Physician Job Search: Opportunity Details

Becker’s Healthcare (2022) ranks South Dakota No. 1 as the best state for physicians to live and work in!

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyPsychiatry - Child & Adolescent
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone

About Our Opportunity

Seeking BE/BC Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to join Avera University Psychiatry Associates, a well established group of psychiatrists


               adult psychiatrists including geriatric and forensic


               child & adolescent psychiatrists


               6 psychologists


               4 nurse practitioners and 1 physician assistant


               2 social workers

The providers are employed by Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center and receive a generous benefit package.

  • Duties include comprehensive treatment of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings and the teaching and supervising of medical students, and child & adolescent psychiatry residents. Positions are open at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.
  • The Avera Behavioral Health Center, a beautiful 110-bed inpatient facility was built in 2006 and features programs to care for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.  The Avera Behavioral Health Center is also home to the Avera Institute for Human Behavioral Genetics, which includes research scientists, a genetics lab dedicated to psychiatry, advanced technological capabilities for genetic research, and a CyP450 machine for liver enzyme testing.  There is also a strong emphasis on telepsychiatry and interactive distance learning services.  Avera McKennan is a Magnet Hospital and a Distinguished Clinical Hospital. 

Sioux Falls ranked #3 City to work and live for physicians by Medscape! SD ranked #2 state to work and live for physicians by Becker’s Hospital Review!


  • Avera McKennan is a member of Avera Health, a regional family of more than 330 healthcare facilities in the five-state region. With over 20,000 employees, Avera Health has over three million clinic and inpatient visits each year at facilities known for medical excellence, technological innovation, and a commitment to meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of all patients.
  • Avera McKennan is a 545-bed, non-profit, Catholic facility and the regional referral center for the Avera Health System and surrounding five-state area. Our Careflight helicopter, ground and fixed wing aircraft transport patients from a service area with a population of one million to our Level II Trauma Center. With over 600 physicians on staff in all specialties and 8,000 employees, the hospital offers a full range of services including the region's only kidney and pancreatic transplant program, and bone marrow transplant program. , Avera McKennan is a designated Magnet Hospital and a Healthgrades Distinguished Clinical Hospital.


As an integrated physicians’ network of Avera Health, Avera Medical Group includes:

  • Strength of 330 locations in 100 communities across Avera’s five-state region of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota
  • More than 1200 professionals providing focused patient care
  • Facilities known for medical excellence, technological innovation and a commitment to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of all patients


Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city and the county seat of Minnehaha County. It serves as a healthcare, governmental, law enforcement and financial hub for the area. With a population of 280,000, the city has been judged by Money Magazine as the “best place to live in America” for its quality of life, including its low crime rate, high-quality education, clean air and water, lack of traffic congestion, and friendly residents.  Check out our community website at:

Sioux Falls offers a diverse blend of manufacturing, banking, financial industries, medical services, transportation, communications, and wholesale/retail trade for service and business opportunities. Because South Dakota has no corporate income tax,

NO STATE INCOME TAX, and no business inventory tax, over 2,500 new jobs are created each year with new businesses and expansions of existing businesses.

The city is a great place to raise a family. The public school system offers an array of educational opportunities, 23 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 4 traditional high schools, an alternative high school, a project-based learning academy, a career and technical education academy, one post-secondary technical institute, and all other district-owned facilities. The post-secondary opportunities include five colleges, nearby state universities (including the University of South Dakota Medical School), and a number of business and vocational schools.

Recreational activities abound in Sioux Falls, thanks to the city’s system of 80 parks, many of which are based on the Big Sioux River Greenway that provides 29-mile paved Bike Trail wraps itself around the city along the Big Sioux River greenway, through scenic urban and wildlife areas. The trails are maintained for year-round outdoor enjoyment. View Our Parks Guide. Amenities in the parks include picnic areas, playgrounds, flower gardens, a Japanese Garden, fishing areas, sports fields, tennis courts, and swimming pools. Soccer and hockey are especially popular and are played on 29 soccer fields, nine skating rinks, and two hockey rinks. Sioux Falls offers 2 private and 5 public golf courses and features over 30 courses, which are located within a 45-minute drive. Also a regional sporting hub, Sioux Falls is host to professional teams: the Skyforce basketball team, the Canaries baseball team, the Storm indoor football team, the Stampede hockey team, and the Spitfire soccer team. The Avera Sports Institute is leading the way by providing comprehensive sports training, rehabilitation and enhancement programs in a 40,000 square foot year-round athletic training center.


The arts are prominent in Sioux Falls with the $32 million Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. The Pavilion features a performing arts center, a domed Omni theater, a hands-on science museum, and an expanded display area for the Civic Fine Arts Center. The Sioux Falls Symphony Orchestra and the Community Concert Association perform in the Pavilion several times a year; other performing arts groups include the Friends of Traditional Music and the Sioux Falls Community Playhouse.


Shopping in Sioux Falls ranges from the convenience of the Empire Mall with 180 stores to the warmth of quaint shopping centers. There are over 230 restaurants, ranging from fast food to exquisite fine dining rooms with

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Facility & Address

  • Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
  • 1325 S Cliff Avenue Sioux Falls SD 57105


Contact Information

Mallory Gross Physician Recruiter


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