Maine Medicine Weekly Update - October 15, 2018
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MMA Listening Session in Waterville on Thursday, October 18, 6:00-8:00 pm

Join MMA officers and executive staff in Waterville on Thursday, October 18.

 

MMA Leadership Listening Session
Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Mainely Brews, Waterville

All Kennebec and Somerset County physicians and their guests are cordially invited to join MMA officers and executive staff at a Listening Session at Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, in Waterville, Maine.

Stop by for an appetizer and beverage on us and share with us your thoughts and opinions. The MMA leadership would very much like the opportunity to mingle with physicians in an informal, social setting and to hear what's on your mind. This is a great opportunity for you to speak up about how MMA can better serve you. 

Please RSVP to Sarah Lepoff
slepoff@mainemed.com
480-4191

Mayhew to be Appointed to Lead U.S. Medicaid

Mary Mayhew, Governor LePage's DHHS Commissioner and former Maine gubernatorial candidate, is reported to have been chosen to lead Medicaid, the federal program that provides health care coverage to low-income Americans. She was a vocal critic of the Medicaid expansion referendum in Maine, passed by the voters in 2017.

 

Mary Mayhew, Governor LePage's DHHS Commissioner and former Maine gubernatorial candidate and a vocal critic of the Medicaid expansion referendum in Maine passed by the voters in 2017, is reported to have been chosen to become Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Director of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. She would replace Tim Hill, currently the acting Deputy Administrator and Director.

The news comes on the same day as the release of a new national study from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office and the National Center for Health Statistics showing that low-income people in states that have not expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo necessary medical care than the poor in states which have accepted expansion.

The appointment news comes from DC-based reporters from Politico and The Hill and is reported in the Portland Press Herald.

Agenda for MMA Board Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

The MMA Board of Directors will meet this coming Wednesday, being joined by six new board members. Two Resolutions passed by the membership at the Annual Session will lead the agenda along with updates on renovations to the Stred Building and the EVP Search.

 

The Board agenda includes consideration of the two Resolutions passed by the membership at the Annual Session in September, review of opioid harm reduction strategies proposed by the Health Equity Alliance and updates on the ongoing renovations to the Stred Building and the EVP Search. With respect to the search, the Board will review a position description and a survey to be sent to all MMA members in order to receive their input.

 
The Board meeting will be held from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Maine Dental Association adjacent to the Stred Building.  Any MMA member is welcome to attend and observe the meeting. The Board is chaired this coming year by Karen Saylor, M.D. Dr. Saylor is a geriatric physician practicing with Southern Maine Geriatric Associates and resides in Cumberland.

Rates of Unvaccinated Children Have Quadrupled Since 2001, CDC Says

The US CDC reports rising rates of children who are not being vaccinated against preventable communicable diseases.

 

[from AMA Morning Rounds]

The Washington Post (10/11, Sun) reports data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report show that “a small but increasing number of children in the United States are not getting some or all of their recommended vaccinations” with 1.3 percent of children born in 2017 having not received any vaccinations, up from 0.3 percent in 2001. Though the number remains small, the CDC’s Amanda Cohn said, “This is something we’re definitely concerned about.” According to the Post, the CDC data show children in rural areas and those without insurance had significantly higher rates of not being vaccinated.

The AP (10/11, Stobbe) reports health officials are “worried” by the increase that means “an estimated 100,000 young children have not had a vaccination against any of the 14 diseases for which shots are recommended.” That data is “from a telephone survey last year of the parents of about 15,000 toddlers.” Parents were not asked for reasons children were not vaccinated.

[The data show that in Maine, for the 2017-2018 school year, 5.7% of kindergarteners had not received the MMR vaccine and 4.7% had not received the DTaP.]

CPT®/RUC Workgroup on Evaluation and Management Convened

The AMA has formed a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®)/Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Workgroup to develop an alternative to a provision in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule/Quality Payment Program proposed rule that would collapse the current five levels of evaluation and management (E/M) office visits for new and established patients down to two.

