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Avera St Mary's Hospital

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Avera St Mary's Hospital

Location:Fort Pierre, SD, 57532

Job Description

Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN) III at Avera

Join Our Esteemed RN Nursing Team at Avera!

Why Choose Avera?

  • Employee Satisfaction: A remarkable 94% of our current team members rate their job satisfaction highly. Immerse yourself in an environment where your work is valued and your happiness matters.
  • Inclusive Culture: At Avera, you become part of a compassionate, multidisciplinary team dedicated to Moving Health Forward, not just for our patients but also for each member of our staff. Here, you are crucial.
  • Excellent Benefits: We offer competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage at no cost, and a range of benefits including a Student Loan Repayment Program, sign-on bonuses, flexible shifts, and significant opportunities for professional growth.

About the Role:

  • Position: Registered Nurse (RN) III
  • Department: Patient Care Services
  • Location: Various patient-focused settings within Avera

Key Benefits:

  • Student Loan Repayment Program: Eligible staff benefit from up to $10,000 assistance, with Avera contributing an additional $167 monthly towards your loan—accelerating your financial freedom.
  • Positive Work Environment: Our mission-driven approach ensures that we not only provide exceptional care but also foster a workplace where you can thrive and take pride in your contributions.
  • Patient Relationships: Build meaningful, long-term interactions with patients, enhancing both their lives and yours.


  • Avera St. Mary’s: Proudly recognized among the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals, showcasing our commitment to excellent healthcare.

Job Summary: The RN is instrumental in providing high-quality patient care, adhering to professional nursing standards. This role may involve supervising other nursing staff.


  • Education: Must be a graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Licensure: Active RN license in South Dakota or multi-state compact RN license.
  • Certifications: BLS required at hire; ACLS and PALS strongly recommended.

Work Schedule:

  • Hours: 72 hours bi-weekly; 12-hour shifts available both day and night.
  • Rotations: Includes weekends, holidays, and on-call duties as needed.


  • Hourly Rate: $31.00 - $46.50, depending on experience.

What Makes Avera Special? Join Avera and be part of a community that celebrates your role in providing health care that goes beyond treating patients to caring for individuals. We look forward to welcoming you to our Avera family, where you don’t just have a job, but a fulfilling career and a lifestyle where you love where you work.