Maine Medicine Weekly Update - July 1, 2019
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AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D. to Speak at Opioid Response Summit, July 15

AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist from Atlanta and current chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force has been added as a speaker at the Governor’s Opioid Response Summit being held on Monday, July 15 at the Augusta Civic Center. 

 

AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist from Atlanta and current chair of the AMA Opioid Task Force has been added as a speaker at the Governor’s Opioid Response Summit being held on Monday, July 15 at the Augusta Civic Center. Dr. Harris will be part of a panel in the afternoon plenary session that will discuss opioid response strategies that have been successful in New England and around the country.  She will also participate in the afternoon breakout session on opioid prescribing. Registration is available at the Opioid Summit website. There is a $40 registration fee. Nearly 800 persons have already registered so if you are interested I attending, don’t delay.

Other speakers include Sam Quinones, author of the best selling book Dreamland and former White House Drug czar Michael Botticelli. Governor Mills, Commissioner Lambrew and recently appointed ME CDC Director Nirav Shah, M.D., J.D. will also speak.

MMA Offices Closed July 4-5

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, MMA office are closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

 

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, MMA office are closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5.

Congress Begins Consideration of Surprise Billing Legislation

On June 24, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) released an updated version of S. 1895, the "Lower Health Care Costs Act," which was considered by the Committee on June 26. Though the bill contains numerous commonsense proposals for lowering the cost of health care, there are significant negative consequences for physicians contained in Title I of the bill, "Ending Surprise Medical Bills."

 

[from AMA Advocacy Update]

On June 24, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) released an updated version of S. 1895, the "Lower Health Care Costs Act," which was considered by the Committee on June 26. Though the bill contains numerous commonsense proposals for lowering the cost of health care, there are significant negative consequences for physicians contained in Title I of the bill, "Ending Surprise Medical Bills." Earlier versions of the bill had contained several options for addressing the impact on patients of medical bills from out-of-network providers, including an untested concept referred to as an "in-network guarantee" as well as allowing disputes between insurers and providers to be settled in through "baseball-style" arbitration. The final committee bill, however, included a mandate that insurers pay out-of-network physicians at the median in-network rate, with no additional patient cost-sharing allowed. This restriction would apply to all out-of-network physician services at in-network facilities, including freestanding emergency departments, ambulatory surgical centers, critical access hospitals, laboratories, radiology clinics and others when the care was provided in an emergency (or for active labor), or where non-emergency services were provided by physicians not generally selected by patient such as anesthesiologists, pathologists, radiologists, on-call specialists and consultants. It would also apply to out-of-network services furnished after an enrollee has been stabilized but declines to consent to pay out-of-network amounts.

HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) hopes to take the legislation up on the Senate floor before the August congressional recess and use the savings generated by the bill to pay for other federal spending priorities.

While virtually all physician organizations support limiting patient costs to their in-network amount in cases where patients did not have the opportunity to select their physician, there are serious potential implications from a government mandate to pay in-network median rates. Plans will have little incentive to offer fair contacts to physicians when they are guaranteed not to have to pay those physicians more than in-network rates for out-of-network care. Physicians with contracts above a plan's in-network rates will likely see those contracts canceled or face demands for significant rate concessions to remain in-network. Those actions would have the secondary effect of further depressing median in-network amounts and threatening access to care.

Physician organizations, including the AMA, have been calling on Congress to pass legislation based on the successful model in New York that has significantly curtailed surprise billing complaints by instituting a "baseball-style" independent dispute resolution system whereby a neutral arbiter chooses between the amount offered by the plan and the amount billed by the physician. Not only is this proven system efficient, it has encouraged more reasonable plan offers and curtailed outlier billing. Such a proposal was introduced on June 26 as H.R. 3502, the "Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act," by Rep. Raul Ruiz, MD (D-CA), Rep. Phil Roe, MD (R-TN) and over 30 other cosponsors including Rep. Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN), Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH), Rep. Ami Bera, MD (D-CA), former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL), Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY) who authored the NY law, and Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX).

