Trauma Program Medical Director

Essentia Health
Duluth, Minnesota
Nov 14, 2018
Dec 14, 2018
General Practice
Full Time
Position Type

The department of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery is seeking a Trauma Medical Director for Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center. We are looking for an experienced Trauma Surgeon who can lead a practice of 7 surgeons and 10 Advanced Practice Clinicians.


  • ACS-COT Level I Adult Trauma Center & Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. 
  • Annual trauma admissions approximately 1450 patients
  • St. Mary’s Medical Center: 330-bed tertiary care center; Top 100 Hospital
  • 11-bed SICU; 8-bed PICU; 10-bed Neurotrauma ICU, 10-bed Coronary ICU and 10-bed Medical ICU
  • Essentia Health - Duluth: 165-bed specialty hospital with Burn ICU and rehab joined with SMMC by skywalk
  • Solid referral base of 20 regional emergency departments with a committed emergency response system
  • Trauma program staff includes: 7 Trauma Surgeons, Manager (CNS), Office Coordinator, 3 Trauma Registrars, 7 Physician Assistants, 3 Nurse Practitioners, and 1 Injury Prevention Coordinator
  • NP and PA coverage 7am-11pm daily
  • Administrative duties include those of a Trauma Medical Director and clinical duties of a trauma/acute care surgeon caring for the following types of patients: trauma, acute care surgery, surgical critical care, and burn
  • Interest and willingness to collaborate with research projects


  • BC/BE in General Surgery
  • BC/BE in Surgical Critical Care
  • Fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care or Acute Care Surgery
  • Experience as a Trauma Program Medical Director at an ACS verified Level I Trauma Center (preferred)


  • Duluth, MN –filled with natural beauty, green space, and creature comforts galore. Located at the Head of the Great Lakes.
  • 150 miles north of St. Paul/Minneapolis
  • Twin Ports population:  125,000
  • Regional service area: 460,000 (up to 1.5 million based on seasonal/recreational influx)

Essentia Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status.

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Nimet Jackson, Physician Recruiter

218-786-1035 • (fax) 218-722-9952