Physician Assistants are encouraged to consider an outstanding moonlighting opportunity with Liberty Healthcare at the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta, Maine.
The Riverview Psychiatric Center is a modern 92-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital and center for best practice in the treatment of people who have serious and persistent mental illness as well as co-occurring substance abuse disorders.
After-hours medical services are provided to hospital patients by Liberty Healthcare's dedicated and skilled team of Physician Assistants. This involves on-grounds medical assessment and treatment weekday evenings/overnight as well as 24/7 coverage on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
PAs work weekday afternoon/overnight shifts 16 hours in duration (from 4pm to 8am) as well as weekend shifts 24 hours in duration (from 8am to 8 am).
During hospital shifts, PAs are responsible for:
Remaining on-grounds at the hospital for the entire duration of the shift
Rounding on hospital units – seeing patients and consulting with nurses and unit staff
Primarily providing urgent care and very limited psychiatric care to patients
Admitting new patients to the hospital – including conducting medical histories and physicals as well as basic mental status examinations
As necessary, conferring with on-call Psychiatrist and referring to the local ER
As a PA employed by Liberty - you can expect a competitive compensation rate, professional liability insurance, complimentary on-site accommodations provided at the hospital, and a collaborative licensure agreement with the hospital’s medical director.