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

Network Director - Information Technology Department

Posted: 7/25/13Chris McEntee319-293-3171  
SUMMARY
Van Buren County Hospital is looking for a full time Network Director to oversee our HRSA grant and work as a team member in our Information Technology Department. This position directs the day to day operations of the network, is responsible for completion of network work plan projects, works with network member staff to accomplish network goals, oversees the network budget, complies with any reporting requirements for the network grant, works on sustainability of the network, supports EHR users, database administration, data reporting, troubleshooting, and various other duties.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Evaluate and/or recommend purchases of computers, network hardware, peripheral equipment, and software; for our network members
2. Investigate user problems, identify their source, determine possible solutions, test and implement solutions.
3. Install, configure, and maintain personal computers, networks, workstations, file servers, Ethernet networks, network cabling, and other related equipment, devices, and systems; adds or upgrades and configures modems, disk drives, data acquisition boards, CD ROM units, printers, and related equipment.
4. Perform and/or oversee software and application development, installation, and upgrades.
5. Support and troubleshoot our EHR and Revenue Cycle system users.
6. Troubleshoot networks, systems, and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational difficulties.
7. Develop and conduct various training and instruction for system users on operating systems, relational databases, and other applications; assist users in maximizing use of networks and computing systems, and help train EHR and Revenue Cycle system users.
8. Develop reports from the EHR and Revenue Cycle systems.
9. Identify utilization patterns and their effect on operation/system availability and performance expectations.
10. Anticipate communication and networking problems and implement preventive measures.
11. Establish and perform maintenance programs following company and vendor standards.
12. Ensure timely user notification of maintenance requirements and effects on system availability.
13. Investigate, recommend and install enhancements and operating procedures that optimize network availability.
14. Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed by the network.
15. Document network problems and resolutions for future reference.
16. Schedule network meetings and complete all network grant reporting requirements with HRSA.
17. Assist network member with troubleshooting and working with their vendors.
18. Project management of network work plan.
19. Provide a High Level of customer service to our internal users and our network members.


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
1. Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
2. Knowledge of a range of computer networking systems and languages to include UNIX, Windows, or similar computer networks. Knowledge of computing and network hardware and peripheral equipment. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel. Ability to install, configure, and maintain personal computers, networks, and related hardware and software. Knowledge of federal copyright laws as they pertain to the use of computer software. Knowledge of computer and/or network security systems, applications, procedures, and techniques. Ability to identify and resolve computer system malfunctions and operational problems. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Ability to provide technical training to end users. Ability to learn and support new systems and applications. Work with users requires interpersonal skills. This is normally acquired through a combination of a Bachelor's Degree and three to five years of networking and application support experience.
3. Responsibilities may require evening and weekend work in response to needs of the systems being supported.
4. Project Management Experience of multiple organization projects.
5. Management of staff experience.
6. Experience with the following Microsoft products: Window Server, Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint, AD, DNS, DHCP, Office, Windows 7, and Window XP.
7. Report writing skills from different systems using Crystal Reports or other reporting tools.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work requires extensive work using a computer. Responsibilities may require evening and weekend work in response to needs of the systems being supported.
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 e-mailed to or sent to 304 Franklin Street, Keosauqua, IA 52565. For information on this position contact Chris McEntee at 319-293-3171. EOE/ AA Employer


Paramedic - Kay Gabriel or Dan Wells

Posted: 2/28/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital is seeking a Paramedic for a full or part-time position to work 12 hour shifts and every other weekend. All shifts available. Must be an Iowa Paramedic or Paramedic Specialist. On 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 Kay Gabriel/Dan Wells at 319-293-3171. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer/AA Employer.

Job Coach - Janet Phelps

Posted: 5/20/14319-293-3171  
Job Coach: Part-time position (18 to 24 hrs) providing employment support services to people with disabilities in Lee County. Must enjoy working with people, have a philosophy that people with disabilities have equal rights in the workplace, possess excellent communication/interpersonal skills. Must be willing to work some evenings & weekends.. 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. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer/AA Employer.

Clinical Laboratory Staff Technologist - Karen Weatherall

Posted: 5/29/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital has a part time position available for a clinical laboratory staff technologist. The successful applicant must have certification as an MT or MLT or equivalent and will be responsible for all aspects of clinical laboratory functions. A weekend package is a possibility. All qualified applicants may obtain an employment application at VBCH, 304 Franklin St, Keosauqua, IA 52565 or online at www.vbch.org. Please contact Karen Weatherall at 319-293-3171 for more information on this position. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer/AA Employer.

