October 5, 2015

 
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Next MMA Listening Session Scheduled for October 20th in Camden

All MMA members are invited to join new MMA President Brian Pierce, M.D. and other MMA officers and Board members at a "listening session" being held on Tuesday evening, October 20th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at 40 Paper - Italian Bistro and Bar, 40 Washington Street, Camden.

This session will be the fourth MMA has held during the past year to facilitate MMA leadership and senior staff meeting MMA members, hearing how they are doing in practice, and asking what more MMA could be doing for them.  While personal invitations have been sent to each member in the counties of Knox, Waldo, Lincoln, and Kennebec, any member is welcome to attend and to bring a guest.    Please RSVP to Lisa Martin via lmartin@mainemed.com or give her a call at 622-3374, ext. 221. 

This session also will recognize the recent election of Brian Pierce, M.D. of Camden as MMA's 163rd President.  President-elect Charles Pattavina, M.D. of Winterport also will be present.  Dr. Pierce is a family physician and Dr. Pattavina is an emergency physician who currently serves as Director of the ER at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bangor.  MMA Executive Staff will also attend and be available to answer questions or respond to concerns of members.

There is no cost to attend and MMA will cover the cost of appetizers and beverages.

 

Opiate/Heroin Task Forces Expected to be Announced this Week; Resources Available on AMA Web Site

U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty, Attorney General Janet Mills, and Commissioner of Public Safety John Morris are expected this coming week to announce the co-chairs and members of the three task forces previously announced: 

  1. Treatment;
  2. Prevention/Harm Reduction; and
  3. Law Enforcement. 

Each Task Force will consist of approximately a dozen volunteers representing a wide variety of interests impacted by the current epidemic of abuse of both legal and illegal drugs, particularly the surge in heroin use and subsequent deaths.  

Each task force meeting will be open to the public (though portions of some meetings could be held in executive session) and a period of time will be set aside for public comments.

Thank you to those MMA members who have volunteered to serve on a task force.  While all volunteers could not be accommodated, many health care professionals will be asked to present to the Treatment and Prevention/Harm Reduction Task Forces and as indicated above, anyone may attend the public portions of each meeting.

The announcement is likely to be made on Thursday, October 8th.

AMA Resources

New Web pages aimed at providing physicians with key education and training resources to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis now are available on the AMA website.  The new content was developed as part of the robust work underway by the AMA Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse that was launched last month.  The Task Force is a collaborative effort by the AMA, American Osteopathic Association, American Dental Association, and more than 20 state and specialty medical societies.

One of the task force’s main goals is to encourage physician education on effective, evidence-based prescribing.

“Voluntarily enhancing our education is a core function that all physicians should embrace,” said AMA Chair-elect, Patrice A. Harris, MD.  “That’s why we are working to ensure physicians have the education, resources and training they need on effective, evidence-based prescribing.  As physicians, it is our responsibility to educate ourselves on managing pain and promoting safe, responsible opioid prescribing.”

In developing this new online resource, the AMA and the member organizations of the task force identified many key resources that are free or low-cost.  These include continuing medical education webinars on preventing opioid abuse, opioid prescribing guidelines, perspectives on the issue and other resources for prescribers.  The new section also includes a resource that allows physicians to access state-specific and specialty-specific information from more than 50 state and specialty medical societies.

 

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Re-Opening of Stage B, Behavioral Health Home Organization (BHHO), Application for Participation

Behavioral Health Homes are an important component of Maine’s Value-Based Purchasing strategy, a multi-pronged MaineCare initiative designed to improve the healthcare system, improve population health, and reduce cost.  Behavioral Health Homes are a partnership between a licensed community mental health provider (the “Behavioral Health Home Organization” or BHHO) and one or more Health Home practices (an HHP) to manage the physical and behavioral health needs of eligible adults and children.  Both organizations receive a per member, per month payment for Health Home services provided to enrolled members.  Behavioral Health Homes build on the existing care coordination and behavioral health expertise of community mental health providers.  Participation in Behavioral Health Home services are entirely voluntary, and members can opt out of the program at any time.

