Maine Medicine Weekly Update - February 5, 2020
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“Maine Physicians Must Speak Out” on the Vaccine Referendum

An overflow group of MMA physicians, parents, nurses, and other health care providers gathered in the State House Welcome Center on Tuesday for the rollout of the “No on One: Protect Maine’s Children” campaign. Among the speakers was Amy Madden, M.D., president of the Maine Medical Association. Voters are urged to vote “No” on Question 1 on March 3rd to protect Maine’s new vaccine law.

 

An overflow group of MMA physicians, parents, nurses, and other health care providers gathered in the State House Welcome Center on Tuesday for the rollout of the “No on One: Protect Maine’s Children” campaign. Among the speakers was Amy Madden, M.D., president of the Maine Medical Association. The “No” campaign is a successor to the informal alliance, led by the MMA and Maine Families for Vaccines, which succeeded in passing what is now Public Law 2019, c. 154. This law eliminates so-called “philosophical” and religious exemptions to vaccine requirements for school attendance and healthcare employment. A well-funded group has gathered sufficient signatures, some by reportedly questionable means, to put a repeal attempt on the ballot for Maine’s March 3rd election.


The ballot question at issue 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?”

The grassroots Maine Families group has now grown into a coalition of more than 50 organizations committed to promoting and protecting public health, including all the major healthcare organizations in the State. Maine Governor Janet Mills recently announced her support for the “No” position on Question 1.

Pediatrician Laura Blaisdell, M.D. is a founding member of the Maine Families for Vaccines group. At Tuesday’s rollout, she said, “We, the medical and public health communities, know this unequivocally through fact and experience—from 150 years of scientific study to hearing the personal stories of those who experienced life before immunizations. Yet, returning outbreaks speak to us about cracks in this mighty foundation.

“As we watch coronavirus paralyze travel across the globe, we are reminded of a time when measles shut down schools and parents dreaded the “summers of polio.” Outbreaks of chicken pox, whooping cough and mumps now are a common headline in the Maine press.  Why?”

The Maine Families for Vaccines website includes a fact sheet as well as links to a variety of news articles on the issue from a number of sources.

As Dr. Madden said, “Maine physicians must speak out on this issue in the best interest of the communities we serve. Our patients look to us for sound, science-based medical advice. Simply put, advances in modern medicine have made vaccine-preventable illnesses essentially a thing of the past. I say essentially because should we lose the protections of community-immunity provided by basic vaccines, we risk the re-emergence and outbreaks of diseases such as measles.

“The Maine Medical Association is committed to this cause, and we will continue to do our very best in caring for you, your families, and our communities. We urge Maine voters to vote “NO on Question 1” on March 3rd.”

 

US$675 million needed for new coronavirus preparedness and response global plan

To fight further spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China and globally, and protect states with weaker health systems, the international community has launched a US$675 million preparedness and response plan covering the months of February through to April 2020.

 

[From WHO 02/05/20]

5 February 2020 ¦ Geneva: To fight further spread of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China and globally, and protect states with weaker health systems, the international community has launched a US$675 million preparedness and response plan covering the months of February through to April 2020.
 
“My biggest worry is that there are countries today who do not have the systems in place to detect people who have contracted with the virus, even if it were to emerge,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Urgent support is needed to bolster weak health systems to detect, diagnose and care for people with the virus, to prevent further human to human transmission and protect health workers.”

The Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) for the new coronavirus lays out activities and resources needed by international health organizations globally, including WHO, to implement priority public health measures in support of countries to prepare and respond to nCoV-2019 for a period February-April 2020. The objectives of the plan are to  limit human-to-human transmission of the virus, particularly in countries most vulnerable if they were to face an outbreak; identify, isolate and care for patients early; communicate critical risk and event information; minimize social and economic impact; reduce virus spread from animal sources; and address crucial unknowns.
 
The plan focuses on:

  • Rapidly establishing international coordination and operational support;
  • Scaling up country readiness and response operations;
  • Accelerating priority research and innovation.

 
“The effectiveness of outbreak response depends on the preparedness measures put in place before outbreaks strike,” said Dr Mike Ryan, head of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme. “That is why we are seeking resources to safeguard the most vulnerable countries to protect people from the new coronavirus before it arrives on the doorstep.”
 
As noted in the SPRP, WHO assesses that the outbreak poses a very high risk in China, and high risk regionally and globally. The risk assessment was based on factors including the likelihood of further spread, the potential impact on human health, and the varying levels of effectiveness in national preparedness and response measures. Accelerated action, as called for in the plan, can address these risks and areas requiring support.
 
