I worked at Avera Health (More than a year)
The hospital management is truly supportive. There are many opportunities to expand skill levels and for advancement. Have never worked with a kinder, more genuine, and hard working supervisory team. The hospital was beautiful, the food outstanding, and the patient rooms and common areas were inviting and conducive to a therapeutic milieu.
The pay was lower than competitors, but working conditions made it well worth the difference. Unfortunately, there were a few jealous, gossipy RNs who tried to undermine promising new hires. Watched it happen to others, and it was the one reason I was glad to leave for travel nursing.
Advice to Management
Be careful of the old timers who are jealous of their positions and target new potential 'competitors'
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Avera Health (Sioux Falls, SD) in October 2015.
The interview process was what one would expect anywhere. As with a larger corporation, the overall process was slow. Individuals involved were extremely friendly. There was a lot of waiting and anticipating for an over. If you listen closely, you have a pretty good indication of next steps and if you should be expecting an offer.
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