Maine Medicine Weekly Update - September 4, 2018
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George J. Mitchell and Michael Botticelli to Keynote MMA's 165th Annual Session this Weekend in Bar Harbor

The Honorable George J. Mitchell and Michael Botticelli will speak at the meeting which convenes with an opening night reception on Friday evening, Sept. 7, at the Poolhouse of the Harborside Hotel. Although the hotel room block is sold out, it is not too late to register for the meeting and receive a list of alternative accommodations. Registration is available on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com.

 

Four and one-half CME hours are available at the meeting with an additional three hours offered for the opioid prescribing course (required by law every two years).  

 
Former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell served in the United States Senate from 1980 to 1995. He left the Senate in 1995 as the Senator Majority Leader, a position he had held since January, 1989. Senator Mitchell served as Chairman of the Peace Negotiations in Northern Ireland and under his leadership, the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom and the political parties of Northern Ireland agreed to the historic Good Friday peace accord. At the Request of President Bill Clinton, Senator Mitchell served as chairman of an International Fact Finding Committee on violence in the Middle East. In 2009, President Obama appointed Senator Mitchell as Special Envoy for the Middle East. MMA is proud to have Senator Mitchell keynote the Friday evening opening session.
 
Michael Botticelli will keynote the Saturday morning session. He will speak at 10:00am following the General Membership meeting. Mr. Botticelli currently serves as Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center. He is one of the nation's leading addiction experts and served as the Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House under President Obama. He previously served as Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
 
The Annual Session concludes on Sunday morning with a Gubernatorial Forum featuring three of the four candidates running for Governor. The Forum will be held from 9:00 to 10:30am Sunday morning following a one hour CME program featuring four physicians in Maine who are serving in executive capacities at hospitals in the state.
 
Presiding at the meeting will be MMA President Robert Schlager, M.D. Dr. Schlager is a family physician serving as Vice President, Senior Physician Executive of Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield.

Note that the various parts of the Annual Session will be taking place at the Poolhouse behind the Bar Harbor Club, not in the Club building itself (except for the Friday MICIS session, which will be in the Club).

 
 

CMS Moves to Allow Step Therapy in Medicare Advantage Plans

CMS proposes to allow step therapy protocols in Medicare Advantage Plans beginning in January 2019.

 

On Aug. 7, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced that the agency would rescind previous CMS policy prohibiting the use of step-therapy protocols by Medicare Advantage plans. Starting in January 2019, Medicare Advantage plans will be allowed to use step therapy for all physician-administered drugs covered under Medicare Part B. The administration's new policy would also allow step-therapy protocols that span both Parts B and D, meaning a Medicare Advantage plan could require a patient to first try a drug covered under Part D before providing coverage for a Part B drug. According to the agency's announcement, this change in policy was made as part of the administration's plans to lower drug prices. 

The AMA has serious concerns about the agency's change of policy given its potential for significant impact on patient access to critical therapeutics and increased administrative burdens on physician practices. The AMA is working closely with physician specialty organizations and state medical societies to limit the potential negative impacts of this policy shift.


Maine Legislature Acts on Several Child Protective Bills

Last Thursday the Maine Legislature killed LD 1919, which would have criminalized a failure to report suspected child abuse or neglect, and passed several other bills seeking to change the way the State of Maine deals with such cases.

 

Last Thursday the Maine Legislature killed LD 1919, which would have criminalized a failure to report suspected child abuse or neglect, and passed several other bills seeking to change the way the State of Maine deals with such cases.

LD 1919: Criminal penalties for failure of mandated reporters to report. In addition to the MMA's Gordon Smith, Dr. Genevieve Whiting and Dr. Syd Sewall testified to the Committee, and Dr. Deb Hagler also submitted written testimony. Of approximately 30 witnesses (not counting several legislators), only one favored criminalization. The Health & Human Services Committee voted “Ought Not To Pass” 8-2. On the floor of the House the vote was 72-53 against the bill, and it was defeated "under the hammer" in the Senate.

LD 1920: Record retention in unsubstantiated cases. There was much discussion about what a finding of “unsubstantiated” means and of various time periods. The current law allows the records to be kept for 18 months, and the bill, which was the subject of a 7-1 “Ought To Pass” Committee vote,  was amended to extend the time to 5 years. It passed both the House (68-50) and Senate.

LD 1921: Authorizing access to confidential criminal history records. Committee vote was unanimous “Ought To Pass.” It passed both House and Senate.

LD 1922: Ensuring that “best interest of the child” is a higher priority than “family reunification.” Discussion led to the conclusion that this bill would not really accomplish anything different from what is already happening. The vote was 5-3 “Ought Not To Pass." There was significant discussion in both House and Senate which resulted in a 26-4 vote for passage in the Senate. In the House, a motion that the bill not pass was defeated 46-74, after which the bill was passed.