 

[from AMA Advocacy Update]

The AMA has formed a Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®)/Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC) Workgroup to develop an alternative to a provision in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule/Quality Payment Program proposed rule that would collapse the current five levels of evaluation and management (E/M) office visits for new and established patients down to two. The Workgroup has convened five meetings, four two-hour conference calls in August/September and one five-hour meeting on Sept. 29. More than 200 individuals have participated in each meeting. Several CMS staff, CMS medical officers and medical contractors have attended each meeting. 

The Workgroup has solicited feedback, via a formal survey mechanism, throughout the process to ensure that maximum input is acquired to achieve consensus. More than 60 national specialty societies and national health care professionals have responded to these surveys. The Workgroup continues to make progress and will submit a coding application to the CPT® Editorial Panel in November. All national medical specialty societies will have the opportunity to comment on the CPT® proposal via their CPT® Advisor. The CPT® Editorial Panel will consider this proposal in February 2019.

If adopted, the modifications will be implemented in CPT® 2020. The next meeting of the Workgroup will take place via conference call the evening of Oct. 23.

U.S. Department of Justice Approves CVS-Aetna Merger

On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division approved the planned merger of CVS and Aetna, creating a massive, $68 billion health care system.

 

On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division approved the planned merger of CVS and Aetna, the country's third largest health insurer, creating a massive, $68 billion health care and health insurance system. After the merger the new company will be involved in insurance, prescription drug benefits, and pharmacies throughout the nation.

The merger is happening at the same time as Kaiser Health News reports that millennials are forgoing office-based primary care in favor of more convenient care, such as drugstore retail clinics. According to the Washington Post, "
The tie-up will allow CVS — whose retail pharmacy business serves 5 million customers a day — to turn more of its brick-and-mortar locations into front-line clinics for basic medical services and patient monitoring."

You can read more extensive coverage of the story at:

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/10/10/cvs-aetna-merger-will-create-68-billion-health-care-giant/ 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/10/10/justice-department-approves-cvss-billion-merger-with-insurance-giant-aetna/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.40be1d7abfce

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/health/cvs-aetna-merger.html

 

 

MPHA Annual Conference October 16th: Addiction and the State of Public Health in Maine

The Maine Medical Association is one of the primary sponsors of the Maine Public Health Association annual conference on October 16, 2018, focusing on Addiction and the State of Public Health in Maine. Click for more information on the program, including a registration link.

 

The Maine Medical Association is one of the primary sponsors of the Maine Public Health Association annual conference on October 16, 2018, focusing on Addiction and the State of Public Health in Maine.

The keynote address on “Narrowing Health Disparities and Advancing Health Equity” will be presented by Nicole Alexander Scott of the Rhode Island Department of Health.

The afternoon plenary session will feature an in-depth look at rebuilding Maine’s public health system, “Public Health Reimagined: A Blueprint for Building a Modern, Responsive, and Relevant Public Health System in Maine” by Lisa Miller of the Bingham Program. Last year, The Bingham Program asked a small group of advisors - all with deep interest, experience, and passion for public health - to think about the future of public health in Maine. What’s been working well? What’s in decline or was never in place to begin with? What might we have built 20 years ago when we first started receiving funds from the tobacco settlement, knowing what we know today? And most importantly, what is the blueprint for a modern, responsive, and relevant public health system in Maine? This session will provide participants with an immersion into the process, goals, recommendations, and payment models from Bingham’s Public Health Reimagined blueprint.

A wide assortment of breakout sessions will look at various aspects of the opioid problem in Maine and what is being done to address it. The agenda may be found at https://mpha23.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2018%20Conference%20Program.pdf.

To register, go to https://mpha23.wildapricot.org/event-2954486 .

MMA Communicating with All State Legislative Candidates Regarding Lack of Progress in Addressing Maine Opiate Collaborative Recommendations

An extensive report and cover letter will be sent by MMA this coming week to all state legislative candidates. The report provides details on each recommendation of the Maine Opiate Collaborative and what progress has been made on each recommendation. There is much left to be done although much progress has been made in reducing opioid prescribing.

 

The detailed ten page report entitled Progress Report, Recommendations of the Maine Opiate Collaborative, was prepared by consultant Carol Kelly of Pivot Point, Inc. with funding from the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF). The recommendations track the recommendations of the three MOC Task Forces beginning with Prevention/Harm Reduction, followed by Treatment and concluding with the recommendations of the Law Enforcement Task Force. All the participants of the three Task Forces were provided an opportunity to comment on the Progress Report before it was printed this week.