What you need to know as an applicant:

  • Applications open Monday October 19th, 2015 and close November 20, 2015.  The start date for new BHHOs and their enrolled members will be January 21, 2016. To access the online application on or after October 19th, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BHHApp_Jan2016

Providers may deliver both BHH and Community Integration (CI)/Targeted Case Management (TCM) services within the same organization, just not to the same member.  Providers may also choose to start their BHH program at a single location rather than organization-wide.  Within the given location, all eligible MaineCare members must be provided with the opportunity to enroll.  More regulations covering Behavioral Health Home services, including provider qualifications and expectations, can be accessed online, in the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 92: Behavioral Health Home Services.

  • A webinar for interested providers will be held on Friday, October 30th, at 12:00.  To register for the webinar, please send your organization’s name, participant name, phone and email to the Behavioral Health Home Team.

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SAVE THE DATE: MMA Legislative Committee Organizational Meeting for Second Regular Session; Second Session Bill Request List Available

 MMA Legislative Committee Chair Amy Madden, M.D. urges all physicians and others interested in the MMA's legislative advocacy work to mark your calendars for the evening of Monday, December 7th for an organizational meeting of the Legislative Committee in anticipation of the Second Regular Session of the 127th Maine Legislature.  In keeping with the agenda of recent such meetings, dinner will be available at 6 p.m. and the meeting will last from approximately 6:30 to approximately 8:30 p.m.  The meeting will be in the large conference room at the Frank O. Stred Building in Manchester.  Look for more information on the agenda closer to the date of the meeting, but if you know you will be able to join us, please RSVP to Sarah Lepoff at slepoff@mainemed.com.  As usual, we strongly urge physician specialty organizations to send a representative to the meeting.

During the Second Regular Session, legislators must have new bill requests approved by the Legislative Council, the 10 members of the legislature's bipartisan leadership.  The initial deadline for Second Session bill requests was Friday, September 25th and a list of those bill requests may be found on the legislature's web site here.

Maine's 186 legislators will return to the State House in Augusta to commence their Second Regular Session on the first Wednesday after New Year's Day.  The second session is expected to last until mid-April. [return to top]

One Month Until Health Insurance Marketplace 2016 Open Enrollment Begins on November 1

2016 Open Enrollment begins on November 1, 2015 and ends on January 31, 2016.  The Health Insurance Marketplace is where people can learn about health coverage options and enroll in a health insurance plan.  Click here for information about 2016 Open Enrollment and the Marketplace. 

Patients who currently have a 2015 health insurance plan through the Marketplace should review their plans and either renew coverage or select another plan for 2016 by December 15 to avoid any break in coverage.

Where can patients get more information or assistance?

Contact: Susan Kring, ACA Outreach Coordinator 662-2364 skring@mainemed.com.

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Dr. Robert Clough Honored by Boy Scouts

Dr. Robert Clough, who in 1987 performed the first heart surgery in Bangor, was honored this past week by the Katahdin Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  Scout officials said he was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Citizen award because he exemplifies what the Boy Scouts stand for:  good citizenship, strength of character, and a commitment to helping others.

The Scouts’ website describes the award like this:  “Established by the Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, the Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership of citizens in communities across Northern and Eastern Maine.  Honoring distinguished citizenship delivers a message to our youth that character counts.  The lives of distinguished citizens set examples that serve to inspire our youth to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest.”

Dr. Clough, an MMA member, is the lead physician for Cardiothoracic Surgery of Maine and Chief of the cardiovascular service and head of the cardiac surgery section at Eastern Maine Medical Center.  He has been a physician for 38 years and has practiced thoracic and cardiovascular surgery for 31 years.  He grew up in Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Boy Scouts and attained the rank of Life Scout.

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MMA, Maine Section of ACOG and Other Interested Parties Continue Work on Potential Licensing of Certified Professional Midwives

Last Tuesday, September 29th, MMA and other interested parties held their 15th facilitated negotiating session intended to lead to a consensus legislative proposal that would license Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) in Maine.  Introduced as a concept draft last session by State Senator Amy Volk, (R-Cumberland), L.D. 690, An Act to Ensure the Safety of Home Birth, the bill proposes to license and regulate the approximately thirty certified professional midwives practicing in Maine using the global educational standard recognized last year by several midwifery organizations, the American College of Nurse Midwives, and the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  

Participants in the biweekly negotiating sessions include the Maine Section of ACOG, the Maine Association of the American College of Nurse Midwives, AWHONN ME (perinatal nurses), the Maine Association of CPMs, the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Maine Medical Association.  The negotiations are being facilitated by Carol Kelly, BS of Pivot Point, Inc.  The work is being funded through a grant from the AMA/National Medical Societies Scope of Practice Partnership.

