Physician / Pediatrics / Maine / Permanent / Caribou, ME Job
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POST DATE 8/3/2020
END DATE 8/7/2020
JOB DESCRIPTIONPhysician / Pediatrics / Caribou, ME
Pediatrician Needed in Caribou, Maine
This is a traditional practice setting doing IP & OP work along with providing new born nursery coverage and attending C-sections & Deliveries.
The Hospital is a physician practice management organization with 32 physicians and 13 mid-level providers.
In the Fall of 2007, the practice was designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing enhanced access to health care services for all members of the community.
Our inaugural electronic, fully integrated electronic medical record system became operational in 2011.
For over 30 years the hospital has provided care to a service area population numbering about 35,000 people.
Our clinical staff is fully engaged in quality improvement, earning multiple blue ribbons from the Maine Health Alliance. We are a designated preferred provider for State of Maine employees, and have been recognized by Anthem Blue Cross / Blue Shield as a preferred provider based on the demonstrated quality of care provided to our patients.
Unlimited potential exists for a Pediatrician to join our practice in Caribou, a community that is economically, culturally, and socially inviting.
This opportunity has come about due to relocation of an existing Pediatrician.
Caribou prides itself on the high quality of its public school system, extremely low crime rate and family-oriented community activities.
The community boasts a new multi-million dollar Recreation and Wellness Center that offers programs and activities for all ages.
As an employee of the hospital, the successful Pediatrician will receive a competitive salary, generous health and welfare benefits package, professional liability insurance, CME reimbursement, relocation assistance, and education loan repayment, if applicable.
The physician will also receive an annual allowance for licensing, DEA registration, professional society memberships, and medical journal subscriptions.
All of our primary care health centers are approved for participation in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayer program.
Pediatric Practice Profile:
The Womens and Childrens Health is one of five primary care offices located in geographically dispersed communities. Service expansions are being evaluated to the neighboring communities of Fort Fairfield and Washburn.
3 Obstetricians and 2 Midwives
3 Pediatricians and 1 Certified Physician Assistant
Approximately 200 deliveries annually
Anesthesiologist on call at all times at Medical Center
NICU not available at Medical Center, however a pediatric critical care transport team from Eastern Maine Medical Center with mobile NICU and fixed wing air transport is readily available
The practice at the Center for Womens and Childrens Health is conveniently attached to the Medical Center with easy internal stairway access to the hospitals maternal/child unit and Operating Rooms one floor above.
The Hospital has a telephone triage system to screen after-hours calls. The Womens & Childrens Health Center offers extended early morning and evening hours three days each week, and our Caribou Health Center is open two additional weekday evenings and Saturdays from 8:00 AM 3:00 PM for ease of patient access. When medically necessary, OB and Pediatric patients can access the ER at Medical Center for after-hours care. The ER is staffed 24/7 by a Board-certified Emergency Physician.
Access to Medical Center outpatient clinics including Cardiology, Pulmonary, Hematology/Oncology, Endocrinology, Neurosurgical, Ear, Nose and Throat, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Podiatry, and Rheumatology, along with diabetes counseling and nutritional therapy
Expectations grow the practice as families move into the area to support the growth of local industry, including the Defense Financing and Accounting Service (DFAS), the Maine Military Authority and an influx in the number of U.S. Border Patrol officers.
Status: Full-time: 5 days per week, including one early evening each week on a rotating basis; Saturday morning hours may be considered in the future.
Patients: Patient profile is newborn to approximately age 18
Call: 1 in 3 rotation with infrequent requirement to come into the hospital for pediatric admissions; pediatricians attend all C-sections. PALS certification required, NRP certification highly desirable.
Caribou, Maine is the most northeastern city within the United States, and has a population of approximately 8,000 people.
This friendly rural community is economically, culturally, and socially inviting. The area promotes innovative business and economic development, and welcomes, supports and responds to the diversity of new people and new ideas.