PCHC is seeking a Pediatrician for our Seaport Community Health Center practice in Belfast and in our Penobscot Pediatrics in Bangor. PCHC is the largest and most comprehensive FQHC in the state of Maine, and the 2nd largest in New England. We care for over 65,000 patients within 16 locations throughout the state. PCHC offers a variety of integrated health care services, including family medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, primary care clinical pharmacists, physical therapy, social work, lab, x-ray, and a large public health dental center--all within our organization. Come and join our team!
To provide high quality primary care services to patients from birth to early adulthood, pediatricians are concerned with the health of infants, children, and teenagers. They are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of ailments specific to young people and track their patients’ growth to adulthood. Pediatricians must be able to work with different healthcare workers, such as nurses, mental health workers, social workers, physical therapists and other physicians, to assess and treat children with various ailments. Most of the work of pediatricians will involve treating day-to-day illnesses that are common to children—minor injuries, infectious diseases, and to provide immunizations to prevent disease—much as a general practitioner treats adults. Some pediatricians sub-specialize in serious medical conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and infectious diseases. As in all primary care settings at Penobscot Community Health Care, an integrated model to involve mental health services and laboratory services on site allows for improved patient and family satisfaction with a one stop shopping approach. The integrated model also yields better patient care by providing more rapid access to mental health services and the use of a collaborative team approach.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Graduate of an accredited medical school with a Maine State license to practice Medicine. Valid DEA. Board Certification by the American Board of Pediatrics within three (3) years of completing a Pediatric Residency is required. The provider must be able to be credentialed at assigned hospitals and contractible on PCHC insurance plans. The provider must not be excluded from participation in federal health care programs. Will have up-to-date training and certification in Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support issued by American Heart Association, American Red Cross or American Health & Safety Institute. Must obtain within 3 months if not current at hire.
Internal Number: 0001
About Penobscot Community Health Care
PCHC, a non-profit organization founded in 1997, is the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the Greater Bangor area, Waldo County, and in the Jackman region. Its purpose is to ensure access to comprehensive and integrated out-patient health care services to those on MaineCare, Medicare and those both with and without insurance – regardless of their ability to pay. PCHC is recognized as a leader among the nation's Community Health Centers, and has been named an “exemplar practice” by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s leading health care foundation. PCHC practices are staffed by about 200 clinicians including medical and dental practitioners, mental health providers, physical therapists, pharmacists, and medical specialists. PCHC now provides over 400,000 patient visits for almost 65,000 patients annually. Its four largest practices in Bangor, Brewer, and Old Town are open seven days a week, including all day Saturday and Sunday and weekday evenings by appointment and through four Walk-In Care Clinics, for the convenience of its patients, and the public.
PCHC has sixteen practices and program service sites in the Bangor area, plus one in Belfast, offeri...ng a wide range of services including family medicine, dental, pediatrics, geriatrics, nursing home care, psychiatry, mental health and substance abuse services, physical therapy, lab, x-ray, pharmacy and healthcare for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. In addition, PCHC has a team of medical specialists who deliver a wide range of specialty services including allergy, gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry, dermatology and osteopathic manipulative therapy. All PCHC services are provided with a sliding fee scale based on income through its Affordable Care Program to make certain that everyone can obtain the healthcare services they need. About 7% of PCHC’s budget is funded by Federal operating grants.