Senator King and Michael Botticelli to Hold Roundtable Discussion on Heroin Abuse on Tuesday in Brewer
This past week, U.S. Senator Angus King and National Drug Control Director Michael Botticelli announced that they will hold a Roundtable discussion Tuesday in Brewer focusing on the heroin abuse problem in Maine and across the country. Fifty individuals involved in treatment, prevention, and enforcement will be present to share their thoughts with the Senator and the Director. MMA EVP Gordon Smith will moderate the discussion.
The event will be held at the corporate offices of Eastern Maine Health System in Brewer. The Roundtable is entitled, "Opioid Abuse in Maine: Federal response to a public health and safety crisis" and will focus on how federal policies can be improved to better address the serious threat that opioid abuse poses to personal and public health and safety in cities and towns across Maine. Individuals participating, including MMA representatives, come from a range of treatment professionals and agencies and include patients and family members as well. Director Botticelli is said to be interested in hearing from patients and treating professionals, in reviewing any data that exists and in talking about potential solutions to the problem.
"Drug abuse has torn families apart, ruined lives and far too many times robbed us of those we love and care about," Senator King said in a prepared statement. "It's a serious and tragic problem that's taken a turn for the worse in Maine, which is why we must have this important discussion to see how we can begin to do better by those who are struggling with drug addiction."
The goal of Tuesday's forum is to bring together people from around the state - both rural and urban - who are on the front lines of this crisis to discuss ongoing challenges and potential federal solutions in the effort to combat this dangerous trend. Front-line medical providers attending will include Mark Publicker, M.D., Meredith Norris, D.O., David Moltz, M.D., Tony Ng, M.D., Frederick Goggans, M.D., Lisa Ryan, D.O. and administrators Eric Haram and Dan Coffey. Organizations represented, in addition to MMA, include Eastern Maine Health System, St. Joseph's Hospital, MidCoast Hospital, the Maine Association of Physician Assistants, Quality Counts, Acadia Hospital, the Maine Primary Care Association, the Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, The Maine Osteopathic Association, the Harm Reduction Coalition, the Northern New England Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Maine Chapter of the ACLU. Several emergency physicians are also participating. Director Botticelli leads drug policy efforts within the Obama Administration. He announced earlier this week the release of $2.5 million in federal funds for use in 15 states including Maine. The funds will be used to link public health professionals with law enforcement in order to better coordinate public health and public safety approaches to the problem.
Senator King's press release noted that the roundtable is the result of nearly a month of planning that began with a conversation between himself and Director Botticelli in late July about the epidemic of opiate use and addiction in Maine and New England. Prior to working in Washington, Botticelli was in Massachusetts working in a variety of substance abuse prevention roles.
This event precedes by one day the drug summit announced by Governor LePage. The summit is focused on law enforcement approaches to the problem although three representatives of health organizations have been invited, Matt Scholl, M.D., EMS Medical Director, Steve Diaz, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Maine General Medical Center, and Daniel Coffey, President of Acadia Hospital.
Attorney General Mills Reports on 2015 Drug Overdose Deaths
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills on Thursday released statistics on overdose deaths from heroin or fentanyl this year and noted that they are on a pace to exceed the record numbers from 2014. Through June 30, 2015, sixty-three deaths have occurred from overdoses of either heroin or fentanyl. In 2014, 100 deaths were associated with the two drugs with 57 from heroin and 43 attributable to fentanyl. Of the sixty deaths this year, 37 deaths were primarily caused by heroin and 26 from fentanyl.
"These numbers are terribly distressing," Attorney General Mills said in a released statement. "The first six months of 2015 show that this crisis continues unabated and we - everyone in the state of Maine - still have a great deal of work to do to get this under control."
In 2014, 208 people overdosed and died in Maine, with many of the drugs still prescription opiates and not street drugs.
Attorney General Mills will speak at the upcoming MMA Annual Session. Her talk will be at noontime on Saturday, September 12th at the Bar Harbor Club adjacent to the Harborside Hotel. For registration information, see www.mainemed.com or call Diane McMahon at MMA at 622-3374, ext. 216 or via e-mail to email@example.com. Potential exhibitors should contact Lisa Martin at MMA at 622-3374, ext. 221 (e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org).
