Policy Analyst- Rural Health Research Center

The Cutler Institute at the University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Policy Analyst position to support the Flex Monitoring Team (FMT), part of the Maine Rural Health Research Center.

The FMT is a consortium of the Rural Health Research Centers at the Universities of Minnesota, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Southern Maine, funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to evaluate the impact of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program (the Flex Program). At USM, our work centers on population health, rural emergency medical services, innovation within the rural health care system, and overall program evaluation.

The Policy Analyst’s work focuses on policy analysis, evaluation, and applied research projects in the area of rural health, particularly rural hospitals and health care delivery systems and the policy environment in which they operate. S/he will work with colleagues on proposal development; identification, review, and summary of relevant policy and research literature; and collection, management and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. This position also contributes to the development and writing of funding applications, work plans, interview protocols, data products, and reports.

We are looking for applicants with an interest in the rural health care system, who are detail oriented and possess strong written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software and qualitative and quantitative research methods is expected. Education, experience or interest in rural health and hospital policy and the health care needs of rural populations or related issues is desired. Some travel may be required.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The salary range for this position is $39,000-43,000/ year.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
• Master’s degree in public health, health policy or related field and one year of experience working in health policy, health care, public health, human services, or related professional field; OR, Bachelor’s degree and three to five years’ experience
• Knowledge and understanding of U.S. health policy and healthcare delivery systems
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of rural health and hospital policy and the health care needs of rural populations
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methods
• Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
• Strong critical thinking, writing and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated organizational, work management, and group process skills, ability to take initiative to identify and propose new tasks and procedures
• Experience developing integrated literature reviews
• Ability and willingness to travel
License/Certifications:
• None

Preferred:
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of hospital and health care system finance and operations
• Knowledge of SAS, SPSS, or other statistical analysis software
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the evaluation of state and federally funded grant programs
• Experience working collaboratively with a research and/or policy team

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: paid time off (holidays, vacation, & sick), health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, tuition waiver program for employee & dependents, a 403(b) retirement plan, and more.

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To apply:
Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by April 5, 2020.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Nurse Practitioner

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. The Nurse Practitioner:

• Provides direct clinical services in accordance with the highest standards of medical and nursing practices and in full accordance with health center policies and protocols.
• Assures access for continuity of care through appropriate referrals for sub-specialty and inpatient services and prompt follow-up of patients discharged from inpatient settings.
• Engages population health strategies to identify and address health needs among various segments of the primary care patient panel and makes optimal use of the electronic medical record system.
• Collaborates with other members of the practice team to prepare for patients’ office visits and assure that all indicated services are planned and delivered.
• Actively engages in ongoing provider panel management activities; routinely scans patient records for gaps in care and takes steps to assure that appointments are scheduled and all indicated services are delivered.
• Fully embraces and carries out all applicable NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home standards and Federally Qualified Health Center requirements.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in nursing, an unrestricted Maine license to practice as an adult, family or pediatric nurse practitioner, as well as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency license. Qualifications include:

• A minimum of three years’ experience in a primary care medical practice required.
• A working knowledge of the core concepts of evidence-based practice, social and behavioral determinants of health, population-based care, integration of medical, behavioral health and dental care, and Meaningful Use of health information technology.
• Demonstrated respect for cultural diversity in serving patients and families and ability to apply critical thinking skills in performing patient assessment and care.
• Willingness to work some non-traditional hours and ability to travel between YCCAC/Nasson Health Care clinical sites.

Springvale is an iconic New England village located in western York County, Maine, less than an hour’s drive from Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Visit www.yccac.org for an application. Completed cover letter, resume, and YCCAC employment application will be accepted until March 27, 2020.

York County Community Action Corp.
6 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 72
Sanford, ME 04073
(207)324-5762 or 1-800-965-5762
Fax (207)459-2811
apply@yccac.org
EOE

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner:

• Provides diagnoses, conducts therapy and prescribes medication for patients with substance use disorder, psychiatric disorders and medical organic brain disorders.
• Assures access for continuity of care through appropriate referrals for sub-specialty and inpatient services and prompt follow-up of patients discharged from inpatient settings.
• Engages population health strategies to identify and address health needs among various segments of the primary care patient panel.
• Collaborates with other members of the practice team to prepare for patients’ office visits and assure that all indicated services are planned and delivered.
• Actively engages in ongoing provider panel management activities; routinely scans patient records for gaps in care and takes steps to assure that appointments are scheduled and all indicated services are delivered.
• Fully embraces and carries out all applicable NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home standards and Federally Qualified Health Center requirements.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree in nursing, an unrestricted Maine license to practice as an advance practice nurse practitioner, Board Certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency license. Qualifications include:

• A minimum of three years’ experience in a psychiatric or primary care medical practice required.
• A working knowledge of the core concepts of evidence-based practice, social and behavioral determinants of health, population-based care, integration of medical, behavioral health and dental care, and Meaningful Use of health information technology.
• Demonstrated respect for cultural diversity in serving patients and families and ability to apply critical thinking skills in performing patient assessment and care.
• Willingness to work some non-traditional hours and ability to travel between YCCAC/Nasson Health Care clinical sites.

Springvale is an iconic New England village located in western York County, Maine, less than an hour’s drive from Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Visit www.yccac.org for an application. Completed cover letter, resume, and YCCAC employment application will be accepted until March 27, 2020.

York County Community Action Corp.
6 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 72
Sanford, ME 04073
(207)324-5762 or 1-800-965-5762
Fax (207)459-2811
apply@yccac.org
EOE

Physician

Nasson Health Care is seeking a qualified clinical leader to work collaboratively with a team of health and administrative professionals to provide comprehensive primary care to patients while utilizing the Patient-Centered Medical Home model of care delivery. The Physician:

• Provides advice and counsel regarding a broad range of clinical, clinical policy, programmatic and strategic issues required to achieve the short and long-term strategies and objectives of Nasson Health Care;
• Provides direct clinical services and oversees physicians and advanced practice nurses; works in partnership with members of the practice team to manage the care of patients, assuring a high standard of medical care;
• Works collaboratively with behavioral health clinicians in assessment and treatment planning for patients with mental health challenges;
• Participates in the training and education of health center staff.

Applicants must have a degree from an accredited medical school in the U.S., Board certification in Family or Internal Medicine, an unrestricted Maine license to practice medicine, as well as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency license. Qualifications include:

• A minimum of three years’ experience in a primary care medical practice;
• Demonstrated respect for cultural diversity in serving patients and families;
• The ability to apply critical thinking skills in performing patient assessment and care;
• Working knowledge of the core concepts of evidence-based practice, social and behavioral determinants of health, population-based care, integration of medical, behavioral health and dental care, and Meaningful Use of health information technology;

Springvale is an iconic New England village located in western York County, Maine, less than an hour’s drive from Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Visit www.nassonhealthcare.org for an application. Completed cover letter, resume, and YCCAC employment application will be accepted until March 27, 2020.

York County Community Action Corp.
6 Spruce Street, P.O. Box 72
Sanford, ME 04073
(207)324-5762 or 1-800-965-5762
Fax (207)459-2811
apply@yccac.org
EOE