Notice re: Medical Telemetry Devices

This is a notice about possible interference to any physicians or health care facilities who use medical telemetry devices utilizing the radio frequency (RF) spectrum.

 

The FCC has authorized station WUTF-TV in Worcester to change the frequencies on which it transmits. It will case operations on its current channel 29 and move to channel 19 as early as 8/2/19. This change in broadcast channels may affect equipment in your facility.

 The FDA notes:

Many medical telemetry devices are operated under 47 CFR Part 15 of the FCC regulations. These devices are secondary users of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. Licensed users such as television stations are the primary users. As a secondary user, your telemetry devices may be subject to interference from the primary user at any time, but must not cause interference with the primary user. If your telemetry devices are operating on frequencies licensed to a primary user, you need to be aware of the potential for interference and take any steps necessary to avoid device malfunctions due to interference.

The FDA recommends that you work with the manufacturer of your telemetry systems to determine the frequencies you use and consult the FCC for additional information. You may have to change your telemetry channels to avoid interference.

This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA

Click through for a brief update on recent public health issues, provided by the American Medical Association's electronic publication, Morning Rounds. [This article is updated weekly.]

 

Teen vaping in U.S., Canada on the rise

Reuters (6/28, Rapaport) reported that more Canadian and American teens are vaping, according to a study in the British Medical Journal. Researchers found that the “proportion of 16- to 19-year-olds who reported vaping in the past 30 days rose by almost 50% in the U.S. and nearly doubled in Canada, while remaining relatively constant in the UK.”

Most Americans have never been tested for HIV, CDC researchers say

CNN (6/28, Kim) reported, “Most Americans have never been tested for HIV,” research indicated. In a new report, the CDC “found that fewer than 40% of people in the United States have been screened for HIV. It recommends that all people 13 to 64 be tested at least once.” The findings were published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

CDC issues warning over fecal parasite found in swimming pools

CNN (6/30, McLaughlin) reported that health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling for U.S. citizens to take precautions against fecal parasite cryptosporidium, or “crypto,” which is frequently transmitted in swimming pools and causes “profuse, watery diarrhea.” According to a statement from the CDC, “The number of treated recreational water-associated outbreaks caused by cryptosporidium drives the summer seasonal peak in both waterborne cryptosporidiosis outbreaks and cryptosporidiosis outbreaks overall.” The agency recommended that people in contact with livestock “wash their hands thoroughly” before entering a pool, and advised that anyone suffering from diarrhea “avoid swimming until at least two weeks after their diarrhea subsides.”

Researchers developing freeze-dried blood

The AP (6/29, Watkins) reported that University of Louisville researchers are experimenting with ways to “convert red blood cells into a longer-lasting powder that potentially could save the lives of soldiers, trauma patients and maybe even astronauts,” in the hopes of making donated blood “more easily stored and transported, in addition to allowing them to be stockpiled for longer periods of time.” The process preserves the cells “through freezing and dehydration,” or freeze-drying, and them turning them into a powder which “remains viable at a wider range of temperatures than donated blood, which has to be refrigerated.” According to lead researchers Jonathan Kopechek and Michael Menze, NASA has expressed interest in the project, and is “is providing $275,000 in funding so they can test the process of rehydrating the freeze-dried red blood cells during flights that simulate zero gravity.”


Vaccine Law Opponents Seek "People's Veto"

Three legislators, a religious lobbyist, and two witnesses who testified to the Education Committee have filed an application for a people's veto referendum seeking to overturn Maine's new vaccine exemption law. To learn more and to read the language of the petition, click "Read more" below.

 

Three legislators, a religious lobbyist, and two witnesses who testified to the Education Committee have filed an application for a people's veto referendum seeking to overturn Maine's new vaccine exemption law. Senator David Miramant (D-Knox), Rep. Heidi Sampson (R-Alfred), and Rep. Justin Fecteau (R-Augusta) joined Christian Civic League lobbyist Michael McClellan and two individuals who testified against LD 798, Rebecca Grant-Widen of Wilton and Sarah Kenney of Orono in submitting the application.