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ICD-10 Update: Only Weeks to Go; CMS Call on August 27th to Help Prep
Fewer than 50 days
remain before the October 1st deadline to adopt ICD-10. Is your practice ready? Do
you know how to handle claims that span the implementation date? If you are not
sure of the answers to these questions, make sure to participate in a provider call
with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Eastern time August 27th. Experts from the American Health
Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Hospital
Association (AHA) will offer coding guidance and tips, along with updates from
CMS. The call also will cover:
to get answers to coding questions
to do with claims that span the implementation date
from acknowledgement and end-to-end testing weeks
for physician practices
CMS has already expanded
registration for this call once, so register
now to secure a spot. Additional important resources that can
help you get ready over the next seven weeks include:
is offering free assistance, including its "Road to 10" website aimed
specifically at smaller physician practices. This collection includes
primers for clinical documentation, clinical scenarios and other
specialty-specific resources to help with implementation. Read
more about the agency's resource
things you should know about the ICD-10 transition and the
flexibilities the American Medical Association (AMA) secured for physicians.
- A special
series at AMA
Wire® examines what you need to do each month to prepare for
the transition, whether you're an ICD-10 expert or just getting started.
AMA's ICD-10 Web page offers important information
and resources on implementation planning, from
cross-walking between ICD-9 and ICD-10 to testing your readiness.
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Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee Report from August 19th Meeting
The Advisory Committee to the state's Prescription Monitoring Program met this past Wednesday at DHHS offices in Augusta. Among the items discussed by PMP staff were the following:
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Current update on interstate data sharing. Massachusetts is the next state to be added, joining the sharing the program now has with Alabama and Kentucky. Members discussed the current initiative in Maryland (NAB Inter-connect) that will share data with more states, including more New England states.
Following these announcements, several presentations were made using the data from the PMP:
Stephanie Nichols, Pharm.D, BCPS, BCPP. 2014 PMP Analysis of Concomitant Sedative and Stimulant Prescriptions
Christine Beaudette, Project Manager CDIC, CPC2, and Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP - Chief Medical Officer, PCHC: Maine Chronic Pain Collaborative 2: Improving Chronic Pain Management with Inter-professionalTeams-Overview.
Updated data and a presentation prepared by Kevin Flanigan, M.D., MBA, former MaineCare Medical Director, was also shared with the Committee although Dr. Flanigan had left state service the previous week. His presentation was entitled, "A New Approach to Pain Management - A New Utilization Pattern for Opioid Prescribing 2011-2015"
Because it compared Maine data with data from five other states, the presentation from Penn with data analysis by Princeton Integrative Rx Analytics, LLC, was of great interest. Among the preliminary findings:
The researchers are actively seeking collaboration for follow-up research and funding. They also acknowledge the need to work with knowledgeable experts to convert findings into dynamic and appropriate norms for proper prescription and consumption and opioids.
Copies of most of the presentations are on the PMP are available from PMP staff John Lipovsky.
The next meeting of the committee is scheduled for February 17, 2016, but committee members suggested scheduling a meeting in the fall to review the data in the presentations further.
Choosing Wisely the Focus of MMA Senior Section Luncheon August 26th
The MMA Senior Section quarterly luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 26th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the MMA offices in the Frank O. Stred Building in Manchester. The presentation will be by Quality Counts Executive Director Lisa Letourneau, MD, MPH who will bring Section members up to date on the very popular Choosing Wisely initiative. The Choosing Wisely initiative is designed to better engage patients by educating them about questions they should be asking as they face a medical encounter, procedure, or course of treatment.
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Any MMA member is welcome to attend the Senior Section luncheon but please let us know you are coming as we have a terrific lunch available through our favorite caterer. You may RSVP to Lisa Martin at 622-3374, ext. 221 or via e-mail to email@example.com. The Section continues to be ably chaired by Buell Miller, M.D.
Senator King Convenes Roundtable on Telemedicine
Angus King recently convened a roundtable – which brought together health
care experts, broadband providers, representatives from
the University of Maine, University of New England, and Husson
University, the Maine Medical Association, state representatives,
and innovative telemedicine businesses – to discuss the benefits
of telehealth technology, its implications for the future
of Maine's workforce, and how its delivery can be improved across the
state and country.
King called for greater federal investment in telehealth technologies and
regulatory changes that can help improve access to vital health care
services for people, especially the elderly, in rural states like Maine. “Telemedicine
has the potential to revolutionize the way we deliver health care
in America. Right here in Maine, we have seen how new telehealth
technologies are helping to connect people to their doctors without even
leaving their home,” Senator King said.
