Emergency Medicine Physician - Northern Maine - J1&H1 Visa Welcome

Caribou, ME 04736

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Emergency Medicine Job Number: 26383

Job Description

ER Physician Opportunity:

Medical Center currently has a need for a full-time Emergency Room Physician to work in our 24-hour ED which sees about 16,000 visits per year.  The ED is a Level II trauma center, and 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 three 12-hour shifts one week, and four the next.  In addition to working a full-time schedule, Cary can offer a flexible staffing model, such as per diem, and part-time; working site visits are welcomed.

Hospital is one of four rural hospitals in Aroostook County; the Emergency Department boasts the highest Emergency Medicine volume of all four hospitals. The majority of our ER patients are elderly with cardiac and respiratory complaints comprising a good portion of our visits, along with the expected primary care and emergent care visits. Our largest patient transfers consist of psychiatric, trauma, neurosurgical, and emergency cardiac situations. 

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.

Opportunity requirements:

*Board certified or board eligible in Emergency Medicine or board certified or board eligible with a primary care board with ED experience.

*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.  HIB

 and J1 Visa candidates will be considered.

*In-practice physicians, residents or fellows, and military-trained physicians will be considered equally.

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