The bill is expected to contain provisions that will establish:

  1. Criteria for licensure and oversight;
  2. A regulatory body including certified professional midwives, clients, certified nurse midwives and physicians to oversee complaint and disciplinary processes;
  3. Procedures to allow other health providers to consult with, collaborate with or accept transfer of care from a licensed professional midwife;
  4. Procedures to allow for protected peer review for licensed certified professional midwives; and
  5. Requirements for data collection and submission for quality improvement purposes.

CPM's last attempted licensure in Maine in 2007.  That attempt was opposed by the Maine Medical Association, the Maine Section of ACOG, and several other medical organizations and the bill establishing licensure did not pass.   A compromise was reached allowing access to some prescription medication in exchange for the reporting of their use, however.

Several circumstances have changed in the past eight years that may make it possible for a consensus bill to be drafted and enacted.  Among those are the development of a minimum educational standard that all CPMs would be required to meet by January 1, 2020.  In addition, the successful effort last year to draft guidelines for transfer from home/birthing center to hospital created some positive relationships that heretofore had not existed among the interested parties.

Across the country, 29 states license CPMs, including New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island.

Questions about the bill and the process may be directed to MMA's EVP Gordon Smith, Esq., at gsmith@mainemed.com or by calling 207-622-3374, ext. 212.

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Workers' Comp Board Publishes Updated Medical Fee Schedule; Bureau of Insurance Considering Provider Profiling Rule

 Two state administrative rules of interest to MMA members are making their way through the process of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).  The Maine Workers' Compensation Board recently has published an update to the medical fee schedule, known as Rule Chapter 5.  It became effective October 1st.

Last Tuesday, September 29th, the Maine Bureau of Insurance held a public hearing on a new proposed rule, Rule Chapter 380, Provider Profiling Disclosures.  Prompted by legislation recently enacted through the Insurance & Financial Services Committee, the proposed rule establishes certain standards and requires certain disclosures for health insurance carrier provider profiling programs.  The Maine Hospital Association and Maine Medical Association spoke in favor of the proposed rule, while Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield expressed some concerns about implementation of the rule.  You will find the rulemaking notice here and the proposed rule here.  The Bureau of Insurance will accept written comments on the proposed rule until the close of business on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  If you have comments on this rule, please contact Andrew MacLean, Deputy EVP & General Counsel, at amaclean@mainemed.com or 622-3374, ext. 214 by October 12th.  MMA will submit any comments we receive. [return to top]

MMA's 25th Annual Practice Education Symposium and MHMC Annual Meeting Combined for One Super Event, November 18th

In addition to keynote speakers Dan Heath and Attorney General Janet Mills,  nearly a dozen breakout sessions are scheduled, including several that would be included in our Annual Practice Education Symposium.  The theme of the conference is LEADING CHANGE:  How to Make the Switch from Volume to Value

Among the topics covered will be the following:

  1.  Value-Based Insurance Design;
  2. Wellness Trusts
  3. Using behavioral economics to incentivize health
  4. Employer on-site health clinics
  5. New laws impacting medical practice from the 127th Legislature
  6. Data reports from the Prescription Monitoring Program
  7. ACA updates for employers and providers
  8. Counseling Patients on End of Life Care and Potential Medicare Benefit for Counseling

AND MORE!

Register now at MEMHC.ORG/SYMPOSIUM.    Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are also available.  

 

 

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Study Shows Much Higher-than-Medicare OON Rates--But Is It Reliable?

A new report from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), an insurance industry group, shows that providers charge far more than Medicare rates as out-of-network providers.  Maine providers charge, on average, between 428% and 508% of Medicare rates in the same geographic area for the procedures studied.  This places Maine in the middle group of states in terms of charges by out-of-network providers as they relate to Medicare rates.

Nationally, average out-of-network billed charges, as a percentage of corresponding Medicare fees, ranged from a low of 118% of Medicare (“eye exam new patient") to a high of 1382% of Medicare (“electrocardiogram (ECG)/monitoring and analysis”). 

Maine charges ranged from 165.9% of Medicare, for debridement of subcutaneous tissue (11042), to 816.6%, for injection to the cervical or thoracic spine (62310). Among the more common procedures studied were therapeutic exercises, 170%; manual therapy >1 region, 170.5%; Office outpatient visit 40 minutes, 170.7%; and high severity emergency department visit, 435%.  A link to the report can be found here, and the Maine section is on Page 31.

