Chief of Psychiatry

Location: Brockton, MA
Date Posted: 04-09-2018
We have a wonderful opportunity for an established Psychiatrist with leadership experience to lead a group of 4 Psychiatrist and a Nurse Practitioner in an acute care general hospital just 40 minutes from Boston. This is a 22-bed active adult inpatient unit in a general hospital, the average LOS is 6.9 days.

We are looking for an innovator to provide leadership for the department, demonstrate a high level of initiative and independence in carrying out the administrative and patient care functions. Establish, implement, and update administrative and clinical goals, policies, and procedures. Manage the consultation to medical surgical and ED patients, evaluation of management, coordination with consultation/triage an inpatient teams. Consult with attending medical physicians and specialists as needed in development of timely treatment and discharge planning. Shared weeknight call is 1:5, and currently weekends/onsite are optional and paid separately. 

 This is a clinical leader role, a percentage of the physician's time, 50-60%, will be devoted to patient care.

  • Experienced in strategic planning and clinical program development.5+ years of Clinical Psychiatry experience
  • Current MA License, or eligible to attain full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in MA.
  • Previous experience as a Division Chair or equivalent leadership position. 
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry or Board Eligible.

Signature Healthcare is multi-specialty, not for profit hospital and physician group comprised of Brockton Hospital and Signature Medical Group, which is made up of more than 150 physicians practicing in 18 ambulatory locations. Signature Medical Group acts as a patient’s medical home, working with them to coordinate all their healthcare needs, as well as provide access to evidence based patient care and education and self management support. We are one of the only not-for-profit community based healthcare delivery systems in Southeastern MA providing the full range of high quality primary care, specialty care, hospital care and related ancillary services on a coordinated basis delivered at a low cost. We are an affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Signature Healthcare is continuously recognized for the quality care patients experience when visiting with our doctors and nurses. Some of our most recent awards include being named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, receiving a national hospital safety score “A” rating as well as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, being noted as a Top Hospital by US News & World Report, as well as winning a Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Breast Centers. 
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