Chair of Psychiatry

The MetroHealth System | Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: October 24, 2022
Opportunity Code: 31689


This is an exciting opportunity to further advance the Department of Psychiatry and continue paving the future for innovative education, clinical care, and Psychiatry research at The MetroHealth System. The Department is in an expansion mode and just opened a new, 112-bed free-standing behavioral health hospital on-campus at Cleveland Heights that includes a psychiatric ER and intake area. As principal teaching hospital of the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, faculty appointments are awarded through Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After 12 years of distinguished service at MetroHealth, the current Chair is retiring.

The Opportunity

The Psychiatry Department at MetroHealth is a robust group of Psychiatrists and Psychologists in the process of developing a national brand and offering adult, adolescent, and pediatric services across the system in the areas of inpatient, outpatient, corrections, and addiction services. The new Chair of Psychiatry will enhance the integration of behavioral health into general and specialty medical care areas while promoting excellence in care and elevating the department’s scholarly activity. This Chair will lead a prestigious clinical, educational, and research enterprise, serving as an integral leader of a major medical center during a period of transformative change across the healthcare industry.  

The Ideal Candidate

The Chair of Psychiatry will be viewed by all stakeholders as a strong advocate for balancing the academic, educational, and clinical missions within the growing Department and a willing collaborator with colleagues outside of the Department. The successful candidate must be an outstanding clinician and a team builder who is able to lead in a complex and dynamic environment. The Chair will be comfortable working in a dyad model which includes collaboration with operational leaders supporting the service line.

The Organization

At MetroHealth, Behavioral Health is integrated into all care throughout the health system and is considered part of comprehensive care, whether or not care is provided on the main campus or at several primary care clinics and within specialty care areas including sleep, weight management and cancer care clinics. MetroHealth has a recognized and fully accredited General Psychiatry Residency Training Program affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. The program has expanded quickly from 20 to 32 Residents.

MetroHealth is an academically focused, nationally ranked, non-profit, mission-driven, public health care system and one of the largest, most comprehensive healthcare providers in Northeast Ohio. The system includes 4 hospitals and 25 outpatient facilities and is enjoying outstanding clinical growth and financial strength. The 700-bed flagship hospital is noted for its Level I Trauma practice.  MetroHealth is undergoing a billion-dollar transformation that includes a new hospital tower and other additional state-of-the-art facilities, impactful population health initiatives, and a reimagined campus environment that foregrounds the health and well-being of employees, as well as the patient. 

The Location

Cleveland, Ohio is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. The area offers a mix of history and modern sophistication. The area’s economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is home to three major league sports teams and is recognized as the 10th most philanthropic city in the nation.

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