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Avera St Mary's Hospital

Registered Nurse (RN) Outpatient Surgery Pre-Op/PACU - Fort Pierre, SD

Avera St Mary's Hospital

Location:Fort Pierre, SD, 57532

Job Description

Join the RN Nursing team at Avera!

Love Where You Work: Work at Avera where current employees rate their satisfaction at 94%. Join a team where the career opportunities are endless.

Culture: Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.

You Belong at Avera: Competitive pay, free health insurance, and options for: Student Loan Repayment Program, sign-on bonuses, various shifts and career growth opportunities.

Avera is currently seeking Registered Nurses (RN) looking to deliver the best possible nursing care in Averas patient-focused settings.

$10,000 Sign-On Bonus!

Position Highlights:

  • This position may beeligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus!
  • Positive Work Environment:Be part of an organization where we practice the mission in our daily operations and demonstrate our pride by delivering excellent care.
  • Ifthis is your passion, we would love to have you consider joining our team driven to provide quality care services with a compassionate Christian culture.
  • Avera St. Mary's Named Top 20 Rural Community Hospital
  • Learn more about the Avera St. Marys and Pierre community!
  • Avera Named One Of The Top 15 Health Systems In The Nation

Job Summary

  • Performs the primary functions of an R.N. in the SDS Unit and in the PACU. Meets the established standards of nursing practice. Adheres to nursing code of ethics and Avera St. Marys Hospital Mission Statements.
  • Responsible for coordination of departments involved in care of patients admitted for Same Day Surgery.
  • Communicates with O.R. Director,SDS PACU, and O.R. Manager: Any unusual occurrence, staffing needs, physician comments/requests, family and/or patient comments and requests which indicate immediate action from Nursing Administration.
  • Strives to maintain good interdepartmental relationships in order to provide continuity in the delivery of patient care.
  • Maintains effective two-way communication with Medical/Surgical staff and nursing service regarding nursing care and opportunities.
  • Adheres to all customer service excellence standards.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of one year experience in recoveryroom nursing is preferred.
  • Participates in educational conferences, and updates and maintains current professional clinical competency related to areas of responsibilities.
  • Attends all mandatory hospital and departmental meetings and in-services.
  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS are required.


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of South Dakota.

Work Schedule

  • Day Shift; 80 hours every 2 weeks
  • Monday - Friday: 6:00 am - 2:30 pm & 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • On call 3-4 days per month
  • Every 7-8 weekend/holiday


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

  • $31.00 - $46.50per hour

What Makes Avera Special?