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Psychiatrist Emergency Department

The Department of Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center (MMC) is seeking a well-qualified BC/BE Psychiatrist to join our Emergency Service as a faculty clinician-educator in Portland, Maine.

The Emergency Psychiatry Service at Maine Medical Center is an interdisciplinary team comprised of Psychiatrists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Social Workers and Nurses. We provide consultation and treatment services to adults and youth presenting to our Emergency Department. Some patients are assessed in the 6 bed Acute Psychiatry Unit (APU) embedded in our Emergency Department, others in the emergency department proper. Our service is highly valued by our colleagues and stakeholders.

In addition to clinical care, the Emergency Psychiatry Service is a major teaching resource for Maine Medical Center. We offer acute psychiatry experiences for adult psychiatry residents, child adolescent psychiatry fellows and medical students. We have a culture of continuous quality improvement and our performance in the areas of safety, quality, and satisfaction are consistently excellent.

As an integral member of a growing regional mental health system, the emergency psychiatry attending will mentor our trainees and students and provide consultation for patients with the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Physicians are encouraged to apply for a faculty appointment to the Tufts University School of Medicine. Maine Medical Center psychiatrists enjoy the benefits of a flexible call schedule, generous time off and CME days, a substantial CME stipend, retirement plans, and comprehensive health insurance plans.

Maine Medical Center has 637 beds and is the states leading tertiary care hospital and only Level 1 Trauma Center with a full complement of residencies and fellowships and integration with Tufts University School of Medicine. The Emergency Department at Maine Medical Center is comprises 63 beds including the embedded 6 bed locked Acute Psychiatry Unit.

Situated on the Maine coast, Portland offers the best of urban sophistication combined with small-town friendliness. The area provides four season recreational opportunities, such as skiing, hiking, sailing, and miles of beautiful beaches. Just two hours north of Boston by car, rail or express coach, this is an exceptionally diverse and vibrant community. Portland is consistently voted one of the top spots in America to raise a family and was named Americas most livable city by Forbes Magazine in 2009.

Maine Medical Center

For more information, please contact Brian Donovan, Physician Advanced Practice Recruiter at (207) 661-7827 or bdonovan@mainehealth.org .