LD 1923: This is a $23M funding bill with multiple sub-parts. Unanimous approval was given to the following parts:

  • Increase reimbursement for foster care
  • Purchase a new computer system
  • $5 per hour raise for caseworkers and $1 per hour raise for those obtaining a master’s degree
  • Pilot program to provide supportive and supervised visitation with relatives and evaluation of parental capacity
  • Clinical support and guidance of caseworker practice, including direct clinical consultation, training, and debriefing
  • The Department asked for 16 new Casework Supervisor positions and 2 new Regional Associate Director for Child Welfare positions, but no new caseworkers or case aides. Caseworkers have been stressing the need for increased numbers to lower a difficult caseload, and recently former Commissioner Hamilton has told OPEGA that 75 new caseworkers are needed. The Department representative, Acting Director of Child & Family Services Kirsten Capeless, said they need supervisors to help new caseworkers learn their jobs, so there is no sense hiring caseworkers until such administrative personnel are in place. By a 6-2 vote, the Committee approved an amended version of the bill that would give the Department what it asked for but add 16 caseworker positions and 8 case aide positions.
LD 1923 passed both the House and Senate (unanimously), then the House added an amendment that would appropriate $50,000 for a study of trauma-based cognitive behavioral therapy. The amendment was approved, and both chambers then passed the amended form of the bill.

 All in all, it was a good week for children and for the MMA at the Maine Legislature.

Fewer Uninsured Hospitalizations Linked to Insurance Access Under ACA, Research Indicates

Decreases in hospitalizations for serious cardiac conditions have been found to be linked to increased insurance access under the Affordable Care Act, with greater decreases in states which have expanded Medicaid.

 

Reuters (8/29, Rapaport) reports that thanks to “increased access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...fewer uninsured patients have been hospitalized for serious heart conditions,” according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers found that states which “expanded Medicaid in 2014 saw the uninsured proportion of hospitalizations for serious heart problems decrease by 5.4 percentage points, from 13.1 percent before the ACA took effect to 7.7 percent afterward.” In a second study, researchers “examined diagnosis of early-stage cancer before and after the ACA.” They discovered that the share “of uninsured cancer patients declined across all of the states in 2014,” and that the “decreases were greater” in states which expanded Medicaid.

 

12/31/18 Deadline for All MDs Who Do NOT Prescribe Opioids

All professionals licensed by the Board of Licensure in Medicine (MDs and PAs licensed by that board) are advised to remember that they are required by Board rule to have taken three hours of opioid CME by December 31, 2018, even if they do not and will not prescribe opioids.

 

Rule Chapter 21, Section 4 (1), states in relevant part: "By December 31, 2018 and thereafter, all clinicians must complete 3 hours of Category 1 credit Continuing Medical Education every two years on the prescribing of opioid medication regardless of whether or not they prescribe opioid medication."

CME is available through the MMA's MICIS program. Contact Susan Kring at the MMA skring@mainemed.com for additional information or to register for a CME program. The next program is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12th in Auburn.

The Board rule further states, "Category 1 credits will be accepted for CME regarding opioid prescribing from any of the following: the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA); the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education (AMA); the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME); the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP); the Committee on Continuing Medical Education of the Maine Medical Association (MMA); the American Osteopathic Association (AOA); or the Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA)."

Additional, online CME may be obtained from Maine Quality Counts at https://qclearninglab.org/qc-getting-started/.  

Maine Prescription Drug Monitoring Program User Survey: Extended Deadline Friday September 7

If you have completed the survey, thank you for your participation.  If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so by Friday, September 7, 2018.

 

Maine Prescription Drug Monitoring Program User Survey - Extended Deadline Friday, September 7.

As you know, the misuse of prescription drugs in Maine has become a substantial problem in need of immediate attention. Public Law Chapter 488 and subsequent rules addresses one aspect of the problem through prescribing and dispensing regulations under the auspices of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

In order to determine the strengths and weaknesses of regulations surrounding the PDMP, the Department of Health and Social Services’ Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), has contracted with Hornby Zeller Associates, Inc., a Public Consulting Group Company (PCG), to conduct a comprehensive analysis of Maine’s PDMP.  As part of the study, PCG is gathering and analyzing data related to utilization of the PDMP across the state.

Your responses will be crucial to recommendations aimed at improving the system.

Please use the link below to access and complete the survey. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete and is confidential. Data from the survey will be reported in aggregate only. In the event you are unable to complete the survey in one session, you can save and reopen the survey later. When the survey is complete, please click on the “Submit” button.

Survey Link: https://surveys.hornbyzeller.com/Maine-PMP.aspx

If there are technical problems with the survey itself, please contact Matt Powers (mpowers@pcgus.com) or Tim Reed (treed@pcgus.com). 

Thank you for your time and commitment to helping DHHS address Maine’s opioid problem.

Megan Hawkes, MPH, Research Supervisor  mhawkes@pcgus.com

Hornby Zeller Associates

a Public Consulting Group company

373 Broadway South Portland, ME 04106

(207) 773-9529 Ext. 7215 or (207) 369-7215 (Direct Line)

 

Diabetes and Gun Violence Resolutions Among Business at 165th MMA Annual Session, Sept. 7-9 in Bar Harbor

The keynote speakers and CME program for the Association's 165th Annual Session in Bar Harbor Sept. 7-9, 2018 is the strongest in many years. Make plans now to join your colleagues for a weekend of education, networking and fun. The Honorable George Mitchell and former director of the White House Office of Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli are the keynote speakers.  Register now to join your colleagues in Bar Harbor!

 

The program begins with an opening night reception at 5:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 7 (note that the MMA Board meets earlier, at 3:00 pm). Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell speaks at 6:00 pm. The Saturday morning business meeting begins at 7:30am followed by Michael Botticelli's keynote presentation at 10:00 am. His presentation is followed by two panels focusing on strategies to address the opioid/heroin/fentanyl crisis and alternatives to opioids for pain, including medical marijuana and acupuncture.

 
Saturday evening will feature the Annual Dinner with several awards being presented and a new President-elect being introduced. 50 year pins will also be given to those members attending who are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their graduation from medical school.  
 
