Mount Sinai Beth Israel Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seeks a Medical Director of Quality and Performance Improvement!

Job Description

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seeks a Medical Director of Quality and Performance Improvement!

The Icahn School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry is a vibrant community of clinicians, researchers, educators, and trainees committed to discovering the causes of, and better treatments for, mental illness and substance use disorders. We are ranked #6 nationally in NIH funding, and listed as one of the top regional hospital departments by U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Behavioral Health service line encompasses the clinical behavioral health services at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Queens.  We have over 350 inpatient behavioral health beds and 4 psychiatric emergency locations (CPEP/Psych ED), and had over 1 million ambulatory behavioral health visits in 2018.  

Mount Sinai Beth Israel is seeking a Medical Director of Quality and Performance Improvement.  This newly created role will oversee all safety, quality and performance improvement activities in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.  S/he will coordinate, standardize, and organize the creation and refinement of all clinical safety and quality policies, procedures and initiatives.  This includes but is not limited to clinical policies, incident reporting and review, and performance improvement initiatives.  S/he will promote a culture of transparency and accountability through the reinforcement of patient safety and quality throughout the department.  The Medical Director will also ensure a robust process for compliance with all regulatory requirements and institutional policies and procedures regarding Safety and Quality.  The role will also have a major focus on data analysis to drive clinical best practices, and to help measure and evaluate the performance of new programs and initiatives. S/he will develop processes and workflows, and establish best practices to ensure that all services are measuring and achieving quality measures required by CMS, OMH, OASAS, as well as HEDIS/NQF and other value-based care metrics.  The overarching goals are to create an overall culture emphasizing value and importance of safety, quality, and performance improvement in the Department, and to ensure that the new Mount Sinai Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center will provide the most advanced, highest quality care to ensure success in our highly regulated field and for success in a value-based care system.

Qualifications:
NYS license to practice medicine and Board Certification in Psychiatry required.
At least 3 years of direct clinical care experience, and at least 2 years of administrative responsibility for safety and quality activities in psychiatry required.
Strong understanding of federal (CMS), national (Joint Commission), local (NYS OMH and OASAS) strongly preferred.
Understanding of value-based care principles preferred.
Demonstrated history of effective oversight of programs to achieve clinical performance metrics required.
Excellent clinical knowledge and communication skills required.
Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy required.
Must be highly collaborative, flexible and clearly demonstrate history of being able to engage diverse stakeholders into action
A strong work ethic and desire to participate in and grow a team-oriented, performance-driven department
Qualifications for Assistant Professor or higher level required.



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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