Palliative Medicine Physician Needed, No state income tax, No overnight or weekend responsibilities

June 3, 2019


Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center
Sioux Falls, SD, United States


Avera Medical Group Palliative Medicine’s interdisciplinary team is seeking a BE/BC Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician for a fulltime position at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center. Avera McKennan Hospital is a world-class MAGNET® recognized 545-bed tertiary referral center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Primary responsibilities of the physician include:
• Providing palliative medicine consultation to clinically diverse populations in inpatient, and outpatient
• Contribute to the inter-disciplinary team and oversee clinical aspects of patient care, modeling excellent communication skills, integrity, compassion, and accountability
• Additional opportunities for teaching and mentorship are abundant through medical school and residency training programs
• No overnight or weekend responsibilities

By being an employed physician with Avera Medical Group, we offer competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, great staff and the support of a financially stable health network. The Palliative Care Team includes Dr. Amy Keranen who is board certified in palliative care and emergency medicine and Dr. Francine Arneson who is board certified in palliative medicine and neurology, palliative care certified advanced practice providers, nurses, and social workers.

Sioux Falls is South Dakota’s largest city and the county seat of Minnehaha County. It serves as a healthcare, governmental, law enforcement and financial hub for the area. With a population of 250,000, the city has been judged by Money Magazine as the “best place to live in America” for its quality of life, including its low crime rate, high-quality education, clean air and water, lack of traffic congestion, and friendly residents.


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