We have 2 opening for a health psychologist position at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.  One position is in the Positive Care Center.  The Positive Care Center (PCC) is the largest HIV clinic in the state of Minnesota.  It is made up of a multi-disciplinary team that includes physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologist, pharmacists, social workers, medical case managers, licensed alcohol and drug counselors and others to ensure patients receive exceptional wrap around services along a care continuum from medical care to comprehensive psychosocial supportive services all within one setting.  This health psychologist is part of Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) at HCMC, since the Positive Care Center functions as a primary care for patients with HIV. This position will be split 60% in the Positive Care Center and 40% in another primary care clinic.

We have one position in the HCMC Medicine Clinic.  The Medicine Clinic is the largest primary care at HCMC.  It serves a diverse patient population in the heart of Minneapolis.  In April 2018, the Medicine Clinic will be moving into our new Clinic and Specialty Center.

The PCBH team consists of 11 psychologists, 3 psychiatrist, and 1 CNS.  We are a highly collaborative team of mental health providers practicing integrated care in 11 primary care clinics.  We also have an active training program and opportunities for program evaluation.

Contact Matthew Syzdek, PhD, LP, MBA at matthew.syzdek@hcmed.org with questions.

Psychologist - Primary Care Behavioral Health - HIV Clinic & Primary Care (171364) 

Psychologist - Primary Care Behavioral Health - Medicine Clinic - 170089


  • Champion primary care behavioral health
  • Triage patients with behavioral health concerns for appropriate assessment and/or treatment.
  • Consult to primary care providers to assist with management of the behavioral health needs of their patients on an urgent basis.
  • Complete brief diagnostic assessments (may include brief psychological testing) for mental illness and co-occurring addictive or medical disorders.
  • Provide and communicate recommendations for psychological interventions (addressing their mental, chemical, and physical well-being)
  • Collaborate with the patient (and family as applicable) to develop a treatment plan to address identified goals in psychotherapy.
  • Confer with staff members regarding the treatment plans for clients.
  • Provide stage-wise (stages of change/treatment), culturally appropriate, empirically based psychological interventions in individual, family, and/or group modalities in an outpatient setting (familiarity with Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy preferred) to patients who could benefit from this model of therapy.
  • Perform health and behavior assessments and interventions for medical illnesses.
  • Exhibit time efficiency (15-30 minute appointments), flexibility, and ability to manage in high paced environment
  • On occasion, perform ADHD Screeners or brief cognitive assessments (administer, score, & interpret) to assist primary care providers with diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in psychology obtained from an APA-approved program with appropriate clinical training
  • Completion of an APA approved internship
  • One year of supervised post-doctoral experience as a clinical psychologist in a medical or mental health setting
  • Training appropriate to the area of specialization is required
  • Certified (or eligible for certification) as a Licensed Psychologist in the State
    of Minnesota

Positions at Hennepin County Medical Center are credentialed through the Office of the Medical Staff in accordance with its policies.

Primary Location

: US-MN-Minneapolis

 Standard Hours/FTE Status: FTE = 1.00 (80 hours per pay period)

Shift Detail: Day