Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service Southcoast Health Coastal Massachusetts

Southcoast Health
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Closing date
Nov 2, 2023

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Full Time
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Southcoast Health is invested in comprehensive behavioral health consultant services across 3 community hospitals St. Luke s Hospital in New Bedford, MA, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, MA & Tobey Hospital in Wareham, MA, along with the creation of an integrated behavioral health program across affiliated ambulatory and specialty clinics.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a non-for profit, mission driven community setting, invested in building up behavioral health services across the system bringing opportunities for immediate direct care impact as well as departmental program development.

Position Highlights

  • Diversified hospital-based consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatry services in support of Southcoast Department of Psychiatry and Southcoast Physician Group, under the rules and regulations of Massachusetts medical practice.
  • Reasonable RVU expectation given commitment to educational component of this position and desired system level impacts.
  • Proactive team-based CL model, with behavioral health dedicated Community Health workers, RNs and Psychiatric Pharmacy, to support patient centered approach, active management and disposition services, in collaboration with medical and social services teams.
  • No regular evening or weekend coverage limited to several paid weekend, holiday shifts in rotation with other Departmental clinicians.
  • May include clinical supervision of APPs providing CL services, along with other MD staff.
  • Additional clinical/educational relationships exist with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brown University, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston Medical Center.
  • Programmatic leadership opportunities exist to work with Psychiatry and institutional leadership for expansion of hospital-based service to address Substance Use Disorders, Geriatric populations, and development of ambulatory consultative services.
  • Opportunities to represent psychiatry in institutional committees (Bioethics, Quality Steering Committee).
  • Competitive salary with benefit package including 41 days PTO and 6% match on retirement after 2 years
  • Opportunity for Relocation Assistance/Sign-On Bonus
  • Not for profit, under-served community site brings opportunities for loan forgiveness

Community Highlights

  • Less than 30 minutes southeast of Providence, RI, 45-60 minutes south of Boston/suburbs, 30 minutes west of Cape Cod with convenient access to major highways
  • Anticipated commuter rail to the region
  • Four-season coastal living with boating - sail and power and a whole host of other water sports with opportunity to live on the water
  • Multi-cultural communities with great family-oriented neighborhoods
  • Excellent private and public schools

About Southcoast Health

Southcoast Health is a physician-led not for profit health system. It is one of the largest and fastest growing health systems in New England. Since its inception in 1996, Southcoast has become a sought-after destination for health care professionals. As a thriving part of the New England medical community, Southcoast Health offers practice excellence in an environment you want to call home.

Southcoast Health has outstanding specialty services, one of America s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care, with advanced heart programs, a Level II Trauma Center, and highly recognized perinatal and bariatric services. It has an IDSA Antimicrobial Center of Excellence. It has been recognized by Newsweek in the World s Best Hospitals, by US News as a top regional hospital and for its maternity services, by ChiME for Most Wired, with the EPIC Honor Roll (#9 in the country), and by SouthCoast Today as a best place to work in the region for multiple years in a row. Within the medical staff of ambulatory and inpatient providers, there are over 1000 members, serving over 135,000 patients in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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