Chair, Department of Psychiatry - Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Location: Lebanon, New Hampshire
Type: Full Time
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Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Dartmouth Health System
Dartmouth Health and Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine announce a national search for the Chair, Department of Psychiatry.
Dartmouth Health is New Hampshire’s largest, and only academic, health system. Dartmouth Health serves a population of 1.9 million patients across northern New England and provides access to more than 1,800 providers. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Dartmouth Cancer Center, the Dartmouth Health Children’s hospital, 5 member hospitals, 30 ambulatory clinics across the region, a Visiting Nurse Association and the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care.
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Geisel) was established in Hanover, NH in 1797 and, to this day, strives to improve the lives of the people it serves: students, patients, and local and global communities. As one of America's top medical schools, Geisel is committed to creating new generations of diverse leaders who will help solve the most vexing challenges in health care. Geisel and Dartmouth Health are separate organizational entities but collaborate intimately on research, education and share key infrastructure programs. Sources for additional collaboration include the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, VT; the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; the Tuck School of Business the Thayer School of Engineering; the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies; and the Arts and Sciences departments and programs of Dartmouth College.
The Chair of the Department of Psychiatry (the “Department”) will have primary responsibility and accountability for the overall direction, operation, and management of the Department of Psychiatry in accordance with the mission and goals of Dartmouth Health (which includes the academic medical center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center) and Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. In addition, the Chair will collaborate and coordinate with other Dartmouth Health member hospitals around clinical programs, academic and research opportunities, and serve as the Behavioral Health leader for Dartmouth Health.
The Chair functions as a partner with the Dartmouth Health senior leadership to provide high-quality delivery of care, achieve program objectives, and meet financial metrics. The Chair, through their leadership position within Geisel, is responsible for faculty development and mentoring toward academic advancement. Additionally, they will actively foster a culture that encourages the learning for physicians, advanced practitioners, students, residents, and fellows and for supporting efforts that meet or exceed educational program accreditation standards (e.g., LCME, ACGME/RRC, and CME).
The Chair shall provide Departmental oversight for all aspects of graduate and undergraduate medical education (“GME” and “UME”), as well as engage with programs associated with relevant graduate programs in the biosciences (PhD, MPH, MS) and with those for undergraduates of Dartmouth College.
As the clinical leader of the Department, the Chair will have full accountability for the establishment and implementation of Dartmouth Health System-wide psychiatric services strategies and operations for Dartmouth Health, which includes all Dartmouth Health locations, regional members, and affiliates, and partnering with accountable care organizations (“ACOs”). The position will also be responsible for working with Dartmouth Health officers and senior leadership to operationalize the Department within the overall integrated delivery system’s organizational structure and functions.
The Chair leader is an integral member of the Dartmouth Health Senior Leadership Group (“SLG”) and of the Geisel Dean’s Academic Board (“DAB”). The Chair will:
Ensure high-performing, patient and family-centered care and population health goals across Dartmouth Health and Dartmouth by working in close collaboration with the Dartmouth Health Chief Clinical Officer and other senior Dartmouth Health clinical, academic and administrative leadership.
Set a tone of academic excellence in the department through mentorship for education and scholarship that leads to the academic advancement of faculty based on the criteria established in the Geisel Appointments, Promotions & Tenure guideline, that provides a respectful learning environment in support of the advancement of learners, and that supports professional development of staff.
Champions programs to enhance diversity, inclusion and belonging among all faculty and staff within the department.
Serve as primary contact for the coordination of contracted behavioral health, addiction, and psychiatric care services with the State of New Hampshire at the state hospital and other designated sites.
Provide responsible leadership for all Department medical staff processes including physician engagement, recruitment, development, and performance assessment, and for creating a high-performance clinical culture and medical staff.
Foster a culture and environment that enables the ability to implement change and innovation in transitioning from volume-based to value-based care models in conjunction with senior clinical, academic and administrative leadership.
Advance medical management and cost-effectiveness initiatives, implement best practices, including case and utilization management processes, and foster quality promotion, patient safety, and cost containment.
Champion research programs across the full clinical, delivery, and basic science spectrum within the Department and through collaborations with others that are aligned with the goals of Dartmouth Health, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics, and Geisel School of Medicine in collaboration with the Dartmouth Health Chief Research Officer, the Geisel Dean and other Chair colleagues.
Lead the implementation and operation of innovative and effective telemedicine programs to help support and transform the provision of psychiatric services throughout D-HH’s service area.
Lead innovation and implementation of curricular programs within the Department and through collaborations with others that are aligned with the goals of DDHMC, Dartmouth Health, and Geisel.
Qualified candidates will: hold a medical degree (MD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA, MD/PhD) or equivalent degree(s); qualify for rank of Professor or Associate Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine; be board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; and be a New Hampshire licensed physician or should be eligible for licensure in the State of New Hampshire. The preferred candidate will have five or more years of experience as a strategic leader with the ability to manage a substantial, complex, and evolving organization. They will also have experience with funded research, scholarly achievement, and a history of teaching effectiveness, successful development of an organization or program, and an acknowledged reputation in the provision of exemplary health care. Ideally, the successful candidate will have had leadership experience within a dynamic academic health system as well as a medical school. The successful candidate will be an advocate for the faculty, students, and staff, and be committed to mentoring and training the next generation of physicians and clinicians.
The Dartmouth Health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. This beautiful area combines history, industry, and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work.
Dartmouth Health and Geisel are headquartered in the historical Upper Connecticut River Valley, consisting of the 37 towns straddling the river between Vermont and New Hampshire. The “Upper Valley” boasts cultural opportunities through venues including the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, as well as the Lebanon Opera House and Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT. The region is noted for its abundance of recreational activities. With destinations like Boston, New York, Montreal, the seacoast and ski country available within short driving distances, it is easy to understand why this region has ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work.
Candidates are requested to address a cover letter to the Search Chair:
Richard I. Rothstein, MD
Joseph M. Huber Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine
Senior Vice President, Medical Specialties Service Line
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
All application material should be directed to:
Mark L. Semiao, MBA Executive Recruiter, Talent Acquisition Dartmouth Health
Dartmouth Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.
How can the lifestyle in New Hampshire and Vermont compliment your career? You can have amazing 4-season living with a career at one of the top health systems in the country. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. We are close to the urban centers of Boston, New York and Montreal, but also offer proximity to the seacoast and multiple top-tier ski mountains within a short driving distance. Throughout New Hampshire, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make our area the ideal place to work and play.Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without ...regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.