Essentia Health
Duluth, Minnesota
Closing date
Nov 17, 2023

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Surgery, Surgery, Trauma
Full Time
Position Type
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Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota is looking to hire a full-time trauma acute care surgeon to join our current group of seven. The practice involves approximately a third each of acute care surgery, trauma surgery, and surgical critical care. The position features a salary for 16 shifts a month with extra pay offered for extra shifts worked. Our program offers lifestyle-friendly scheduling, operating as a service with addition of a night rotation and the elimination of 24-hour call shifts.

  • ACS-COT Level I Adult Trauma Center & Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Annual trauma admissions of approximately 1,800 patients
  • St. Mary s Medical Center (SMMC, main hospital on campus): 330-bed tertiary care center; Top 100 Hospital
  • 8 bed PICU; 16-bed Neurotrauma ICU; 11 bed medical ICU; 18 bed Cardiovascular ICU
  • Essentia Health Duluth (second hospital on campus): 165-bed specialty hospital including Acute Mental Health, Outpatient Surgery, and Acute Rehabilitation 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, 10 Advanced Practice Clinicians, a Manager (CNS), Office Coordinator, 3 Trauma Registrars, and 1 Injury Prevention Coordinator
  • NP and PA coverage 7 am-11 pm every day of the week
  • Interest and willingness to collaborate with research projects
  • Rural General Surgery Residency Program affiliated with the University of Minnesota
  • Constructing a new $900-million-dollar hospital, to be completed in the fall of 2023


  • BC/BE in General Surgery and BC/BE in Surgical Critical Care
  • Fellowship training in Surgical Critical Care or Acute Care Surgery


  • Duluth, MN located at the westernmost tip of Lake Superior recognized as the outdoor capital of the Midwest
  • 150 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Twin Ports population: 125,000
  • City of Duluth population 86,000
  • 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.

Search or Apply online at or contact:

Kailee Deadrick, Physician Recruiter

(Phone) 218-269-6276



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