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Psych Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant-Consult Liaison

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Summary MMC Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Portland, Maine (32 hours/wk, Evenings 4pm - 12am)

Consider taking the next step in your career as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Physician Assistant and join our team at MaineHealth's flagship hospital in Portland, Maine.

Maine Medical Center, a member of MaineHealth, seeks a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatric Physician Assistant to join our team in Portland, Maine. We are a cohesive team representing many disciplines, we value teamwork and strive to nurture a supportive environment. The nurse practitioner or physician assistant provides psychiatric consultation to inpatients at Maine Medical Center. From 4:00pm to 12:00am, they provide face to face psychiatric evaluations and medication recommendations to patients on medical/surgical units, in our psychiatric inpatient program, and in the emergency department. Telephone backup by an attending psychiatrist is available at all times. Due to the hospital-based setting, an ability to multitask and manage acute clinical scenarios is essential.


Education: Master's degree with an advanced knowledge of nursing and/or medical theory and practice
License/Certification: Current and valid license as a Nurse Practitioner by the Maine State Board of Nursing, or as a Physician Assistant by the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine, and qualified to do psychiatric evaluations and medication management for adults and youth. Specific credentialing criteria as defined by Medical Staff By-Laws.
Experience: 2+ years of patient care in ambulatory mental health or hospital is preferred.
Advanced skill and knowledge in psychiatric diagnosis and psychopharmacology. Comfort in treating patients with comorbid medical problems. Desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced hospital setting. Strong teamwork and communication skills.
The provider should also have strong diagnostic skills and knowledge of psychotropic medications.


Broad case mix including psychiatric inpatients, medical/surgical patients with psychiatric needs, and patients with psychiatric emergencies.
Variety of clinical settings including a med-psych inpatient unit, medical and surgical units (including ICU), and emergency department.
Four overnight shifts per week, 32 hours per week.

About Portland, Maine: A historic seacoast city situated on the southern Maine coast, Portland boasts a strong economy, a multitude of museums, theaters, musical performances, cultural attractions, and nationally acclaimed restaurants. The area provides four season recreational opportunities, such as skiing, hiking, sailing, and miles of beautiful beaches. Located two hours north of Boston, Portland offers the best of urban sophistication combined with small town friendliness. Portland is consistently voted one of the top spots in America to raise a family and was named in the top 10 of best places to live and first in safest places to live by U.S. News & World Report in 2021.

About MaineHealth: Recently ranked as Forbes #13 best Large Employer in the U.S. for 2022, MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of twelve local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 22,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

Additional Information

MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

Keywords: MaineHealth, Portland , Psych Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant-Consult Liaison, Other , Portland, Maine

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