Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 12/17/2018  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Governor-Elect Mills Nominates Jeanne Lambrew, PhD as HHS Commissioner
•  MMA Holiday Hours
•  U.S. Federal Court in Texas Strikes Down the Affordable Care Act
•  Maine on the Short End of Federal Opioid Funding
•  Important Notification to Physicians & Staff from CMS
•  PCSS Offers Free 8-hour X-waiver Course for MAT
•  Measles Cases Rise, Pockets of Vaccine Refusal Threaten Community Health
•  End-of-year CME Opportunities Available Through AMA
•  AMA Podcast on Alternative Payment Models
•  Legislative Leaders Selected; Constitutional Officers Elected
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety - Monday, December 17 5pm Augusta
•  Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course - Deadline for Enrollment: January 30, 2019
•  Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training - 1-day Sessions Offered on Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6
•  Urgent Care Physician - South Portland, ME
•  Full-time Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO
•  Outpatient Family Medicine - Brunswick, Maine
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Primary Care Physician – Family Practice
•  Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants or Nurse Practitioners in multiple locations – BlueWater Emergency Partners
•  Physician – Leeds
•  Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
•  Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)
•  Anesthesiologist - Kennebec Anesthesia Associates PA
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health


Anesthesiologist - Kennebec Anesthesia Associates PA

Kennebec Anesthesia Associates PA seeks an Anesthesiologist to work in Augusta and Waterville, Maine.

Kennebec Anesthesia Associates PA seeks an Anesthesiologist to work in Augusta and Waterville, Maine. The Anesthesiologist is responsible for administering and overseeing the administration of anesthetics during surgical, endoscopic, and radiological procedures. The Anesthesiologist provides analgesic services to obstetric patients, surgical patients, and medical patients with acute pain problems and provides advanced life supporting treatments in support of providers in the intensive care unit and emergency departments. The Anesthesiologist is responsible for the preoperative evaluation and assessment of perioperative risk, preoperative preparation of the patient for anesthesia, monitoring and treating patients before, during, and after anesthesia and treating adverse reactions or complications intraoperatively and postoperatively. The Anesthesiologist decides when patients have recovered or stabilized enough to be sent to another room or ward or to be sent home following outpatient surgery; coordinates administration of anesthetics with surgeons during operations; confers with other medical professionals to determine type and method of anesthetic or sedation to render patient insensible to pain; and coordinates and directs work of nurses, medical technicians, and other health care providers. The minimum experience and educational requirements for this position are a M.D. or D.O. degree; State of Maine Medical License; and immediate eligibility for Board certification in anesthesiology.

Candidates should send resumes to: Karen Wheeler, Kennebec Anesthesia Associates, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Suite 201, Augusta, ME 04330; tel. (207) 620-1136; e-mail: