Psych Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant-Consult Liaison
Posted on: January 20, 2023
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.
Desired COMPETENCIES, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
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.
TEAM MEMBERS ENJOY
Broad case mix including psychiatric inpatients, medical/surgical
patients with psychiatric needs, and patients with psychiatric
Variety of clinical settings including a med-psych inpatient unit,
medical and surgical units (including ICU), and emergency
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.
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
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