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Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Behavioral Health Service Line

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Wilmington, DE
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Full time
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

The Chair of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Behavioral Health Service Line will report to the CMO Christiana Care Health System (CCHS). He/She is responsible for the leadership of the Department and Service Lines team, including 12 psychiatrists and its clinical activities. The Chair will develop a solid department infrastructure and ensure the incorporation of best practices, policies and procedures that integrate behavioral health. He/She will partner with the Corporate Director for Behavioral Health and the SVP for Vascular and Behavioral Health Services to develop and lead the vision and operational direction of behavioral health. As the Medical Director of Behavioral Health, he/she will develop and maintain the clinical expertise of the service line, which integrates the entire spectrum of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services and incorporates addiction and psychiatric medicine with physical medicine.

The selected candidate will be a Board Certified Psychiatrist who possesses experience as a department leader of inpatient/outpatient and community-based behavioral health in a health system or complex medical setting. He/She will possess exemplary clinical skills; have a thorough understanding of outpatient, inpatient and independent, community-based behavioral health settings; and have a desire and commitment to work with all the above to create a more seamless patient experience. He/She will possess a patient and family centered commitment to quality and exceptional outcomes is critical to success. The selected candidate will hold an MD or DO from an accredited institution; an MBA, MHA or MPH is a plus.

Christiana Care Health System is a not-for-profit health system that is ranked 22nd in the nation for hospital admissions. CCHS includes two hospitals (Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital), a home health care service, preventive medicine, rehab services, a network of primary care physicians and an extensive range of outpatient services. The system is the largest private employer in Delaware with two campuses totaling 1,100 inpatient beds, more than 10,500 employees, and 1,400 physicians. CCHS is recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer and women's health services.

The Center for Comprehensive Behavioral Health offers the connection to a full-service health system and the personalized care needed for effective treatment of mental illnesses in a caring, patient-centered environment. The Center includes Delaware's first psychiatric day-hospital for young people and the first transcranial magnetic stimulation unit. Services offered include Alzheimer's and memory disorders, cancer psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, crisis hotlines, health psychology, inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry and a psychiatric day hospital.

Wilmington, Delaware is located approximately halfway between New York and Washington, D.C. Wilmington offers a diversity of lifestyles that include exclusive downtown addresses or family dwellings in friendly neighborhoods. Extraordinary communities nestled in lush, verdant hills offer the comfort of country living; but are only minutes from the business pulse of the city. From kindergarten to college, Wilmington offers quality education. Wilmington is home to the Delaware Art Museum, DuPont Theatre, Delaware Children's Theatre, The Grand Opera House and outdoor enthusiasts appreciate Wilmington's 552 acres of picturesque parklands. The rebirth of the City's Waterfront has become a popular place for residents and visitors to enjoy. Wilmington is proud of its history and excited about its future.

A strong base salary, incentive plan, relocation and executive benefits package is offered.


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