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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

SpecialtyInternal Medicine - Peds
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J-1 or H-1B
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeNot Specified
Bonuses OfferedNone

Opportunity Details

Avera Medical Group Pierre is seeking a board certified or board eligible internal medicine / pediatric physician:

  • Become the third internist in a group of 6 primary care physicians and 3 APP’s
  • Full time or part time available
  • Call schedule would be 1:7 outpatient only
  • Established hospitalist service; Physician would have ability to cover hospitalist shifts if needed
  • Opportunity to teach medical students as part of the FARM (Frontier and Rural Medicine) program with the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
  • Opportunity to teach family medicine residents in the Pierre Family Medicine Rural Training Track Program
  • Overall clinic includes 53 physicians and APP’s, 17 specialties and a surgery center
  • Market area of 60,000
  • Physician will be employed by Avera McKennan
  • Position includes competitive base salary, production incentives and a generous benefit package
  • For a physician candidate interested in evidence based medicine
  • Become part of a primary care network of physicians who care about their patients
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  • South Dakota's only centrally located, multi-practice medical clinic
  • Access to the Avera health network of technology, facilities and specialists
  • Avera eCARE: Model for extending access to specialist via technology:  eICU, eEmergency, eLTC, eConsult, eAccess, ePharmacy and eTransfer/eHospitalist

Avera St. Mary's

Avera Medical Group Pierre is a department of Avera St. Mary's South Dakota's only centrally located, multi-practice medical clinic

  • 50 bed acute care hospital
  • 24 hour Emergency Room coverage by a physician, 4 OR suites, 6 bed ICU, 6 bed Ambulatory Care, Cardiac Rehab, PT, OT, ST Rehab services, educational programs, laboratory, home health and hospice
  • 105 bed long term care facility and transitional care unit attached to the hospital
  • Since 2000, St. Mary’s Healthcare Center invested nearly 25 million in building additions in the areas of emergency room, same day surgery, OR, transitional care, kidney dialysis and rehab
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The Pierre Community

  • Located on the bluffs of the Missouri River
  • Population of 14,000
  • Pierre is South Dakota’s state capital
  • Friendly community with many historical sites to visit such as the State Capital building and surrounding monuments, SD Cultural Heritage Center, SD Discovery Center and Aquarium, Oahe Dam, Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
  • 4 elementary, 1 middle school and 1 high school with current enrollment over 2600 students
  • The Capital University Center offers degrees from 6 different South Dakota public universities.  The CUC provides resources for the school system and state and federal government agencies, including the State Library
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  • Year-round outdoor recreation on the Missouri River and area lakes providing opportunities to fish for a variety of species
  • Popular outdoor activities include swimming, sailing, boating, river boat tours and diving, hunting, birding, biking, and motocross
  • Annual events in the area include Oahe Days, Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament and Parade of Lights
  • Economic base is derived from government, agriculture, medical services, recreational services, education, commercial, retail and professional services
  • South Dakota has no corporate income tax, no state income tax and no business inventory tax, which is attractive for new businesses and expansions of existing businesses.
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Facility & Address

  • Avera Medical Group Pierre
  • 100 MAC Lane Pierre SD 57501


Contact Information

Rise Waldera Director of Physician Recruitment-Avera Queen of Peace


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