Sunday morning the 38th running of the Edmund Hardy, M.D. Road Race will begin promptly at 7:00 am (course is about 3 miles and walkers are welcome). The educational program beings at 8:00am with a panel of physician executives leading hospital organizations in Maine. At 9:00am the meeting concludes with a forum featuring the four gubernatorial candidates. The meeting concludes by 11:00am Sunday.
 
A special thank you to the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership which is facilitating two of the three CME panels.
 
Register now on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com. Today, MMA has posted two resolutions to be considered by the membership at the business meeting scheduled for Saturday morning. The resolutions address diabetes care in Maine and the public health crisis of gun violence. Although the Harborside Hotel is sold out, several other facilities within walking distance of the meeting are available and staff at the MMA office can assist members with securing alternate housing (622-3374 and press 0 for assistance).

Note that the various parts of the Annual Session will be taking place at the Poolhouse behind the Bar Harbor Club, not in the Club building itself (except for the Friday MICIS session, which will be in the Club). 

MMA Presentation on Healthcare Issues Considered by 128th Legislature Now Available

During the two sessions of the 128th Legislature, the Maine Medical Association advocacy team monitored well over 300 pieces of legislation involving some aspect of healthcare. With the session now nearly concluded, MMA attorneys are available to present a one hour CME talk on the new laws of which physicians need to be aware.

 

This is a one-hour, in-person presentation that will cover all bills that have become law related to health care over the last two years. Any last minute work the Legislature does this week will be added, so that a complete review will be available.

Medical practices, medical staffs or specialty societies interested in the presentation should contact MMA EVP Gordon Smith, Esq. via e-mail to gsmth@mainemed.com.

Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings.  Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.

Below you will find an on-going list of Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings.  Any questions should be referred to the contact person listed for each specialty.

UPCOMING SPECIALTY SOCIETY MEETINGS

September 8, 2018

The following meetings are taking place in conjunction with MMA’s Annual Meeting at the Harborside Hotel in Bar Harbor, ME:
Maine Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians Meeting – 2:00pm
Contact: Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or cstratton@mainemed.com

Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons Meeting - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Contact: Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or maine@mainefacs.org  

Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting – 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Contact: Lisa Montagna at 207-620-4015 or mesahq@gmail.com

September 21, 2018

Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Executive Council Meeting
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Maine Medical Center, Dana Center
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-622-7743 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

September 21, 2018

Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Business Meeting
(Held in conjunction with the 17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium)
Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME from 10:30am – 11:45am
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

September 21-23, 2018

17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium
(Presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons)

Harborside Hotel & Marina – Bar Harbor, ME
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

October 18-19, 2018

Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Fall Program
Meeting the Mental and Physical Health Needs of Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Maine
DoubleTree Hotel – South Portland, ME – Thursday – 5:00 p.m., Friday, 7:30-4:30 p.m.
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-622-7743f or dpoulin@mainemed.com

November 15, 2018

Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Executive Council Meeting
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Maine Medical Center, Dana Center
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-622-7743 or dpoulin@mainemed.com  

December 12, 2018

Maine Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Meeting
Portland Regency Hotel – Portland, ME – 5:00 pm
Contact: Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or cstratton@mainemed.com

February 23-24, 2019

Maine Society of Anesthesiologists Winter Meeting
Sugarloaf Hotel & Conference Center – Carrabassett Valley, ME
Contact: Lisa Montagna at 207-620-4015 or mesahq@gmail.com

April 3-6, 2019

27th Annual Family Medicine Update & Annual Meeting
Atlantic Oceanside – Bar Harbor, ME
Full brochure & registration available after Jan 15, 2019 at www.maineafp.org
Contact: Deborah Halbach at 207-938-5005 or maineafp@tdstelme.net

May 10, 2019

Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Educational Program & Business Meeting
Harraseeket Inn – Freeport, ME from 11:30am – 5:00pm
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

May 18-19, 2019

Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 Spring Conference
Point Lookout – Northport, ME
Contact: Dee Kerry at 207-480-4185 or dakerry@aap.net

 

Hanley Center Offers New PELI Course Beginning in October - Enrollment Deadline: September 10

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is delighted to announce that enrollment is now underway for tits inaugural Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) specifically for Advanced Practice Professionals.  

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is delighted to announce that enrollment is now underway for tits inaugural Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) specifically for Advanced Practice Professionals.

Enrollment is OPEN

 Advance Practice Professional

Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI)

Course Begins Fall 2018 in Lewiston, ME

Enrollment Limited to 20 APPs

The role of Advanced Practice Professionals in the delivery of healthcare services has never been more important. APPs are a vital and precious resource in every corner of our state and their integral inclusion in care teams requires them to pull upon leadership and management skills often not covered in their training.

The Hanley Center has heard loud and clear the desire and need for a leadership development course specifically for APPs across Maine.  We have tailored our well-respected physician PELI Foundational Course to suit the leadership development challenges that Advanced Practice Professionals face. Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and tools in the following core competency areas, empowering them to lead and transform our healthcare delivery system.

·        Systems awareness

·        Strategic focus

·        Management/business skills

·        Self-awareness

·        Interpersonal skills

·        Healthcare trends

·        Teamwork and collaboration

The Course consists of six two-evening sessions and four 90-minute intersessions taking place over one year. The two-evening sessions take place on consecutive evenings once every other month, with the intersessions scheduled on the off-months.

