Nurse Practitioner Or Physician Assistant-Geriatric Medicine

Maine Health Portland , ME 04101

Posted 2 months ago

Full Time

66 Bramhall St

Advanced Professional Provider

Day Shift

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - MMP Geriatric Medicine

Position Summary (New Grads Welcome to Apply)

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will be responsible for providing primary care services, including assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, treating and educating patients. Works closely with physicians and other clinicians in a team approach to patient care. This person will work in the nursing home setting providing care to post-acute and long term care patients. The PA or NP will work with a team of geriatricians and other APPs in a shared patient model.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Current NP/PA license issued by the State of Maine or eligible for licensure.

  • Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program.

  • BLS certification required.

  • Two years of Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant experience preferred but not required.

  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain interpersonal relationships with staff physicians, nursing and allied health professionals, other hospital faff and patients. Act as a liaison between medical and other staff.

  • Knowledge of patient assessment techniques including taking medical histories, performing physicals, evaluating health status, including state of wellness and compliance with care recommendations.

  • Skill in case management, time management, problem solving, crisis intervention, multitasking and other organizational matters.

  • Ability to make responsible decisions within scope of NP/PA Practice.

  • Ability to educate patients, families, and staff in user-friendly manner.

  • Strong computer skills with skill in using computerized health information management system.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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 mainehealth.org

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.


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