Avera is an integrated health system based in Sioux Falls, SD. Avera serves South Dakota and surrounding areas of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota through six regional centers in Aberdeen, Mitchell, Pierre, Sioux Falls and Yankton, SD, and Marshall, MN. No matter where you choose to work and live, bring your expertise to Avera’s patient-centered and service-oriented environment.

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Competitive Pay and Benefits

  • Great Pay
  • Free Health Insurance*
  • Day 1 PTO
  • Career Development

*Free individual plan for full-time employees on Avera 3500.

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Nursing Opportunities

Deliver the best possible nursing care in Avera’s patient-focused settings where you can support and help educate individuals, families and communities about how to achieve and maintain optimal health. You’ll join colleagues who also value personal responsibility, innovation through teamwork, respect for self and others, and excellence in customer service.

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Physician Opportunities

Bring your medical expertise to Avera where you’ll establish and follow industry best practices. You’ll join more than 1,200 dedicated professionals in facilities known for medical excellence, technological innovation and continually meeting or exceeding national standards for evidence-based care, customer service and clinical quality. 

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Certified Nursing Assistant

If you’re a compassionate individual who enjoys helping people, become a certified nursing assistant at Avera. Gain hands-on experience in care working alongside nurses and other professionals who are passionate about creating a positive impact. No college degree is required.

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Food and Nutrition

Great food and service can make anyone’s day. Each person in Food and Nutrition contributes to deliver an exceptional dining experience for our residents, patients and staff. By providing safe, friendly and attentive service, you make our patients feel welcome and part of the Avera family.

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Housekeepers are essential and deeply valued on our team. Our housekeepers ensure our facilities are spotless, sanitized and safe so we are able to provide high quality care at Avera. Your friendly face and attention to detail creates a healing atmosphere for our patients.

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What Sets Avera Apart

We’re caring for our family, friends and neighbors. It takes a wide range of skills and abilities to provide comprehensive care and each employee plays a powerful role in impacting care.

Your treatment as an employee translates into the compassionate care you deliver to your patients. Because Avera considers health care a ministry, you can live your faith, uphold the dignity and respect of all persons, and provide high-quality services for everyone in need. Learn more about Avera.

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Award Winning Health Care

Avera has been named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems. Learn about this and quality accolades earned by numerous Avera hospitals, long-term care centers and other facilities. These awards validate that Avera patients receive the right care at the right time for the best possible outcomes. View Avera quality awards.

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Quality of Life

Thinking about calling the Midwest home? South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota have one of the very best qualities of life in the country as well as some of the strongest economies and job markets in the nation. South Dakota also consistently ranks as one of the happiest states in the union. It’s truly a great place to live. (Photo by Travel South Dakota)

Area Attractions

Bustling cities, quiet country escapes, fine arts and culture, family attractions and an abundance of outdoor adventures offer a variety of fun here in the Upper Midwest. Preview things to do in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota.

Midwest Weather

Unlike some areas of the country, the Midwest celebrates four distinct seasons. Each holds its own charm and weather patterns, although wind is possible no matter what the season. View Midwest weather data.

Cost of Living

In South Dakota, the cost of living is lower than the national average. Purchasing power is higher with low tax wages and no state income tax. Where you live matters. Calculate Real Wage.

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Get a head start on your health care career with real-world education and training. Participate in one of Avera’s many internship opportunities at sites across the region, including our nursing student internships.

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Job Shadow Program

Follow a health care professional during a typical work day and find out what it’s really like to work in this exciting field. Learn more about Avera’s job shadow program, and take advantage of a one-time experience—typically lasting half a day—to observe, ask questions and get a sense of your interest and fitness for a career in health care.

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Career Planning Service

Our expert career professionals will help you create a career path based on your interests and strengths. Whether you’re looking for a new career or already an Avera employee, take advantage of our Career Planning Service.

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Get answers to your job application questions or contact our team at 605-504-4444 for assistance.

Machine Readable Files

Avera Health Employee Health Plan is working with our Third Party Administrator to prepare Machine Readable Files for posting to its website to meet the Transparency in Coverage rules. 

Avera is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.