Physician - Psychiatry

Philadelphia, PA 19143

Specialty Psychiatry
Profession Physician

Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania has an excellent full time employment opportunity for a Board Certified Psychiatry physician with a proven history in departmental leadership to lead the Psychiatry Service Line as Chair of the department at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital (Mercy Catholic Medical Center) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Psychiatry service within Mercy Catholic Medical Center (MCMC) has both voluntary and involuntary units providing care in an 18 bed general psychiatry unit, a 16 bed co-occurring disorder unit and a 24 hour crisis response unit.

Responsibilities of this opportunity include:

  • Leading the Department in quality, volume growth, patient safety and program development, collaborating with hospital administration in this effort.
  • Serving on system MCMC Medical Executive Committee.
  • Planning, directing, budgeting and implementing all administrative clinical activities with the Department.
  • Managing department staff and evaluate staff performance.
  • Coordinating the integration of interdepartmental and intra-department services.
  • Leading Behavioral Health Committees across MCMC
  • Participating in appropriate administrative and/or medical staff committees.
  • Developing and implement policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services including competence and qualifications of department members.
  • Working collaboratively with physicians and nursing leaders in performance improvement efforts, such as patient flow/throughput, quality core measures, patient experience, best practice documentation, transitions in care as well as other applicable projects.
  • Integrating the department into the primary functions of the hospitals.
  • Enforcing within the department hospital policies, Medical Staff bylaws, department rules and regulations, Ethical and Religious Directives.
  • Implementing within the department, actions taken by the system Hospital, medical Executive Committee and/or Board of Directors.
  • Assisting in the establishment of orientation and continuing education programs for all persons in the department.
  • Establishing and maintain quality improvement programs in the relevant department, as necessary and participate in Quality Council.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and improving on an ongoing basis, the quality and appropriateness of patient care and services provided within the department
  • Making a report to the credentials committee concerning the appointment and delineation of clinical privileges for all applicants seeking privileges within the department.
  • Being responsible for the evaluation of all provisional appointed department members and report thereon the Credentials Committee.
  • Monitoring the professional performance of all individuals who have delineated clinical privileges in department and report thereon to the Credentials Committee as part of the reappointment process and at such other times as may be indicated, including but not limited to FPPE/OPPE.
  • Recommending criteria for clinical privileges within the department.
  • Assisting the system hospitals, in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws, in the evaluation of request for locum tenens privileges within the department and with the evaluation for temporary privileges.
  • Reporting and recommending to the Executive Director and the V.P of Medical Affairs of the hospital when necessary with respect to matters affecting patient care in the department, including personnel, supplies, special regulations, standing orders and techniques.
  • Assisting the Executive Director and V.P of Medical Affairs of the system hospital in the preparation of annual reports and such budget planning pertaining to the department including recommendations for space and other resources needed by the department, as may be required by management of the Board of Directors.
  • Representing the interests of the department.
  • Making recommendation to the system hospital regarding off site clinical services when necessary to provide patient care.
  • Utilization management with participation in Utilization Management Committee and other initiatives as indicated by Executive Director and V.P. of Medical Affairs.
  • Meeting all current and future requirements as mandated by the Joint Commission.
  • Knowing and supervising physicians to remain in compliance with Joint Commission Standards, Mercy's Policies and Procedures, Applicable Laws, as well as regulations that apply to their performance, medical record documentation in compliance.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced physician to lead the Psychiatry team at Mercy Catholic Medical Center.


Mercy Health System offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package based on training and clinical experience.