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Clinic Nurse


Jennifer is a Mitchell native. She holds a BS degree in Dietetics/Nutrition Jennifer Haiarfrom South Dakota State University, as well as a degree in Nursing from Dakota Wesleyan University. 

Prior to joining the Occupational Medicine team in 2004, Jennifer worked as a lifeguard, water safety and aquasize instructor, and as a Registered nurse on the Medical floor at Avera Queen of Peace.  Jennifer currently works part-time in Occupational Medicine and can also be seen filling in at Avera Medical Group Pediatrics. 

When Jennifer is not at work, she enjoys traveling, assisting with home renovations and spending time with her husband and three children.


And now a little more about Jennifer:

Favorite Food?
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit

What keeps you going during the day?
Mt Dew

Home improvement.  If I had more free time, I would enjoy photography, reading, hiking, fishing, sewing and knitting.

If you could have any pet, what would it be?
I have a yellow lab, a cat and a goldfish.

What would be your dream vacation? 
Any place with mountains and pine trees.

You are leaving the airport and there is a taxi and a limo both the same price.  Which do you chose?
Depends on the driver!

Would you rather sleep in an extra hour or watch the news in the morning?
Depends on what time I went to sleep.

What do you do on Saturdays?
Read the paper and go from there.

Favorite place to eat in Sioux Falls?

Favorite Movie?
Sliding Doors

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Caring, energetic and sometimes funny.   (That’s five words, Jen!)

What do you like best about working at Avera Occupational Medicine?
Diversity.  When you work at a clinic that takes walk-in workplace injuries, you never know what you will see.  There are many unusual ways of getting hurt at work.  I enjoy being part of the care that sends employees back on the road to recovery.