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Essentia Health
Duluth, Minnesota
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Emergency Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

Currently seeking our newest partner to help our team provide toxicology services to the Duluth community and surrounding areas. Embedded in this incredible harbor city is a thriving medical community. In service to Essentia Health s mission, our team strives to provide the highest quality emergency care in a mix of urban and rural environments with our hub-and-spoke care model. In this, you will enjoy variety in your practice by working roughly half of your shifts in Duluth and half of your shifts at a subset of our six regional EDs, with flexible scheduling among teammates. With a low turnover rate, our team currently includes physicians at all stages of their careers who maintain strong ties within our lakeshore community. We are strongly supported and heard by our leadership, with EM docs at all levels of Essentia s leadership structure. We hope you consider joining our Essentia Health family we are ready to have you aboard.

Essentia Health Toxicology Services

  • Regional toxicology service
  • Bedside toxicology consults
  • Multi-specialty acute care services including Dialysis, Pediatric Critical Care, Medical and Trauma Critical Care
  • Intensive Care Units: Pediatric, Neuro-Trauma, Medical, and Cardiovascular

Duluth, MN

  • Annual ED volumes of 42K patients/year in a 32-bed ED
  • Large catchment area and a full complement of collaborative specialists and subspecialists (PICU/NICU teams, pediatric sub-specialists, neuro-interventional team, STEMI team, etc)
  • Admit to St. Mary s Medical Center, the region s tertiary referral center with adult and pediatric subspecialties; 330-bed hospital and Level I Adult and Level II Peds Trauma Center
  • Opportunity to teach, if interested (FM residents, medical students)
  • Supportive and fun work environment with kind and collaborative consultants
  • Strong nurses with excellent nurse retention and mixture of experience as well as new energy
  • Excellent behavioral health resources including psychiatry consult service in ED, social work, case management, safe rooms, behavioral health techs and nurses
  • BRAND NEW HOSPITAL including new state-of-the-art 40 bed ED, opening fall 2023

Regional sites: Aurora, Virginia, Moose Lake, Sandstone, Deer River, and Superior WI

  • Annual ED volumes of 3.5K-12K patients/year, all level IV trauma, all admit to own hospitals
  • Patients with more complex needs transferred to Duluth for admission
  • Scheduling is flexible all partners work in Duluth, as well as rurally at a subset of our sites each physician finds a mix of locations that they find fulfilling
  • Commute from Duluth: 10 min 70 min (aside from Deer River, where only a couple of us work)
  • Virginia & Superior: 12-hour physician shifts, with 12 hours of APP support
  • Aurora, Moose Lake, Sandstone, & Deer River: single coverage, 12-hour or optional 24-hour shifts (no requirement to work 24s)
  • Telemedicine support (stroke, psychiatry, NICU, hospice, cardiology)


  • BC/BE Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine
  • BC/BE Toxicology
  • Excellent team player must work well with ED team, as well as consultants and patients
  • Strong commitment to caring for patients both in Duluth and regionally

Search or Apply online at, or please contact:

Katie Nikcevich, Physician Recruiter

(cell): 218-606-0059 | (fax) 218-722-9952


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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