Director Psychiatric Emergency Department Physician - Manhattan, NY

Job Description

The Mount Sinai Health System is seeking a Director for the Psychiatric Emergency Department at the Mount Sinai Hospital

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 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 System encompasses the clinical psychiatric services at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. This combined entity has over 350 inpatient beds and over 1.3 million ambulatory visits in 2019.  Our vision is to be the premier provider of behavioral health services through the development and delivery of evidence-based, integrated, and cost-effective models of care across populations with mental health/substance use disorders.

The Mount Sinai Psychiatric Emergency Department (PED) is a part of the Medical Emergency Department of Mount Sinai Hospital.

The Director of Psychiatric Emergency Department will oversee this service and will be responsible for all aspects of service delivery. This will include oversight of clinical care, regulatory compliance and quality improvement, fiscal performance, as well as educational content for all staff and trainees.

Job Responsibilities include:
  • Direct supervision of attending psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and psychiatric NP staff.
  • Overseeing the delivery of high quality, evidence-based care and directly working with leaders in the other areas of the department including both in-patient and ambulatory programs, as well as the Emergency Medicine Department. 
  •  Assuming an important role in Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness. 
  • Providing leadership in undergraduate medical education as well as residency training including active participation in the clinical and didactic teaching of medical students and residents
  • Incident review management and participation in departmental IR meetings as well as working on ongoing Collaborative Projects with OMH and DOH
  • Reviewing/revising guidelines for standards of care ensuring that the PED meets the DOH, CMS, Joint Commission and OMH standards and regulations.
The right candidate will find numerous opportunities for innovation and creative thinking. This is a mid-career position that reports to the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, and we are seeking a highly collaborative and incisive leader who can lead the service.  We provide opportunities for leadership/ teaching/learning with an ideal mix of academics and clinical service.

Qualified candidates will be board certified Psychiatrists, and should possess NYS license to practice medicine. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty appointment commensurate with experience. Previous psychiatric emergency department or psychosomatic medicine experience a plus. Positions available immediately.  

Our compensation plan gives consideration to your years of experience post-residency as well as specialty and sub specialty board certifications.

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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


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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