 
Any MMA member or other individuals interested in receiving a copy of the Progress Report should contact MMA EVP Gordon Smith via e-mail to gsmith@mainemed.com.

Legislature's Health Care Reform Task Force has Conversation with MMA

On Tuesday, October 2nd, MMA Deputy EVP & General Counsel Andrew MacLean and Philip Caper, M.D. appeared before the Task Force to discuss the MMA's current policy statement on health care reform and the organization's history in the state and national health care reform debate.

 

The 128th Maine Legislature's Health Care Reform Task Force held its most recent meeting last Tuesday, October 2, 2018 during which members discussed reports from its subcommittees, its final report, and the potential for continuing a bipartisan health care reform discussion in the 129th Legislature. The legislature created this Health Care Reform Task Force by Joint Order because of bipartisan frustration in the Insurance & Financial Services Committee with aspects of the current health care system in our country. IFS Committee members Representatives Bob Foley (R) and Heather Sanborn (D), as well as Senator Geoff Gratwick, M.D. have been primary advocates of this effort. 

Although the MMA was not represented on the Task Force, we were offered an opportunity to share the MMA perspective on health care reform last Tuesday. MMA Deputy EVP & General Counsel Andrew MacLean and Philip Caper, M.D. testified before the Task Force about the MMA's current health care reform policy statement, a Statement on Reform of the U.S. Health Care System, developed by an ad hoc committee of MMA members in 2016 and adopted by the MMA board of directors in early 2017. Dr. Caper was a member of the ad hoc committee that drafted the current policy statement. Task Force members were interested to hear the MMA's perspective on health care reform and were happy to have physicians engaged in the conversation.

The MMA leadership would like to hear physicians' opinions about this policy statement and the ongoing health care reform debate in our country. If you would like to share your views on this topic, please contact Andrew MacLean, at amaclean@mainemed.com or 207-622-3374, ext. 214.

Enrollment Underway for Maine’s Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course

 

Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.

Enrollment is now under way for the Hanley Center's sixth cohort of its Physician Executive Leadership Institute - The Advanced Course.

Physicians enrolling in the course are designated as McAfee Fellows, in honor of former AMA and MMA President Robert McAfee, M.D.  Participants gain knowledge, skills and tools in the core competency areas of: systems awareness; strategic focus; key management/business skills; self-awareness; healthcare trends; and teamwork and collaboration, best enabling them to lead and transform our healthcare delivery system.

Over the past 7 years, more than 150 physicians have participated in the Advanced Course.   The sixth class will begin March 2019 at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern in Brunswick and continue through January 2020.  There are six two-day sessions, each running from Thursday evening through late Saturday morning.    The class is expected to include 35 physician leaders from Maine, New Hampshire, and beyond. 

A distinguished five-member faculty team from the Heller School at Brandeis University delivers much of the program content for the Advanced Course, joining with Maine-based subject matter experts and physician leaders.  McAfee Fellows receive 80 hours of Category One CME for their participation in the full program.

Deadline for enrollments at a discounted price:  November 30, 2018

Ready to accept the challenge? For more information about the Advanced Course, the nomination and the enrollment processes, please visit www.hanleyleadership.org, or contact Judiann Ferretti Smith at judiannsmith@hanleyleadership.org or Kathy Vezina at kathrynvezina@hanleyleadership.org.

To Enroll Go Tohttps://www.hanleyleadership.org/leadership-programs/physicians-executive-leadership/Advanced-Course 

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.

Tentative Legislative Cloture Date December 21, 2018

The leadership of the Maine Legislature has set December 21, 2018 for cloture, the date by which new bills to be considered in the 129th Legislature must have sponsors and titles submitted.

 

The leadership of the Maine Legislature has set December 21, 2018 for cloture, the date by which new bills to be considered in the 129th Legislature must have sponsors and titles submitted.

