NYC Health + Hospitals recruiting for more psychiatry providers

by PDM STAFF

NYU Langone Health Manhattan | Photo hhmglobal.com

NEW YORK – The NYC Health + Hospitals continues its recruitment campaign, dubbed “PSYCH DOCS4NYC,” to fill several open psychiatry positions that will run through January 2021. New psychiatrists will join the system’s team of over 300-mission-driven psychiatrists and help provide patient-centered and culturally sensitive treatment to adults, children, and adolescents in the 11 public hospitals and NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur.

These new behavioral health doctors will further help the system meet the demand for mental health care the City has experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychiatrists’ opportunities are wide-ranging, depending on expertise and interest. Still, they include psychiatric emergency services, acute in-patient treatment, primary care integrated services, assertive community treatment, and substance use services – among other areas.

Dr. Charles Barron | Photo courtesy of US News & World Report

Dr. Charles Barron, NYC Health + Hospitals Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Office of Behavioral Health said, “The COVID-19 pandemic presented the residents of this City with new mental health challenges, which the public health system is eager to help support.” He added that “their recruitment efforts will only enhance their mental health services and help keep their promise of providing the best care available to all in need.”

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYC Health + Hospitals has delivered over 300,000 televisits in its mental health and chemical dependency clinics to care for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder during the pandemic. The City’s public hospital system also created a virtual Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Clinic to meet patients wherever they can work in a highly flexible setting. Pathways to care, which aims to expedite appointments for children and adolescents from neighborhood schools in the hardest hit by COVID-19, was recently launched.

Behavioral health teams at NYC Health + Hospitals also supported the system’s robust employee emotional and psychological support services. These services included over 9,000 proactive unit-based wellness rounds and hundreds of calls to the public health system’s anonymous behavioral health employee hotline.

By serving in the most extensive public hospital system in the nation, psychiatrists at NYC Health + Hospitals have access to state-of-the-art technology and resources. They are at the forefront of city and state healthcare initiatives designed to enhance patient care and increase New Yorkers’ access to innovative treatment modalities.

Interested applicants can send their CVs and letters of intent directly via email to psychdocs4nyc@nychhc.org. NYC Health + Hospitals will also coordinate recruitment efforts with affiliates, such as the Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY), Mt. Sinai, and NYU Langone Health.

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