Interview with Dr. med. Michael Bornheim, Clinic Director of the private special clinic Schloss Gracht, Erftstadt-Liblar
Dr. Bornheim, the Schloss Gracht special clinic recently started operations. What distinguishes them?
In the acute clinic with 84 beds and 25 day clinic places for people With mental illnesses, we offer our employees the chance to work in an innovative start-up company.
What opportunities are these?
Every employee is encouraged To take personal responsibility in order to establish and develop his area of work. This requires high level of personal commitment, flexibility and team spirit.
Can it be more specific?
Four chief physicians design the guideline-based therapy concept. In addition to high-frequency psychotherapy and state-of-the-art pharmacotherapy, they offer other therapeutic methods. The special features include, for example, sports therapy in cooperation with the Cologne Sports University and the Rhineland Olympic Training Center. Everyone is required to develop our concept further on daily basis.
What makes the clinic an attractive workplace?
Those who want fixed structures can get involved with establishing these structures in the first place - pioneering spirit is required here! In the run-up to the opening of the clinic, we worked out concepts in numerous working groups, which we are now transferring to clinical practice. Here it is important to constantly readjust, reflect critically and generate new ideas.
What should doctors bring with them?
Short distances, flat hierarchies and flexible decisions enable us to react quickly. Anyone who is creative and willing to make decisions will find an ideal workplace with us.