While the date is not certain, since the newly elected leadership of the next (129th) Legislature can change it, this action makes it highly likely that cloture will not occur before that date. Any party or organization that wishes to have a bill considered in the 129th Legislature must have located a Senate or House sponsor and have at least a title for the bill, if not the whole language, in time for the bill to be submitted before cloture.

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

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

 

Maine Concussion Management Initiative 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.

 

MICIS 3-hour Opioid CME Presentations - Augusta 10/16, Wells 10/17, Portland 11/26

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:  

AUGUSTA: Tuesday, October 16 at the Augusta Civic Center REGISTER HERE

WELLS: Wednesday, October 17 at Village By The Sea REGISTER HERE

PORTLAND: Monday, November 26 at Fireside Inn REGISTER HERE

Presentations were held in Brewer on August 21 and Auburn on September 12.  

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

    Invitation to join Older Adult ECHO Program - Applications will close October 19!

    Maine Quality Counts and the Project ECHO Northern New England Network would like to invite you to join a virtual educational program to support primary care providers and care coordinators from across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont that treat and manage the care of older adults.

    Maine Quality Counts and the Project ECHO Northern New England Network would like to invite you to join a virtual educational program to support primary care providers and care coordinators from across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont that treat and manage the care of older adults. The curriculum will focus on common and complex issues in the geriatric patient population, including the diagnosis and management of cognitive impairment, agitated and psychotic behaviors, depression, sleep disorders, frailty, functional decline, falls, and polypharmacy.  The importance of working with and supporting caregivers will also be addressed, as will complex care issues involving multiple disorders and social factors affecting wellbeing and function.

    Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico. The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians. During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

    Meetings will be held virtually using an online platform (Zoom) on the 4th Thursday of each month from 11:30 to 1:00 PM, beginning October 25th.  The 90-minute virtual learning session will include a patient case presentation and a brief lecture with Q&A.  Participants can receive 1.5 CME credits for each virtual learning session attended.

    Attached is a program overview highlighting the intended audience, learning objectives, participation commitment, and program schedule, as well as a PDF of the application.  Space will be limited to 10 practice teams from each State (ME, NH, an VT) and if interested, please apply early.  Rural practices are encouraged to apply.  Applications will close October 19! 

    You can access the online application link here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R5CMN23

    For more information, please contact Lise Tancrede at ltancrede@mainequalitycounts.org



     

    Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD speaks at UNE evening of Friday, Oct 19

    Children and Environmental Toxins: What Everyone Needs to Know - Friday, October 19th at UNE's Innovation Hall. Harvard Professor and Author Philip Landrigan, MD has helped shaped public health policy to save the lives of children around the world. 

     

    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.

    Identifying Substance Use Early Saves Lives! - SBIRT with Motivational Interviewing Training

    Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) is one evidence based approach to doing this.

     

    Maine continues to see deaths from opiate use increase. Rates of opiate use are highest in the 18-25 year old group and data from those entering treatment suggest that the majority begin using before the age of 17. Maine AAP is committed to helping practitioners identify youth on this path earlier and intervening earlier! Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment is one evidence based approach to doing this. Maine AAP will be offering several trainings throughout the state over the next 6 months. Please consider joining us to enhance your skills in identifying and offering brief interventions in the primary care settings for youth on the path to substance use disorders.

    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.

    Confirmed Dates for all sessions:

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

    Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Presque Isle/Caribou - REGISTER NOW

    Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Bangor - REGISTER NOW

    Saturday, March 2, 2019 - Farmington - Franklin Memorial Hospital, Allen Room - REGISTER NOW

    Saturday, April 6, 2018 - Biddeford/Saco - REGISTER NOW

    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.

     

    Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis: 10/30 & 11/7 presentations scheduled

    These free presentations by the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS) will be held in Belfast on October 30 from 5-8:30pm and in Portland on November 7 from 5:30-8:45pm.  Advanced registration required. 

    Next Steps in Addressing Maine's Opioid Crisis

    Free Presentations - Advanced Registration Required

    BELFAST: Tuesday, October 30 5:00-8:30pm
    Hutchinson Center REGISTER FOR BELFAST

    PORTLAND: Wednesday, November 7  5:30-8:45pm
    Fireside Inn & Suites REGISTER FOR PORTLAND

    Topics:

    • Opioid Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Recovery: Caring for Our Communities
    • Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain
    • Recent Legal Changes Affecting Opioid Prescribing in Maine

    Presenters: Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, MPH and Peter Michaud, JD, RN.  Presented by MICIS.