“Through collaboration and collective public-private efforts, we
can harness the potential of telemedicine to make health care more
accessible, lower costs, and improve care all at the same
the topics covered in the discussions were the benefits of telehealth
technology, its implications for the future of Maine's workforce, and how its
delivery can be improved across the state and country. Challenges to
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Some New Laws Affecting Medicine
Several of the bills that are now clearly part of Maine law
under the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s recent opinion in the “veto” case are of
interest to the medical community. They affect such matters as Medicaid,
opioids, smoking, prison health care, and mental health care.
Physicians will be affected by some or all of the following:
- LD 582 (Public Law 359), An Act to Establish a
State Educational Medicaid Officer;
319 (Public Law 356), An Act to Strengthen the Economic
Stability of Qualified Maine Citizens by Expanding Coverage of Reproductive
Health Care and Family Services;
140 (Public Law 351), An Act To Expand Access To
Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Medication;
1246 (Public Law 346), An Act To Strengthen Laws
Regarding the Manufacture and Sale of Methamphetamine and Other Drugs;
787 (Public Law 340), An Act To Provide Tax Credits for
Adult Day Care and Respite and Hospice Care;
729 (Public Law 330), An Act To Add Acetylfentanyl and
Methylfentanyl Derivatives to the List of Schedule W Drugs;
91 (Public Law 326), An Act To Allow Dental Hygienists To
Prescribe Fluoride Dentifrice and Antibacterial Rinse;
1391 (Public Law 325), An Act Regarding the Treatment of
1108 (Public Law 318), An Act To Protect Children and the
Public from Vapor from Electronic Smoking Devices;
1013 (Public Law 315), An Act To Prevent the Shackling of
Pregnant Prisoners and Pregnant Juveniles; and
1145 (Public Law 309), An Act To Improve Maine's
Involuntary Commitment Processes.
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9 Key Health Care Issues States May Face in 2016
More than 100 national, state and specialty society lobbyists, general counsel, health policy experts, and key staff gathered recently to exchange information and strategies on critical state health care issues, and participate in an informal format that supports open dialogue and idea-sharing.
The 9 items that came up for discussion at the AMA State Advocacy Roundtable Conference included:
- 1. Physician leadership in reversing the nation’s opioid epidemic
- 2. The future of Medicaid managed care
- 3. Strategies for protecting the patient-physician relationship
- 4. Winning the hearts and minds of employed physicians
- 5. Protecting physicians from anticompetitive health insurance and hospital market consolidation
- 6. The next chapter in network adequacy and out-of-network care
- 7. Protecting your medical board from antitrust liability
- 8. Navigating a safe path to promoting modern medicine
- 9. Emerging trends in scope-of-practice advocacy
Staff in the AMA Advocacy Resource Center moderated the sessions and discussed how AMA model legislation, national data and other key resources could be adapted for state- and specialty-specific needs. MMA attorneys Gordon Smith, EVP and Peter MIchaud, Associate General Counsel participated in the roundtable meeting.
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Register for August 26th Webinar on the Veterans Choice Program
Hear from leading U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials on new community-based care options for VA beneficiaries in an AMA-hosted webinar from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern time August 26th. Register now.
The webinar will discuss how the VA is relying on private practitioners as a short-term solution to delivery problems and workforce shortages. Participants will hear how non-VA physicians can sign up to deliver care through the Veterans Choice Program, understand the criteria for participation and learn how to troubleshoot claims processing issues and payment delays.
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American Academy of Pediatrics, Maine Chapter (MAAP) and the Atlantic Pediatric Society (APS)
September 25 – 27, 2015, Friday 5pm through Sunday 12:30 pm
Algonquin Resort, St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick
Agenda and information about the venue: http://maineaap.org/conferences/
Key Topics include: Child Death Review, Transitions of Care Adolescent to Adult, Cystic Fibrosis Screening, Child Advocacy, Child Protection, Hot Topics in Pediatric Medicine, and Pediatrics and Population Health
Maine Concussion Management Initiative Training Programs – Level 1 and Level
General Information for 2015
When and where
October 20, 2015 in Portland
in conjunction with the Maine Brain Injury Conference
(Registration and fees will be through the
Maine Brain Injury Conference for October 20)
Training Program: Training
programs in 2015 will be updated.
