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Careers at Prairie Lakes

Careers at Prairie Lakes

Be a part of our mission and make a difference in the lives of patients and their loved ones.

Join the Prairie Lakes family and start a rewarding career of delivering accessible, high-quality, affordable, and exceptional healthcare every day. 

Available Job Opportunities

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Employee Benefits

We value our employees’ contributions and support their growth.

  • Medical, dental, and vision care insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Paid-Time-Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending accounts (pre-tax income to pay for out-of-pocket medical and daycare expenses expenses)
  • Tuition assistance
  • Retirement plans (401)K and (403)B
  • Membership discount at Prairie Lakes Wellness Center
  • Employee activities and events
  • Cafeteria discount
  • Various discounts at businesses around Watertown


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Prairie Lakes at a Glance

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is an independent, non-profit healthcare system serving northeastern South Dakota and west-central Minnesota. We provide care to a rural region around Watertown, SD to our neighbors, friends, and family. 

Hospital Care

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is licensed to operate 81 acute care hospital beds including labor and delivery, telemetry, critical care, and general hospital. Hospital services also include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery capabilities, and services providing diagnostics and imaging services.

Specialty Care

Prairie Lakes also operates Prairie Lakes Cancer Center, Prairie Lakes Mallard Pointe Surgical Center, Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic, dialysis units in Sisseton, SD, Watertown, SD and Ortonville, MN. Specialty services are a focus of PLHS to bring needed care to the region.

Learn more: Medical Services | Awards | Patient Testimonials


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Prairie Lakes is based in family-friendly Watertown, a town with a population of approximately 22,000, located in northeastern South Dakota. Our region is known for hunting, fishing, golfing, and lake activities. Excellent schools and local businesses support our progressive community. 

Learn more about Watertown: Watertown Works | City of Watertown website | Northeast South Dakota Tourism 

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We are proud to be one of the top rural and community hospitals in the nation. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System fosters a collaborative, community-centric work environment, yet is big enough to advance services with new medical technology and procedures. Become part of one of the most advanced independent, rural healthcare systems in the country today!

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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.