Chief of Psychiatry - Cooley Dickinson Hospital- Northampton, MA

Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Massachusetts is seeking an experienced clinical leader to serve as our next Chief of Psychiatry. The Chief of Psychiatry will work in collaboration with the leadership team and provide oversight of the inpatient behavioral health programs at Cooley Dickinson. The incumbent will also be responsible for creating and implementing processes, staff oversight, provider recruitment, student education and establishing relationships with hospital leaders and services lines. Our ideal physician leader will be BE/BC in psychiatry and actively licensed in Massachusetts. They should possess expertise in the aims, concepts, and services of local community mental and behavioral health programs, the principles of the various adult mental health disciplines and clinical care, as well as state and federal mandates for behavioral health services.

This position will oversee a treatment team with two other inpatient psychiatrists as well as per diem physicians and advanced practitioners responsible for a DMH licensed unit census of 22 adult patients. Our emergency department has a designated care area for psychiatric crises which accounts for roughly 10 % of people who visit our ED each day. There is an additional stipend for on call coverage, with a maximum call of 1 week in 6. Competitive compensation, complemented by a full benefits package, is offered with this position.

About the area:
Northampton, a dynamic arts and five-college community in western Massachusetts, has been named one of the best U.S. destinations for restaurants, theater, galleries, and overall quality of life by Leisure Magazine and other travel writers. It features a vibrant arts and culture scene, great educational opportunities for all ages, and a location convenient to all rural and major metropolitan areas throughout New England including three major cities: Hartford (45 miles), Boston (100 miles), and New York City (150 miles).

About the organization:
The Cooley Dickinson Health Care system, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and member of Mass General Brigham, has a medical staff of approximately 500 active members (physicians and advanced practice clinicians). The system is comprised of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Medical Group, as well as a VNA and Hospice. We pride ourselves on being a progressive, empowering employer, and a place for everyone. We are driven by our responsibility to create a culture of continuous improvement and be an all-inclusive health care provider, employer, and leader in our community.

The system’s 140-bed hospital annually admits 8600 patients, treats 34,000 emergency patients, and delivers approximately 600 babies. The Cooley Dickinson Medical Group (CDMG), the fastest-growing part of the system, consists of approximately 74 physicians and 37 advanced practice clinicians who provide care at 11 locations. The VNA & Hospice averages 56,500 home care visits and serves an average of 400 hospice patients per year. Since 1885, the Cooley Dickinson Health Care system has successfully employed the brightest, most dedicated clinicians in medicine.

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It is the policy of Cooley Dickinson Health Care to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cooley Dickinson Health Care will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.