Emergency Medicine Opportunity Located by Immaculate Shores of Lake Superior

Essentia Health
Duluth, Minnesota
Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefit Package
Closing date
Dec 13, 2023
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We are a regional Emergency Medicine team based in beautiful Duluth, MN, which was named by Outdoor Magazine as the best outside town in America, and by Livability as one of the top-10 remote-ready cities in the US. Embedded in this incredible harbor city is a thriving medical community. Due to upcoming retirements and exciting expansion, we are seeking new partners to join our team, where excellence in patient care and camaraderie are key. 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. We offer very competitive compensation and benefits. 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.

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)
  • 9-hour shifts; double & triple physician coverage with additional APP support 7 days/week
  • 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
  • Full spectrum of emergency medicine care including pediatrics
  • 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 brand 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 are often 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 Emergency Medicine
  • Excellent team player – must work well with entire ED team, as well as consultants and patients
  • Strong commitment to caring for patients both in Duluth and regionally

Search or Apply online at www.essentiahealth.org/careers,  or please contact:

Katie Nikcevich, Physician Recruiter

(work): 218-786-1865 | (fax) 218-722-9952

Email: Katherine.Nikcevich@EssentiaHealth.org

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.


Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Idaho. Our mission is to provide high quality care while making patients feel known and understood.
We are guided by the values of quality, hospitality, respect, justice, stewardship and teamwork so that as a unified system, we can provide the utmost in quality healthcare at our 18 hospitals, 68 clinics, eight long-term care facilities, two assisted living facilities, four independent living facilities and one research institute. Among a supportive team of over 1,500 physicians and credentialed practitioners across 55 medical specialties, Essentia Health is emerging as a leader in high quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care.

Essentia Health is formed by the coming together of 4 regional service areas that are known as the West Region, Central Region, East Region and Critical Access Hospital Group.
The West Region serves over a 100-mile radius from Fargo, ND and consists of 5 hospitals, 27 clinics and 6 care/living facilities. Well known for its booming economy and low unemployment, the area offers friendly people and quality living. The mix of both large and small communities represents the best of rural America and offers plenty for any lifestyle. Great school systems, affordable housing and all around quality of life make these towns ideal places to call “home.”
The Central Region, nestled around Brainerd right in the heart of Minnesota, consists of 1 hospital and 11 clinics. A destination for many who enjoy the laid back lake lifestyle, this area provides numerous opportunities within the Great Outdoors. Even with easy access to the twin cities, the communities in this area allow you to "getaway from it all" to make the ideal home for you and your family.
The East Region stretches up towards Canada and north-central MN to just north of the metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul and into the northwestern edge of Wisconsin. With the largest campus based in Duluth, MN, the East Region consists of 8 hospitals, 20 clinics, and 1 care facility. Offering four seasons of recreation, nationally ranked schools, breathtaking lakeside scenery and a number of metro-like amenities, this area is a great place to raise a family while enjoying sailing, skiing, fishing, kayaking and miles of hiking, biking and ski trails right out your back door.
Our Critical Access Hospital Group is a grouping of hospital, clinic and long-term care entities in which Essentia Health provides administrative governance over but does not employ its professional staff. 

To learn more about the communities we serve, click here

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