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Registered Nurse (RN) - Senior Unit

Company: Avera Behavioral Health Center
Location: Lennox
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

**$6,000 Sign-On Bonus** -

Join the RN Nursing team at Avera!

Magnet Recognized: - Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center has received consecutive ANCC Magnet re-designations for meeting rigorous standards for nursing excellence and job satisfaction.

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) to deliver the best possible nursing care in Avera's patient-focused settings.


**May be eligible for a $6000.00 Sign on Bonus**



Position Highlights:


Why is Behavioral Health important?

The Avera Behavioral Health Senior Unit is a 20 bed unit that provides a welcoming, calming and healing environment to our patients as well as their families. The Senior unit's environment is an active and challenging care environment that requires critical thinking and at the same time values autonomous professional nursing practice.

You will enjoy this Behavioral Health setting if you are Nurse that:

  • This Registered Nurse position is a unique opportunity to get both medical and mental health experience as many of the patients have medical comorbidities requiring medical nursing care as well.
  • You will develop important therapeutic skills that could be used in any setting of nursing
  • Enhance interpersonal skills while also performing duties may entail IVs, blood draws, catheter insertions, respiratory treatments, wound care
  • Enjoys working with older adults with all different levels of functioning as well as their families.
  • Has a passion helping patients with conditions such as Dementia, Depression, Catatonia, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.
  • Possesses motivation to help create and deliver high-quality patient care in an energizing team environment.
  • Work with a dynamic and comprehensive team that includes: Physicians, Social Workers, Case Management, Patient Care Techs, expressive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, physical, occupation and speech therapy.

    • Student Loan Repayment: This Registered Nurse (RN) position may be eligible for -Avera's -Student Loan Repayment Program, which helps you pay off your loans and save money. Each month an extra payment of $167 (up to $10,000) from -Avera -will help pay down your principal balance faster.
    • 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.
    • Career Growth: You have the opportunity to go beyond licensure and employment requirements and become nationally certified.

      Job Summary

      The Department of Nursing at Avera McKennan requires all nurses to practice at a competent level of nursing care and demonstrate a competent and professional level of behavior in his/her role as a RN. The American Nurses Associations (ANA) scope and standards of practice are exemplified within the position description. - The Registered Nurse is responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide nursing care for the patient. - He/she assumes responsibility and accountability for his/her individual actions and outcomes of patient care delivered on his/her shift.

      Education and/or Experience

      • Graduate from a CCNE or NLN accredited nursing program is strongly preferred. Graduate from an approved nursing program is acceptable.
      • Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred. - -
      • 2 years of RN experience within a hospital setting preferred


        • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of South Dakota and/or meeting the requirements of multi-state licensure required. - -
        • Certification in specialty encouraged.
        • Membership in a professional organization encouraged.

          Work Schedule

          • Varied Shifts; 72hrs/2wks; e/o weekend and holiday


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

            • $30.50 - $45.25 per hour


              What Makes Avera Special?

Keywords: Avera Behavioral Health Center, Sioux Falls , Registered Nurse (RN) - Senior Unit, Healthcare , Lennox, South Dakota

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