HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE OPPORTUNITY
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
Enjoy living in a city judged by Money Magazine as the “best place to live in America” for its quality of life, and in a state with NO STATE INCOME TAX and one of the LOWEST MALPRACTICE INSURANCE COSTS in the US. This is an opportunity you will want to consider! Please contact Ann Burns, Director Physician Recruitment
AVERA MEDICAL GROUP PALLIATIVE CARE
Avera Medical Group Palliative Care is seeking a fellowship trained physician who is board eligible or board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine for a fulltime position at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center. Avera McKennan is a 545-bed tertiary referral center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The physician will join a group of two other physicians providing Palliative Care.
Avera McKennan Hospice is a 16-bed free-standing facility that is Medicare approved and JCAHO accredited. Christian-based caring and support for people with a terminal illness and their families is provided for all patients regardless of ability to pay. We have a commitment to helping people during the final stage of life's journey, providing care in the warmth and comfort of their chosen environment surrounded by family and friends. The Hospice team includes Physician, Hospice Nurse, Social Worker, Chaplain, Pharmacist, Dietitian, Home Care Aides/Homemakers, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Volunteers.
AVERA HEALTH SYSTEM
Avera McKennan is a member of Avera Health, a regional family of more than 300 healthcare facilities in the five-state region of SD, MN, IA, NE and ND. With over 13,000 employees, Avera Health serves over half a million individuals 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 HOSPITAL & UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER
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. The referral area includes South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota. Our Careflight helicopter, ground and fixed wing aircraft transport patients from a service area with a population of 800,000 to our Level II Trauma Center. With over 600 physicians on staff in all specialties and 5,000 employees, the hospital offers a full range of services including the region's only kidney, pancreas, and bone marrow transplant program. Avera McKennan is a designated Magnet Hospital and a Healthgrades Distinguished Clinical Hospital.
Ranked #3 as Best Places to Practice for physicians by MedScapes
As South Dakota's largest city, Sioux Falls is consistently ranked among America's top places to live. With a metro-area population of 243,900, Sioux Falls benefits from safe streets, excellent schools, low unemployment and no state income tax, to offer a superb quality of life.
With one of the Midwest's most dynamic and diverse business environments, Sioux Falls is home to industry-leading companies in agribusiness, financial services, healthcare and tourism. Sioux Falls is regularly ranked in Forbes magazine's Best Small Places for Business and Careers.
Sioux Falls also boasts a low cost of living compared to other Midwestern cities.
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As the urban center for the region, Sioux Falls features unique restaurants, retail shops and cultural venues. It also attracts big-name performing artists and Broadway shows.
Downtown Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls is home to a vibrant, revitalized downtown filled with local shops, bars and restaurants.
Two farmers' markets serve the area, featuring locally grown produce, dairy products and meat. Many market booths feature organic options.
Falls Park Farmer's Market
Sioux Empire Farmer's Market
Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove
Sioux Empire Community Theatre
Siouxland Heritage Museums
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences -- Home to traveling Broadway shows, the Kirby Science Discovery Center and a Visual Arts Center.
Sioux Falls Events keeps a comprehensive list of area attractions.
Sioux Falls is a 3-hour drive from Omaha, Neb., and a 4-hour drive from Minneapolis, Minn.
Sioux Falls experiences four full seasons and offers opportunities to take advantage of them all.
Great Bear Recreation Park -- Skiing, snowboarding and warm-weather events
Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum
The Outdoor Campus -- Outdoor skills and nature center
Sioux Falls Bike Trail
Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball
Sioux Falls Parks
Sioux Falls Pools
Wild Water West Waterpark
Sioux Falls is also a 5-hour drive from Badlands National Park and the Black Hills.
Sioux Falls offers public and parochial learning options. The Sioux Falls School District includes 23 elementary schools, five middle schools and three traditional high schools.
Sioux Falls Catholic Schools includes six elementary schools and one junior high and high school.
Other options include Sioux Falls Lutheran Schools and Sioux Falls Christian Schools.
From the Victorian-era homes near downtown to the newer developments east, west and south of the city, Sioux Falls offers a variety of residential areas. Neighborhoods are well served by public parks, libraries and other amenities.