Part -time Operating Room Scrub Tech - Mavadene Kennedy or Kay Gabriel

Posted: 6/30/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital is seeking a part-time operating room scrub tech. Job includes scrub tech duties to include surgical case preparation, instrument cleaning and set-up, and must be willing to take call for emergency surgeries. Certification is preferred. All applicants may obtain an employment application at VBCH, 304 Franklin St., Keosauqua, Iowa 52565 or online at www.vbch.org. Applications may be emailed to or sent to the above address. For information on this position contact Mavadene Kennedy/Kay Gabriel at 319-293-3171. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer/AA Employer.

Polysomnographic Tech - Dixie Daugherty or Susan Huff

Posted: 7/8/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital’s Respiratory Care Department has a part–time opening for a Polysomnographic Technician or Technologist. Part time work hours, flexible, adjusted to demand usually two or more nights per month. All applicants may obtain an employment application at VBCH, 304 Franklin St., Keosauqua, Iowa 52565 or online at www.vbch.org. Applications may be emailed to or sent to the above address. For information on this position contact Dixie Daugherty/Susan Huff at 319-293-3171. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer/AA Employer.

Food Service Worker - Debbie Randolph

Posted: 9/23/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital is hiring a full-time Food Service Worker for 32 hours up to 40 hours a week. The applicant must have successfully completed or be willing to complete an 8 hour ServSafe food handling course. The successful candidate will be responsible for all dietary duties. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Debbie Randolph 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.

Part-time LPN - Kay Gabriel

Posted: 9/26/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital has an opening for a part-time LPN to work nights every other weekend on the Med-Surg Unit. Current Iowa license is required. Previous experience is preferred. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Kay Gabriel 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.

Full time and Part time Lobby Receptionist - Debra Roe

Posted: 9/26/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital has an opening for both a full time and part time Lobby Receptionist. This is a new position for the hospital. The qualified applicant will be professional with enhanced people skills to allow them to perform duties which will include greeting visitors of the hospital, fielding telephone calls, and scheduling appointments. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Deb Roe 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.

Full time CMA/LPN - William Cline

Posted: 9/26/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital has an opening for a full time CMA/LPN. The qualified applicant will have previous clinic experience. EPIC training is a plus. If you have any questions about this position, please contact William Cline 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.

EMT-B/Drivers - Kay Gabriel or Dan Wells

Posted: 10/7/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital Ambulance is seeking EMT-B/Drivers for their ambulance service for all shifts. Part-time positions available. 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 Kay Gabriel/Dan Wells at 319-293-3171. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer/AA Employer.

Dietary Manager - Janna Cline

Posted: 10/7/14319-293-3171  
Van Buren County Hospital is accepting applications for a Dietary Manager. The Dietary Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating all activities of the Dietary Department, which includes providing nutritional and attractive meals for our residents, maintaining an organized sanitary environment, monitoring supply inventories and purchasing of food and supplies as required, ensuring proper storage of food and supplies, and managing an effective food service staff. This position must ensure compliance with all Federal and State Laws rules/regulations of licensing agencies. A Dietary Manager Certification is required for this position. The formal culinary education of certified chef is a definite plus. ServSafe Certification is required. This candidate will have a minimum of three years food service experience, with at least two years in a management/supervisory role, preferably in a healthcare environment. Experience operating within an operating budget is essential, as well as a strong managerial and clinical background.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact Janna Cline 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.

Full-time Facility Maintenance Director - Janna Cline

Posted: 10/8/14319-293-3171  
VBCH has a full-time Facility Maintenance Director position available. The primary responsibility is to develop, implement and administer a program to maintain hospital buildings, grounds and equipment; and to procure or generate all utilities and their distribution systems. Must have strong general maintenance, plumbing, electrical and HVAC background. Certification in each of these areas is preferred or the successful applicant must be willing to obtain all certifications.
This position reviews and recommends approval of plans for construction, advises on structural changes, additions or modifications to buildings and acts as a liaison between contractors, architects, engineers and suppliers. This position administers the preventive maintenance program for the Hospital. The candidate may also be required to assist and drive for ambulance transfers. Weekend and daily call for plant operations and ambulance will be shared with other staff members. 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 Janna Cline at 319 293 3171 for more information on this position. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer/AA employer.

Clerical Aide position - Gary Debner

Posted: 10/20/14319-293-3171  
The Van Buren County Hospital Physical Therapy Department has an opening for a Clerical Aide position. The qualified applicant must have excellent computer skills accompanied by a friendly, outgoing personality with great customer service skills. Epic training is a plus. Limited patient care is also required. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Gary Debner 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.