The applicants need to gather over 63,000 valid signatures of registered Maine voters in order to place the question on the ballot this November. Petitions are currently being circulated at farmers' markets and other places around the state. The petition reads as follows: "Do you want to reject the new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring immunization against certain communicable diseases for students to attend schools and colleges and for employees of nursery schools and health care facilities?"

MMA physicians are urged to watch the immunization situation carefully, to talk with your neighbors about it, and most of all to vote if the question makes it onto the ballot in November. This being an off year, with no national, statewide, or legislative races on the ballot, a small but determined group like this could overcome the will of a majority of Mainers if that majority does not vote.

2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award Nominations Due by July 31

Nominations are due by Wednesday, July 31 for the 2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer.

 

2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer
Nominations due by Wednesday, July 31 2019

The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman Award each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers who serve many hours in Maine, throughout the United States, or abroad.

Priority consideration is given to:

  • the nomination of a Maine physician who is a member of the Maine Medical Association
  • nominations submitted by members of the Maine Medical Association
  • nominations that, for international volunteering, include training people in other countries to provide care in their own communities.
The aware is announced at the Association's Annual Session in September, and includes as $1,000 donation to the institution or organization of the recipient's choice.

Nominations for the 2019 award are due by July 31 and should describe the volunteer's activities and contributions to the profession.The nomination form is available at https://www.mainemed.com/cme-education-info/annual-session

 

MMA Legislative Calls Finished for the Session

Now that the Maine Legislature has adjourned sine die, our MMA legislative calls are on hold. Watch this space in late autumn for information about an in-person meeting to prepare for the Second Regular Session (2020) of the 129th Maine Legislature.

 

 

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Jay Mullen, M.D. and Lindsey Tweed, M.D. thank you for participating in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee. It was a busy session for health care and health legislation, and the legislative calls were essential in giving MMA advocacy staff the guidance we needed to support or oppose significant legislation.

Preparation for the 2020 Second Regular Session of the 129th Maine Legislature will begin with an in-person meeting sometime in late fall, and regular legislative calls will resume the first week of January. In the meantime, enjoy your summer and fall, and don't forget to cultivate your relationships with your representative and senator. They appreciate hearing from you, not just on health issues but on any matters in which you have an interest.

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 7, 2019
The following Specialty Society Meetings are being held in conjunction with MMA’s 166th Annual Session taking place September 6-8, 2019 at the Harborside Hotel & Marina in Bar Harbor, ME

Maine Chapter, American College of Surgeons
Time TBA
Contact: Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or cstratton@mainemed.com

Maine Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians
Time TBA - Ironbound Room in the Pool House
Contact: Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or cstratton@mainemed.com

Maine Society of Anesthesiologists
2:00pm – 5:00pm – Stave Island Room in the Pool House
Contact:  Lisa Montagna at 207-620-4015 or mesahq@gmail.com

September 20, 2019
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 20-22, 2019
18th 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

December 11, 2019
Maine Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians Chapter Meeting

Portland Regency Hotel – Portland, ME
Contact: Cathy Stratton at 207-592-5725 or cstratton@mainemed.com

February 7-9, 2020
Maine Urological Association & Rhode Island Urological Society’s
2020 Winter Program
Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel & Conference Center – Carrabassett Valley, ME
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

April 23-24, 2020
Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, 14th Annual Spring Program

Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, ME
Contact Dianna Poulin at 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

 

 

 

 

  


 

Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, ECHO Program

Quality Counts is hosting an education program for hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) with training and technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED.

 

Quality Counts (QC), in collaboration with BlueWater Emergency Partners and several other partners (MMA and ACEP) is working under a contract with the state of Maine to host an education program for interested hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) focusing on how to initiate buprenorphine in the ED.  During the Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) project, QC is offering a range of learning methods, including both in-person and virtual events, to provide education and assistance on best practices for initiating buprenorphine in hospital EDs for individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) who are willing to engage in treatment during an ED visit.