    This 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

    The Maine Independent Clinical Information Service (MICIS www.micismaine.org) is a program of the Maine Medical Association.  For more information, contact Susan Kring at 480-4190 or skring@mainemed.com

    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

     

    Introduction to Lean in Healthcare Full-Day Workshop on Friday, November 9

    Lean Healthcare East presents a full day workshop on Lean process improvement for hospital and practice leaders.

     

    Are you frustrated by poor communication and waste in your work processes? Lean has recently transformed the way many hospitals and health systems operate. This full-day workshop on November 9 in Portland provides those who lead hospitals, health centers, practices, and related service industries with an introduction to Lean thinking and process improvement tools. The first half of the day will cover the principles of Lean thinking and provide several exercises so participants can compare traditional processes to Lean processes. The second half of the day will share an overview of some of the important Lean tools and challenge the class to identify applications for Lean in their organization.

    Lean Healthcare East has over 30 years combined experience in leading organizational transformation and have many engaging exercises and examples to share from their experiences implementing Lean improvements at hospitals and other healthcare related organizations. Click here to learn more and register for the workshop. If you have questions or want to schedule a workshop at your practice please contact the Lean Healthcare East team.

     

    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

    Podiatrist (Non-Surgical)

    We are seeking a full-time, podiatrist to provide a full scope of general, non-surgical podiatric services to HAN patients in Lincoln, Maine.

    We are seeking a full-time, podiatrist to provide a full scope of general, non-surgical podiatric services to HAN patients in Lincoln, Maine.

    Competitive compensation / benefits package that includes: Sign on bonus; relocation expense reimbursement; loan repayment available; 100% paid premiums for health insurance for podiatrist and dependents; life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance; 401K plan available; generous paid time off; CME allowance; and Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Malpractice Insurance.

    Candidate must hold a valid license to practice podiatric medicine in the State of Maine and a valid DEA license.

    Health Access Network is a federally funded community health center and an equal opportunity employer and program.

    Please forward cover letter and CV to:

    Sonia Maxwell, HR Director / Compliance Officer
    smaxwell@hanfqhc.org (preferred)
    Health Access Network
    P.O. Box 99
    Lincoln, ME 04457

    11/12/18

    Unique Leadership Opportunity - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Cary Medical Center, Caribou, ME

    One of the nation’s leading rural hospitals seeks an experienced and visionary Leader to join our Team as Chief Financial Officer.

    One of the nation’s leading rural hospitals seeks an experienced and visionary Leader to join our Team as Chief Financial Officer.  Cary Medical Center is located in Caribou, the “Heart” of Northern Maine; a breathtaking four season recreational paradise.

    Position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and carries the responsibility of providing strategic oversight, coordination and management of facility financial matters. Along with the administration of hospital policies on finance, accounting, insurance, financial/ accounting system, internal controls and auditing.  Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; Master’s preferred and with a minimum of five years’ experience at the senior administrative level.

    Cary Medical Center is a 65-Bed Accredited Acute Care Hospital.  Well known for its patient-centered services, the hospital and its staff have won numerous state and national awards for quality in both customer service and clinical performance. The hospital campus includes a 40-Bed Long Term Care Maine Veterans Home and a 30-Bed Residential Care Facility.  The hospital partners with Pines Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center.

    Serious Inquiries Only

    Benefit options include health, dental, and life insurance, short- and long-term disability plans, retirement plan, hospital and community discounts and a wellness/fitness program.

    Please send resume to the attention of:

    Human Resources – Cary Medical Center
    Jamie Corrigan, Employment Specialist
    163 Van Buren Road, Suite 1
    Caribou, ME 04736
    jcorrigan@carymed.org

    Cary Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

    11/5/18

     

    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.

    12/3/18


    Seeking Medical Director for Family Medical Practice in Waterville, ME

    Elmwood Primary Care, a hospital-employed outpatient Family Medicine practice located in the lakes and streams region of Maine, is recruiting for an experienced Family Medicine physician as the practice Medical Director.

