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Division Head of Psychiatry- Hartford

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY The Division Head of Psychiatry is responsible for the overall day to day management of a broad range of psychiatric clinical and educational activities, administrative and strategic efforts. This role will provide visionary and innovative leadership to guide the department into the next phase of growth and development while ensuring the delivery of superior clinical outcomes. The Division Head will oversee the promotion of the best mental health practice to guide decision-making, program and policy development, and development of resources to ensure that our patient population and families are receiving the best possible care to address psychiatric and behavioral health conditions. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES Leadership and Management Responsibilities (75 - 85% of time will be non-clinical) * Responsible for supervising and ensuring the quality, safety, patient/family experience and efficiency. * Coordinates development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care, treatment, and services within the Department. * Works in close partnership with nursing and administrative leadership to ensure optimal department operations, patient and family satisfaction, patient safety, quality of care, efficiency, and individual and collective staff performance. Leads efforts to build positive and collaborative relationships across the system. * Ensures that medical staff and other employees adhere to appropriate billing and coding procedures. * Participates as an active member in all appropriate Hospital administrative and clinical care committees as assigned. * Ensures that medical staff and other employees adhere to Hospital compliance. * Ensures coordination and integration of interdepartmental and intra-departmental services. * Monitor quality and safety data relevant to the department. * Monitor and respond to any reported safety events. * Facilitate team-based approach to quality and safety. * Maintain fiscal responsibility and financial growth. * Evaluate opportunities for growth and new care models within the service line. * Assist in building proformas for new opportunities. Clinical Responsibilities (15 -- 25% of time will be clinical) * Provide treatment services in any capacity including, but not limited to, assessment, medication management and disposition of psychiatric patients including making arrangements for hospitalization if needed. * Provide routine, intensive, complex and emergency intakes and extended evaluations for a variety of emotional, psychological, and behavioral disorders. This may occur in the ED, Ambulatory or C&L. * Ability to provide oversight and collaboration to advanced psychiatric nurse practitioners. * Follows and ensures agency policy/procedures, including all emergency procedures are adhered to. * Ensures patients are referred to appropriate programs and services as clinically appropriate and communicates need to nursing staff and Social Work to ensure referrals are completed. * Participates in and meets all ethical and agency standards regarding treatment and documentation practices, QA/QI procedures, utilization management, emergency procedures, and program and patient outcomes. * Engages the patient and family to develop treatment plans that address identified goals. * Documenting assessment findings, treatment recommendations and plan for continuing care in the clinical record. * Collaborate with physicians, clinicians, other agency providers, clinical support staff, administrative staff and community resources in meeting patient and family needs. * Provide health promotion, education and counseling for patient/families related to medication, diagnosis, health issues and coping strategies. * Provide supervision of resident and student cases with feedback given on interview techniques, assessments, treatment plan and documentation. * Perform other duties as assigned. * Academic appointments may be available with the University of Connecticut. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIRED * Master of Science degree in nursing with Connecticut licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse * Board certified/Board Eligible * Experience in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry preferred * CPI trained preferred Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford , Division Head of Psychiatry- Hartford, Healthcare , Hartford, Connecticut

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