Lead Associate Professional Staff – Surgical Services

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Central Maine Healthcare
Published
May 13, 2021
Location
Lewiston, Maine
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Lead Associate Professional Staff - Surgical Services

Surgical Specialists
FT
Day shift
Variable
Req #: 29955
Sign On Bonus Available

At Central Maine Healthcare, we are changing the face of healthcare in Maine by providing exceptional quality and accessible care to our patients; where they are and when they need it.  We recognize the need to be where our patients are; closer to their communities and offering high quality care through innovative channels.  To meet the unique needs of our patient population, we have implemented tele-health and opened Maine Urgent Care and Ambulatory surgical centers within our communities.  Our clinical affiliation with Mass General Hospital in Boston provides our community with the most innovative and current treatments available without having to leave Maine.  As we continue to expand our services, one thing remains unchanged….our commitment to providing the best healthcare to the region’s residents.  Our physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and staff are committed to providing patients with the quality medical care they deserve!

Central Maine Healthcare has an exciting new Lead Associate Professional Staff opening to serve as the point of contact and resource for APS in our Surgical services department. He/she will be responsible to attend and represent APS in committee meetings pertaining to administrative, operational, and clinical issues. Accountable for continuity of care, best practices, operationalizing efficiencies, and strategies to maximize the delivery of inpatient and outpatient services. Charged with improving communication, collaboration, continued education, and quality of care. Will participate in performance reviews of APS team members in collaboration with the section chiefs and department leads.

  • Graduate of an Accredited Physician Assistant Studies/Nurse Practitioner program
  • Licensure in the State of Maine
  • More than 5 years of clinical experience after graduation
  • 3 years of management or other qualifying duties preferred
  • awareness of and support for the mission, vision, and core values of Central Maine Healthcare
  • Excellent references from peers and physician colleagues

Fulfill your calling at Central Maine Healthcare to help keep patients healthier and happier so they can enjoy more of what life has to offer. 

Why Join Central Maine Healthcare?

  • Work life balance with flexible schedules, Paid time off (Open Choice Time – 7 Weeks)
  • Excellent annual compensation and comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Malpractice and Tail coverage, etc.
  • Generous Sign-on Bonus program
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Tuition Loan Reimbursement:  $25,000
  • Continuing Medical Education - 5 paid CME days and $3,000 for CME activities
  • Professional opportunities for mentorship, growth and advancement

About Our Community:

Maine is a land full of beauty offering beautiful beaches, a rocky coastline, lakes and mountains all within driving distance.  Maine has lots to offer outdoor enthusiasts throughout the year from camping, hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, etc. Within the state there is a burgeoning food, craft drink and entertainment scene.  For families, Maine offers safe communities with access to rural and urban areas; as well as nearby airports, train and bus stations.  Boston is just a couple of hours to the south and can be accessed by car, train or bus.

Lewiston Region:  Maine’s second largest city, Lewiston and the city of Auburn sit on the banks of the Androscoggin River. Together the cities, L/A as it is referred to locally, form the cultural and business center of Androscoggin County. The cities offer a robust food, drink and arts scene along with world-class educational institutions, such as Bates College. Outdoor opportunities abound with trails, public green spaces and water access to the river and area lakes.

Bridgton Region:  Bridgton is a town in Cumberland County, Maine; a resort area in Maine’s Lake Region and home to Bridgton Academy, a private preparatory school. The town is nestled among many of the state’s most scenic lakes and offers a variety of year-round outdoor recreation activities, as well as easy access to some of the area’s most significant historical and cultural sites, as well as the Atlantic coast beaches.  Ski enthusiasts, in particular, will love this area for its ski slopes –these unique ski slopes, created by the townspeople in the 1930’s, spell the word “LOVE”.

 

Rumford Region:  A beautiful, rural area, the town is located in west-central Maine’s Oxford County and is surrounded by forests, mountains, rivers, and lakes. This area boasts many recreational opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing; and it’s also home to the largest waterfall east of Niagara.  The business district of the town is located on “The Island” located between the Androscoggin River and the canals.  The Island features restaurants and retail stores along with the local government offices, Post Office and banking institutions.

For more information, visit Central Maine Healthcare or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

To be considered for this position:  Please apply through our online, short application process using the APPLY button.

Should you have any difficulty applying, please contact:

Kimberly Levasseur, SHRM-CP

Provider Recruiter

levasski@cmhc.org

Additional Information:Essential Duties:

  • Is responsible to directly support and lead a team of 5 or more APS team members
  • Participate in Strategic planning and program development
  • organize and coordinate clinical review and education
  • develop, in concert with other clinical leadership, protocol management and procedure checklists
  • Identify programs, processes and workflow solutions to maximize efficiency and promote a lean, cost effective environment
  • Ensure progress and data management for quality initiatives
  • coordinate and lead aps team meetings
  • coordinate the aps team clinic and coverage schedule
  • document and review adverse events
  • Participate in marketing and outreach strategies
  • Ensure APS readiness and compliance per all regulatory bodies standards
  • Monitor billing and compliance practices of APS
  • Participate in hospital wide quality and safety committees
  • provide leadership and oversight of APS involvement in quality assurance/improvement activities in collaboration with the quality management staff

Education and experience:

  • Graduate of an Accredited Physician Assistant Studies/Nurse Practitioner program
  • Licensure in the State of Maine
  • > 5 years of clinical experience after graduation
  • 3 years of management or other qualifying duties preferred
  • awareness of and support for the mission, vision, and core values of Central Maine Healthcare
  • Excellent references from peers and physician colleagues
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES:
Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services in a safe and trustful environment through expertise, commitment and compassion of our team members, with the vision of safe, reliable, high quality care for each patient, every day.
How do we make this happen? By creating and maintaining a culture where our values of compassion, integrity, citizenship, service excellence and community are lived out in observable behaviors during all interactions.
ABOUT CENTRAL MAINE HEALTHCARE:
Central Maine Healthcare (CMH) is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving 400,000 people living in central, western, and mid-coast Maine. CMH's hospital facilities include Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital, and Rumford Hospital. CMH also supports Central Maine Medical Group, a primary and specialty care practice organization. Other system services include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, a regional trauma program, LifeFlight of Maine's southern Maine base, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, and other high quality clinical services.
About Central Maine Medical Center
Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) located in Lewiston, is a Level II Trauma Center serving Androscoggin County and the surrounding region. "CMMC's Centers of Excellence" include the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit, and a Trauma Services Program. CMMC is also the southern Maine base for LifeFlight of Maine, the state's only medical helicopter service. Supported by the latest technologies, CMMC's skilled professionals provide outstanding care delivered with compassion, kindness, and understanding. Learn more at: www.cmmc.org.
About Bridgton Hospital
Part of Central Maine Healthcare, Bridgton Hospital serves the town of Bridgton and surrounding areas in Maine as part of an integrated regional healthcare system committed to improved access and a uniform standard of care. Bridgton Hospital was named as one of 17 top rural hospitals in the nation for the third consecutive year in 2018.
About Rumford Hospital
Part of Central Maine Healthcare, Rumford Hospital serves the town of Rumford and surrounding areas in Maine as part of an integrated regional healthcare system committed to improved access and a uniform standard of care. In 2018, Rumford Hospital was named one of 17 top rural hospitals in the nation by the Leapfrog Group; in 2016, it was designated a Pathway to Excellence® organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Learn more at: www.rumfordhospital.org.
Central Maine Healthcare is equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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