Location

LePage Room, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center

93 Campus Avenue

Lewiston, ME 04240

Our thanks to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston for sharing their space for this important initiative. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is a fantastic venue enabling easy access for participants coming from Portland and Southern Maine, the Midcoast area, Western Maine, and both the Augusta and Waterville areas.

Course Calendar

Sessions 1 – 6, Mondays and Tuesdays: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Intersession Learning Seminars (ILS), Wednesdays: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm on each night.

o  Session 1:           October 1-2, 2018

o  ILS 1:                   November 19, 2018

o  Session 2:           December 3-4, 2018

o  ILS 2:                   January 7, 2019

o  Session 3:           February 11-12, 2019

o  Session 4:           April 8-9, 2019

o  ILS 3:                   May 13, 2019

o  Session 5:           June 10-11, 2019

o  ILS 4:                   July 15, 2019

o  Session 6:           September 9-10, 2019

We anticipate awarding 40 hours of Category One CME for their participation in the full program.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership.  The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide CME activities for physicians.

Tuition: $4,500 (plus $300 shared cost of food)

Enrollment Deadline: September 10, 2018

To enroll, please visit: https://hanleycenter.wufoo.com/forms/zyw703w1tendio/

To learn more, please contact Judiann Smith, Executive Director at judiannsmith@hanleyleadership.org (207-615-6253) or Kathy Vezina, Associate Executive Director at kathrynvezina@hanleyleadership.org (207-553-9854).

The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  www.hanleyleadership.org

 

CMS National Training Program Workshop in Chicopee, MA - September 11

Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

When it comes to expanding your expertise on all things Medicare, you need to be up to date on the latest news. Join us for a one day workshop where you will learn from complex case work analyses and intriguing discussions. Learning from the expert attendees will better help prepare you in assisting beneficiaries when it comes to their Part C and Part D choices. There is no fee to attend.         

The workshop will be presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and held on September 11th, 2018 at the RiverMills Center in Chicopee, MA, all day. There will also be a Café available.

Registration: 9:00am-9:30am                                                            End Time: 4:30pm-5:00pm

Location: RiverMills Center, 5 W Main St., Chicopee, MA 01020

Nearby Hotels:

Residence Inn by Marriott Springfield Chicopee (1.4 mi)                
500 Memorial Dr, Chicopee, MA 01020 
Marriott.com/hotels                                                                          
(413) 331-4440                                                                            

Tru by Hilton Chicopee Springfield (1.2 mi)
440 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA  01020
tru3.hilton.com
(413) 331-5155

Nearby Restaurants:

Falls Pizza (0.2 mi)                                                                          China Star (0.2 mi)                                            1836, 103 Main Street, Chicopee, MA 01020                                   80 Main Street, Chicopee MA, 01020                   (413) 594 – 9133                                                                              (413) 598 – 0033

For questions, contact Maureen Kerrigan at Maureen.Kerrigan@cmh.hhs.gov or Cynthia Phillips at Cynthia.Phillips@state.ma.us.

 

MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - registration open for September 12 in Auburn

All licensees of the Board of Licensure in Medicine must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not.

 

All licensees of the Board of Licensure in Medicine must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not.

Improving Opioid Prescribing and Patient Safety

This 3-hour presentation is an updated version of the broad clinical and legal review of opioid prescribing in Maine first presented by MICIS in 2017.

The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine has established a new CME rule which is currently effective. All its licensees, whether MDs or Physician Assistants, must take 3 hours of CME on opioid prescribing every two years whether they prescribe opioids or not. No BOLIM licensee is exempt from this requirement.  

MICIS, a program of the Maine Medical Association, is scheduling five 3-hour presentations on opioid prescribing in different regions of the state which are designed to fulfill this requirement.  

Registration is open for:  

AUBURN: Wednesday, September 12 at Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, 5-8:30pm   Register Here

Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Peter Michaud, JD, RN

For registration information on upcoming dates, check the MMA Weekly Update or www.micismaine.org.

AUGUSTA: Tuesday, October 16 at the Augusta Civic Center

WELLS: Wednesday, October 17 at Village By The Sea

PORTLAND: Monday, November 26 at Fireside Inn

Topics and Learning Objectives:

How Did We Get Here: (1) review 2016 CDC opioid prescribing guidelines, (2) understand morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs), (3) Assess alternative treatments for acute and chronic pain

Transforming Our Practices & Our Communities: (1) review best practices in opioid prescribing practice transformation, including team-based care, (2) understand benefits of buprenorphine prescribing, anticipate prescribing naloxone for all patients and families at risk

    Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine: learn about recent changes in (1) Maine statutes related to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery, (2) rules from licensing boards related to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery, (3) rules from Maine DHHS relating to opioid prescribing and safety and Substance Use Disorder recovery

    The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) is a program of the Maine Medical Association. 

    This MICIS activity qualifies for a maximum of 3 CME credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, and the similar requirement in the recent amendments to Chapter 1 of the Rules of the Board of Licensure in Medicine. 

    The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    For more information, contact Susan Kring at 480-4190 or skring@mainemed.com

    Hanley Center Offers Next Level Leadership Seminar Series and Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Institute - Enrollment Deadline: September 12

    The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is offering a three-day seminar series that explores innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage in an industry with strict regulation and limited financial resources.

     

    The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership is offering a three-day seminar series that explores innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage in an industry with strict regulation and limited financial resources.

    Have you Enrolled Yet?

    DEADLINE APPROACHING!

