Mount Sinai Careers

Director - Adolescent Health - Full Time - Days

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Director - 2393360


Roles & Responsibilities: 

 Purpose: The primary focus of the Director of Mental Health Services is maintaining high standards of clinical care within MSAHC’s mental health services on location and at satellite School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in accordance with established standards of care and regulations.


- Directs the delivery of youth and young adult-centric mental health clinical services across all practice settings for the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center.

- Leads the effort to develop, implement and maintain mental health care protocols. Consistent with established best practice standards and evidence-informed practices.

- Supervises and supports mental health clinical leadership staff.

- Monitors the quality and delivery of mental health care services through the implementation of various quality assurance mechanisms.

- Ensures psychiatric inpatient hospital(s) referrals are appropriately managed and triaged.

- Implements change to existing protocols and processes as identified through the MSAHC QI process, Monitoring, and Evaluation processes.

- Ensures the NYS Office of Mental Health Standards of Care and Article 28 and 31 regulations are adhered to in all aspects of clinical service delivery, reporting, incident review, and high-risk case management.

- Manages all mental health audits and responds to requests within timeframe provided by regulatory agencies.

- Ensures all corrective action plans and/or performance improvement plans are implemented and that lessons learned are disseminated throughout community of providers for improvement of clinical care.

- Completes the annual performance evaluation of direct reports and ensures the annual performance evaluation of each mental health provider is completed to ensure that clinical practices adhere to best practice standards in accordance with Mount Sinai Performance Appraisal and HR policies and practices.

- Oversee psychology and social work training programs making sure all supervision guidelines and scope of care guidelines are adhered to.

- Attends Incident Review Committee Meetings.

- Assists during clinical crises.

- Responsible for clinical care for small caseload.

- Review data Patient Satisfaction Surveys and formulate action plans from.


- Provide direction and focus on the implementation of new initiatives. - Ensures integration of the MSAHC model.

- Works collaboratively with MSAHC’s Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Team and with other faculty and staff to evaluate and disseminate practice-based outcomes.

- Works collaboratively with Director of Research and Evaluation, Medical Director and other faculty and staff in the provision of academic and training activities.

- Works collaboratively across the Mount Sinai Health System (i.e. Departments of Psychiatry and Social Work) to improve patient care.

- Utilizes electronic solutions and tools for administrative and clinical responsibilities.

- Works collaboratively with outside agencies (i.e. ACS) as needed.

- Works collaboratively with regulatory agencies (NYS Office of Mental Health, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC Dept. of Education) to ensure up to date information and adherence to all regulatory requirements.

- Other duties as assigned



 - Advanced graduate degree from an accredited university

- NYS license – LCSW or PhD/PsyD

- Eight to ten years of experience supervising multi-disciplinary (psychiatry, psychology, social work) mental health staff.

- Expertise with NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) regulations and Standards of Care for Article 31 clinics. Knowledge and experience with delivery of mental health care within Article 28 clinics a plus.

- Experience in building teams for the purpose of delivering excellence in clinical care

- Over 5 years of experience with treatment in substance use, trauma and working with vulnerable adolescents and young adults

- Expertise in at least one mental health evidence-based practice. Experience in the treatment of substance use a plus.

- Excellent team player

- Ability to work independently

- Experience in building systems of care for vulnerable populations

- Experience in pediatric primary care setting or other integrated health – mental health setting

- Comfortable with Microsoft office suite

- Experience with EPIC a plus

- Strong analytic, verbal communication and writing skills




Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 


Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


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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