If your ED is interested in receiving training or technical assistance on initiating buprenorphine in the ED from peer coaches in the field please contact Kayla Cole at kcole@mainequalitycounts.org or tel. 207-620-8526 ext. 1027.

As part of our project RISE educational programming, we are offering a four-month ECHO program that will convene a "hub" of faculty experts and clinicians as well as three one-hour webinars.  Our team will engage clinicians and teams from hospital EDs that have and/or are planning to implement MAT in the ED to serve as "spokes", giving them the opportunity to learn together and discuss specific questions and challenging issues through case discussions.  Content for the ED MAT didactic sessions in the ECHO program will reflect key educational topics related to initiating MAT in the ED, with specific content to be developed with input from ED and addiction medicine expert consultants, as well as from targeted ED clinicians and staff around the state.  If you are interested in these educational opportunities please hold the following dates. 

  • May 22, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 PM
  • June 26, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 PM
  • July 24, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 PM
  • August 28, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 PM

If you have questions or would like more information please contact Kayla Cole at kcole@mainequalitycounts.org or tel. 207-620-8526 ext. 1027. 

2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit - July 15th

The 2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit being held on July 15, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center and is now open for registrations. 

The 2019 Governor Mills Response to the Opioid Summit being held on July 15, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center and is now open for registrations.  Keynoting the Summit will be Sam Quinones journalist and author of the landmark book, Dreamland, and former White House Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli.  In addition, a panel will address what Maine and neighboring states are doing to respond to the opioid issues as we create unity within our great state

Numerous breakout sessions, each opening by someone in recovery, will be moderated by experts in their fields addressing issues ranging from recovery support strategies to community coalitions and law enforcement’s impact and ability to bring hope to recovery.  Specifically, one breakout will be voices of recovery, where individuals will share their stories of challenges and transformation.  Another will be a debate around responsible prescribing and if the pendulum has swung too far.

At only $40, this will be a sold out event.  Secure your seat at the summit by clicking the link below:

http://www.cvent.com/d/ryqjz6

 

Obesity Medicine: There is no 'one size fits all' - Monthly Lecture Series Beginning July 17th

Obesity continues to skyrocket and most patients are not getting the help they desperately need.  Join us for one lecture or all 12 lectures (monthly) and learn the science behind obesity and current clinical guidelines in treating it. 

What: Monthly Lecture Series (1.25 AMA PRA category one CME credits per lecture for 12 months for a total of 15 CME credits) 

When: Lecture #1- Wednesday, July 17 at 6-7:15 pm

Where: 66 Leighton Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

Who: Catherine Krouse, DO 

Why: Obesity continues to skyrocket and most patients are not getting the help they desperately need.  Join us and learn the science behind obesity and current clinical guidelines in treating it.  Understanding the physiology of weight regulation will help open lines of communication with your patients in unexpected ways, and help guide patients towards treatment options with the best evidence for long term success.

COST: $40 per lecture OR $360 for the entire series (15 CME)

RSVP: info@empoweredmaine.com

 

ACU Annual Conference is taking place in Washington, DC from July 28th-31st

The 2019 ACU Annual Conference entitled "Stronger Teams, Healthier Communities" is set to take place July 28th through July 31st at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. We hope you will join us for this special occasion.

The 2019 ACU Annual Conference entitled "Stronger Teams, Healthier Communities" is set to take place July 28th through July 31st at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. We hope you will join us for this special occasion.

The ACU Annual Conference is a great opportunity to meet with hundreds of clinical leaders from across the country who all have an interest in improving care for the underserved. There will also be Continuing Education credits offered for each workshop session. Our workshops and general sessions begin on Monday, July 29 and run through Tuesday, July 30. Committee meetings, Board meetings, and a special Leadership Development pre-conference workshop will take place on Sunday, July 28, and a Hill Briefing and visits will take place on Wednesday, July 31.

 

2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award Nominations Due by July 31

The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers. 

 

Nominations for the 2018 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer

The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman Award each year to recognize the humanitarian service of Maine medical volunteers who serve many hours in Maine, throughout the United States, or abroad.  

