Maine Medicine Weekly Update - March 18, 2020
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WHO Daily Situation Report COVID-19

Find the link to the daily situation report for COVID-19 here.

 

[From WHO.org]

Please find the link to the Daily situation report for COVID-19

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200317-sitrep-57-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=a26922f2_2

The report can be found on WHO website https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports

All information on COVID- 19 can be found here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 

 

 

 

Coronavirus Update with Anthony Fauci, MD (Video)

Anthony Fauci, MD from NIAID discusses latest developments in the spread of COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the United States with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD.

 

[From JAMA Network 03/18/2020]     

Anthony Fauci, MD from NIAID discusses latest developments in the spread of COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the United States with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?=EXY76TKNy2Y

Current Steps Governor Mills has Taken in Response to COVID-19

Find links to the current steps Governor Mills has taken in response to COVID-19.

 

Governor prohibits dine-in service at bars and restaurants; bans gatherings more than 10 people & signs emergency legislation to respond to COVID-19 (March 18)

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-takes-further-steps-respond-covid-19-protect-health-and-safety-maine-people

Governor Mills Issues Declaration to Protect Maine People Against Price-Gouging (March 17)

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-issues-declaration-protect-maine-people-against-price-gouging-2020-03-17

SBA Approves Governor Mills’ Application for Loans to Help Eligible Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 (March 16)

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/sba-approves-governor-mills-application-loans-help-eligible-businesses-impacted-covid-19-2020

Governor Signs Civil Emergency Proclamation to Respond to COVID-19  (March 15)

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-announces-significant-recommendations-signs-civil-emergency-proclamation-respond

 

Coronavirus in Italy - Report From The Front Lines (Video)

Physicians in Lombardy, Italy, have been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients requiring critical care. Based on an existing ECMO center network they developed an ICU network to rapidly identify, triage, and manage patients infected with SARS-2-CoV. Maurizio Cecconi, MD, of Humanitas University in Milan discusses the region’s approach to the surge, including clinical and supply management, health care worker training and protection, and ventilation strategies, with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner.

 

[From JAMA Network 03/13/2020]     

Coronavirus in Italy - Report From The Front Lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKS1pahoPRU

Physicians in Lombardy, Italy, have been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients requiring critical care. Based on an existing ECMO center network they developed an ICU network to rapidly identify, triage, and manage patients infected with SARS-2-CoV. Maurizio Cecconi, MD, of Humanitas University in Milan discusses the region’s approach to the surge, including clinical and supply management, health care worker training and protection, and ventilation strategies, with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner.
 
Read the report of Dr Cecconi's experience at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama...
 
Topics covered in this video
 
COVID-19 cases and case-fatality rates in Italy to date (3:45
How did you reorganize your intensive care services as cases increased? (6:52)  
How many ICU beds were you able to add as cases surged? (10:10
Have you created separate ICUs for COVID-19 patients? (15:47)  
How are you protecting health care personnel? (17:20
Are you making painful triage decisions? (21:30)  
Are you using therapies besides traditional approaches to respiratory failure? (24:50
Have you seen any cases of reinfection? (26:58
What are your recommendations for the United States? (28:10
Are you attempting noninvasive ventilation in less severe cases? (31:07
When you go home, how are you protecting your family? (33:30

Maine's Weekly Influenza Report

Maine's weekly influenza surveillance report ending March 14, 2020. 

 

[From Maine CDC]

At a Glance:

  • Geographic Spread: Widespread
  • # Hospitalizations: 19
  • # Outbreaks: 2

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Senior Section Meeting POSTPONED

The next Senior Section meeting at MMA which was to be held Wednesday, April 22nd, is now postponed.

 

 The next Senior Section meeting at MMA which was to be held Wednesday, April 22nd, is now postponed. 

2020 Census Operational Updates March 18, 2020

2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020.  The public is encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online at www.my2020census.gov, over the phone or by paper form, if they receive one.

