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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

January 29, 2015



PRN position working rotating day shifts. Will provide specimen collection on adults, children, and infants by venipuncture and/or capillary methods. Will provide laboratory customer service needs to our patients. Medical background degree preferred. General computer skills required. Applicants with phlebotomy experience will be given highest priority.



Seeking an RN interested in working PRN in Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).  Responsibilities include: Provide professional nursing care for surgical patients in the recovery room, preadmission, and moderate sedation for endoscopy procedures in the Operating Room.  Must be able to adapt to flexible scheduling due to fluctuating case loads.  Previous PACU, Med/Surg, ICU, ER experience required.  BLS, ACLS, and PALS required.



Seeking an RN interested in working PRN to provide shift support as an RN Circulator.  Position may include weekend, weekday, and holiday call.  Must have a thorough working knowledge of surgery and recovery room environment.  OR experience required.  BLS, ACLS, and PALS required. 



Full time position working rotating 12 hour shifts starting at 7A and 7P in OB. Work schedule will include every third weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and every other holiday. Prior LDRP experience is preferred. M/S, SCU, or ER experience a plus!  If no OB patients, will be assigned to work on M/S.  Benefit eligible.



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.


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.

Avera volunteer

Learn more about volunteer opportunities and apply online!