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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

July 29, 2015


plant operations tech II    Req. # 1504827

Full time position working M-F to include weekend, call, and holiday rotations. Seeking
applicants with experience and knowledge in the areas of plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. Must have ability to perform general, mechanical and preventative maintenance and be able to complete inspections service and repair of mechanical and computer controlled systems.  Will be required to run snow removal equipment to include tractor and snow blower.  CDL preferable.  Benefit eligible.

REGISTERED NURSE OB / LDRP    Req. # 1504398

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



Registered Nurse to perform Management and Circulating RN roles in the OR and PACU.  Full time 40 hours per week with rotating weekends and call.  BLS, ACLS, PALS, Mandatory Reporter required.  CNOR recommended.  Responsibilities include; circulating, PACU, scheduling, payroll, budget, evaluations.  OR and management experience required.  Benefit eligible.


MLS/MLT    Req. # MLT 15102645-2   Req. # MT 1502645-1

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.


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 Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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
  • 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!