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Psychiatry - Department Chair Opportunity

Trinity Health
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Closing date
Apr 18, 2025

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Full Time
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Trinity Health IHA Medical Group and Trinity Health Ann Arbor are seeking a physician leader to serve as our Psychiatry Department Chair in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is a full-time role with .5 FTE for administrative work and .5 FTE clinical practice through employment with our medical group. This is an excellent opportunity for a Board Certified and experienced Psychiatry physician to serve as the Psychiatry Department Chair while also maintaining a clinical practice.

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking leader to serve in this Department Chair role. Candidates should have excellent collaborative skills and be comfortable in a team-based environment.

The Department of Psychiatry Chair will be responsible for overseeing the professional work of its members and those Advanced Practice Professionals in the Department. The Department Chair shall be responsible to the Trinity Health Ann Arbor and Livingston Medical Executive Committees for the performance of duties within the Department and shall be a participating member of those Committees.

Duties and Authorities of the Ann Arbor, Livingston, and Chelsea Chair:

1. Establishes, credentialing standards by creating a system DOP with criteria for privilege and criteria for maintenance of privileges.
2. Establishes the indicators and thresholds for the system Ongoing Professional Performance Evaluation (OPPE). OPPE should include elements of ambulatory practice evaluation for those practitioners who may only have an outpatient practice associated with the local site.
3. Accountable for OPPE rollup reports to System Physician Leadership Council {as needed regarding OPPE that leads to peer review).
4. Accountable for peer review functions within the department including receiving reports on peer review and quality reports from the Local Chairs.
5. Oversees a program of orientation and continuing education for all individuals who have clinical privileges.
6. Establishes clinical care standards and required policies and procedures to ensure standards are upheld.
7. Assures that the quality and appropriateness of clinical care are monitored and evaluated and that appropriate actions based on findings are taken, including continuing surveillance of the professional performance of all individuals in the Department who have delineated clinical privileges; and maintenance of quality control programs, as appropriate; (may delegate portions of QA program to the Local Chair).
8. Determines necessity for department officers and section heads in consultation with Local Chair.
9. Must be an Active or Affiliate member of the medical staff at all local sites they oversee.
10. Makes recommendations to executive management on workforce planning and space and other related resource needs {including off-site sources for needed patient care, treatment and services not provided by the department or organization) that are related to alignment issues of mutual interests.
11. Oversees the administrative related activities of the department and ensures the department is integrated into the primary functions of the health system.
12. In conjunction with CAAO, establishes the GME and research strategies for the system department.
13. Serves as a member of the System Physician Leadership Council.
14. Chair of the Department Executive Council that consists of the local site chairs.
15. Appoints medical directors for clinical services and off-site SJMHS locations and ensures a mechanism to evaluate the effectiveness of these medical director roles.
16. Determines qualifications and competencies of Department or service personnel who are not licensed independent practitioners and who provide patient care services.
17. Formulates specific regulations and policies applicable to the Department, including monitoring of Department Rules and Regulations.

Assigns Duties for the Medical Directors and Medical Directors or Program Director Psychiatry (some elements may be shared with System Hospital Chairs):

1. Recommends privileges for local site based on system DOP for all individuals who have responsibility for providing clinical care at the local site.
2. Oversees clinical practice related to all local quality and safety initiatives that include monitoring and continuing surveillance of the professional performance of those individuals with privileges at the local site.
3. Prepares a summary of quality and peer review issues on a quarterly basis to the Hospital and Medical Group CMOs and the Chief of Staff.
4. Monitors agreed upon OPPE and FPPE for practitioners at the local site and presents this information to the local MEC.
5. Monitors agreed upon Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) for practitioners at the local site and sends this information to the Hospital CMOs so it can be included in routine quality review processes.
6. Recommends to the Administration and Medical Staff the type and amount of space and equipment necessary for administering clinical care at the local site.
7. Ensures recruitment efforts in Psychiatry department for physicians and APPs are strategic in nature and allow growth and stability in the program.
8. Works collaboratively with other departments to ensure strategic objectives and seamless care for patients is achieved.
9. Ensures improvement in physician/ APP Engagement and Safety Culture scores.
10. Support program access within the Psychiatry department to ensure patients can receive care timely and seamlessly.
11. Works with regional Psychiatry program leaders to assess for opportunities to improve access and where possible a regional strategy.
12. Makes recommendations regarding workforce planning for the local site to deliver safe and effective care.
13. Develops local tactics and methods to meet system physician performance standards and expectations.
14. Works to assure that relevant educational programs are offered at the site on a routine and timely basis.
15. Participates in the operational aspects of policies that relate to the functions of department and department members at the local sites.
16. Participates in interdisciplinary committees and teams to better understand local care issues and help to identify and implement solutions to those issues.
17. Coordinates and integrates department services with other local department chairs.
18. Represents the Department at the local Executive Committee of the Medical Staff.
19. Assigns local proctors when appropriate.
20. Enforces the Medical Staff Bylaws and these Rules and Regulations; and ensures operations of specific regulations and policies are carried out by department members at the local site.

Qualifications for this opportunity include:

* Board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
* Administrative/Executive experience required.
* Candidate should be able to handle management of the day to day for the entire department.
* Must be an Active Staff member of the Department.
* Must remain a member in good standing of the Trinity Health Ann Arbor and Livingston Medical Staffs during tenure of office.

Ann Arbor is a bustling university town, culinary hotspot, and tech hub with a walkable downtown. Home to the University of Michigan and its more-than 38,000 students, as well as other nearby colleges and universities including Cleary, Concordia and Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor can be considered the education capital of the Midwest. The city also boasts a nationally recognized public school system and a variety of private and parochial schools.

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