Level 1 - An Introduction to
Concussions and Concussion Management
Level 2 – Interpreting Neurocognitive
Testing (Level 1 is a prerequisite for taking Level 2)
– 8:15 Registration and Continental
1 and Level 2 are run simultaneously)
1 – An Introduction to Concussions and Concussion Management
- The Diagnostic and Return to Play
- Sport Related Concussion: Short and
Long Term Sequelae
- Concussion Sideline Assessment
- Concussion Risk Factors, Treatment
and Return to Function
- Tools in Concussion Management
- Concussion Case Studies
- Review and Wrap-up
2 – Interpreting Neurocognitive Testing
- Using ImPACT Testing in Concussion
- Interpreting ImPACT Test Results
- Case Reviews
- Review and Wrap-up
for Health Care Professionals (MD, DO, NP, PA, Neuropsychologist, ATC, RN, PT,
for school personnel and all other attendees
nurses, coaches, school athletic directors, administrators, parents, etc.)
for students – currently enrolled in a college program
- Continental Breakfast and mid-morning break
- CEU/CME credits for Health Care Professionals
Confirmation will be sent by email and will include:
- Directions to training location.
- Training agenda.
Salis, PT, ATC
Membership Committee Chair
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6th Annual Patient Safety Academy
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm
USM Abromson Center
At the 6th Annual Patient Safety Academy this year, Dr. Bryan Sexton, Director of the
Duke Patient Safety Center, will present a 2-part seminar on the science of
enhancing resilience. Dr. Sexton's research on safety culture, teamwork, and
resilience have resulted in assessment tools used world wide. He will discuss
practical strategies to manage stress in the healthcare workplace, cope with
change, and manage fatigue. For more information, visit www.usm.maine.edu/muskie/psa
Enhancing Cultural Competence
The Hanley Center for Health Leadership is offering two opportunities to participate in a Health Equity and Cultural Competency Training in Augusta on August 31and Portland on September 1. Workshop participants will to explore the concepts of health and health care disparities, build greater insight into unconscious/implicit bias, and delve into models for developing individual and organizational cultural competence.
14th Annual Downeast Ophthalmologgy Symposium
October 2-4, 2015
Harborside Hotel & Marina - Bar Harbor, ME
The Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons will be hosting the 14th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium October 2-4, 2015 at the Harborside Hotel and Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine for ophthalmologists across the country to attend.
For more information, please visit http://www.maineeyemds.com/symposium-home or contact Shirley Goggin at 207-445-2260 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Medicine and Outpatient Internal
Health Center is recruiting dedicated Family Medicine and Outpatient Internal
Medicine Physicians that are committed to providing quality health care
services to the people in Central/Northern Maine. KVHC has sites in Ashland, Houlton, Island
Falls, Patten and Millinocket. Join our
practice in one of the newly expanded facilities. We are seeking physicians for all of our outpatient
only practices. KVHC is a fully
electronic medical record site and offers a Four day work week with a competitive
salary ($170,000 to $190,000 annual) and benefit package which includes: a 10%
of first year salary sign on bonus, generous amounts of paid time off and $2500
annually toward CME. The call schedule
is 1 in 9 with additional coverage from the Open Access Clinic. Physicians who join KVHC are eligible to
apply for NHSC Loan Repayment. HPSA
scores at the KVHC sites increased in 2015.
To learn more
about KVHC and Practitioner Opportunities, please contact Michelle LeFay at email@example.com or visit our website at www.kvhc.org.
KVHC is an equal opportunity employer.
09/07/15Department of Psychiatry Faculty Position
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Department of
Psychiatry, in a productive collaboration with the State of Maine, is
seeking psychiatrists to join our faculty for inpatient responsibilities
at the Riverview Psychiatric Center.
Center is a 92-bed acute psychiatric facility located in Augusta, ME and is the flagship
inpatient treatment center for Maine’s public mental health system. Psychiatrists with expertise in general inpatient psychiatry or
forensic psychiatry are encouraged to apply.
Academic duties can include
teaching and supervision of medical students and residents. Research
opportunities available and encouraged.
Candidates should be board certified or eligible in Psychiatry.
This position will include a faculty appointment at The Geisel School of
Medicine at Dartmouth at a rank and salary commensurate with experience.
Curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, addressed to Dr. William
Torrey, Search Chair, should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference search number PS0314D.
