Employment Opportunities

Van Buren County Hospital and Medical Clinics is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with six Rural Health Clinics located in scenic Van Buren County. The hospital is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) and hosts 15 specialty clinics on a monthly basis. The hospital was designated by UIHC as its Southeast Iowa Heart Center and is the first hospital in the state to host a UIHC teledermatology clinic.

The county has many opportunities for outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, fishing and scenic drives. Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, Iowa’s largest state park, and Shimek Forest, Iowa's largest state-owned forest, are both located in Van Buren County.

The county consists of several towns known as the “Villages of Van Buren.” Keosauqua, the county seat, boasts the oldest courthouse in continuous use in Iowa. Homes and buildings listed on the national register of historic places can be found throughout the county. Bonaparte was one of five winners nationwide of the "Great American Main Street Award.” Many antique and craft shops operate throughout the Villages. Several artists and craftspersons have their studios here.

Van Buren County offers a safe, friendly, affordable place to live that is only four hours from St. Louis and five from Chicago. Fairfield, Iowa, 20 miles to the north, offers cultural experiences in art and music sponsored by the local college.

Van Buren County Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Please send resumes to: Van Buren County Hospital - 304 Franklin - Keosauqua, IA 52565

Community Wellness Associate - Dixie Daugherty

319-293-8703  
Community Wellness Associate: Part-time position available in the Healthy Villages/Occupational Health Department. Duties will include working with the Tobacco Free grant program, Healthy Villages, and various Occupational Health Services provided to community companies through VBCH. A wellness degree or equivalent background is desired, organizational skills, must be able to relate to the community, business leaders, and employees, have good communications skills and computer knowledge. If interested please contact Dixie Daugherty at 319-293-8703 email: EEO/AA

Registered Nurse Full-time Nights - Rhonda Fellows

319-293-8702  
Van Buren County Hospital has an opening for a full-time RN to work 12 hour (6 shifts per pay period) nights every other weekend on the Med-Surg Unit. Current Iowa license required. Previous experience preferred. All applicants may obtain an employment application at VBCH, 304 Franklin St., Keosauqua, IA 52565 or online at www.vbch.org. Applications may be emailed to or sent to the above address. For information on this position, contact Rhonda Fellows at 319-293-8702. EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled

Maintenance Worker - Jerry Fuller

319-293-3171  
The Van Buren County Hospital is seeking a full time Maintenance Worker. This position is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the campus, facility and equipment. It is primarily a day shift M-F position with rotating on call. Our Maintenance Department has high expectations for completing our work in a timely manner. We are looking for an individual that is willing to become part of our team, and come to work in a place you like to work at. Applicants must possess good communication skills, basic computer skills, and good overall mechanical skills. You’ll find our wages and benefits very competitive as well as including IPERS. Applicant will be required to follow the VBCH Behavior Standards and expect to get treated with respect as well as treat others the same. All qualified applicants may obtain an employment application at VBCH, 304 Franklin St, Keosauqua, IA 52565 or online at www.vbch.org. Applications may be submitted to the address above or emailed to Please contact Jerry Fuller at 319-293-3171 for more information on this position. EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled

Paramedic/EMT - Kyle DaVolt or Dan Wells

319-293-3171  
Paramedic/EMT – Position available for a full-time varied shift position to work 12 hour shifts and weekends as assigned. Must be an Iowa Paramedic, Paramedic Specialist, or EMT. One year experience is preferred. All applicants may obtain an employment application at VBCH, 304 Franklin St., Keosauqua, IA 52565 or online at www.vbch.org. Applications may be emailed to or sent to the above address. For further information on this position contact Kyle DaVolt/Dan Wells at 319-293-3171. EE EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled.

Part-time Cook/Dietary Aide - Chuck Cathey

319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital has an immediate opening in the Dietary department for a Cook/Dietary Aide. This is a part-time position with hours based on need per two week pay period, on average 24-32 hours per pay period. Applicants with prior dietary experience are preferred but we will train if otherwise qualified. Ability to work varied shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays is required. Ability to cross-train in other departments could lead to more hours. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Chuck Cathey at 319-293-3171. All qualified applicants may obtain an employment application at Van Buren County Hospital, 304 Franklin St;, Keosauqua, IA 52565 or online at www.vbch.org . Applicants may be submitted to the address above or emailed to This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer/AA employer.

Child Care Provider - Debbie Martin

319-293-3300  
Child Care Provider: Van Buren County Hospital Child Care Center has a full-time position available. This position is typically works 10 hour days for 4 days per week. Previous experience working with children and good communication skills are required. All applicants must complete a VBCH application, at VBCH, 304 Franklin St., Keosauqua, IA 52565 or online at www.vbch.org. Applications may be emailed to or sent to the above address. For further information on this position contact Debbie Martin at 319-293-3300. EE EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled.

Family Practice Physician - Ray Brownsworth

319-293-3171  
Family Practice Physicians
(OB Practice at Physicians’ Discretion-OB/GYN on Staff)
Starting Salary $250000 depending on experience and credentials
Benefits Include:
• Four-day work week
• $50,000 Sign on bonus
• $100,000 Student Loan Repayment
(with possible Federal Assistance)
• Longevity Bonus $5,000 after 1 year up to $15,000 after 3 years
• Six weeks PTO/CME

EMT-B/Drivers - Dan Wells

319-293-3171  
EMT-B/Drivers - Van Buren County Hospital Ambulance is seeking EMT-B/Drivers for their ambulance service for a PRN (as needed) position. Hours may vary to accommodate workflow. All applicants may obtain an employment application at VBCH, 304 Franklin St., Keosauqua, IA 52565 or online at www.vbch.org. Applications may be emailed to or sent to the above address. For further information on this position contact Dan Wells at 319-293-3171. EE EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled


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