    Innovation & Strategy in Health Care:

    Leading Change

    NEXT LEVEL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR SERIES

    Carefully Created Exclusively for Hanley Alumni

    If you’re ready for more depth in your Leadership Development, we hope you’ll be as excited as we are that we are partnering with Jon Chilingerian, PhD, Academic Director of Hanley’s PELI Advanced Course, and a few of his hand-picked faculty from Brandeis University’s Heller School to Launch our First Ever Leadership Seminar Series

    Enrollment is limited to the first 45 ALUMNI.

    Enroll here:  https://hanleycenter.wufoo.com/forms/z1qv3tf40njjnvu/

    Seminar Dates:  Friday, September 21, 2018

                                    Friday, October 19, 2018

                                    Friday, November 9, 2018

    LOCATION:  The Daniel, Brunswick, Maine, 8:00-5:00 with lunch and networking time provided 12:00-1:00 each day.

    We anticipate awarding up to 24 Category One CME credits.

    Enrollment DEADLINE is September 12, 2018.

    • Of COURSE, you need to bring new and innovative ideas and strategies to your leadership
    • Of COURSE, you want to revitalize your ability to lead transformative change
    • Without A DOUBT, you’ve shared that you want a way to build and rekindle your Hanley Center network of colleagues

    In collaboration with Jon Chilingerian, Professor at Brandeis University and key academic partner in the Hanley Center’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute Advanced Course, the Hanley Center is offering a three-day seminar series that explores innovation-based strategies as a source of competitive advantage in an industry with strict regulation and limited financial resources.  Innovation is a vast subject that requires strategic thinking, reflective practice, experimentation, parallel organizations planning, and organizational learning.  We examine how to design and build organizations and teams that excel at innovation. 

    Participants will analyze the principles of leadership that they can apply both within and outside of established organizations, as well as develop an appreciation of the complex issues related to founding, launching, and financing new service ideas, process improvements, and entrepreneurial ventures.

    Session Content Includes:

    • The Courage to Listen:  Leading Innovative and Transformative Culture Change in Complex Health Care Organizations
    • Developing a Strategic Service Visions & Design Thinking
    • Stakeholder Alignment and Innovation Systems
    • Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation

    For more detailed curriculum information, go to:  https://www.hanleyleadership.org/news/69/122/Seminar-Series/

    Each learning sessions will enable participants to analyze principles of strategic thinking to innovative ideas in healthcare management; analyze how to move innovative ideas from concept to implementation; and develop skills for leading change.        

    COST:  $1600 for the SERIES with payment due upon receipt of invoice in early August 2018. 

    To enable a true cohort experience, enrollment must be for the full seminar series.  Thus, enrollment in individual sessions is not an option.

     

    Enrollment is OPEN

     Advance Practice Professional

    Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI)

    Course Begins Fall 2018 in Lewiston, ME

    Enrollment Limited to 20 APPs

    We are delighted to announce that enrollment is now underway for the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership's inaugural Provider Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) specifically for Advanced Practice Professionals.

    The role of Advanced Practice Professionals in the delivery of healthcare services has never been more important. APPs are a vital and precious resource in every corner of our state and their integral inclusion in care teams requires them to pull upon leadership and management skills often not covered in their training.

    The Hanley Center has heard loud and clear the desire and need for a leadership development course specifically for APPs across Maine.  We have tailored our well-respected physician PELI Foundational Course to suit the leadership development challenges that Advanced Practice Professionals face. Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and tools in the following core competency areas, empowering them to lead and transform our healthcare delivery system.

    ·         Systems awareness

    ·         Strategic focus

    ·         Management/business skills

    ·         Self-awareness

    ·         Interpersonal skills

    ·         Healthcare trends

    ·         Teamwork and collaboration

    The Course consists of six two-evening sessions and four 90-minute intersessions taking place over one year. The two-evening sessions take place on consecutive evenings once every other month, with the intersessions scheduled on the off-months.

     

    Any questions, contact:

    Judiann Smith, Executive Director

    judiannsmith@hanleyleadership.org

    207-615-6253

    Kathy Vezina, Associate Executive Director

    kathrynvezina@hanleyleadership.org

    207-553-9854

    Recognizing & Responding to Opioid Overdoses - Training September 12

    The City of Portland's India Street Public Health Center will be presenting a training on Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response.

    The City of Portland's India Street Public Health Center will be presenting a training on Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response

    Join us to learn:

    • The risk factors that can cause an opioid overdose
    • The signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose; how to effectively respond to an opioid overdose
    • The current law in regard to opioids
    • Community access to support

    Additionally, we will show you how to prepare naloxone (or Narcan).

    September 12, 2018

    5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

    Learning Resource Center - Scarborough Campus

    FREE

    Register at https://lrcclasses.coursestorm.com/

     

    CMS National Training Program Workshop in New Hampshire - September 20-21

    Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

    Medicare Open Enrollment: What you need to know

    Whether you’re building a foundation of basic Medicare knowledge, or you want to expand your expertise, there’s something for everyone. The workshop will be held for 2 days. You’re welcome to attend the entire 2-day workshop or you can choose to attend only one day. This 2-day workshop will mainly focus on preparing you to better assist beneficiaries about their Part C and D choices. There is no fee to attend.

    The workshop will be presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and held on September 20-21, 2018 in Concord, NH from 9:30am-4:30pm on both days. Registration is mandatory and seating is limited.