 

2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020.  The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone going through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions. 
U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham on Operational Updates

The public is encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online at www.my2020census.gov, over the phone or by paper form, if they receive one.  

About the 2020 Census

The census is a count of every person who lives in the US and its territories, and it happens every 10 years. In 2020 every household in America will receive a notice to complete the census to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1, 2020.

Invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will be delivered between March 12-20.  Once you receive the invitation, you can respond online, by phone or by mail.  

Health care providers have a unique opportunity to remind their patients about the importance of the census.  All responses will inform where funding is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads and more.  In 2016 $4.1 billion of federal funding was allocated to Maine based on census data.  Each person not counted is a loss of $15,000-$20,000 of federal funds lost to Maine over the course of 10 years.  Children under the age of 5 are the group most commonly undercounted.

Responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, protected by federal law, and answers can only be used to produce statistics.  For more information, visit 2020CENSUS.GOV

 

 

Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service

Presented each year by the Maine Medical Association to recognize the humanitarian service of medical volunteers who serve in Maine, the US or abroad.

 

The Maine Medical Association presents the Mary F. Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer each year. The award was established in 2003 in recognition of the MMA's 150th anniversary.

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 2020 Mary Cushman Award are due by July 31, 2020. The award is announced at the MMA's Annual Session in September and includes a $1,000 donation to the institution or organization of the recipient's choice.

2020 Mary Cushman Award Nomination Form

MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED

The Tuesday evening Legislative Calls hosted by MMA will be postponed until further notice.

 

In response to the rapidly changing health crisis the Presiding Officers of the Maine Legislature late last week cancelled all committee meetings, including public hearings, work sessions and confirmation hearings for the rest of the session. The one exception was the Appropriations Committee, for various budgetary matters and work related to the Governor’s Supplemental Budget. It was also announced the Legislature would meet one more day to consider bills “directly related to coronavirus response and other critical services, then adjourn.” The Capitol was then closed to the public, with only legislators, staff and media members allowed in the building while lawmakers worked. All bills still not acted upon or under consideration will remain active until the Legislature reconvenes. 

Governor Janet Mills issued a proclamation of civil emergency  Sunday to help the state cope with the growing outbreak of COVID-19 just days after the Legislature’s announcement.  

 

State House Highlights of the Week

In response to the rapidly changing health crisis the Presiding Officers of the Maine Legislature late last week cancelled all committee meetings, including public hearings, work sessions and confirmation hearings for the rest of the session.

 

In response to the rapidly changing health crisis the Presiding Officers of the Maine Legislature late last week cancelled all committee meetings, including public hearings, work sessions and confirmation hearings for the rest of the session. The one exception was the Appropriations Committee, for various budgetary matters and work related to the Governor’s Supplemental Budget. It was also announced the Legislature would meet one more day to consider bills “directly related to coronavirus response and other critical services, then adjourn.” The Capitol was then closed to the public, with only legislators, staff and media members allowed in the building while lawmakers worked. Other unfinished legislative matters will be carried over until the Legislature reconvenes.

Governor Janet Mills issued a proclamation of civil emergency  Sunday to help the state cope with the growing outbreak of COVID-19 just days after the Legislature’s announcement.  

The following is a general overview of legislation passed Tuesday before adjournment. All bills still not acted upon or under consideration will remain active until the Legislature reconvenes. Lawmakers had about one month left until its regularly scheduled date of adjournment, April 15. The decision to shut down was made by both Republicans and Democrats after the Legislature’s consultation with public health officials.

LD 2126—Governor’s Supplemental Budget—Signed into law by the Governor

$17.4 million to the Budget Stabilization Fund to prepare for the possibility of future COVID-19 related expenses or any shifts in Maine’s economy as a result of COVID-19.

$15 million for rate increases to support direct health care providers who are caring for Maine seniors, people with disabilities and children with behavioral health needs.