As of 10 a.m. Central European Time on 5 February, 25 countries have reported confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, including China, where 24,363 people had contracted the virus, or over 99% of all cases. In all other countries, 191 cases have contracted the virus.
 
 
https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/05-02-2020-us-675-million-needed-for-new-coronavirus-preparedness-and-response-global-plan



Maine CDC Resources on Coronavirus

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) can offer resources to the association’s members on the 2019 novel coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. 

 

[From Maine CDC]

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) can offer resources to the association’s members on the 2019 novel coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Providers with patients who have respiratory illness and recent travel to China should contact Maine CDC at 1-800-821-5821.

Maine CDC staff continue to work closely with public health officials from the federal government and other states on this novel coronavirus. As part of that effort, Maine CDC regularly updates our coronavirus webpage with information about the 2019 novel coronavirus. Visit the webpage at: www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus.

Information about an upcoming webinar to update and field questions from clinicians and other affected staff will be distributed in the near future.


 

Maine's Weekly Influenza Report

Maine's weekly influenza surveillance report ending February 1, 2020. 

 

At a Glance:

  • Geographic Spread: Widespread
  • # Hospitalizations: 33
  • # Outbreaks: 7

These reports are posted online at https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/influenza/influenza-surveillance-weekly-updates.shtml

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact influenza.dhhs@maine.gov

 

 

 

 

Recovery in Maine: Short Films and Community Discussion

Maine is one of the states hardest hit by the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis, but people across Maine are working on the frontlines of this epidemic, saving lives, raising awareness, and developing new solutions. Join us for a community forum featuring individuals in recovery, treatment providers, and other local and state leaders.

 

Maine is one of the states hardest hit by the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis, but people across Maine are working on the frontlines of this epidemic, saving lives, raising awareness, and developing new solutions. Join us for a community forum featuring individuals in recovery, treatment providers, and other local and state leaders.

RSVP Online: bit.ly/RecoveryInMaine 

 

Opioid Related Webinars Offer CME Credit

MaineHealth has developed two learning modules for providers.

 

MaineHealth has developed two learning modules for providers.

  • Difficult Conversations around Opioids
  • Naloxone Education and Toolkit

Visit the MaineHealth Opioid Education web page to access the modules. There is no cost to participate in either of the modules and they can be taken at any time. Upon completion, 0.50 CME hours are available (AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits).

Next MMA Legislative Call Will Be Tuesday, February 11th

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Jay Mullen, M.D. and Lindsey Tweed, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee. The next MMA Legislative Committee weekly conference call for the Second Regular Session of the 129th Maine Legislature will take place Tuesday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m.

 

MMA Legislative Committee Chairs Jay Mullen, M.D. and Lindsey Tweed, M.D. welcome you to participate in the weekly conference calls of the MMA Legislative Committee.

The purpose of the weekly conference calls is to discuss the MMA's position on bills printed the previous week, to hear the views of specialty societies on the new bills or their concerns about any current health policy issues, and to discuss the highlights of legislative action of the week. The calls rarely last longer than an hour.

Legislative Committee members and specialty society legislative liaisons are strongly encouraged to participate. Any physician, practice manager, or other staff member who is interested in the MMA's legislative advocacy also is welcome to participate. It is not necessary to RSVP for the calls. 

The next MMA Legislative Committee weekly conference call for the Second Regular Session of the 129th Maine Legislature will take place Tuesday, February 11th, at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. You may now join the meeting with your computer, or continue to connect by phone only. Please use the following Zoom meeting information. This will remain the same for every weekly call during the session.

 Time: Feb 11, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/298741351
 
or dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
 
Meeting ID: 298 741 351
 
 
A list of the bills to be discussed during the weekly call will be e-mailed to committee members and those interested on Tuesday mornings. If you would like to be added to this e-mail list, please contact Sarah Lepoff at  slepoff@mainemed.com.


State House Highlights of the Week

MMA member, Dr. Jay Naliboff and new MMA Director of Communications and Government Affairs, Dan Morin testified in support of LD 1948, An Act To Prohibit, Except in Emergency Situations, the Performance Without Consent of Pelvic Examinations on Unconscious or Anesthetized Patients. 

 

 

THIS ARTICLE IS A REPEAT FROM LAST WEEK'S NEWSLETTER. A NEW ARTICLE WILL BE PUBLISHED NEXT WEEK. THANK YOU.

