PSYCHOLOGIST(Doctorate) Pediatrics Casual, Polinsky, Duluth, MN

Duluth, MN
Aug 03, 2017
Psychologist Pediatric- Doctoral-PolinskyDuluth, MinnesotaEssentia Health, headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, is a level 3 Accountable Care Organization and integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Idaho. Essentia began fully integrating operations across 3 regions in the summer of 2010, bringing together the resources of its member organizations - SMDC Health System, Innovis Health, Brainerd Lakes Health and the Essentia Institute of Rural Health. Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 11,500 employees, including 1,500 physicians and credentialed practitioners, whose mission it is to make a healthy difference in the lives of those we serve. Essentia Healths vision is by 2018, to be a national leader in providing high quality, cost effective, integrated health care service. The organization is guided by the values of quality, hospitality, respect, justice, stewardship and teamwork in 17 hospitals, 64 clinics and six long-term care facilities.

The Duluth area offers four seasons of recreation, nationally ranked schools, breathtaking lakeside scenery and all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. Stretching nearly 30 miles along Lake Superiors rugged shoreline and the scenic St. Louis River, Duluth is the third largest city in Minnesota, being a short 2 hour drive to the metropolitan cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Money magazine recently ranked Duluth as the fourth best small city in America. Sailing, skiing, fishing, kayaking and miles of hiking, biking and ski trails located right out your back door. There are four universities and colleges and NCAA Division I hockey located in the Duluth area. Minnesota students have the highest composite ACT scores in the nation and this is the ninth year in a row Duluth students outperformed national and state averages. Visit for more information about the community. EOE/AA

Practice Specifics
    Essentia Health, a leader and primary source for both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for children and their families. Polinsky Medical Rehabilitation Center has a decades long tradition of providing exceptional services to children with neurodevelopmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, and neuromuscular disorders. Our team is composed of over 30 clinicians in occupational, physical, speech, and psychological therapies. The psychologists and social workers are an integral part of the team, with the services provided by our child physiatrist augmented by neurology, pediatrics, family medicine, and specialists as needed. We run multiple specialty clinics and provide a vibrant place to work and treat children. Psychologists provide diagnostic interviews and testing to clarify questions from the other members of the team, as well as referrals from the wider medical community, so that clinicians will have clarity of the strengths of the child and family so that therapies will be optimized. In addition to diagnostic clarification and treatment consultation, they are also actively treating children and families in therapy. They have the freedom to conduct therapy in a manner consistent with their knowledge and experience, and use evidence-based therapies, such as PCIT, when indicated. There is also opportunity to teach, lecture, and conduct independent research.

Education and/or years experience required:
  • A doctoral degree in psychology from a regionally accredited university
  • Two years of supervised clinical experience in psychological health services of which at least one year is post-doctoral and one year (may be the post-doctoral year) is in an organized psychological health service training program
  • Licensure/Certifications required:
Must be a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota, or in the state in which Essentia practice is located.

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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