Job ID: 289506636  |  Last Updated: 7/2/2018

Neurosurgery Opportunity, Ranked #3 as Best Places to Practice for physicians by MedScapes

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Sioux Falls, SD
Applicant Contact
Dana Snyder
Physician Recruiter
(605) 322-8421
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center is seeking a board eligible or board certified neurosurgeon. This is an outstanding opportunity to expand in the field of neurological surgery in a progressive and vibrant community located in southeastern South Dakota. The successful candidate would join four premier neurosurgeons employed by Avera McKennan Hospital and enjoy a one in five call schedule, covering just one hospital. Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center is a well-equipped hospital with a Level II Trauma Center and strong interest in Neurosciences.

Join a group of five neurosurgeons and their staff, enjoy NO STATE INCOME TAX, and a great quality of life.

We have an 8-bed Neuro Acute Unit that is a step-down unit from ICU. Adjacent to this is a 12-bed General Neuro Unit. Video EEG and telemetry is available for neurological patients in all 20 rooms. State of the art technology including Gamma Knife, O-Arm, and Brain Lab. Terrific partnership and collaboration with specialties including Neurology, PM&R, and Intervention Pain. The neurosurgeons serve a growing population in a four-state region and receive referrals from the largest health system in the upper Midwest.

Academic opportunities with a University Medical School provide teaching opportunities without undo workload. This is an excellent opportunity for a physician who is just beginning a career and would like to be busy from day one. Enjoy NO STATEINCOME TAX!! The physicians are employed and receive an extremely generous benefit package.

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 Fallsfeatures 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.

Farmers' Markets
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

Cultural Activities
- Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove
- Sioux Empire Community Theatre
- Siouxland Heritage Museums
- South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
- Washington PavilionofArtsandSciences-- 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, Ne

Employer Profile

Avera Medical Group is an integrated physicians' network of Avera Health. Strength of 300 locations in 100 communities in the five-state region of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota.

A medical group of over 950 professionals providing focused patient care.

Facilities known for medical excellence, technological innovation and a commitment to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of all patients.

Avera Medical Group provides hometown care through physicians and allied health professionals who are connected to the technology resources of Avera. Total EMR for longitudinal care. Avera eCARE leverages interactive video and computer technology to extend specialty services through eICU, eEmergency, eConsult, ePharmacy, ePrescribing, eStroke, eSenior Care, eTransfer and eHospitalist.

Avera Medical Group is aligning physicians and leaders through Services Lines to provide the highest quality care in the most efficient way to patients across the region.

Supports high quality care and care delivery models that improve patient outcomes, increase patient and physician satisfaction in an integrated care delivery system.

Physicians employed by Avera Medical Group receive generous benefit packages that may include loan forgiveness.

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