Pediatric Practice Opportunity

Physician practice management organization with 30 physicians and 26 mid-level providers.  Northern Maine locations include 3 offices.   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.    This health center was awarded the prestigious National Quality Leaders award.   Provides care to a service area population numbering about 35,000 people and recognized 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 patient’s 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.
Unlimited potential exists for a Pediatrician to join our practice in a community that is economically, culturally, and socially inviting.  This opportunity has come about due to relocation of an existing Pediatrician.  Community of 8,500 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.
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.  Immigration assistance provided by expert legal counsel is provided at the expense of the practice for candidates needing a J-1 waiver, H-1B visa or green card.
Pediatric Practice Profile:
* Women's and Children's health center is one of six primary care offices located in geographically dispersed communities.  
*  3 Obstetricians and 2 Certified Nurse Midwives 
* 2 Pediatricians  
* The leader of deliveries, northern Maine, with over 200 deliveries annually 
* Anesthesiologist on call at all times 
* NICU not available at Cary 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 is conveniently attached to the Medical Center with easy internal stairway access to the hospital’s maternal/child unit and Operating Rooms one floor above. 
*Telephone triage system to screen after-hours calls.  The Women’s & Children’s Health Center offers extended early morning and evening hours two days a week, and the 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 for after-hours care.  The ER is staffed 24/7 by a Board-certified Emergency Physician.   
* Access to 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 
The Opportunity:

  1. 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.
  2. Patients: Patient profile is newborn to approximately age 18
  3. 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.

 Qualifications of Applicants:
*          Board Certified or board eligible on defined track to become Board Certified
*          Allopathic and osteopathic physicians will be considered equally
*          American born and trained physicians and foreign-born physicians who have completed a US residency and/or fellowship will be considered equally.  H-1B and J-1 candidates can be considered.
*          In-practice physicians, residents or fellows, and military-trained physicians will be considered equally