    Elmwood Primary Care, a hospital-employed outpatient Family Medicine practice located in the lakes and streams region of Maine, is recruiting for an experienced Family Medicine physician as the practice Medical Director.  We are looking for an individual with a commitment to providing care to an underserved population, as well as a strong interest in team building, mentorship, and collaboration.  The weekly schedule would involve 16 hours of direct patient contact, with the remainder of time dedicated to practice leadership and care coordination.  Elmwood Primary Care has considerable behavioral health support, including a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a licensed clinical social worker providing counseling services, and social work services within the practice.  We strive to improve the health and well-being of our patients and the community as a whole, and we wish to find someone who shares this desire.  Interested candidates should email Tiffiny Parker, Physician Recruiter at tiffiny.parker@mainegeneral.org.

    10/29/18


    PCHC wants to add more Family Physicians at Multiple Locations!

    PCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor.

    PCHC is recruiting Family MedicinPCHC is recruiting Family Medicine Physicians for locations in Belfast, Old Town, and Bangor. e 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.

    10/29/18

    Director of Finance

    Pines Health Services a Federally Qualified Health Center located in beautiful Aroostook County, Maine has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Finance

    Pines Health Services a Federally Qualified Health Center located in beautiful Aroostook County, Maine has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Finance.  This detail-oriented and motivated individual will direct the overall financial management and financial system planning of this multi-site, multi-specialty physicians’ practice management organization under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer.  Qualified candidates will be responsible for all accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger, and budgeting.  Additionally, the candidate will perform a lead role in working with our independent auditors, reporting provider productivity on a routine basis, identifying opportunities for improved financial performance across the practice, and preparing various financial and statistical reports required by regulatory agencies. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent work experience.  Qualified applicants are invited to apply at Pines Health Services, Attn: Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 40, Caribou, ME 04736, or at careers@pineshealth.org.

    10/29/18

    Physician – Leeds

    DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time Physician, for our Leeds location.

    DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time Physician, for our Leeds location.

    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 excellent clinical support staff.

    This position requires a high degree of flexibility, good clinical skills and commitment to team work and open lines of communication. It is a full-time at 4 days per week.

    This position combines making a difference in patients' lives with a family-friendly work life, please e-mail your resume to Laurie Kane-Lewis, CEO. (Laurie.Kane-Lewis@DFDRussell.org) EEO

    Requirements
    Current Maine license. Proficiency with electronic medical records.

    Benefits
    Excellent benefit package: medical, dental, life, 401(k), flexible spending accounts and a generous paid time-off plan. Salary is commensurate with experience; there is also an incentive plan and a CME reimbursement.

    10/29/18


    Psychiatric Mental Health NP - Leeds

    DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time PMHNP, for our Leeds location.

    DFD Russell Medical Centers (DFDRMC) operates three community health centers in central Maine.  We are seeking a full time PMHNP, for our Leeds location.

    Our three health centers serve a multicultural, rural population and have a family practice focus serving pediatrics to geriatrics.

    Responsibilities: Assessment of mental health needs for children or adults; Diagnosing mental health/psychiatric conditions; Developing and executing treatment plans; Providing primary health care; Prescribing medication (Suboxone waiver, required); It is a full-time 4 days per week.

    This position combines making a difference in patients' lives with a family-friendly work life, please e-mail your resume to Laurie Kane-Lewis, CEO. (Laurie.Kane-Lewis@DFDRussell.org) EEO

    Requirements
    Current Maine License. Proficiency with electronic medical records.

    Benefits
    Excellent benefit package: medical, dental, life, 401(k), flexible spending accounts and a generous paid time-off plan. Salary is commensurate with experience; there is also an incentive plan and a CME reimbursement.

    10/29/18

     

     

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care

    Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader 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 clinical leader 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.  The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner:

    • Provides diagnoses, conducts therapy and prescribes medication for patients with substance use disorder, psychiatric disorders and medical organic brain disorders.
    • Assures access for continuity of care through appropriate referrals for sub-specialty and inpatient services and prompt follow-up of patients discharged from inpatient settings.

