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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program

The Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program provides a $10,000 payment to eligible health professionals who complete a three-year, full-time service commitment.  The health professional must enter into a three-way contract between the employing facility and the state.   Eligible facilities must be located in a community with a population of 10,000 or less.

 

Eligible occupations Eligible facilities
Dietitian or Nutritionist South Dakota licensed:
Nurse (LPN or RN) Hospitals
Occupational therapist Nursing homes
Respiratory therapist Federally certified home health agencies
Laboratory technologist Chemical dependency treatment facilities
Pharmacist Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities
Physical therapist Community support providers
Paramedic Community mental health centers
Medical technologist ESRD facilities
Radiologic technologist Community health centers (FQHCs)

  • The 2015 Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program and applications will open on May 1st.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • For any additional information, please contact the South Dakota Office of Rural Health, 1-800-738-2301 or 605-773-2679.
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