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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

June 29, 2015


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.


Operating Room Manager   Req. # 1503889

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.


Clinic LPN or RN    Req. # LPN 1504388-1    Req. # RN 1504388-2

Full time, 40 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 and fulfill additional nursing support needs. Minimum of two years nursing experience required. 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.


Patient Meal Service    Req. # 1501722

PRN position to provide staffing support.  Will train for day and afternoon shifts.  Patient Meal Service prepares meal trays for our patients and assists with dishes.   Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  Experience in healthcare food service preferable. 


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!