General Surgeon

  • Northern Light Health
  • Oct 29, 2019
Full time Surgery - General

Job Description

Northern Light Health is the most expansive integrated health care system in Maine. We provide care to people from Portland to Presque Isle and from Blue Hill to Greenville. We comprise of nine member hospitals with 584 long-term beds, a single physician-led medical group, eight nursing homes, five emergency transport members, 37 primary care locations, and we employ more than 12,000 people in Maine. At Northern Light Health, we’re building a better approach to healthcare because we believe people deserve access to care that works for them. We’re raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state.

Northern Light Inland Hospital in Waterville and Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, Maine are seeking a BC/BE General Surgeon to join an established service-oriented, hospital-employed general surgery practice.  

  • Bread and butter general surgery required, such as:  Ventral, umbilical, inguinal hernias (open and or laparoscopic), appendectomy, cholecystectomy, hemicolectomy, colectomy, splenectomy (rarely done), laceration repair, central line placement
  • Breast care required—lumpectomy, US guided biopsy, mastectomy (reconstruction not required)
  • Upper and lower endoscopy are required; this can be upwards of 40% percent of practice
  • Call would be 1:3 but with two surgeons, extra pay is offered for the 1:2 call.
  • Pay is within the MGMA guidelines between the 50-75%
  • Typically Surgeon is in surgery one day, endoscopy another, patients in office other days. Time is allotted for patient rounding in the hospital. There is good flexibility in surgical schedule for add on cases. 
  • Endoscopy is 100% a must have skill, ability and willingness to do. ( Large percentage of service)
  • Minimal trauma due; resources are Life Flight to Bangor
  • Anesthesiology and CRNA support
  • Hospitalist service
  • Full radiology service

Why Northern Light Health?

· Robust compensation and benefits package  

· Student Loan Reimbursement Programs 

· Relocation Bonus  

· Sign on Bonus  

· Flexible schedules and exceptional work/life balance  

· Generous CME and time off benefit