Maine Medicine Weekly Update - April 16, 2021  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Maine Medical Association Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Pause
•  FDA Update & Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Pause Recommendation
•  Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia & J&J COVID Vaccine Response from the Manufacturer
•  Over 30 Percent of US Adults Fully Vaccinated, Maine Leads the Nation
•  Maine CDC COVID-19 Update for Clinicians with Stephen Sears, MD
•  Clinical Updates and Guidance Related to COVID-19
•  Medicare FFS Claims: 2% Payment Adjustment (Sequestration) Suspended Through December
•  MaineCare Updates: Upcoming Accountable Communities Public Webinar & Primary Care 2.0 Presentation Available Online
•  HealthCare Dive: Urgent Care Centers Draw Some ER Visits but Associated with Higher Spending Overall
•  Webinar for Medical Students April 22: So You Are Employed, Now What?
•  Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Wednesday, April 21st
•  Maine Community Action Partnership is Working for a Successful Vaccine Roll Out for All
•  Maine Medical Association & ActionPPE Partner Again; This Time for FDA Approved Rapid Antigen Tests
•  A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  Maine Legislature Week 14 Update
•  Maine Legislature Public Hearings, Work Sessions & New Bills
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
•  "Prescribing to Reduce Opioid Overdose Risk: How to Impact the Epidemic Within the Pandemic"
•  NAMI Maine Workshops in May & June: Suicide Prevention & Management for Clinical Staff
•  AAP EQIPP Course: Immunizations - Strategies for Success (for RURAL Health Providers)
•  New Maine AAP Educational Webinar Series
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Nurse Practitioner
•  Executive Director
•  Medical Director - ME License Required
•  Practice Administrator
•  Physician
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

 

Executive Director

Our Executive Director leads a 25+ person team at Islands Community Medical Services (ICMS), a Federally Qualified Health Center on the island of Vinalhaven serving over 1,500 patients annually. 

Our Executive Director leads a 25+ person team at Islands Community Medical Services (ICMS), a Federally Qualified Health Center on the island of Vinalhaven serving over 1,500 patients annually.  We are mission-driven with a shared a passion for improving the health of our community - one person at a time.

The Executive works with the board and staff to develop strategic plans that ensure our mission is getting fulfilled and that our financial health is assured. The Executive builds robust operating systems and is the ICMS liaison to external partners; they attract and retain the competent staff who deliver quality care to the people of Vinalhaven.

Candidates should have an advanced degree in healthcare or another relevant field, or the equivalent in education and closely related work experience, with 5-10 years of progressively responsible management experience in mission-driven organizations. 

Candidates may request a copy of the job description from: Laurie Bouchard, SPHR at laurie@lbouchardllc.com.

5/14/21