MMA member, Dr. Jay Naliboff and new MMA Director of Communications and Government Affairs, Dan Morin testified in support of LD 1948, An Act To Prohibit, Except in Emergency Situations, the Performance Without Consent of Pelvic Examinations on Unconscious or Anesthetized Patients. The bill would explicitly state in law that informed consent is required prior to administering or supervising a pelvic examination on an anesthetized or unconscious patient. Starting in 2004, states began passing laws mandating certain standards for pelvic examination under anesthesia, similar to the bill before you today. A snapshot in time from 2019 showed seven states (California, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, Utah, and Virginia) with such laws, and others are considering them. Maryland is another that has recently adopted a similar law. Maryland’s law prohibits, “any health care practitioner or medical student from performing a pelvic, prostate, or rectal examination on a patient who is under anesthesia or unconscious, unless informed consent was obtained . . .” Committee members did raise that option and it surely will be considered at a future work session.

MMA government affairs staff discussed the bill in detail on our weekly legislative calls, and worked closely with various stakeholders, including the bill sponsor, in the days leading up to hearing to come up with alternatives to statutory additions, including existing BOL and/or BOM rules that seemingly would cover instances of deviation from standard of care and prompt inquiry, investigation and potential discipline. In the end, however, a deliberate decision was made to support the bill.

MMA also testified in support of the following bills:

LD 1934—An Act Regarding Prior Authorization for Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder under the MaineCare Program. The bill mirrors the law that was passed for commercial insurers last year prohibiting prior authorization for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder except it also adds the prohibition for the MaineCare program. (MMA testimony)

LD 1957—An Act To Provide Women Access to Affordable Postpartum Care

Extends MaineCare from 60 days to 12 months following delivery of a baby. (MMA testimony from Dr. Connie Adler). You can watch Dr. Adler”s testimony on the Maine Medical Association’s Facebook page.

LD 2025—Act To Authorize Emergency Medical Services Personnel To Provide Treatment within Their Scope of Practice in a Hospital Setting with the Permission of the Hospital

Authorize an EMS provider to treat a patient of the hospital in a hospital setting that is within their scope of practice. MMA offered verbal testimony in support the potential options for hospitals to direct this process after consultation with a number of MMA ACEP members, including Legislative Committee Co-Chair, Jay Mullen, M.D.

MMA offered testimony Neither for Nor Against:

LD 1961—An Act To Establish the Trust for a Healthy Maine

Establishes the Trust for a Healthy Maine from tobacco settlement & other sources governed by a board of trustees appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders. (MMA Testimony)

A significant focus of MMA in the coming week will be the hearing on Governor Mills’ health care reform bill. Although a complex bill, LD 2007 in a nutshell deals with various aspects of coverage, including cost sharing, plan design transparency, merger of the individual & small group markets, extension of a reinsurance option into the small group market, & a plan to move Maine from https://www.healthcare.gov/  to a state-based ACA marketplace exchange. (LD 2007 Fact Sheet). Board member, Dr. Karen Sayler is scheduled to testify on behalf of the MMA.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact Dan Morin at dmorin@mainemed.com or (207) 480-4199 with any questions, comments or concerns about these bills or any piece of legislation. We’d love your feedback and willingness to be involved in physician advocacy. Don’t let other make decisions for you on how, where, and what you can practice. We need your help, and your stories. 

 

 

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

February 8-9, 2020
Northern New England Urology Conference

Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel & Conference Center – Carrabassett Valley, ME
Contact: Dianna Poulin at 207-480-4194 or dpoulin@mainemed.com

March 25, 2020
Richard Engel, MD, FACP 2nd Annual Primary Care Symposium
Maine Chapter, American College of Physicians and MMC Department of Medicine

Maine Medical Center – Portland, ME – 8:00am – 12:00pm
Contact: Warene Eldridge at 207-215-7118 or mainechapteracp@gmail.com

April 1-4, 2020
28th Annual MAFP Family Medicine Update & Annual Meeting

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, Portland, ME
Full brochure and registration available at www.maineafp.org
Contact Deborah Halbach at 207-938-5005 or maineafp@tdstelme.net

April 16-17, 2020
Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians, 14th Annual Spring Program
Sexual Health Issues in Psychiatric and Medical Practice

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

May 1, 2020
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Spring Meeting

Harraseeket Inn – Freeport, ME 11:30am - 5:00pm
Contact:  Shirley Goggin 207-445-2260 or sgoggin@mainemed.com

May 1-3, 2020
American Academy of Pediatrics, Maine Chapter Annual Meeting and Spring Conference

Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center – Freeport, ME
Contact:  Dee Kerry 207-480-4185 or dakerry@aapnet

October 2, 2020
Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Fall Business Meeting

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

October 2-4, 2020
19th 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

 

 

 

 

  


 

MMA partners with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program and the Maine CDC/Sweetser to offer training for clinicians.

