused on population health management – our goal is to keep entire communities healthy and out of the hospital.  Mount Sinai Health Partners (MSHP) is the team driving this transformation within Mount Sinai.  The team includes 400+ employees with clinical, contracting, finance, IT, analytics, operations, and product development expertise. 
MSHP is a fast growing business unit within Mount Sinai and is looking for team members who:

Are comfortable “playing up” and “playing down” as needed to accomplish business objectives
Work productively amidst ambiguity
Thrive in fast-paced  work environments
Seek to improve the status quo 

The Clinical Operations Team within MSHP drives the implementation and ongoing improvement of clinical initiatives that enable Mount Sinai to deliver better value to its patients, its providers, its customers (i.e., plan sponsors and payers), and its partners. At Mount Sinai, value is defined broadly and encompasses improved health outcomes, more efficient operations, better patient experience, more joyful care team environment, and improved financial performance. 

Role Summary:

MSHP seeks a Director of Behavioral Health Population Management to join the Clinical Operations team and reports dually to the Chief Medical Officer of Population Health and the Mount Sinai Health System Vice President and Chief of Strategy of Behavioral Health. Working with the COLT team and the Behavioral Health service line, the Director will oversee operational, administrative, clinical, and financial areas of population health clinical operations, specific to the management of behavioral health conditions across the system.  The overarching goal is to further the mission of System transformation towards value-based care through integration of disparate programs and care models across the System.  The Director will identify, develop, implement, and evaluate behavioral health strategic initiatives to promote the integrated delivery of high-quality care of people with behavioral health conditions regardless of treatment setting.  S/he will develop new modalities of assessment and treatment of behavioral health conditions outside of traditional behavioral health settings; and lead practice change in both behavioral health and non-behavioral health settings.  These initiatives will include but will not be limited to: 1) expanding depth and breadth of integrated behavioral health services in primary care and specialty care: 2) telepsychiatry; 3) developing and implementing formal partnerships with community-based organizations/BH IPA’s ; 4) leading current and developing new behavioral health value-based payment pilots/programs (such as HARP); 5) identifying new sub-populations and helping to develop multi-payer strategies to manage behavioral health conditions.  The core stakeholders are providers outside of traditional behavioral health care settings, and behavioral health providers outside of the Mount Sinai Health System, in addition to behavioral health providers within MSHS.  

This role will be primarily administrative, but the successful candidate will be expected to provide approximately 10-20% direct clinical care within a behavioral health program.  


Collaborate with primary care, specialty care and behavioral health leadership to promote and further the System’s transformation strategy towards value- based care across employed and voluntary ambulatory practices.  Specifically, this role is responsible for innovation and implementation of operational clinical improvements at identified sites.  You will partner on system-wide projects related to practice transformation related to the care of people with behavioral health conditions, and will oversee the creation of individual solutions (e.g. workflows/tools/resources) the System may utilize for practice improvement at scale 
Evaluate, develop plans and operational workflows, and facilitate implementation of projects/pilots/programs designed to better manage the overall health of people with behavioral health conditions
Serve as primary representative and liaison with external behavioral health providers/entities for discussion and development of new pilots/programs
Coordinate across MSHP and system programs to advance behavioral health disease management, care management, physician education related to the management of behavioral health conditions to achieve population health goals. 
Encourage practice-level collaboration via mechanisms of knowledge transfer for practice staff and trainees. 
Serve as an active member of the MSHP Clinical Operations Leadership Team (COLT).
Participate in workgroup and Board subcommittee meetings of Clinical Integration Oversight, Utilization Management and Quality Improvement, and ad hoc participation as appropriate for other workgroups. 
Engage in regular communication with internal and external partners (i.e. MSHP leadership, Hospital, School and System leadership, Health Plan representatives, and Corporate partners). 
Utilize leadership, problem solving, and decision-making skills to facilitate and encourage participation of clinical team members to meet objectives in congruence with approved standards and guidelines. 
Be knowledgeable in all phases of a project management and process improvement life cycles. 
Collaborate with other departments, including Compliance, Contracting, Marketing, Finance, and all clinical departments, as needed. 
Inspireand foster an environment of cooperation between different departments and co-workers. 

These duties may be modified from time to time by the Chief Medical Officer for Population Health and/or the Vice President of Behavioral Health based on institutional needs. 


Education and Experience Requirement
MD or DO degree, Psychiatry residency trained, board certified strongly preferred.  PhD’s/PsyD’s with clinical administrative leadership experience in hospital-based services also eligible.  
At least 5 years of direct clinical care experience strongly preferred
Experience as a medical director, quality director, clinical director, or similar role with responsibility for the creation, operation, and oversight of quality and efficiency programs, strongly preferred
Experience in clinical transformation: developing and implementing quality programs, care pathways, clinical guidelines and best clinical and operational practices in behavioral health

Additional Key Skills and Attributes
Superior work ethic and persistence to achieve challenging goals
Strong skills to motivate and influence behavior
Flexible team player – able to collaborate well with diverse set of team members. Participate and promote clinical and interdisciplinary team member collaboration to common goals.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Organized and accountable– meticulous and detail-oriented; consistently meets timelines and objectives.

About the Mount Sinai Health System:
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, 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 Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five 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 and the South Nassau Communities Hospital is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau 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.

Please specify Job Title of interest and send CV with Cover Letter to:
Alex Cano
Executive Director Physician Recruitment
Mount Sinai Health System
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