College/Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic/Geisel School of Medicine is
an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to
diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving
applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of
color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected
Winthrop Family Medicine Family
MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, Maine is seeking a
full-time, outpatient BC Family Practitioner to join our nationally recognized
Advanced Medical Home practice that delivers care in a team model. Join a
collaborative group made up of 11 MDs, DOs, NPs and PAs and
practice in an “Open Access” model of scheduling. Provide a full range of care
including: OB, newborn and pediatric care, adult medicine, gynecology,
geriatric and nursing home care. Technology includes an electronic medical
record, online digital radiology program, and online hospital records and
ordering. MaineGeneral offers a comprehensive benefits package. The brand new, state-of-the-art,
192-bed MaineGeneral Medical Center at the Alfond Center for Health offers
comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for the surrounding
communities. We’re located just an hour north of Portland, Maine’s largest
city, and three hours from Boston. Contact Tiffiny Lamarre, Physician Recruiter
Family Medicine Physician
Oakland Family Medicine, a hospital-employed outpatient Family
Medicine practice located in Oakland, Maine, is recruiting for an experienced
Family Medicine Physician to join our growing team. Responsible for providing
care for pediatric through adult patients while working in collaboration with
our practice administrator, providers and senior management team as Oakland
continues the transition to Patient Centered Medical Home. Join our team of
four family medicine physicians and one physician assistant and collaborate
with a unique mix of seasoned physicians who have practiced in the area over 10
years, and new team members who have recently joined our group. Weekly schedule
will be 32 hours of patient contact time and up to 8 hours of administrative
time. MaineGeneral offers a comprehensive benefits package. We’re located just an hour north
of Portland, Maine’s largest city, and three hours from Boston. Contact Tiffiny
Lamarre, Physician Recruiter at email@example.com.
Family Practice Physician – Bucksport Regional Health
The Bucksport Regional Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, has a unique opportunity for an experienced Family Practice Physician to work at a small, independent, community-based primary care facility that offers great quality indicators, a team atmosphere, and excellent working conditions. Responsibilities will include the diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventive care and provision of health maintenance services to patients of all life cycles.
Candidates must have graduated from an accredited medical school and completed a residency in Family Practice or Med/Peds, have a current State of Maine Medical License and D.E.A Certificate, and at least five years of experience in the practice of family or internal medicine. The successful candidate will be offered a generous compensation package, including a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
The Bucksport Regional Health Center has been offering easy access to quality, affordable care for persons of all ages since 1974. Interested applicants should apply with a resume and cover letter to Carol Carew, Executive Director, 110 Broadway, Bucksport, ME 04416 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (or call 207-469-7371).
Director/Psychiatrist - Woodfords Family Services
Woodfords Family Services http://www.woodfords.org, a not-for-profit
social service agency serving individuals with autism, intellectual
and developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses since 1967 has an
immediate opening for a Medical Director/Psychiatrist for 2-3 days/week
contractual basis to support a program serving children, adolescents and adults.
The Medical Director/Psychiatrist is responsible for clinical oversight, supervision for a full-time Physician Assistant-C and
consultation with Agency programs. Opportunities are available to provide
assessment and medication management. Hours are flexible. Some on-call hours
may be required. Job/Educational Requirements include:
Certification and a Maine license to practice medicine
malpractice insurance certificate
from an accredited program
of completion from an accredited psychiatric residency training program or from
a child psychiatry fellowship program
Candidates should mail or e-mail
(email@example.com) a letter of interest/resume to: Woodfords Family
Services; P.O. Box 1768; Portland,
ME 04104-1768; ATTN: Douglas Patrick; Medical
Director/ Psychiatrist Search; EOE
Falmouth Orthopaedic Center - Falmouth, Maine
Seeking a BE/BC general or fellowship trained surgeon to join our expanding group. Falmouth Orthopaedic Center is a well respected private practice in a vibrant orthopedic community. You will be partnering with 3 experienced surgeons each with an outstanding reputation in the area.
Located in Falmouth Maine (approximately 10 minutes from Portland, 2 hours from Boston) we pride ourselves on our four beautiful seasons, unlimited recreation, and top-ranking schools all within 10 minutes of the magnificent Maine coast. Falmouth is an excellent place to raise a family and offers a great quality of life with easy access to all the cultural amenities of the city of Portland.
This opportunity offers minimal ER call at a Level 2 community hospital with a competitive compensation package. Our ideal candidate is a well trained general orthopedist or an orthopedist who is fellowship trained in foot and ankle, hand, pediatrics, sports medicine or adult reconstructive surgery.