MMA continues to partner with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians.

 

The Maine Suicide Prevention Program, administered by NAMI-Maine, is excited to announce their Fall schedule.   The following suicide prevention, assessment and management trainings are open for registration.  MMA works closely with NAMI-Maine to provide educational opportunities for Maine physicians and other clinical providers. CMEs and contact hours for licensure are offered as appropriate. 

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Suicide Prevention Training of the Trainers

Suicide Assessment for Clinicians Training

Non-Suicidal Self Injury Training

Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training

Suicide Prevention Curriculum Training

If you have needs not identified in the above list, please contact Nicole, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, to discuss the possibility of a customized training program. 

The Maine CDC and Sweetser are offering free online Suicide Prevention Training Modules!

Enrolling is easy. There are 12+ courses available at no charge. Download the flyer with enrollment info here.

Sample modules:

· Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

· Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents

· Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)

· Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

· Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention

· Suicide Risk Factors, Screening and Assessment

Understanding Social Security - Webinar on Thursday, February 13 at 6pm

You are invited to attend a free Financial Well-Being Education Program on February 13th at 6pm, presented by Baystate Financial.

Understanding Social Security

The decisions you make regarding your Social Security retirement benefits should not be based on a one-size-fits-all assumption.  This webinar session will help you:

  • Understand your retirement benefit eligibility
  • Identify when best to file for benefits
  • Consider your options regarding spousal benefits
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:00-7:00pm
Hosts: Christopher Perry, Robert Larochelle, Lawrence Perry

Please RSVP to 207-770-2028 or vmichaud@baystatefinancial.com by February 12, 2020.

For more information, contact:
Christopher Perry
Baystate Financial
75 Leighton Road #3
Falmouth, ME 04105
cperry@baystatefinancial.com
www.baystatefinancialmaine.com

There is nothing you have to do to prepare for this session.  This session is simply to provide you with knowledge and insight so you can make informed decisions about your finances.  We hope you'll join us.

10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy - March 30, 2020

This all-day conference will focus on the interprofessional nature of patient safety, with the theme:  Vision 2020 - Looking at the Future of Patient Safety

This all-day conference will focus on the interprofessional nature of patient safety, with the theme:  Vision 2020—Looking at the Future of Patient Safety    

What:  10th annual Maine Patient Safety Academy

When: Monday, March 30, 2020

Where: University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center

Cost:  $60 general | $25 students and faculty

Website FMI and to register: http://mainepatientsafetyacademy.org/


Medical Director, Primary Care Physician

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.

The Physician Director of Primary Care will collaborate with the Practice Director for Primary Care to form a dyad partnership in leading our primary care team, as well as provider peripheral oversight for our Walk-In Care and university health center locations.

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Health is a 25-bed, regional, Critical Access Hospital for the more than 30,000 residents living in our footprint. Our neighbors count on us as a resource for healthcare and health information.

For confidential consideration, please contact:
Sherry Tardy, Physician recruiter
Northern Light Health -Provider Recruitment
PRoviderjobs@NorthernLight.org 207-973-5358 (Office)

3/4/20

Physician - 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 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 March 27, 2020.

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

3/25/20

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 March 27, 2020.

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

3/25/20

Psychiatric 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 diagnoses, conducts therapy and prescribes medication for patients with substance use disorder, psychiatric disorders and medical organic brain disorders.
  • 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 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.

Visit www.yccac.org for an application. Completed cover letter, resume, and YCCAC employment application will be accepted until March 27, 2020.

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

3/25/20

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

2/12/20

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.

4/15/20

Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England

Our Northern Light Inland Hospital and Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital Network seeks a BC/BE General or Hand Orthopedic Surgeon to join our Orthopedic Specialist team. 

Our Northern Light Inland Hospital and Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital Network seeks a BC/BE General or Hand Orthopedic Surgeon to join our Orthopedic Specialist team.  This position will be split between the two hospitals and the scope of practice will primarily focus on hand and upper extremity surgery, while also including a component of general orthopedics.  Extensive hand surgery experience is a must!  The ideal candidate will have a desire for community outreach and promoting collaborative relationships with other physicians in the community.  The preferred candidate will also have the interest to live within the hospital service area.

For confidential consideration, please contact:
Nick Huff, DASPR, CST
Provider Recruiter
Email: providerjobs@northernlight.org
Phone:207-973-5358
Or apply directly to: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/60311/Orthopedic%20Surgeon

3/16/20

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 - Portland, ME

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.

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/