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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.

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Employee Benefits at Avera

As an employer of choice across a five-state region, Avera offers a full range of benefits to help our employees live balanced, healthy lives.

Competitive Pay and Benefits

As an employee, you’ll have access to a wide variety of great benefits, including:

$17 per hour minimum rate of pay*

One week of PTO front-loaded for new hires and a generous ongoing paid-time off package

Life, health & dental insurance packages

  • Health insurance plan options including a free individual plan with high-deductible
  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Attractive dental, vision, critical illness and accident insurance options

Additional benefits:

  • Student loan repayment program for select positions,
  • $1000 cash payment to employees who refer someone from outside Avera to open positions
  • Employee health and wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee discount program

* $17 per hour minimum rate of pay at all Avera owned and leased facilities

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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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Housekeeping

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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Investing In Our Employees

Avera recognizes that people are our most valued resource. The 20,000 employees of Avera comprise an amazing team. Many people have joined Avera because they want to be part of something bigger than themselves and make a positive difference in the lives of others. That’s the Avera mission and we invite like-minded individuals to consider a career with Avera.

– Bob Sutton, President and CEO, Avera Health

Contact Our Team

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


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

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