|Locum to Perm
|Jul 12th, 2021
Pines Health Services is a physician practice management organization with 40 physicians and 20 mid-level providers. Pines’ 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 Pines Health Services 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 Pines with multiple grants for their quality performance. Pines led the field of 18 health center grantees in Maine with awards across four categories, including a prestigious National Quality Leaders award.
For over 38 years Pines Health Services has provided care to a service area population numbering about 35,000 people. Pines Health Services has a dedicated, volunteer Board of Directors and a strong, supportive relationship with Cary Medical Center. Pines providers are active members of Cary’s Medical Staff and work closely together to deliver seamless health and wellness services to every patient we serve.
Pines Health Services 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 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 Hematologist/Oncologist to join our practice as we expand our cancer program to serve additional patients and communities. The communities we serve are economically, culturally, and socially inviting. Our Hematologist/Oncologists and Mid-Level Provider have been instrumental in building a program from scratch into a very successful, continuously growing practice that was QOPI, (Quality Oncology Practice Initiative) certified in 2018. They work in a new, dedicated cancer center (Jefferson Cary Cancer Center), have dedicated Oncology Nurses, Chemotherapy Infusion Nurses and Patient Navigators. They are actively involved with quality improvement organizations and participate in ASCO national collaborative initiatives. It’s a professionally stimulating environment, with relationships established with the premier Hematology/Oncology group in Maine at the Maine Medical Center, as well as researchers at the Jackson Laboratory and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Statistics for calendar year 2020:
New Hematology Patient Visits: 144
New Oncology Patient Visits: 137
Total New Patient Visits: 281
Total Established Patient Visits: 2,786
Total Bone Marrow In-Office: 15
Total Patient Visits: 3,083
Average Patient Visits/Day: 12.19
Infusion Suite Statistics:
Total Patient Visits: 3,326
Average Patient Visits/Day: 13.2
Statistics for calendar year 2019:
New Hematology Patient Visits: 185
New Oncology Patient Visits: 142
Total New Patient Visits: 327
Total Established Patient Visits: 2,543
Total Bone Marrow In-Office: 28
Total Patient Visits: 2,571
Average Patient Visits/Day: 11.57
Infusion Suite Statistics:
Total Patient Visits: 2,825
Average Patient Visits/Day: 11.3
The Hematology/Oncology practice uses Intergy for an electronic medical record system, while the hospital uses CPSI. Approximately 8 - 10 patients are seen per day, depending on what mix of new patients, follow-ups and pre-chemotherapy check patients that are scheduled. This is almost a purely outpatient practice. As such, there is no formal call schedule. Any inpatient work, such as a floor consult, would occur during regular business hours. Acute patients are transferred to a higher-level facility downstate, then return here for ongoing outpatient treatment.
We have an active, inter-professional tumor board comprised of hematology/oncology, general surgery, imaging, and pathology. An adjacent community hospital 12 miles to the south houses the county’s only radiation therapy and PET scanning services.
As an employee of Pines Health Services, the successful Hematology/Oncology candidate will receive a competitive salary, generous health and welfare benefits package, professional liability insurance, relocation assistance, licensing, DEA registration, and medical education loan repayment (if applicable). Physicians also receive an annual allowance for professional society memberships, subscriptions (print and online), and Continuing Medical Education. 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 permanent resident (green) card.
- 6 Internists (including 5 Hospitalists) and 8 Family Medicine physicians at Pines Health Centers in Presque Isle, Van Buren, Fort Fairfield and Caribou.
- Hospitalists provide 24/7 inpatient coverage, including weekends, at Cary Medical Center
- 9 mid-level primary care providers in Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, Van Buren and Caribou, as well as 2 Certified Midwives who work in our OB/GYN practice
- A telephone triage system to screen after-hours calls.
- Specialists available in Pines Caribou offices include urology, orthopedics and sports medicine, surgical podiatry and wound care, general surgery, ophthalmology, and hematology/oncology. Pines pathologists work at Cary Medical Center’s clinical laboratory.
- Access to Cary Medical Center outpatient clinics including Cardiology, Pain Management, Nephrology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Genetics, Wound/Ostomy and Rheumatology, along with diabetes counseling and nutritional therapy (delivered at Pines Caribou Health Center).
Expectations – grow the practice resulting from retirees and families moving into the area, support the growth of local industry, including the Defense Financing and Accounting Service (DFAS), and an influx in the number of U.S. Homeland Security (Customs and Border Patrol) officers.
- Status: Full-time, permanent position; salaried (exempt) professional:
8-hour shifts, 5 days per week.
- Patients: Patient profile includes a large cohort of elderly patients with co-morbidities
Qualifications of applicants:
* Completion of an accredited Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology (3 year) or Oncology (2 year) is required; Board Certified or board eligible while tracking to become Board Certified in Oncology; Board eligibility or certification in Hematology is desired, but not required.
* Allopathic and osteopathic physicians will be considered equally
* American born and trained physicians and foreign-born physicians who have completed a US residency (3-year minimum) and/or fellowship will be considered equally. H-1B and J-1 visa candidates are routinely sponsored utilizing the health center’s retained immigration attorney.
* In-practice physicians, fellows, and military-trained physicians will be considered equally