    Location:       Brown Building, 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH       

    Nearby hotels:

    The Centennial Hotel (0.2 mi)
    96 Pleasant St, Concord, NH 03301
    thecentennialhotel.com

    (603) 227-9000

    Fairfield Inn by Marriott Concord (1.6 mi)
    4 Gulf St, Concord, NH 03301
    marriott.com
    (603) 224-4011

    Nearby restaurants:

    Granite Restaurant & Bar (0.2 mi)
    96 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301
    (603) 227-9005

    Tucker’s (1.0 mi)
    80 South St., Concord, NH 03301
    (603) 413-5884

    NOTE: if attending both days, register for each day on Eventbrite.
    For questions, contact Maureen Kerrigan at Maureen.Kerrigan@cmh.hhs.gov

     

    17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium - September 21-23

    Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium taking place September 21-23, 2018 at the Harborside Hotel & Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

     

    Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Downeast Ophthalmology Symposium taking place September 21-23, 2018 at the Harborside Hotel & Marina in Bar Harbor, Maine presented by the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. The Symposium will offer 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits, 

    The Symposium is open to ophthalmologists across the country, so please feel free to share.

    Click here for more information.  You can also register online easily and securely.

    MaineGeneral Offers X-waiver Training in Augusta - September 22

    MaineGeneral is offering a “half and half” waiver training on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Augusta.

     

    Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence Course

    FOR:  All physicians, NPs, PAs, MAs, other medical office staff  

    DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018

    LOCATION: MaineGeneral Alfond Center for Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta, ME                  

    AAAP’s “Half and Half” Course

    with Dr. Richard Fein (8:00am-12:30pm)

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    AAAP’s “Half and Half” course with Dr. Richard Fein is a free American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry program that combines 4.25 hours of face-to-face/in-class instruction and 3.75 hours of online training. Those wishing to qualify for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) must complete both components of this program.

    Training will focus on clinical vignettes to help participants think through “real life” experiences in opioid dependence treatment.  The online modules provide a background on the treatment of opioid dependence and substance use disorders. This program has been approved for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CMEs.  Note that NPs/PAs can take this 8 hour waiver training and it will count towards their waiver application.

    To register or for more information call 861-5253 or email shane.gallagher@mainegeneral.org 

    The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the Data Sponsor for this activity.  Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (1U79TI026556) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. 

     

    Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2018 on October 16

    The Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2018 on October 16 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. MCMI will be a presenter and not the sponsor / organizer. MCMI training is listed as the Youth Concussion Track.

    The Maine Concussion Management Initiative has its final training program for 2018 on October 16 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. MCMI will be a presenter and not the sponsor / organizer. MCMI training is listed as the Youth Concussion Track.

    The BIAA-Maine Chapter conference will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton in South Portland. The conference runs from 8:00am to 4:30pm. The MCMI Youth Concussion Track will have Level 1 from 9:30am to 1:00pm and Level 2 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

    You will need to register online for the conference at: www.biausa.org/2018maineconference

                - for a course brochure – click on the highlighted 2018 BIAA-ME Conference Brochure

                - to register, scroll down to Professional Registration, click and follow the directions

    Here is a limit of 30 for the Youth Concussion Track, so you might want to register early.

    Level 1 is the Introduction to Concussions and Concussion Management. Level 2 is Advance Concussion Management that includes interpreting neurocognitive tests. Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2. MCMI training is appropriate for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, neuro-psychologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, school nurses, athletic directors, and coaches.

    For any questions – please contact: Jan Salis, PT, ATC, at jsalis@aol.com or 207-577-2018.

     

    Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know - Friday, October 19

    Join us for an extraordinary opportunity to hear from someone who has shaped public health policy and saved the lives of children around the world. Please help us welcome Dr. Philip Landrigan.

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN

    Join us for an extraordinary opportunity to hear from someone who has shaped public health policy and saved the lives of children around the world. Please help us welcome Dr. Philip Landrigan.

    Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know. 

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    5:30PM reception, 6:30PM talk (followed by Q&A)

    Innovation Hall, UNE Portland campus

    Registration CLICK HERE 

    Dr Landrigan is an international leader in public health and preventive medicine. He is a pediatrician and epidemiologist and his pioneering research on the effects of lead poisoning in children led the US government to mandate removal of lead from gasoline. His leadership of a National Academy of Sciences Committee on pesticides in children’s diets resulted in the passage of the Food Quality Protection Act in 1996, a major US federal pesticide law and the first environmental statute to contain specific protections for infants and children.

    Maine AAP Sponsors SBIRT Training Sessions - Oct 20, Dec 8, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6

    The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.   

     

    The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.   

    IDENTIFYING SUBSTANCE ABUSE EARLY SAVES LIVES!

    Maine AAP offering regional training for Pediatric Providers

    SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing

    The Maine AAP will be offering one day Saturday sessions in several regions of Maine, providing training and coaching to Pediatricians and Pediatric Specialists in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) and effective conversational skills in Motivational Interviewing.  Plan to join us for the session in your region. 

    Confirmed Dates for all sessions:

    Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston - REGISTER NOW

    Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Presque Isle/Northern Maine 

    Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Bangor

    Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Machias

    Saturday, April 6, 2018 - Saco/Biddeford

    Please save the date if you are interested in one of the other area trainings - these are confirmed locations and dates and registration will open when the venues are secured. 

    Instructor: Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP is a storyteller, consultant, trainer, co-author of Game Plan: A Man's Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, and Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men's, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC. Stephen has been MITI trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. He provides coaching and training domestically and internationally for social service agencies, health care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice, and other groups.