$1 million for the Maine CDC to supplement federal funds for expanded capacity at the State laboratory and hire personnel such as epidemiologists and public health nurses to respond to the pandemic

More than half of the $73 million ($38 million) overall budget total will be allocated for pre-K-12 education

$10 million to repair the State’s roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure.

Other appropriations

$648k - COVID-19 Stipends for Nurses

$455k - Health & Environmental Testing Lab

$351k - Public Health Nurse Recruitment

$279k - Office of Behavioral Health Services

$259k - Home Community Therapy

$359k - Medication Management Team

$1.6 Million - 20 Child Protection Caseworkers

$2.6 Million - Section 29 waitlist

LD 2167—An Act To Implement Provisions Necessary to the Health, Welfare and Safety of the Citizens of Maine in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency—Signed into law by the Governor

Temporarily expands and extends unemployment benefits for workers impacted and unable to work as a result of COVID-19. Waives the one-week waiting period.

Allows the Medical Direction and Practices Board the ability to implement emergency protocols (rather than going through the rules process), meet electronically and delegate authority to the EMS medical director and associate medical director.

Creation of a loan guarantee program for individuals (employees and employers) through the Finance Authority of Maine.

LD 2163—An Act To Address Funding Needs Related to COVID-19—Signed into law by the Governor

Creates an $11 million COVID-19 response fund to address unanticipated needs as they arise through January 15, 2021.

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—Signed into law by the Governor

Authorizes an EMS provider to treat a patient of the hospital in a hospital setting that is within their scope of practice

LD 1975—An Act To Facilitate Dental Treatment for Children—Signed into law by the Governor

Prohibits insurance carrier from imposing any dental or oral health service or treatment waiting period for, except for orthodontic treatment, for an enrollee under 19 years of age.

LD 1948—An Act To Prohibit, Except in Emergency Situations, the Performance without Consent of Pelvic Examinations on Unconscious or Anesthetized Patients—Signed into law by the Governor

Requires written informed consent prior to administering or supervising a pelvic examination, rectal examination or prostate examination on an anesthetized or unconscious patient

LD 2007—Act To Enact the Made for Maine Health Coverage Act and Improve Health Choices in Maine—Sent to Governor’s desk

Governor’s bill: Merges small group and individual markets, changes reinsurance market and establishes a State-based Exchange

LD 1974—An Act To Promote Telehealth—Sent to Governor’s desk

DHHS to amend its rule for Targeted Case Management Services to provide for reimbursement of certain case management services

LD 2068—Resolve, Resolve, Regarding Legislative Review of Portions of Chapter 15: Death with Dignity Act Reporting Rule, a Major Substantive Rule of the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention—Sent to Governor’s desk

LD 2105—An Act To Protect Consumers from Surprise Emergency Medical Bills—Sent to Governor’s desk

This bill amends the law providing consumer protection for surprise medical bills to include surprise bills for emergency services. In the event of a dispute with respect to a surprise medical bill, the bill directs the Superintendent of Insurance to develop an independent dispute resolution process to determine a reasonable payment for health care services.

LD 1660—An Act To Improve Access to Physician Assistant Care—Sent to Governor’s desk

Change scope of practice of physician assistants by removing registration and physician supervisory requirements.

Mandates physician assistants to have collaborative agreements and practice agreements with physicians and other health care professionals to be approved by the allopathic and osteopathic licensing boards.

Clarifies that physician assistants are legally responsible for any medical services provided. Requires health insurance carriers to allow physician assistants to serve as primary care providers under managed care plans.

It also specifies that carriers are required to provide coverage for services provided by physician assistants if those services are within a physician assistant's scope of practice and are covered services under a health plan.

