Avera Medical Group, a regional and national recognized leader in healthcare, is seeking Full time BC/BE Oncologist/Hematologists to join its tertiary medical oncology group in Sioux Falls, SD. These positions will provide comprehensive cancer care in a state-of-the-art environment with senior level mentors, full cancer genomics team, advanced clinical trials and cutting edge clinical offerings in a highly collegial environment that drives improved patient outcomes and caring for the whole person. Academic appointments and teaching opportunities are provided through the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.
Avera McKennan is a 545 bed hospital with a dedicated inpatient oncology unit that serves the tertiary referral center with a 24/7 hospitalist service support for the Avera Health System, non-profit Catholic organization.
The Avera footprint spans SD, MN, IA, NE and ND, providing a massive referral network of more than 1100 professionals in 300 locations and over 2 million visits per year.
Avera’s facilities are known for medical excellence, technological innovation, and a commitment to meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all patients and loved ones.
New State of the Art Cancer Center
An Oncology Service Line which unites Avera’s six cancer centers throughout the regional footprint providing coordinated, high quality patient care in a strong collaborative environment
24/7 oncology nursing coverage through the Avera Cancer Navigation Center that provides patient support and takes all after hour calls.
Over 100 clinical trials offered to expand treatment options for patients.
Excellent compensation and benefit package with a 97% physician retention rate.
Avera Cancer Institute:
The Avera Cancer Institute is the region’s only comprehensive cancer center which offers state-of-the-art services in one convenient location and is home to 6 medical oncologists, 4 hematologists fellowship trained in bone marrow transplantation/CarT therapy, 2 gynecologic oncologists, and 3 radiation oncologists providing high dose-rate brachytherapy, intraoperative radiation for breast cancer and gamma knife treatments. Sub specialized surgical colleagues in all specialties for cancer care. Provides South Dakota’s only bone marrow transplant center that has performed over 700 transplants and cellular therapies including the CAR-T. The cancer program has weekly multidisciplinary conferences which include; Lung, Breast, Digestive Disease, GYN/GU, General Tumor, Head and Neck, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Liver, Genomics and Metastatic Breast.
The Avera Cancer Institute has a strong genomic sequencing program for patients at time of diagnosis and recurrence to guide treatment decisions. A team of pharmacists and bio-informatics work collaboratively with the physician to provide support on interpretation and therapies to consider. In addition, the Avera Cancer Institute has a strong clinical trials program working closely with national organizations and pharma to bring in the most promising and cutting edge trials. Hereditary cancer testing and services are provided for all cancer types.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
#3 in the nation for Best Cities for Physicians to live in (Medscape, May 2017) – a great place to raise a family. Money Magazine recognized Sioux Falls 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.
One of the most business-friendly communities in the nation with a strong health services, financial, technology, communications, manufacturing and agriculture sectors.
No state income tax
Recreational activities abound with 64 parks intertwined in the Big Sioux River
Mountain skiing and hiking readily available in the western side at the Black Hills
Host to professional basketball, baseball, and hockey teams
Excellent array of educational opportunities for all ages
Wide variety of arts, entertainment and shopping.