**Emergency Medicine job openings in Caribou, Maine**
~ Located in Northern Maine - near Canadian border
~ 200mi from Bangor, ME
~ Full-time, permanent positions
~ H1B and J1 candidates are welcome to apply
~ 24-hour ED which sees about 16,000 visits per year.
~ Level II trauma center that sees a wide variety of cases; however, major trauma, cardiac, neurosurgery and other critical cases are transported to a tertiary care center. The physicians and nursing staff are specially trained in emergency medicine. The department has one trauma room and 11 exam rooms.
~ Although patients are seen in order of severity of illness, a PA or Nurse Practitioner may see patients with less urgent needs.
~ The ER physicians develop their own schedules, generally working 3 shifts one week and 4 the next.
~ In addition to working a full-time schedule, the medical center can offer a flexible staffing model, such as per diem, and part-time; working site visits are welcomed.
~ Currently, there are 5 full-time ER physicians on staff.
~ Patients: The majority of the ER patients are elderly with cardiac and respiratory complaints comprising a good portion of the visits, along with the expected primary care and emergent care visits. The largest patient transfers consist of psychiatric, trauma, neurosurgical, and emergency cardiac situations.
~ Hospital utilizes the services of a fixed-wing air ambulance service with a 40-minute in-air time to Bangor, Maine, location of Eastern Maine Medical Center, the nearest Level 1 Trauma Center and Cardiac Cath Lab.
~ Seeking candidates BE/BC in Emergency Medicine or BE/BC in Internal/Family Medicine with previous ED experience.
**Compensation and Benefits Information:**
~ The ER physicians are employees of the hospital and are paid on an hourly basis, negotiable based on experience.
~ The hospital will pay a portion of the health insurance for the physician and will pay the full amount of malpractice insurance. Additionally, the hospital will pay up to $600/year for professional licensing and subscriptions.
~ The candidate will receive six weeks for vacation, CME, sick and holiday time to be used on an annual basis.
~ The hospital will also provide CME of up to $2,500 per year and relocation assistance.
~ Education loan repayment is paid in six-month increments and is typically spread out over the life of the initial agreement.
~ The physician will also receive an annual allowance for licensing, DEA registration, professional society memberships, and medical journal subscriptions. All primary care health centers are approved for participation in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayer program.
Specialists available at health system include: urology, general surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, all hospitalists practicing at Medical Center, and occupational medicine Access to Medical Center outpatient clinics including Cardiology, Pulmonary, Hematology/Oncology, Endocrinology, Neurosurgical, Ear, Nose and Throat, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Podiatry, and Rheumatology, along with diabetes counseling and nutritional therapy Expectations Grow the practice by providing high quality, efficient inpatient and outpatient care. Communicate effectively on an ongoing basis with office-based referring primary care physicians, with specialists at tertiary referral centers by telephone, coordinating patient transfers to appropriate tertiary centers as medically necessary.
**About Health System:**
~ Physician practice management organization with 30 physicians and 26 mid-level providers. The health system's northern Maine locations include Caribou (3 offices), Presque Isle, Washburn, Fort Fairfield and Van Buren. 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, and allowing the practice to employ providers holding H-1B and J-1 visas. In 2016, The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded the health system for Oral Health expansion. The HRSA grant award improves and expands the delivery of oral health through our services area which encompasses 22 towns across 900 square miles. In addition, HRSA also awarded health system with multiple grants for their quality performance. The health system led the field of 18 health center grantees in Maine with awards across four categories, including a prestigious National Quality Leaders award.
~ Health system has received recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). PCMH is a comprehensive, coordinated team-based approach that enables patients to take an active role in their health status and decision making. This innovative model puts patients at the center of care as their primary care practitioner leads an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals to treat all aspects of the patients health. NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology, and coordinated care focused on patients.
~ Medical Center is 65-bed acute care hospital in Caribou, Maine. Well-known for its patient-centered services, the hospital and its staff have won numerous state and national awards for quality in both customer service and clinical performance. The medical center family includes approximately 540 employees, 60 active medical staff providers, 100 courtesy and consulting physicians, and 75 volunteers.