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Clinical Director - Substance Use Disorders Psychologist

Job ID 197034BR Date posted 04/01/2023
  • Rochester, MN
  • Full Time
  • Psychiatry & Psychology
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Addiction treatment services within the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic is seeking a doctoral-level psychologist to join our team to innovate and advance the evidence-based care of substance use disorders (SUDs). This Clinical Director leadership position will be primarily responsible for invigorating program development and redesign, including training multidisciplinary team members in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention for group and individual SUD services. The ideal candidate will be interested in leading research endeavors and engaging in collaborative research with accomplished investigators in addiction science both within and outside of the Mayo Clinic. We are open and flexible to accommodate a full-time or 80%-time position. Additional details regarding this leadership position and our addiction services are listed below.  

Mayo Clinic psychologists are afforded a highly competitive and exceptional salary and benefit package. Our culture values contributing to the evidence-base and learning from best-practices in the field, and thus a generous travel budget allows for conferencing and collaborative work regionally, nationally, and internationally. Additional benefit highlights include:

  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, and relocation assistance
  • Mayo Clinic funded pension and 403(b) with match
  • Reimbursement for licensing, board certification, books, and technology
  • Mayo Clinic malpractice coverage

Addiction services include our innovative, 30-day intensive program, outpatient group treatment programs, transplant services, and continuing care programs to assist with extended recovery and relapse prevention. The Mayo model of care involves a multi-disciplinary team offering evidenced-based biologic and psychosocial treatments in a patient-focused, highly professional, and compassionate environment. 

The psychologist will join a multi-disciplinary team consisting of licensed alcohol & drug counselors, addictions psychiatrists, nursing, and licensed professional clinical counselors. Designing and implementing evidence-based practices while training the multidisciplinary staff in fidelity to these interventions are core features of this position. Active collaboration across team members is emphasized, including both formal and informal meetings to coordinate patient care. Additionally, there are opportunities to collaborate with other psychologists within and beyond SUD services, as well as partnerships with programs in the department and across the institution. As an academic institution, active engagement in research and education is expected and supported in this role. Ample internal opportunities exist to expand research activities depending on interests and pursuit of external grants is highly encouraged. Education/supervision opportunities are abundant with students, residents, and fellows of a variety of disciplines, including psychology postdoctoral fellows. Furthermore, the psychologist will team with other members of the Addictions division in planning Mayo Clinic’s annual continuing education event, Frontiers in Addiction course. The position carries an academic appointment in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, a rank commensurate with experience. Per regulations of the State of Minnesota and as a condition of employment, individuals working with the Intensive Addictions Program must be free from problematic substance use for a minimum of the immediately preceding two years at the time of hire. 

Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic's mission to provide excellent, culturally - relevant care in a welcoming environment to patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and create an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. This commitment to diversity is woven into the fabric of Mayo Clinic — we embrace these values as we serve our patients, employees, students, suppliers, and communities. 

Innovation and compassion are paramount to providing world-class medical care to patients from all over the world. We actively encourage opportunities to expand telehealth services and innovative technologies to enhance and support recovery. We lean on the variety of perspectives and backgrounds of our colleagues to continuously challenge ourselves and to create clinical services that support patients from diverse backgrounds. Become part of the legacy that embraces our differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world. 


Candidates must be eligible for licensure in the state of Minnesota and be Board-certified/Board-eligible through the American Board of Professional Psychology. Requirements for the position include completion of an APA- or CPA- accredited doctoral program (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) and internship. Experience in intensive addiction programs is preferred, but not required. Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in multidisciplinary clinical, educational, and research collaboration alongside excellent interpersonal communication and leadership abilities. 

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As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


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