LD 1934—An Act Regarding Prior Authorization for Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder under the MaineCare Program—Sent to Governor’s desk

DHHS may not require prior authorization in MaineCare for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder for pregnant woman or for intensive outpatient therapy services for a diagnosis of opioid use disorder. Prior authorization may be imposed for dosage increases that exceed the department's dosing criteria

LD 2110—An Act To Lower Health Care Costs—Sent to Governor’s desk

Establishes the Office of Affordable Health Care within the Legislature. The office is charged with analyzing data from the Maine Health Data Organization and the Maine Quality Forum and making recommendations to the Legislature on methods to improve the cost-efficient provision of high-quality health care to the residents of this State. (MMA supports with enacted amendments)

LD 1937—An Act To Provide Timely Access to Behavioral Health Services for Maine Children and To Address Trauma and the Impacts of the Opioid Crisis—Sent to Appropriations Table

Funding to raise rates for certain adolescent rehabilitation facilities under DHHS rules

LD 1955—An Act To Promote Cost-effectiveness in the MaineCare Program and Improve the Oral Health of Maine Adults and Children—Sent to Appropriations Table

Adds comprehensive dental services to the limited dental services currently available to MaineCare members 21 years of age and over.

LD 2159—An Act To Establish the Help Me Grow Program—Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services

This bill establishes the Help Me Grow program in the Department of Health and Human Services. The program is a comprehensive, statewide, coordinated system of early identification, referral and follow-up for children from prenatal care up to 8 years of age and their families.

LD 1591—An Act To Provide Access to Health Care for Maine Citizens—DEAD

Bill would have directed DHHS, using hospital tax revenue, be used for a Medicare Buy-in Program and for subsidies under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and design a wholesale prescription drug importation program.

LD 1096—An Act To Require That Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Treatment Be Made Available to Maine's Incarcerated Population—DEAD

Bill would have required the Commissioner of Corrections to establish and maintain a substance use disorder treatment program in the correctional facilities.

MMA government affairs will develop a more compressive Legislative Session summary and updated Bill Tracker in the coming week. Thank you and please contact Dan Morin at dmorin@mainemed.com or by call/text anytime at (207) 838-8613.

 

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

 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
 
Originally May 2-3, 2020 POSTPONED to September 26-27, 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@aap.net

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

 

 

 

 

  


 

Next Senior Section Meeting POSTPONED

The next Senior Section meeting at MMA which was to be held Wednesday, April 22nd, is now postponed.

 

 The next Senior Section meeting at MMA which was to be held Wednesday, April 22nd, is now postponed.

10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy POSTPONED

A tough decision as made to postpone the 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy which was scheduled to take place on March 30, 2020 at the University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center.

 

A tough decision as made to postpone the 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy which was scheduled to take place on March 30, 2020 at the University of Southern Maine, Abromson Center.

While the current COVID-19 situation in Maine does not call for cancellation of public events, we are taking action out of respect for the many healthcare and public health conference attendees who are fully dedicated to the priorities of preparation and planning for COVID-19. 

A number of our presenters are now unable to participate due to their responsibilities to their respective organizations.

At this time, our plan is to put the Academy on hold and reassess the situation later in the spring. With your kind permission, we will leave registrations active instead of immediately instituting a refund process. Once the Academy is rescheduled, registrants will be notified and offered the opportunity to opt out and request a refund if desired.

We remain confident that we will reschedule our amazing plenary speakers and workshop presenters and gather the community of patient safety advocates, healthcare and public health professionals, students and faculty for the 10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy in 2020!  

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. 

Please reach out to us (http://mainepatientsafetyacademy.org/), if you have any questions.

 

Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention POSTPONED

Conference Postponed until Thursday, October 1st.

 

The Building Hope Across Populations 2020 - Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference at the Augusta Civic Center scheduled for April 10th has been postponed to Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Presented by NAMI Maine

Since its inception in 2003, Maine's annual Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference has provided Maine health professionals, educators, clinicians, first responders, and community members with best practice information, guidance and resources in suicide prevention and management efforts.  The conference is designed for an adult audience that has attained basic training and knowledge in suicide and suicide prevention, and wishes to deepen their understanding of prevention and expand their skills set.

