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Avera St Mary's Hospital

Location:Fort Pierre, SD, 57532

Job Description

Join the team at Avera!

Award Winning Health Care: Avera has been named among the nations 15 Top Health Systems, Forbes list of Americas Best-in-State Employers and Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organization by CHIME.

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, front-loaded PTO and options for free health insurance, sign-on bonuses, various shifts to fit your lifestyle and opportunities for career growth

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

Position Highlights:

  • 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

  • Under the direction of the Same Day/PACU Manager and Director of Operative Services, is responsible for the delivery of patient care within the preop/postop and PACU areas according to the philosophy and objectives of this institution.
  • Serves as a member of the surgery team by scheduling and coordinating the flow of patients.
  • Ensures all information is collected that is needed from the physician and patients to facilitate the scheduling process.
  • Completes Preop patient education by phone; answers patient questions and serves as a resource for scheduling in the operative services department/surgical clinic.
  • Performs the primary functions of an R.N. administering preoperative instructions and is cross-trained to the SDS/PACU Unit.
  • Meets the established standards of nursing practice.
  • Adheres to nursing code of ethics and Avera St. Marys Hospital Mission Statements.

Education and/or Experience

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in hospital nursing is preferred.
  • Participates in educational conferences, and updates and maintains current professional clinical competency related to areas of responsibilities.
  • Certification according to American Heart Association Standards in BLS, ACLS and PALS is required within 6 months of employment.
  • Attends all mandatory hospital and departmental meetings and in-services.


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

Work Schedule

  • Monday-Friday: day shift, with wknd/hol/call rotation; 80hrs/2wks


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

  • $31.00 - $46.50 per hour

What Makes Avera Special?