The award is announced at the Association’s Annual Session, and includes a $1,000 donation to the institution or organization of the recipient’s choice.  Priority consideration is given to:

  • the nomination of a Maine physician who is a member of the Maine Medical Association.
  • nominations submitted by members of the Maine Medical Association.
  • nominations that, for international volunteering, include training people in other countries to provide care in their own communities.

Nominations for the 2019 award are due by July 31 and should describe the volunteer’s activities and contributions to the profession.

The nomination form is available at https://www.mainemed.com/cme-education-info/annual-session

Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations

2019 MICIS learning objectives and descriptions are available at www.micismaine.org.

 

MICIS, the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service, has been providing evidence-based prescribing education since 2008.  In 2019, MICIS is offering presentations on the following topics:

  • Clinical Opioid Update 2019
  • Legal Opioid Update 2019
  • Co-prescribing Benzodiazepines & Opioids: The Black Box of Increased Opioid Risk
  • Opioid Use Disorder & Medication-Assisted Recovery: Caring For Our Communities (presented in 2018)
  • Managing Depression in Older Patients (Note: this is not an opioid topic.)
A 3-hour presentation including Clinical Opioid Update 2019, Legal Opioid Update 2019, and Co-prescribing Benzodiazepines & Opioids is available.

In addition, individual academic detailing sessions are available to prescribers of opioids on these topics:

  • Treating Complex Patients with Chronic Pain who are Prescribed Opioids
  • Overview of Office-Based Buprenorphine Prescribing

Visit www.micismaine.org for information about MICIS education outreach and academic detailing, and to request a presentation at your medical practice, hospital or conference.

Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) Training Program - October 9

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) has its final training program for 2019 on October 9 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. MCMI training will be listed as the Youth Concussion Track.

The Maine Concussion Management Initiative (MCMI) has its final training program for 2019 on October 9 at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of America-Maine Chapter. MCMI training will be listed as the Youth Concussion Track.

The BIAA-Maine Chapter conference will be held at the Abromson Community Education Center on the campus of the University of Southern Maine. 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.

Registration will be online at the BIAA-Maine Chapter website www.biausa.org and should be available by August.

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, neuropsychologists, school nurses, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic directors, and coaches.

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

 

Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine

Western Maine Primary Care, a department of Stephens Memorial Hospital, is currently seeking a BC/BE family medicine physician to join our exceptional team of providers.

Western Maine Primary Care, a department of Stephens Memorial Hospital, is currently seeking a BC/BE family medicine physician to join our exceptional team of providers. Western Maine Primary Care is committed to providing high quality care. Now is a great time to join our team as we recently relocated our practice to our brand new, state-of-the-art medical office building.

Stephens Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital, is a part of the MaineHealth family, the premier healthcare system in Maine, and is nationally renowned for its innovative programs in rural healthcare. This position offers teaching opportunities of medical students, as Stephens Memorial Hospital is one of the teaching sites for the Maine Medical Center – Tufts University Medical School program. Come be a part of our dynamic team of providers and exceptional support staff and experience the warmth of a small town combined with a medical community working closely with colleagues throughout the MaineHealth system.

Competitive salary and benefits, including student loan repayment and relocation assistance. FMI please contact Abbie Graiver, Director of Physician Recruitment at (207) 744-6049 or graiverab@wmhcc.org.

9/16/19

Physician

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 Physician provides direct clinical services and works in partnership with members of the practice team to manage the care of patients, assuring a high standard of medical care.   

Applicants must have a degree from an accredited medical school in the U.S., Board certification in Family or Internal Medicine, an unrestricted Maine license to practice medicine, as well as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency license.  Qualifications include:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a primary care medical practice; 
  • Demonstrated respect for cultural diversity in serving patients and families;
  • 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;

Springvale is an iconic New England village located in western York County, Maine, less than an hour’s drive from Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Visitwww.nassonhealthcare.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

7/22/19

Nurse Practitioner

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

7/22/19

Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital is seeking an additional Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist for its outpatient health facility in Presque Isle.  This is an outpatient only position with 24/7 Hospitalist support for all admissions.

