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Careers at Avera

You want to deliver superior health care or provide outstanding support for those who do. That’s why you’ll fit right in at Avera — a leading health care system in the Upper Midwest and South Dakota’s largest employer.

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Thank You, Health Care Heroes

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Every day you put aside your stress and fears to give patients what they need in the moment.

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Hope, a comfortable space to heal, a shoulder to lean on.

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Your unending dedication to care for life is our beacon of hope through this pandemic.

Purposeful, Compassionate Environment

You’re sure to find and fulfill your purpose by helping your friends and neighbors get well and stay healthy at more than 330 Avera locations in 100 communities across five states: South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota.

The excellent care you receive 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.

Make a Difference

You and your great coworkers also contribute valuable perspectives that help Avera function well—because everyone matters here. You can expect to hear Avera leaders described as engaged and approachable, and you’ll soon find yourself talking about Avera as transparent, committed and compassionate. In fact:

  • 94 percent of employees say they’re satisfied or strongly satisfied with their jobs
  • 93 percent say they’re proud to work at Avera
  • 98 percent recognize how the work they do fulfills our mission of compassionate care for all

And our patients, families and communities recognize what you do, too—with positive comments about the exceptional care and attention they receive throughout their health journeys. In addition, events and programs across our region benefit from Avera’s financial sponsorship and volunteer support.

Physician Opportunities at Avera

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Bring your medical expertise to Avera’s patient-centered and service-oriented environments where you’ll establish and follow industry best practices. You’ll join more than 900 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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Nursing Opportunities at Avera

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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. In addition, you can take advantage of Avera programs, such as Nursing Professional Development.

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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.

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.

Career Planning Service

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

Employee Benefits at Avera Health

The benefits of working at Avera extend beyond a traditional benefit package. In addition to competitive pay and benefits, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment with experienced professionals and the latest technology – all supported by the strength of the Avera system. You’ll join our mission of healing and positively impact the health – mind, body, and spirit – of your family, friends and neighbors.

Your comprehensive Avera employee benefits cover the key areas that improve life for you and your family. Find a brief benefit overview.

Access to Advanced Technology

At Avera, you’ll enjoy working with the latest advanced technology. One example is Avera eCARE™ – the world’s most extensive rural network of telemedicine services. Avera is also on the leading-edge with AveraNow virtual visits, available via smartphone, tablet and laptop. And, AveraChart electronic medical records are integrated across the entire system, with an easy-to-use patient portal.

Depending on your specialty and location, you may work with a wide range of innovative diagnostic and treatment expertise and technology, including:

  • Pioneering behavioral health treatment including TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) and ECT (electroconvulsive therapy)
  • Powerful cancer care treatment tools including Elekta linear accelerators, Gamma Knife®, brachytherapy and genomic medicine
  • Rapid Careflight helicopters and fixed wing aircraft provide critical care transport for emergency services
  • Advanced surgery services technology including daVinci® robotic-assisted surgery, cordless ultrasonic surgical instruments, patient tracking systems and the latest minimally invasive techniques
  • Sophisticated MRI, CT, PET, ultrasound and 3-D digital mammography equipment for diagnostic imaging and RIS/PACS (radiology information system/picture archiving and communication system) for fast access to patient images
  • Innovate medication delivery robots save valuable staff time

You may also have opportunity to work with the region’s longest standing transplant program, including kidney, pancreas and liver transplant as well as bone marrow transplant.

Avera is also home to exciting medical research, new medical product development and clinical trials.

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

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Hot Jobs at Avera

You’re exactly what Avera needs if your skills and experience match the high-demand positions at locations across our five-state region.

Support Services

  • Food Service
  • Housekeeping

Clinical Technical/Professional

  • Medical Assistant
  • Surgical Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Laboratory Assistant (Phlebotomist)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician

Nursing/Nursing Support

  • Registered Nurse (RN) – Experienced nurses, new graduates
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician

Information Technology

  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • System Analyst
  • Network Analyst

Leadership & Growth

You’re one of our best investments—and we want to help you keep growing while you’re part of the Avera family. You can become a leader here, no matter what position you hold or what your job title says. Develop your skills and expand your career horizons through a variety of continuing education opportunities that may be eligible for:

Check out Avera’s leadership, education and growth options for health care professionals.

Award-Winning Hospitals

Be part of Avera’s outstanding care teams at our top-quality hospitals, which regularly garner national recognition through programs like Premier QUEST Awards, Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence and others.

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Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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