Please send cover letter, CV, and inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Medicine Physician at Sebasticook Valley Health in Pittsfield, Maine
Hospital (SVH) is a 25-bed
modern critical access hospital located in Pittsfield which is 20 minutes north
of Waterville, and 40 minutes south of Bangor, Maine’s second largest city. The
hospital serves a population of 30,000 in this central Maine area.
An excellent opportunity is available for a full time Emergency
Medicine Physician. The Emergency
Medicine Physician is responsible for the evaluation and management of patients
who seek emergency care for a broad range of illnesses and injuries.
is an experienced ED staff treating approximately 13,000 patients annually. Flexible
schedule working 12-14 12-hr shifts. We are seeking either an MD/DO board
certified/eligible emergency medicine trained physician, or board
certified/eligible FP with ED experience. The hospital has EMR, and is CPOE.
The compensation and fringe benefits package is highly competitive.
Valley is an affiliate of Eastern Maine Medical Center, the tertiary care
center in Bangor. The hospital has a helipad for transporting trauma cases by
Life Flight. SVH serves has a wide range
of outpatient services, including over 20 specialty services.
For more information, please contact Sherry Tardy,
PHR, AASPR, at 207-487-4085 or email@example.com.
Urologist – Augusta, Maine
An all-service VA
Medical Center in an all-season recreational getaway! A Urologist is needed in
Augusta, Maine. Must-have an unrestricted state medical license. This is your
opportunity to use and develop your skills of diagnosing, treating, and managing
patients according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and techniques.
B/C in Urology preferred. Qualified candidate will
have a current ACLS certification. Disabled persons and/or veterans are
encouraged to apply.
Most-importantly, you could experience the sense of
patriotism and pride associated with working with veterans. You'd be eligible
to participate in a pension program as well as a matching Thrift Savings Plan
which is similar to a 401K. If you have prior military experience, you may be able
to combine accrued military retirement credit with VA pension benefits.
Live in Augusta, or within easy commuting distance,
in the mid-coast region, in the mountains, or lakeside. Safe communities with
highly rated school systems. Variety of outdoors recreational destinations,
near-by college and university campuses, and other cultural events are some
examples of what central Maine has to offer. Living in Maine offers excellent
quality of life and access to many cultural and recreational activities.
Your salary will be determined by local
Physician/Dentist Compensation Panel (commensurate with education, experience
and qualifications). By law, U.S. Citizens will be given 1st preference but
non-citizens will be considered in the absence of qualified citizens.
Recruitment Incentive (or Relocation Incentive for a current VA employee) may
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt
Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and
speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional
For more information contact John Poulin: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise
"To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and
his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's
Primary Care Physicians Needed
VA Medical Center in an all-season recreational getaway! Primary Care
Physicians are needed for what could be a fulfilling, secure career caring for
grateful patients from Caribou, Maine, and the surrounding communities. Must-haves; B/C or B/E specializing in
Primary Care, Family Practice, or Internal Medicine by the appropriate
accrediting agencies, unrestricted state medical license. This is your
opportunity to use and develop your skills of diagnosing, treating, and
managing patients according to standard, usual, and acceptable methods and
persons and/or veterans are encouraged to apply.
This is the opportunity for you to
receive a competitive salary, a generous leave package, excellent health &
life insurance benefits, and retirement benefits. Additionally, you could
experience the sense of patriotism and pride associated with working with
veterans. You'd be eligible to participate in a pension program as well as a
matching Thrift Savings Plan which is similar to a 401K. If you have prior
military experience, you may be able to combine accrued military retirement
credit with VA pension benefits.
You may be
eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact
Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt
Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information. Relocation expenses are not authorized for
communities with highly rated school systems. Variety of outdoors recreational
destinations, near-by college and university campuses, and other cultural
events are some examples of what Aroostook County, Maine has to offer.
Maine Healthcare System (formerly Togus VA Medical Center) proudly serves
Maine's veterans at a main campus in Augusta or any of nine outpatient clinics.
It's a modern 67 bed facility with general medical, surgical, intermediate and
mental health beds, as well as 40 Skilled-Longer Stay beds, a 25-bed Dementia
Unit, and a hospice unit. Living in Maine offers excellent quality of life and
access to many cultural and recreational activities.
will be determined by local Physician/Dentist Compensation Panel (commensurate
with education, experience and qualifications). By law, U.S. Citizens will be
given 1st preference but non-citizens will be considered in the absence of
qualified citizens. Recruitment Incentive (or Relocation Incentive for a
current VA employee) may be available.
For more information contact John
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who
shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving
and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.
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