AMA President Steven J. Stack, M.D., called the insurance industry report “grossly misleading.”  He pointed out that the report uses a few extreme examples and compares them to Medicare payments that have lagged behind inflation for years.  Dr. Stack added that the report does not show how much patients actually paid for care. He also suggested that the insurance industry has contributed significantly to the problem with increasingly restrictive provider networks. [return to top]

Maine Community Health Options Pays Rebate

Maine Community Health Options, the state’s health insurance co-operative, issued significant rebates to policyholders recently.  The rebates equal 2.1 percent of all health insurance premiums paid for the year.  This comes out to $3.3 million, or an average of $87 per policyholder.

The rebates are required under the Affordable Care Act when an insurer does not spend at least 80% of premiums on medical care.

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Job Openings

Department 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.

Riverview Psychiatric 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 psychiatry.jobs@dartmouth.edu.  Please reference search number PS0314D.

Dartmouth 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 group.

12/14/15

Physician

DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in beautiful Central Maine.  We are seeking a full time physician for immediate placement.  A current unencumbered Maine license and proficiency with electronic medical records are required.

Our three health centers serve a multicultural, rural population of about 10,000 patients and have a family practice focus serving pediatrics to geriatrics.  We have integrated behavioral health, care managers, a patient assistance coordinator and an excellent clinical support staff to support the candidate in delivering excellent clinical care.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance, 401K retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, generous paid time off and an incentive plan.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  If you want additional information about this position, which combines making a difference in patients’ lives with a family-friendly work life, please fax (207-524-2459) or e-mail (Laurie.kane-lewis @dfdrussell.org) your resume as soon as possible to Laurie Kane-Lewis, CEO.

11/16/15

Surgeon

As a General Surgeon in the Air Guard, you’ll adapt the skills and knowledge you’ve gained in your civilian career to the military environment.  You’ll provide urgent treatment to Air Guard personnel sick or wounded during duty, and regular healthcare to personnel training in your unit.

Benefits

The Air Guard gives you the opportunity to serve your community and country with pride, and help people in a whole new way. If you still have student loans, you may be eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program, or you can potentially get money for college that transfers to your dependents through the Montgomery G.I. Bill.

Besides a monthly paycheck, as a member of the Air Guard you’ll receive low-cost life insurance, a military retirement plan, and eligibility for VA home loans. With more than 140 Air Guard bases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands you’ll be able to serve where you live, without interrupting your civilian medical practice. And as an Air Guard member you’ll have access to Base Exchange and Commissary shopping as well as free available air travel.

Learn More Today

Go to GoANG.com/HP or call 1-800-To-Go-ANG to find out how you can become an important member of America’s homeland defense in the Air Guard.

1/18/16

Orthopedic Surgeon

The Air Guard Orthopedic Surgeon examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of musculoskeletal system by surgical and conservative means. In this role, you’ll manage orthopedic surgery services as well as oversee the administration of anesthetics and provide diet recommendations in addition to performing surgical procedures.

Benefits

The Air Guard gives you the opportunity to serve your community and country with pride, and help people in a whole new way. If you still have student loans, you may be eligible for the Student Loan Repayment Program, or you can potentially get money for college that transfers to your dependents through the Montgomery G.I. Bill.

 Besides a monthly paycheck, as a member of the Air Guard you’ll receive low-cost life insurance, a military retirement plan, and eligibility for VA home loans. With more than 140 Air Guard bases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands you’ll be able to serve where you live, without interrupting your civilian medical practice. And as an Air Guard member you’ll have access to Base Exchange and Commissary shopping as well as free available air travel.

Learn More Today

Go to GoANG.com/HP or call 1-800-To-Go-ANG to find out how you can become an important member of America’s homeland defense in the Air Guard.

1/18/16

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: hsgentile@maine.rr.com.

10/19/15

Physician (MD/DO) – Brunswick, ME – Full-Time

We are seeking a Physician with interest in occupational medicine to work full-time at our Brunswick, Maine clinic. The Physician will provide medical treatment to work-related illnesses and injuries.