     

    Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine 2018 Annual Conference & Meeting - Nov 2-3

    Save the date for the NNESAM 2018 Annual Conference taking place at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont November 2 & 3, 2018.

    SAVE THE DATE

    Northern New England Society

    of Addiction Medicine

    2018

    Annual Conference & Meeting

    November 2 & 3, 2018

    (Friday evening, all day Saturday)

    Conference registration forms will be available later

    Trapp Family Lodge

    Stowe, Vermont

    www.trappfamily.com – please contact the Lodge for reservations

    Conference rate:  $187, rate available for 11/4 and 11/5

    Please request conference rate for NNESAM

     

    Division of Disease Surveillance Annual Infectious Disease Conference - November 14

    Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, Department of Health and Human Services has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases.

    Since 1983, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Disease Surveillance, Department of Health and Human Services has organized an annual infectious disease conference targeting public health issues of emerging concern to medical practitioners throughout the state. Presentation topics will focus on a range of infectious diseases.

    DATE: November 14, 2018

    LOCATION: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME

    AGENDA:
      7:45 - Participant and Exhibitor Registration Poster Set-up
      8:15 - Welcome
      8:30 - Top 10 - Updates and Epidemiolog and STDs - Dr. Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP
    10:45 - Break / Visit Exhibits & Posters
    11:00 - Antibiotic Stewardship - Minkey Wungwattana, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
    12:00 - Lunch & Pump Handle Awards, Visit Exhibitors & Posters
      1:15 - Infectious Disease Hazards of Occupational and Recreational Needle Use - Panel Discussion
      2:15 - Tuberculosis Diagnosis - Prevention and Treatment - Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD
      3:15 - Break / Visit Exhibits & Posters
      3:30 - What About Rabies? - Rachel Fiske, DVM
      4:30 - Adjourn
    Please check the event website for agenda updates and additional speaker information.

    Continuing Education:

    • Nurse Continuing Education
    • Continuing Medical Education
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American Academy Family Physicians Continuing Education
    • Pharmacy Continuing Education
    • General Continuing Education

    Intended Audience:

    • Healthcare Providers - Immunization Program Staff, Clinicians, Hospital & Nursing Leaders, Health Policy Makers, Public Health Workers, Healthcare Administrators, Infection Control Practitioners, Pharmacists and Laboratorians.
    • Medical Office Staff - Practice Managers, Nurses, Case Managers, Medical Assistants, Health Educators, Pharmacy and Laboratory Staff.
    • Others interested in emerging infectious diseases of public health significance including public health educators, partners in public health, and students of public health, nursing or medicine.

    Questions should be directed to 207-626-3615 or adcare@adcareme.org.

    For more information and to register online visit:  http://www.cvent.com/d/4gqcxk

    Family Nurse Practitioner - Ellsworth

    Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth location of the Bucksport Regional Health Center.

    Full time FNP position available in the Ellsworth location of the Bucksport Regional Health Center. Qualifications include a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience or clinical perioperative required.  Minimum of 2 years experience as a NP strongly preferred.  Graduate of an accredited NP program.  Current APRN licensure in the state of Maine.  Current PLS, ACLS and PALS required.  Qualified applicant may apply at www.brhcme.org or send CV to dadams@brhcme.org

    9/3/18

    Clinical Cardiology Opportunity

    Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive clinical cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations

    Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is seeking an invasive clinical cardiologist (non-interventional) for their practice located in their Augusta and Waterville, Maine locations.  Selected candidates will join a growing team of over 50 cardiologists who provide inpatient, outpatient and consultative services. 

    Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology is a growing practice, with office locations in Augusta, Waterville, Lewiston, Rockport, and Scarborough, and is affiliated with the nationally recognized cardiac services at Maine Medical Center and its parent organization MaineHealth. 

    This integrated practice includes Maine General Health, Maine’s third largest health care system.  The Alfond Center for Health, MaineGeneral Medical Center’s state-of-the art, 192-bed regional hospital, has a cardiac catheterization lab and full on site imaging, including echocardiography and nuclear testing.  The Augusta/Waterville practice consists of 9 cardiologists and 2 advanced practice providers.

    For more information please contact Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.

    10/1/18

    Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician

    Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area. 

    Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine Westbrook is seeking a BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.  The selected candidate will join 4 internal medicine physicians, 4 family medicine physicians and a geriatrician.

    Maine Medical Center has 637 licensed beds and is the state’s leading tertiary care hospital and Level I Trauma Center, with a full complement of residencies and fellowships and an integral part of Tufts University Medical School.  The position involves teaching and mentoring residents and medical students from the Maine Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine Medical School Program.

    Situated on the Maine coast, Portland offers the best of urban sophistication combined with small-town friendliness.  Just two hours north of Boston, this is an exceptionally diverse and vibrant community. 

    For more information please contact Alison C. Nathanson, Director, MaineHealth Physician Recruitment Center at (207) 661-7383 or nathaa@mainehealth.org.

    9/17/18

    Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

    Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 

    Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified Nurse Practitioner to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. 

    • Provides direct clinical services in accordance with the highest standards of medical and nursing practices and in full accordance with health center policies and protocols.
    • Fully embraces and carries out all applicable NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home standards and Federally Qualified Health Center requirements.

