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Physician - Emergency Medicine

Avera Health
Ben Claire, SD
Closing date
Jul 1, 2023

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Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Practice Setting
Full Time

MCK Emergency MD

1325 S Cliff Ave


Varied Shifts

We are seeking a board certified or board prepared physician residency trained in Emergency Medicine to join our group of 24 Emergency Medicine Physicians and 4 Advanced Practice Providers. The ER is staffed with EM physicians working 10-hour shifts with 40 hours of physician coverage per day. The physicians work 130 hours (13 shifts) per month and receive incentive pay for additional shifts. Our Level II Trauma Center has 30,000 visits annually with an admission rate of 30%. Our Careflight helicopter and fixed wing aircraft transport patients from a service area of 800,000 people. We are proud of our 20-minute door-to-doctor time and our 2-hour length of stay. Our patient satisfaction rate consistently exceeds 90%. The physicians are employed and are also eligible for a group incentive for positive operating results. Benefits include malpractice insurance, medical, dental, life and disability insurance, CME allowance, professional allowance and a generous retirement plan. Our EM physcians rotate through 4 different locations in Sioux Falls, giving them a variety of practice settings.

Avera McKennan is a 545-bed, non-profit, Catholic facility and the regional referral center for the Avera Health System and surrounding five-state area. The referral area includes South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota. With over 600 physicians on staff in all specialties and 6,000 employees, the hospital offers a full range of services including the region's only kidney, pancreas, and bone marrow transplant program. Avera McKennan is a designated Magnet Hospital and a Healthgrades Distinguished Clinical Hospital.

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 Forbesmagazine's Best Small Places for Business and Careers.

Sioux Falls also boasts a low cost of living compared to other Midwestern cities.

Learn More About Sioux Falls Below


As the urban center for the region, Sioux Falls features 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 Pavilion of Arts and Sciences -- 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, Neb., and a 4-hour drive from Minneapolis, Minn.

Outdoor Activities

Sioux Falls experiences four full seasons and offers opportunities to take advantage of them all.
  • Great Bear Recreation Park -- Skiing, snowboarding and warm-weather events
  • Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum
  • The Outdoor Campus -- Outdoor skills and nature center
  • Sioux Falls Bike Trail
  • Sioux Falls Canaries Baseball
  • Sioux Falls Parks
  • Sioux Falls Pools
  • Wild Water West Waterpark

Sioux Falls is also a 5-hour drive from Badlands National Park and the Black Hills.


Sioux Falls offers public and parochial learning options. The Sioux Falls School District includes 23 elementary schools, five middle schools and three traditional high schools.

Sioux Falls Catholic Schools includes six elementary schools and one junior high and high school.

Other options include Sioux Falls Lutheran Schools and Sioux Falls Christian Schools.

Residential Neighborhoods

From the Victorian-era homes near downtown to the newer developments east, west and south of the city, Sioux Falls offers a variety of residential areas. Neighborhoods are well served by public parks, libraries and other amenities.

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