Chair of Neurosurgery, Staten Island University Hospital
Location: Staten Island, New York
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 1
The Northwell Health System is seeking a Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Staten Island University Hospital. We are seeking applicants with outstanding clinical and managerial skills who have a passion for leading, directing and developing an academically-oriented center of excellence.
The Chair of Neurosurgery will provide senior oversight of hospital-based services at Staten Island University Hospital. The Chair will work collaboratively with hospital and Health System leaders to meet and exceed the Department of Neurosurgery’s organizational, clinical, operational and financial goals. Responsibilities include clinician recruitment, education, supervision, strategic development, and process improvement initiatives.
As a leader, you will provide leadership for and work collaboratively with our team of Voluntary and Faculty Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and administrative staff. Your guidance will oversee activities of multiple subspecialty divisions to ensure quality care for the patients we seek to serve.
As an innovator, you will identify and develop new clinical programs consistent with market opportunity, patient need and financial feasibility. Your implementation of strategic vision for the department will be focused on quality, efficiency, and growth. The Chair will also oversee development and maintenance of research programs in collaboration with The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.
As an educator, you will encourage academic research activities in Staten Island University Hospital’s teaching partnership with The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The Chair of Neurosurgery will contribute to scholarship and assist in setting and achieving overall near- and long-term goals of the Department of Neurosurgery at Northwell Health.
The Department of Neurosurgery at Northwell Health
Northwell Health Department of Neurosurgery strives to address the diverse needs of the communities we serve by providing a continuum of high-quality services and resources. These include:
Quaternary hospitals nationally recognized for the care we provide for the patients we seek to serve
Optimal access to physician offices within our community for the entire region, staffed by a diverse multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurointensivists, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners
Continued strong commitment to education and training in neurosurgery and its related disciplines while expanding knowledge through clinical research
The Department of Neurosurgery at Staten Island University Hospital is steadfastly dedicated to quality care. Our highly skilled neurosurgeons pioneer first-in-the-world procedures and are on the forefront of surgical and nonsurgical treatments. They also contribute regularly to significant advances in technology, education, and research in the treatment of brain, spine and cerebrovascular system conditions.
Focus on the Whole Patient
As the largest health care system in the New York metropolitan area—and the 13th largest in the nation—patients benefit from Northwell Health’s entire continuum of care. Due to our extensive breadth and depth of clinical services, we are equipped to care for the most complex patients and meet 100% of their clinical, social, and emotional needs.
Comprehensive Depth and Breadth of Services
Founded in 1861, Staten Island University Hospital is a 668-bed specialized teaching hospital that occupies two main campuses and numerous community-based health centers and laboratories. Our 17-acre campus on Seaview Avenue in Ocean Breeze offers a wide range of services and features the island’s most advanced emergency department (ED), a state-of-the-art education center, and more. We are a 714-bed specialized teaching hospital providing quality care to the people of Staten Island and the New York City metropolitan region.
Nationally-Recognized Research Institute with State-of-the-Art Laboratories
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research are composed of more than 1,500 clinicians, scientists and staff who work in laboratories and clinical research programs in collaboration with clinicians and patients throughout the many facilities of Northwell Health. Every year, more than 15,000 patients and volunteers participate in over 2,000 research studies. Our state-of-the-art laboratories provide the infrastructure needed to conduct groundbreaking, disease-oriented research. It also houses the largest genotyping facility in the state of New York. The Feinstein Institute ranks in the top 6th percentile of all National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants awarded to research centers. The Feinstein Institute has produced more than 200 patents in 80 distinct technologies and has generated a dozen successful biotech start-ups.
A Medical School Seeking to Redefine Medical Education
Established in 2008, The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell was founded by two equal partners: Hofstra University and Northwell Health. The School of Medicine is built upon the strong clinical and graduate medical education programs of Northwell, as well as the robust research and academic programs of both Hofstra and Northwell’s Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Currently, the Zucker School of Medicine ranks among top medical schools nationwide for primary care (2018 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools). The institution comprises more than 2,400 faculty members across 25 academic departments, and enrolls a diverse community of approximately 400 students.
Unwavering Commitment to Innovation
At Northwell Health, we like to say, we see health care differently. That’s because we are driven by innovation; a commitment that is as unique as it is organic. It is as likely to be found in our environmental services department as it is on our patient floors or in our research labs. It is a way of thinking, acting and believing that, when it comes to health care, we can find a better way. Our goal has always been to be better today than we were yesterday; better tomorrow than we are today. It is a singular focus. It is the Northwell Way. The following pages offer a summary of the role we are seeking to fill. We hope you will be among the chosen to give the best of their energy and skill to dreaming the impossible and making it possible.
The successful candidate will ideally possess the following qualifications and experience:
Education and Experience
D. or D.O. Degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution (ACGME or foreign program that is similarly appropriately accredited)
Board Certification in Neurosurgery
Exceptional leadership skills and a demonstrated commitment to education and research
Must be licensed as a physician in the State of New York
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish credibility quickly, build rapport, and easily interact with clinical and administrative leadership, as well as physicians and staff throughout Northwell Health.
Proven ability to cultivate strong relationships with various stakeholders and create an environment that fosters collaboration and trust.
Exceptional presentation skills and a high degree of poise when interacting with internal and external senior leaders.
Expertise in the latest evidence-based clinical guidelines and technological advances.
Genuine enthusiasm for working in an environment of constant change and growth.
Desire to train the next generation of physicians.
Strategic and critical thinker.
Integrity and accountability.
Visionary and innovative.
Decisive and results-oriented.
Credibility and presence.
Responsibilities and First-Year Aspirations
The newly appointed Chairperson will be expected to achieve the following goals in the first twelve months of his or her tenure:
Earn the trust and confidence of the regional players and hospital leaders, administrators at each ambulatory location, physicians and staff throughout Northwell Health.
Ensure high quality patient care through development and standardization of care processes and protocols, educational seminars, metrics, outcome measures and process improvement initiatives.
Actively participate in physician recruitment and the development of growth opportunities.
Develop interdisciplinary collaborations with the Feinstein Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to expand and enhance research programs, with an emphasis on expanding access to clinical trials in year one.
Participate in research projects (basic/clinical/applied), and advise fellows and house staff.
We continually recruit a diverse physician workforce to meet the needs of the diverse patients we seek to serve; as a result, our Health System is proudly ranked Diversity Inc’s #1 Hospital and Health System. We fully understand that diversity is integral for our institutional excellence and a means to attaining health equity. As a result, our diversity and inclusion efforts are a part of everything we do, from education, to clinical care, to research, to physician well-being. For more information and resources regarding our initiatives, please visit our Center for Equity of Care, https://www.n...orthwell.edu/education-and-resources/community-engagement/center-for-equity-of-care.
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 76,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.