Our theme for the 2020 conference is Building Hope Across Populations, and will include a range of informative breakout sessions centered on how to serve Maine's at-risk, diverse, and growing populations.

This year's conference features national experts on inclusive suicide prevention strategies, as well as local community members, professionals, and clinicians who will address suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention issues.  The program will offer messages of hope and recognize caring citizens who have made a difference in the lives of at-risk Mainers.  Featuring keynote speaker Anneliese Singh.

Registration, conference agenda and additional information is available here.

Maine Suicide Prevention Program 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, offers the following suicide prevention, assessment and management trainings.  MMA works closely with NAMI-Maine to provide educational opportunities for Maine physicians and other clinical providers.

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 Gretchen, NAMI Maine Suicide Prevention Coordinator, to discuss 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

Managing Student Debt: Webinar on April 16 6-7pm

 Plan to attend this informative financial education session, presented by Baystate Financial.

Managing Student Debt
Webinar presented by Baystate Financial

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00 - 7:00pm  RSVP here

It's important to take control of your student loan debt - your future well-being likely depends on it. 
This session will help you:

  • Classify and prioritize your existing loans
  • Understand federal student loan repayment options
  • Consider how to create a debt management plan

RSVP by April 15th to (207) 770-2028 or vmichaud@BaystateFinancial.com

For more information, contact Robert Larochelle
(207) 770-2012  RLarochelle@BaystateFinancial.com

Hosted by Christopher Perry, Robert Larochelle and Larry Perry
Baystate Financial
75 Leighton Road, Building 3
Falmouth, ME 04105

BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center

Lovejoy Health Center, Albion, Maine seeks a BC/BE Family Medicine Physician to provide primary care to patients of all ages.

Lovejoy Health Center, Albion, Maine seeks a BC/BE Family Medicine Physician to provide primary care to patients of all ages. One of 11 practices of HealthReach Community Health Centers, Lovejoy serves 4,000 area residents and travelers each year. The clinician will provide outpatient medical care with integrated behavioral health services to individuals and families in our NCQA certified PCMH outpatient practice.

The selected candidate will receive competitive salary and benefits, malpractice coverage, pension plan with employer match, relocation, and loan repayment opportunities. EOE.

Contact: Recruiter, HRCHC, 10 Water Street, Suite 305, Waterville, ME 04901 | (207) 660-9913 | Fax: (207) 660-9901 | Communications@HealthReach.org | www.LovejoyCHC.org.

About Lovejoy: Located in Central Maine, Lovejoy Health Center resides in Albion, east of Waterville and west of Belfast, a coastal town. Locals and travelers alike value our farming community, which is home to some of Maine’s largest dairy herds. The community is known for its scenic rolling hills and wide-open fields. A short commute provides residents with job opportunities, shopping centers, four-season outdoor recreational adventures and cultural activities.

4/8/20

Family Medicine Outpatient Physician

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

Maine Medical Partners Westbrook Primary Care is seeking a BC/BE Family Medicine physician for their well-established outpatient practice located in the greater Portland, Maine area.  The selected candidate will join 3 family medicine physicians, 4 internal medicine physicians, 4 pediatricians, 4 advanced practice professionals, a pharmacist, behavioral health provider and a geriatrician.

Maine Medical Partners is a division of Maine Medical Center and is Maine's largest multi-specialty medical group serving the healthcare needs of patients locally and throughout northern New England.  This high quality team of nearly 600 physicians and 300 advanced practice professionals provides a wide range of hospital based, primary, specialty, and sub-specialty adult and pediatric care delivered throughout a network of 30 locations across the State and acts as a regional referral network.

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 is an integral part of Tufts University Medical School. 

For more information please contact Gina Mallozzi, Physician Recruiter at (207) 661-2092 or gmallozzi@mainehealth.org.            

4/29/20

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

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/