    Applicants must have a Master’s degree in nursing, an unrestricted Maine license to practice as an advance practice nurse practitioner, Board Certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency license.  Qualifications include:

    • A minimum of three years’ experience in a psychiatric or 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.
    • Willingness to work some non-traditional hours and ability to travel between YCCAC/Nasson Health Care clinical sites. 

    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

    10/22/18

    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

    10/22/18

    BC/BE Family Physician

    Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice, member of Maine Health, located in Farmington, Maine, is searching for a BC/BE Family Physician.

    Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice, member of Maine Health, located in Farmington, Maine, is searching for a BC/BE Family Physician. Tucked in the beautiful western mountain foothills of Maine, FHFFP has been serving the community for 30 years, caring for multi-generational families.  The family practice provider opportunity is a full-time, salaried position joining 5 providers. The outpatient call schedule is one-in-six nights and one in six weekends. No obstetrics.

    Located in the new Medical Arts Center, attached to the Franklin Hospital, the outpatient practice provides care for infants and pediatrics through geriatric care and includes nursing home visitations. Patient volume draws from an extensive geographic region with 40,000 people.  Franklin Memorial Hospital is a 65-bed, acute care community hospital with a 40-member medical staff offering exceptional benefits and compensation packages.

    Please contact Donna Lafean, Recruiter, MaineHealth/Franklin at (207) 779-2185 or dlafean@mmc.org.

    10/15/18

    Internal Medicine MD or DO (BE/BC)

    Franklin Health Internal Medicine is an office based Internal Medicine practice tucked in the beautiful western mountains of Maine, and owned by Franklin Memorial Hospital, a member of Maine Health.

    Franklin Health Internal Medicine is an office based Internal Medicine practice tucked in the beautiful western mountains of Maine, and owned by Franklin Memorial Hospital, a member of Maine Health. FH Internal Medicine provides office based adult medicine services and preventive and diagnostic cardiovascular services and serves a population of approximately 40,000.

    FHIM providers average 15 to 18 patients with ages ranging from 18 to end-of –life. Expectation is 36 hours a week with 32 patient contact hours. The office is located on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus, a 65-bed, acute care community hospital with a 40-member medical staff.  In addition to an annual base salary, physicians are offered significant additional income potential, as well as student loan repayment and relocation assistance.   

    Please contact Donna Lafean, Recruiter, MaineHealth/Franklin at (207) 779-2185 or dlafean@mmc.org.

    10/15/18

    Internal Medicine Physician

    Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine is seeking a FT Board Certified/Board Eligible Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practices located in the greater Portland area. 

    Maine Medical Partners Internal Medicine is seeking a FT BC/BE Internal Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practices located in the greater Portland area.  This is an exciting opportunity involving the teaching of medical students and residents, and includes the option to continue hospital care if desired. 

    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 successful candidate will have an academic appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine, and 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 Gina Mallozzi, Physician Recruiter at (207) 661-2092 or gmallozzi@mmc.org.

    11/12/18

    Franklin Health Behavioral Services is seeking a BC/BE Psychiatrist/Medical Director

    Tucked in the beautiful western mountains of Farmington, Maine, this full-time position with have an average of 14 patients per day and call is provided by our own local Evergreen Crisis Team, providing 24 hour crisis service coverage. 

    Tucked in the beautiful western mountains of Farmington, Maine, this full-time position with have an average of 14 patients per day and call is provided by our own local Evergreen Crisis Team, providing 24 hour crisis service coverage. The candidate would be the Lead provider for the Practice, IOP Program Director, Medical Director/Board member of our Crisis program, and Suboxone prescriber.

    Patient volume draws from a wide geographic region with 40,000 people.  This evolving practice now offers ECT treatment and has a shared medical record with primary care practices in a patient centered medical home model. The provider would work with 2 Nurse Practitioners and a team of clinical professionals in our Medical Arts Building attached to Franklin Memorial Hospital, a 65-bed, acute care community hospital with a 40-member medical staff offering exceptional benefits and compensation packages.

    Contact Donna Lafean, Recruiter, MaineHealth/Franklin at dlafean@mmc.org.

    10/15/18

    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

    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


    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.