Requirements: Degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) from a U.S. accredited institution. Previous experience in Industrial Medicine, Emergency Medicine or General Practice preferred. Current license to practice medicine in the State

About U.S. HealthWorks:  U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group is a leading national provider of occupational medicine and urgent care services. Operating over 200 locations in 20 states with nearly 4,000 employees, including approximately 1,200 medical providers; U.S. HealthWorks serves thousands of patients each day.

In addition to competitive salaries we offer:

  • Occupational Medicine Focus

  • Incentive plans

  • Opportunity to grow and learn with an industry-leading healthcare organization

  • Flexible hours and excellent work environment

Benefits for full-time employees to include: health, dental, vision, 401(k)

Apply Today!

If you’re interested in joining a company that is dedicated to your professional growth — look no further than U.S. HealthWorks!

Email: providerrecruitment@ushworks.com

Online: www.ushealthworks.com   Requisition Number 8521

Phone:800-992-4442 ext. 2659

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

10/5/15 

Winthrop Family Medicine Family Practitioner

Live and work amidst the beauty of scenic central Maine where you’re just a short drive away from ski resorts, lakes and rivers, award-winning golf courses, abundant hiking, and the beautiful Maine coast. 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.

MaineGeneral Medical Center, Central Maine's premier integrated health delivery system, is seeking a BC/BE Family Practitioner to join our nationally recognized Advanced Medical Home practice that delivers care in a team model.

Job Details and Requirements:

·        Join a collaborative group made up of 11 MDs, DOs, NPs and PAs

·        Provide a full range of care including: newborn and pediatric care, adult medicine, gynecology, geriatric and nursing home care

·        Outpatient opportunity

·        Technology includes an electronic medical record, online digital radiology program, and online hospital records and ordering

Benefits of practicing at MaineGeneral include:

·        Competitive salary

·        Loan repayment opportunities

·        Generous earned time program

·        Full health, vision and dental benefits

·        Relocation allowance

·        CME time and dollars

·        Retirement plans with employer match

For more information or to apply, contact Tiffiny Lamarre, Physician Recruiter at 207-621-4636 or tiffiny.lamarre@mainegeneral.org.

10/19/15

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 tiffiny.lamarre@mainegeneral.org.

10/19/15

BC/BE Family Practice Physician

HealthReach Community Health Centers seeks a BC/BE Family Practice Physician to provide primary care at both Strong Area and Mt. Abram Regional Health Centers. Both practices hold NCQA-Patient-Centered Medical Home certification and offer accessible, high quality healthcare with integrated behavioral health services to people of all ages. Strong also offers general dentistry. Strong and Kingfield which are 13 miles apart are located in Franklin County. They are close to Farmington with Sugarloaf and Saddleback Mountains nearby, and together serve 5,000 area residents annually. We offer competitive compensation and malpractice coverage. The sites are eligible for loan repayment. EOE. Contact: Recruiter, HRCHC, 10 Water Street, Suite 305, Waterville, ME 04901 | 207-660-9913 | Fax: (207) 660-9901 | Communications@HealthReach.org | www.StrongCHC.org | www.Mt.AbramCHC.org  

10/19/15

Medical 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:

  • Board Certification and a Maine license to practice medicine
  • DEA registration
  • Professional malpractice insurance certificate
  • Graduation from an accredited program
  • Certificate of completion from an accredited psychiatric residency training program or from a child psychiatry fellowship program

Candidates should mail or e-mail (dpatrick@woodfords.org) 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 

10/5/15

 

 

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Upcoming Events

 American Academy of Pediatrics, Maine Chapter (MAAP) and the Atlantic Pediatric Society (APS) 

Joint Conference

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/

Registration:  http://atlanticpediatricsociety.ca/register

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

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Maine Concussion Management Coalition Trainings

The last Maine Concussion Management Initiative training program for 2015, will be held on October 20th as the Youth Concussion Track at the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine conference at USM-Portland campus. Level 1 – Introduction to Concussion and Concussion Management will be from 9:30am to1:00pm. Level 2 – Interpreting Neurocognitive Testing will be from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Level 1 is a perquisite to taking Level 2.

To register, go to: https://secure.biasa.org and click on BIAA-Maine Conference (in menu on left).

MCMI training for 2016 will be held in March, June and October with a possible fourth training in Aroostook County in the spring. Details, when available, will be posted at web.colby.edu/mcmi.  

Any questions – contact Jan Salis, PT, ATC, MCMI Membership and Education Committee at jsalis@aol.com.

 

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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

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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:sgoggin@mainemed.com.

 

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