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Careers at Avera Holy Family Hospital

The essence of medicine lies in one human being caring for another. We call this spirit Caring for Life. It is the foundation of our health ministry.

Avera Holy Family Hospital is located in the city of Estherville, Iowa, a community of 6,500 people. It's 20 minutes from the Lake Okoboji resort area. Enjoy all the dining, water sports, and activities a resort area offers, while living in a quiet rural setting. Northwest Iowa is also known for great hunting and fishing opportunities.

Open Positions

September 16, 2014



PRN position to offer staffing and scheduling support.  Responsibilities to include caring for both inpatients and outpatients including Emergency Room, OB, and Medical Clinic.  Must be a graduate of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy.  Current NBRC registration status and/or license according to State Law required.  BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and Dependent Adult and Child Abuse certification required within six months of employment.  Hospital RT experience preferred but will consider all applicants. 


Full time, 36 hrs per week, M-F with no holidays in a fast paced family practice clinic. Will work for Avera Medical Group Estherville as a Physician’s Nurse. Experience working in a clinic setting preferred. Responsibilities to include but not limited to: assisting with patient care, patient phone calls, referrals, pharmacy refills, coordinating patient cares, and electronic ordering of procedures. Must possess excellent customer service skills, have the ability to multi task, be proficient with computer and keyboarding, be flexible with job assignments, and be willing to work as a member of the team while providing superior patient care. Benefit eligible.



Full time position working rotating 12 hour shifts starting at 7A and 7P on Med/Surg.  Work schedule will include every third weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and every other holiday. Prior Med/Surg experience is preferred. OB, SCU, or ER experience a plus!  Benefit eligible.



PRN positions working 12 hour shifts starting at 7A and 7P.  Seeking applicants willing to work two or more of the following areas: Med/Surg, SCU, ER, OB.  Experience preferred, but will consider all applicants



Part time position working Med/Surg 12 hour shifts starting at 7P.  Will include every third weekend.  Friday-Sunday and every other holiday.  Hospital experience preferred but will consider all applicants.  Benefit eligible.



Full time position working Med/Surg 12 hour shifts starting at 7P.  Will include every third weekend. Friday-Sunday and every other holiday. Hospital experience preferred but will consider all applicants. Benefit eligible. 



Full time position working rotating day/evening shifts in a full service clinical laboratory. Will include call, weekend, and holiday involvement. Will provide sample collection on adults, children, and infants and work in a team environment to provide superior patient care.  Will perform chemical, microscopic, and bacteriological tests to obtain data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.  Associates degree or Bachelors degree required. Microbiology experience preferred. Meditech experience a plus.  ASCP/NCA certified or eligible.   Benefit eligible.



PRN position. May include weekend, call, and holiday rotations.  An ARRT registration is required.  Iowa license or eligibility for Iowa license required.  Responsibilities include performing general radiology, CT, fluoroscopy, and DEXA, examinations as ordered and working in a team environment to provide superior patient care. Meditech experience a plus. Certification in Mammography, CT, or combination is preferred.


We're Looking for You!

Job Shadow and Internship Opportunities

Job Shadow and Internship opportunities are available intermittently.  If you are interested in a Job Shadow or Internship opportunity with Avera Holy Family Hospital, please contact Human Resources at the information listed below. 


Janette Jensen, Human Resources Manager


Ann Harris, Human Resources Assistant


Avera is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

Pre-employment Drug Screen Required.

How to Apply

We have recently launched a new employment application tool, and now require online applications. You may apply online at

Avera Holy Family Hospital
Attn: Human Resources
826 N. 8th Street
Estherville , IA 51334
Phone: (712) 362-2631
Fax: (712) 362-6218


We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits in a supportive working environment. Benefits include:

  • Paid time off
  • Extended sick leave
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Holiday Savings Club
  • Pension
  • 403 (b)
  • Accident
  • Cancer/Critical Illness
  • Long Term Care

Co-Worker Satisfaction

In a recent survey conducted by a national consulting firm, Avera Holy Family Hospital co-workers rated their quality of work life at levels exceedingly more positive than hospital employees nationwide.

Volunteering opportunities

Give back to your community! Consider volunteering at Avera Holy Family Hospital. We have many areas where volunteers can help enhance the healthcare experience for patients and visitors.

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Learn more about volunteer opportunities and apply online!