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital is seeking an additional Family Medicine Specialist or an Internist for its outpatient health facility in Presque Isle.  This is an outpatient only position with 24/7 Hospitalist support for all admissions.

AR Gould Hospital features 89 acute care beds and a 72 bed facility and serves all of Aroostook County with a broad array of primary and specialty care, acute inpatient, diagnostic and surgical services.

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle, Maine is the county seat of Aroostook County, which is known for its beautiful lakes, rivers, and forests.  When you’re not enjoying year round outdoor activities, you will be working with supportive colleagues in a modern facility that is well-integrated into a cutting-edge health care syste

For confidential consideration, please contact: Monica Hewitt, Physician Recruiter ProviderJobs@NorthernLight.org or 207.973.5358.

8/12/19

BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exciting leadership opportunity for a BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of five well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practices serving the greater Bangor community.

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has an exciting leadership opportunity for a BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of five well-established, quality-driven, outpatient practices serving the greater Bangor community.

The Physician Director, Primary Care will collaborate with the Practice Director, Primary Care to form a dyad partnership in leading our primary care team, as well as provide peripheral oversight for our Walk In Care and university health center locations. The Physician Director of Primary Care will have clinical, operational, financial and strategic duties. This role is 80% administrative and 20% clinical practice.

Why Northern Light Health? We offer a robust compensation and benefits package, generous PTO benefits, loan repayment program, and an exceptional work/life balance.

For confidential consideration, please contact:
Amanda Klausing, FASPR, Physician Recruiter
ProviderJobs@NorthernLight.org

207.973.5358

7/8/19

Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician Bangor, Maine

Northern Light 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.

Northern Light 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. Our practice is one of seven primary care practices operated by Northern Light 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.

Northern Light 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
Northern Light Health
Phone: 207-973-5358
ProviderJobs@NorthernLight.org

7/1/19

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.

Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health

Partners for World Health has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries.

Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

Partners for World Health (PWH) is a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Portland, Maine committed to reducing medical waste, improving the quality of healthcare in underserved countries, and educating our local community about global healthcare issues.

Our mission is to collect unused/discarded medical supplies from local medical facilities and to distribute those medical supplies to international communities in need. This work limits the negative impact we have on the environment and provides much-needed resources to the developing world. To support our work in improving health conditions around the world, we send local medical personnel on medical missions to developing countries, and we educate our local Maine community about global health issues. 

PWH has a great need for advice from certain medical professionals on how to sort and package the vast amount of supplies received, for shipping and use in destination countries, specifically, in the areas of:

  • Surgery: all aspects of OR medical supplies and equipment
  • Respiratory: any and all aspects
  • Anesthesia
  • Laparoscopic surgery: advice on the proper components of a “tower”
  • Cardiology

Please note: this request is not for ongoing time commitment but rather for a few hours of a professional’s time to help organize certain supplies appropriately.

While PWH receives tens of thousands of pounds of equipment/supplies from hospitals and clinics, there are certain critical items always in short supply.

For more information, contact volunteer Rita Zanichkowsky at rznct@maine.rr.com or 207-232-3264, or contact Partners directly at 774-5555.  Thank you! 
https://www.partnersforworldhealth.org/

 

Physician Director of Primary Care

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Health has an exciting physician leadership opportunity for a Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of three family medicine practices.

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Health has an exciting physician leadership opportunity for a Board Certified/Board Eligible MD/DO Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician to lead our primary care network of three family medicine practices. This is an excellent opportunity to lead a group of well established, quality driven, outpatient practices serving the greater Pittsfield community. Our team of physicians and NP/MHNP providers are committed to providing excellent medical care, exceptional service and a satisfying relationship between patient and provider. We do this by blending the latest technology with old-fashioned care and customer service. Our skilled office staff and providers work as integrated care teams to provide our patients with a full spectrum of family care. This role will be 20% administrative and 80% clinical practice.
 
For confidential consideration, please contact: providerjobs@northernlight.org
 
 7/29/19

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