Employment Opportunities

Van Buren County Hospital and Medical Clinics is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with five 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.

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 Street- Keosauqua, IA 52565

Certified Dietary Manager - Debbie Randolph

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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 and Serv Safe Certifications are 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 Debbi 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 EE EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled.

Chief Nursing Officer - Ray Brownsworth

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Van Buren County Hospital is currently seeking a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). This position is primarily responsible for supervising the activities of nursing personnel in order to ensure the provision of nursing services. The CNO regularly reviews patient care in an effort to determine its effectiveness in meeting established care and treatment goals, adherence to hospital and nursing policies and procedures and conformance with accepted nursing standards. Serves as a role model for VBCH core values and standards of behavior. Requires BSN, MSN preferred or be willing to obtain within 3 years of hire. Current RN licensure in the state of Iowa. 5 years clinical experience and management experience required. 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 Ray Brownsworth at 319-293-3171. EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled

Job Coach - Melissa Daugherty

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Van Buren Job Opportunities is seeking career-minded applicants who desire a challenging and rewarding position as an Employment Specialist/Job Coach helping people with disabilities maintain community employment. Looking for part-time/full-time help. Great benefits, including mileage reimbursement. 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 Melissa Daugherty at 319-293-3171. EE EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled.

Part-time Housekeeper - Julie Ludwig

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Van Buren County Hospital & Clinics (VBCH) is looking for a part-time evening/night shift housekeeping position. This would require working alternate weekends. All qualified applicants must complete a VBCH application which can be found at www.vbch.org or at the VBCH front desk. You may mail applications to the HR Department, 304 Franklin Street, Keosauqua, Iowa 52565 or email to . For questions regarding this position, please call Julie Ludwig at 319-293-3171. EE EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled

Registered Nurse Part-time Nights - Kyle DaVolt or Kasha Kite

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Van Buren County Hospital has an opening for a part-time, 12 hour night shift RN on the medical surgical floor with helping in the Emergency Department as needed. Previous RN 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 Kyle DaVolt or Kasha Kite at 319-293-3171. EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled

Ultrasound Technologist - Betsy Caviness

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Ultrasound Technologist – Van Buren County Hospital & Clinics is seeking a full-time (80 hr) ultrasound technologist with no ultrasound call. The ultrasound technologist will be responsible for performing diagnostic sonographic procedures in a critical access hospital setting. This technologist will assist providers and radiologists with imaging procedures and perform exams according to the accepted protocols. Position qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, ultrasound certifications in abdominal, ob/gyn, breast, vascular and cardiac. Graduate of an Accredited ultrasound program preferred, or current American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Graduate of an AMA Accredited Radiology program with ARRT or ARCT. State of Iowa permit to practice. Minimum 3 years’ experience. Possible sign-on bonus. 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 Betsy Caviness at 319-293-3171.EE EEO Employer/AA/Vet/Disabled.

Family Practice Physician - Ray Brownsworth

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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

If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-319-293-8709