    Applicants must have a Master’s degree in nursing, an unrestricted Maine license to practice as an adult, family or pediatric nurse practitioner, as well as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency license.  Qualifications include:

    • A minimum of three years’ experience in a primary care medical practice required.
    • A working knowledge of the core concepts of evidence-based practice, social and behavioral determinants of health, population-based care, integration of medical, behavioral health and dental care, and Meaningful Use of health information technology.

    Visit www.yccac.org for an application. Completed cover letter, resume, and YCCAC employment application will be accepted until position is filled.

    York County Community Action Corp.
    6 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 72
    Sanford, ME 04073
    (207)324-5762 or 1-800-965-5762
    Fax (207)459-2811
    apply@yccac.org

    EOE

    9/17/18

    Medical Director/Family Practice Physician - Relocate to Beautiful Southwestern Maine

    Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area.

    Sacopee Valley Health Center has a position available for a Medical Director/Family Practice Physician for our multi-service, progressive, rural federally qualified community health center located in a medically underserved area. This position allows for the medical director to apply leadership skills while partnering with health center staff and colleagues to provide optimal health care for our patients on a daily basis. Services on site include integrated primary care, dental services, family planning, mental health counseling, psychiatry, nutritionist, optometry, podiatry, social services support, sliding fee coverage, care management, radiology and lab services. NextGen EMR. Practice is outpatient only with no OB. On-call rotation is 4-5 times per month. NCQA Level III PCMH. Competitive salary and benefits package; physicians are eligible to apply for NHSC loan repayment. We are located in Porter, ME, between Portland and the White Mountains. Area is known for terrific four season recreational activities. Just two and one-half hours from Boston. Submit CV to: Linda Watson, Director of Operations or, (lwatson@svhc.org), Sacopee Valley Health Center, 70 Main Street, Porter, ME 04068. EOE. www.svhc.org Sacopee Valley Health Center is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    10/8/18

    Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine

    Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center.

    Eastern Maine Medical Center seeks a primary care physician, board-certified/board-eligible in internal medicine, to join our well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practice. Husson Internal Medicine is one of seven primary care practices operated by Eastern Maine Medical Center. Our practice was the second in the nation to achieve “Patient-Centered Medical Home” status with NCQA. All physicians are NCQA-certified in diabetes and cardiac care. Our primary care network, largest in our area, has adopted a new practice model to include teams of one physician, one nurse practitioner, two registered nurses, and two medical assistants.

    Eastern Maine Medical Center is a 411-bed, regional, tertiary care and level II trauma center serving the more than 500,000 residents living in central, eastern, and northern Maine We offer a collegial atmosphere, cutting-edge EMR, generous vacation and CME benefit, flexible work schedule, and reasonable call schedule. No hospital call required. We also offer a relocation bonus and sign-on bonus in addition to our generous educational loan repayment program.

    Candidates in need of J-1 visa waivers welcome to apply.

    For confidential consideration, please contact:

    Amanda Klausing, AASPR, Physician Recruiter

    Eastern Maine Medical Center

    Phone: 207-973-5358

    ProviderJobs@emhs.org

     10/8/18


    Maine's Largest FQHC in need of Physician for Geriatric Program

    PCHC in Bangor, Maine is seeking Board-Eligible Internal Medicine or Family Med Physician to join our team of doctors and advanced practice providers in our Community Care and Geriatrics department!

    PCHC in Bangor, Maine is seeking Board-Eligible Internal Medicine or Family Med Physician to join our team of doctors and advanced practice providers in our Community Care and Geriatrics department!

    • Provide care to seniors in post-acute care settings and in area long-term care facilities and serve as Medical Director in those facilities.
    • No call, no holidays, no nights or weekends.
    • Opportunity to mentor PA, NP, and DO students through partnerships with multiple university programs.
    Penobscot Community Health Care is a nationally recognized FQHC that focuses on patient-centered care, innovation and collaboration. For you, for your family, for our community. For more information, please contact Vanessa Sanderson, Recruitment Coordinator at (207)404-8015 or vsanderson@pchc.com.

    9/17/18

    Multiple Family Med Opportunities in Beloved Community Health Centers

    PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor. This is your chance to work for a nationally recognized FQHC that is a leader in integrated primary care!

    PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor. This is your chance to work for a nationally recognized FQHC that is a leader in integrated primary care!

    • Come and join our team at Seaport Community Health Center and become a part of a vibrant and active coastal community!
    • Work and play minutes away from the flagship university of the University of Maine System by working at our Helen Hunt Health Center!
    • Become a part of the health center where it all began, Penobscot Community Health Center located in the heart of Bangor, Maine!

    We are the largest and most comprehensive FQHC in Maine and the 2nd largest in New England. PCHC offers family medicine, psychiatry, mental health, pediatrics, specialty services, physical therapy, pharmacy, social work, lab, x-ray, and a large public health dental center -- all within our organization. If your passion is in community health, there is no place else to be. Questions? Contact Vanessa Sanderson, Recruitment Coordinator at (207)404-8015 or vsanderson@pchc.com.

    9/17/18

    Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians

    Take advantage of this opportunity with the Veterans' Administration to thank our veterans in a concrete way for their service and their sacrifices.

    The Physician Ambassador Program was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a best practice recruitment and placement initiative seeking fully licensed physicians and clinicians to enhance health care services for Veterans.

    The Physician Ambassador Program is a without compensation program that provides civilian physicians and clinicians an opportunity to give back to the Veteran community by serving in a volunteer role to deliver health care services to Veterans. 

    If you are interested in participating in this program at VA Maine Healthcare System, please contact Jonathan Barczyk at (207) 621-4886.