Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 08/20/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  Maine Legislature Seems Poised to Return in Special Session to Consider Bills on the State's Child Protective Services System
•  MMA Membership to Consider Bylaw Amendments Establishing Student and Resident Sections at Annual Meeting
•  MMA Headquarters Undergoing Major Renovations
•  CDC: Drug overdoses killed 72,000 in 2017
•  Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine AM Best Rating Rises
•  Familial Hypercholesterolemia Common Among Those With French Canadian Ancestry
•  Another Vaccine Shown to Not Cause Autism
•  New AMA Website Urges Grassroots Advocacy on Prior Authorization Reform
•  MMA Senior Section Meets on August 22 with Presentation by Richard Kahn, M.D.
•  Register Today for 165th MMA Annual Session, Sept. 7-9 in Bar Harbor
128th MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for August 21-Brewer & September 12-Auburn
•  MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training September 22
•  17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23, 2018
•  Maine AAP Sponsors SBIRT Training Sessions
•  Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October
•  Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3
•  Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14th
•  Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute
•  Advanced Hanley Center Training Available for PELI and HLD Alumni
•  CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA
•  CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth
•  Behavioral Health Consultant
•  Clinical Cardiology Opportunity
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Medical Board Physician
•  Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine
•  Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program
•  Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

 

Medical Board Physician

The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or Retirement System) seeks to engage a Psychiatrist with a keen interest in working collaboratively with other medical physicians for the Medical Board.

The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS or Retirement System) seeks to engage a Psychiatrist with a keen interest in working collaboratively with other medical physicians for the Medical Board. MainePERS administers a disability retirement program for eligible members of the Retirement System.   The Board of Trustees engages physicians as independent contractors to serve on a Medical Board.  That Board evaluates medical records and provides consultations to MainePERS and its hearing officers regarding the existence of diagnosable conditions and the presence and permanency of functional limitations in disability cases.

This work is file review in conjunction with investigation and critical evaluation of detail, much of which can be done independently at home, with one meeting a month lasting 2-3 hours here at the Retirement System.   Physicians of the Medical Board must hold a Maine Physician’s license in good standing and be Board Certified in their area.  Medical Board physicians work under contract in an advisory capacity on an hourly fee basis.  Typical time commitment is approximately 25 hours per month with flexibility of scheduling.    This is a contract position and not eligible for benefits.

To apply, please forward your Curriculum Vitae and introductory letter to HR@MainePERS.org or via mail to:

Maine Public Employees Retirement System
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 349
Augusta, Maine  04333-0349

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