Menopause and Women’s Sexual Health Clinic (MWSHC) seeking Women's Health Psychologist

Job Posting Title: Women's Health Psychologist

Work Site: MN - Rochester

Specialty: Psychiatry & Psychology

Position Summary: You are invited to partner with the nation’s best hospital (U.S. News & World Report 2017-2018), ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. Practicing at Mayo Clinic provides a rewarding career that promotes excellence in patient-centered care. You can thrive in an environment that supports innovation and has a wealth of resources available to you – including an integrated EMR and collaboration with top specialists – to give your patients the quality of care you want to achieve.

The Menopause and Women’s Sexual Health Clinic (MWSHC) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, is seeking a Clinical or Counseling Psychologist with expertise in the care of women with sexual health concerns. Responsibilities will include psychological evaluation within a comprehensive, multidisciplinary care team, along with delivery of individual and couples psychotherapy. Psychological care in this setting commonly addresses sexual dysfunction related to chronic medical conditions, menopause, pain, aging, cancer, relational concerns, or a history of abuse. This individual will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of specialists from internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, breast specialties, psychology, and pelvic floor physical therapy.


This position is a joint appointment with the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology. It is predominantly a clinical position with 7 1/2 hours of direct patient care per day and the expectation to become involved in research and/or teaching. The ideal candidate would be a clinical health psychologist who is principally a clinician and has experience being engaged in research, academic publishing, and/or teaching.

Clinical (80%):

  • Patient population is 80% women, 10% men, and 50% couples with referrals mostly from the Women’s Health Clinic, Gynecology, Breast Clinic, and Urology
  • Patient care is 95% consultative, with the option of providing short-term intervention to a limited number of local patients
  • Most common patient chief complaints include: desire, arousal, and orgasm difficulties; sexual pain; relationship discord; sexual abuse/trauma; erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction; assessment and treatment of sexual health issues related to cancer treatment and survivorship

During the first two years of employment, 20% protected time is provided by General Internal Medicine for professional development. This may involve development of clinical services, teaching, or research.


  • Providing continuing medical education and presenting at locoregional, national, and international conferences
  • Participation in graduate medical education didactics on sexual health
  • Precepting Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) for medical students
  • Mentorship for graduate medical student sexual health selective
  • Development of internal clinical protocols and care process models
  • Development of training videos and clinical engagement in social media for educational purposes
  • Involvement in monthly Clinical Health Psychology didactics (either as a presenter or learner)
  • Facilitating clinical services shadowing experiences with medical residents and students
  • Providing a minor rotation for psychology post-doctoral fellows, with the option of recruiting a 2-year fellow for a major rotation


  • Publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Involvement in monthly multi-disciplinary research meetings and journal clubs
  • Opportunity/encouragement to seek internal or external funding for research projects


License or Certification Requirements:

  • Clinical Health Psychologist licensed or license-eligible in Minnesota
  • Eligibility for American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) clinical health board certification
  • Eligibility as AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

In addition to the minimum requirements of eligibility for ABPP clinical health board certification, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Extensive training in sexual health with experience in the area of menopausal medicine, particularly in an academic medical setting or multidisciplinary setting
  • A history of teaching and curriculum development
  • A record of publishing in academic journals and engagement in research
  • Experience supervising fellows and/or residents

Application Information

Recruiter for Posting: Mariano Vassallo

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research, and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For.”

Site Description: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems, and exceptionally high quality of life.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Number: 89520BR

To learn more and/or apply, please visit the job posting on the Mayo Clinic website.