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Chief of Psychiatry

Job ID 8177771344


Chief of Psychiatry

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry

At the Brigham, we place great value on being a diverse and inclusive community. Brigham Health and the Department of Psychiatry are dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients in our local community. We have a dedicated focus on equity. Thus, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum or human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.


The Chief of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) is the key leadership role for all psychiatric services on the BWFH campus (BWFH Psychiatry) within the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry (BWH Psychiatry). The Chief is responsible for the overall day to day management of a broad range of psychiatric clinical and educational activities, administrative and strategic efforts at BWFH, and must champion the growth, quality and efficiency of psychiatric services on the BWFH campus within scope and mentorship of the BWH Chair of Psychiatry, in the context of Systems Behavioral and Mental Health (SBMH). In collaboration with the other clinical services, the Chief will ensure that BWFH provides the highest level of patient care and experience.



The Chief of Psychiatry must understand and advance the role of BWFH Psychiatry within BWH and SBMH to ensure excellent service, access and clinical care for patients and their families. The Chief will have the desire and dedication to cultivate and grow BWFH Psychiatry, including participating in the strategic vision and furthering the strategic goals for psychiatric services and educational programs at BWFH. This requires a strong level of leadership with the ability to advance and execute the vision of BWFH Psychiatry within that context.

The Chief must work collaboratively and optimally with the clinical and administrative leaders across BWH, and Mass General Brigham (MGB), which includes the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and BWFH. The Chief must also work closely with the other BWFH service chiefs, hospital leadership, and the staff within BWFH Psychiatry, as well as with other BWH psychiatry leaders. This requires the ability to balance and evaluate various needs and requests to ensure that the overall success of BWFH Psychiatry is of utmost priority. The Chief must have exceptional leadership skills and empower and engage others towards meeting departmental and hospital goals and objectives. The Chief should be highly skilled and adept in organizational change strategies, as well as demonstrate a high level of decisiveness.

The Chief will maintain clinical activity at BWFH, preferably on the inpatient unit. The Chief must be visible and readily available to problem solve and facilitate clinical issues that arise; this requires comfort with a wide range of clinical and administrative issues. The Chief will have the authority and responsibility for the operational aspects of BWFH Psychiatry including quality measures, credentialing, new program development and oversight of academic activities at BWFH.

Expected interactions:

  • BWH Department of Psychiatry Chair
  • BWFH President
  • BWFH Chief Medical Officer
  • BWFH Chief Nursing Officer
  • BWFH Vice President, Clinical Services
  • BWFH Service Chiefs
  • BWH Senior Vice President for Clinical Services
  • Other BWH Psychiatry Vice Chairs and Division Directors


  • BWFH Psychiatry Administrative Staff

Responsibilities and expectations:

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a work environment for staff, trainees, and faculty characterized by generosity, integrity, constructive interactions, mentoring, and respect for diversity and differences among members of the community
  • Responsible for supervising and ensuring the quality, safety, service experience/patient satisfaction and efficiency of BWFH Psychiatry, including both inpatient and outpatient services, and including services provided both by BWPO and community-based physicians.
  • Provides detailed analysis of annual performance of physicians, consistent with the department's annual review process; meets annually with each physician to provide feedback and recommendations, and at other occasions as warranted. Ensures FPPE/OPPE process is per policy and up to date.
  • Works with BWH and BWFH leadership on maintaining Joint Commission, Department of Public Health, and all other credentialing and licensing requirements for psychiatric care.
  • Works with other BWH psychiatry service directors on integrated programs, and to ensure a smooth continuum of care
  • Plays an active role, along with other chiefs, in medical staff QA, the Medical Staff Executive Committee, the Credentialing Committee, and Chiefs Council. Other committees and ad hoc task forces as needed. Accountable to the Chief Medical Officer for medical staff responsibilities.
  • Represents BWFH Psychiatry as needed regarding BWPO issues within Department of Psychiatry. Represents BWFH Psychiatry regarding BWH and SBMH-wide psychiatric leadership forums, as advised by the BWH Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and/or the BWFH President. Collaborates to develop and execute a strategic plan for BWFH Psychiatry.
  • Key participant in the recruitment of psychiatry faculty for the Department of Psychiatry at BWFH.
  • Supervises or performs credentialing and both initial and ongoing evaluations for all Department of Psychiatry appointments at BWFH.
  • Plays a key leadership role in the BWFH Psychiatry Redesign and Reimagine planning committees.
  • Responsible to advise the BWH Chair of the Department of Psychiatry on all BWFH matters that impact clinical matters, faculty performance, and faculty career development.
  • Serves as a key participant in the selection of Division Chiefs/Medical Directors within BWFH Psychiatry and collaborates closely with Division Chiefs/Medical Directors on execution of their division’s/program’s clinical plan for BWFH campus.
  • Provides oversight to the inpatient psychiatry units (coverage, on floor problems and mentoring).
  • Responsible for assuring the completion of BWFH Psychiatry subspecialty coverage plans (e.g. call, moonlighting, etc.).
  • Responsible for developing strategies to assure a high level of professionalism in BWFH Psychiatry, as well as addressing and resolving opposition as needed.
  • Works in close partnership with nursing and administrative leadership to ensure optimal department operations, patient and family satisfaction, patient safety, quality of care, efficiency, and individual and collective staff performance. Leads efforts to build positive and collaborative relationships across the system.
  • Sign off on Department of Psychiatry IRBs at BWFH that have gone through the BWH and BWFH review process.
  • Responsible for HMS students, residents, and fellows graduate medical training strategies and execution on the BWFH campus in close collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry Residency & Education Program Director and the BWFH Site Director.
  • Serve on the BWH Department of Psychiatry Steering Committee.

Financial and Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Working with the designated Administrator and the Chair, supervises all administrative activities and ensures the administrative infrastructure supports Department goals.
  • Works in conjunction with the designated Administrator and the Chair to continually assess and recommend appropriate resources for the Department, including but not limited to physical space, equipment, FTEs as needed for patient care, treatment, and services.
  • Ensures that Department operations are integrated into the primary functions of the Hospital.
  • Ensures coordination and integration of interdepartmental and intra-departmental services.
  • Coordinates development and implementation of policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care, treatment, and services within the Department.
  • Ensures that medical staff and other employees adhere to appropriate billing and coding procedures.
  • Participates as an active member in all appropriate Hospital administrative and clinical care committees as assigned.
  • Ensures that medical staff and other employees adhere to Hospital compliance and conflict of interest policies.


Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum.  Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. 

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition that fewer than nine percent of all US hospitals receive have better patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing satisfaction, as well as lower nursing turnover, and it has become the gold standard for nursing excellence.

At Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, we believe that everyone should have the chance to live a healthy life. From creating breakthroughs that have paved the way for treatments around the globe to training the next generation of providers, our patients, and those we may never meet, are at the center of everything we do. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is at its best when every employee feels equal, included, empowered and respected. When our employees feel supported our patients benefit from their transparency, creativity and innovation because we’re all in this together. And together, we all thrive.

If you’re looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.  Our patients call it better care.  Our employees call it home.



  • Residency trained in an accredited psychiatry residency training program and board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry.
  • Significant clinical leadership experience (running an inpatient psychiatry service a plus).
  • Proven track record in Psychiatry with the leadership and personal abilities required to lead.
  • A firm dedication to maintain and further strengthen the Department’s already strong clinical programs and an understanding of the impact of changes in the delivery of health care on the provision of services by the Department.
  • A dedication to providing strategic, innovative and collaborative leadership on behalf of the BWFH and ensuring seamless BWFH/BWH activities and interactions.
EEO Statement

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, race, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.

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