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Registered Nurse (RN) - Senior Unit

Company: Avera Behavioral Health Center
Location: Chancellor
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

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) looking to deliver the best possible nursing care in Avera's Behavioral Health Senior Unit.

If you are an experienced nurse, this could be an opportunity for you to become a part of a dynamic team in a Magnet hospital that produces great patient outcomes!

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.

    This is the role for YOU!!

    Position Highlights:

    • Student Loan Repayment: This Registered Nurse (RN) position is 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.
    • Career Growth: You have the opportunity to go beyond licensure and employment requirements and become nationally certified.

      Education and/or Experience

      • Graduate from a CCNE or NLN accredited nursing program is strongly preferred.
      • Bachelor's degree in nursing 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 preferred
        • Strongly encouraged to complete life-saving education specific to specialty area
        • Membership in a professional organization encouraged.

          Work Schedule

          • Hours:

            • Combination of 4, 8, and 12 hour shifts


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

              • $31.00 - $46.50 per hour
              • $3 SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL is available for hours worked between 7p and 7a, $2 on weekends, and $5 on weekend nights!!

                What Makes Avera Special?

                Why Nursing at Avera?

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

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