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Careers at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, IA

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 Healthcare and Administrative Positions

September 2, 2015


Weekend package positions working 5 out of 6 weekends Friday-Sunday on Med/Surg.  Rotating 12 hour 7A and 7P shifts depending on needs of department.  Seeking applicants willing to work two or more of the following areas: Med/Surg, SCU, ER, OB.  Experience preferred, but will consider all applicants.  Benefit eligible.


Full time position working 12 hour shifts starting at 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 but will consider all applicants. OB, SCU, or ER experience a plus!  Benefit eligible.


PRN position to provide staffing and scheduling support.  Ultrasound call will be involved. Current IA ARRT or ARDMS required. Ultrasound modalities include, general, obstetrics, and vascular. Will work in a team environment to provide superior patient care.


PRN to work as needed, M-F with no holidays in a fast paced family practice clinic. Will work for Avera Medical Group - Estherville covering for any of the nursing positions in the clinic. 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, immunizations, injections, 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.


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 required in one or more areas of nursing.


needed to provide phlebotomy on adults, children, and infants by venipuncture or capillary methods, except direct arterial puncture. Perform routine and special laboratory testing, recording, and test result reporting within established turnaround times. Interpret analytical findings/results to assess compliance with hospital and industry standards. Perform specimen collection, handling, processing, and testing following established procedures; perform instrument maintenance, calibrations, and function checks. Assist in evaluating new tests and/or new procedures; perform instrument maintenance, calibrations, and function checks. Assist in evaluating new tests and/or procedures; perform quality control, proficiency testing and remedial action for unacceptable results. This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology, ASCP registered or eligible and able to perform testing in all areas of the lab.

Send resume and cover letter to: Janette Jensen, HR Manager, Avera Holy Family Hospital, 826 N 8th Street, Estherville, IA 51334 or via email to:  All offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks, physical exam and drug screen. EOE


Contact Our HR Team

If you have questions about a position, your application, or any other job related question, contact our Human Resources department:
Call us at 712-362-6490 or 712-362-6390

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.

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