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Position type Regular Full-Time
Department Psychiatry

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203

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Salary range $257,000–267,000


Employed by PAGNY for NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, Kings County Hospital operates a world-renowned Level 1 Trauma Center, one of only three in Brooklyn, which serves 2.6 million residents of Brooklyn and Staten Island. The hospital is academically affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and trains their medical students and OBGYN residents.

Kings County is located in the East Flatbush/Prospect-Lefferts section of Brooklyn, close to the 2 and 5 subways. Our patients are diverse, with the majority being Afro-Caribbean. Most of our patients are native English speakers. Knowledge of French/Haitian Creole is helpful, but not required.


The Unit Chief is the administrative and clinical lead of the assigned inpatient unit and is responsible for all aspects of patient care on the unit. They work with the inter-disciplinary teams to ensure safety and quality on the inpatient unit.


Oversee inpatient structure

  • Establish and oversee inter-disciplinary teams and team meetings
  • Ensure that community meetings and other therapeutic groups take place as scheduled
  • Participate in Behavioral Codes on the unit, providing leadership to the staff and patient community
  • Participate in Medical Codes on the unit until the Code Team arrives 

Direct Patient Care

  • Provide direct care for a specific number of patients on the unit, including appropriate and timely documentation 

Monitor Patient Care

  • Work with all teams to monitor length of stay, particularly ensuring that
    • Patients who are refusing medications are taken to court promptly, and that
    • Patients who have reached their 18th day are referred for state hospitalization for continuing treatment
  • Identify patients who would benefit from AOT and work with their team to ensure that the application is completed.
  • Work with medical-consultation team ensure that medical problems are properly managed
  • Ensure that legal statuses are up to date and accurate
  • Provide clinical consultation to other team (when present) on your unit
  • Provide assistance to other psychiatrist (when present), as needed
  • Monitor the need for psychiatrist assessments and other components of applications of aftercare, in such applications for appropriate housing, residential placements and state referrals
  • Participates and conduct tier reviews as per policy 

Chart Completion

  • Monitor chart for completion and clinical accuracy
  • Arrange a mechanism to ensure the timely completion of the chart

Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance and Risk Management

  • Participate in Performance, Quality Assurance and Clinical pertinence activities, including chart review, and educate inpatient staff members on Performance Improvement, Quality Assurance activities, indicators, etc. and be able to help the unit improve if their performance is below the mean for the service
  • In collaboration with risk management reviews major incidents on the inpatient unit

Monitor the use of emergency procedures including:

  • Restraints
  • Manual holds
  • IM’s


  • Ensure that there is adequate psychiatric coverage on the unit at all times, including staff vacations

Regulatory Activities

  • Assist in the preparation for surveys
  • Maintain awareness of the standards for certification by the various regulatory agencies

Utilization management

  • Work with the UM department to conduct MD to MD reviews and participate in any appeals to ensure authorization of inpatient stay.
  • Maintains focus on key strategic priorities including patient experience, access to care, increased market share, and improving financial stability


  • Must be board eligible or board certified in Child Psychiatry 
  • M.D. or D.O. from an accredited school of medicine with License

Exceptional Benefits Include:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 10% 401K company contribution after one year of service starting day one
  • Choice of a three tiered medical plan starting day one
  • Excellent dental insurance including orthodontics coverage starting day one
  • Generous paid time off program, sick and holidays
  • CME days and dollars
  • Eligibility for loan forgiveness through the National Student Debt Forgiveness Center 
  • Visa candidates are considered
  • Medical Malpractice policy coverage
  • Salary: $257,000 for Board Eligible and $267,000 for Board Certified

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary groups in the country whose main purpose is to nurture and embolden the healthcare providers who take care of the most fragile and vulnerable patients in New York City.  PAGNY is comprised of over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States.  Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City.  

PAGNY has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in healthcare

Physician Affiliate Group of New York, P.C. (“PAGNY”) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. 


If you wish to view PAGNY’s EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal “EEO is the law” poster or visit for more information. 

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