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At Myrtue Medical Center, our team members are our most valuable assets. We are committed to the health and well-being of our staff and their professional growth and development. Myrtue takes pride in its more than 400 employees and partners in health care who help deliver personalized services using state-of-the-art health care in a hometown atmosphere. Each team member plays an important role in Myrtue’s ability to provide quality health care close to home.

One of our goals is to attract and retain employees who share Myrtue’s passion for providing compassionate care and outstanding health care services to Shelby County and surrounding areas.

About Us

Myrtue Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital and serves the rural communities in Shelby County, Iowa. Myrtue has Rural Health Clinics in the cities of Harlan, Avoca, Earling, Elk Horn and Shelby. The hospital is located in Harlan adjacent to the clinic. Throughout our clinics and hospital we see over 116,000 patient visits per year and on average have 11 patients in the hospital every day. A few of our services include primary care, obstetrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, surgery, digital imaging, radiology (x-ray, MRI, CT, mammography, ultrasound, vascular studies), inpatient, behavioral health, cardiac rehabilitation, health coaching, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, public health, home health, hospice, sleep studies, sports medicine, emergency, inpatient, and many outpatient specialty services and providers. Across from the hospital is Myrtue’s 44,439 square foot wellness center and aquatic complex

Employment Opportunities

Myrtue Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals are entitled to equal opportunities for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Myrtue Medical Center’s campuses are tobacco free.

Employment opportunities are updated regularly, and availability is subject to change without notice.


Myrtue Medical Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid time off, continuing education and training, health, dental and life insurance, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, tax deferred annuities (403(b) and 457), IPERS retirement savings, employee assistance program, free Wellness Center membership for employees and dependents, wellness incentives, team member discounts and service awards. Myrtue Medical Center is recognized by the National Health Service Corp and Nurse Corp for student loan repayment opportunities.

Background Checks

Myrtue Medical Center conducts background checks, including but not limited to Criminal History, Medicare Fraud, License and/or Certification verifications. If any new employee fails any of the background checks conducted by Human Resources, the job offer may be rescinded based on information received.

Drug Testing

Candidates selected for employment, including rehires, will be required to complete an initial alcohol/drug screen and the results will be furnished to Human Resources. A positive result shall disqualify the applicant from employment. This applies to candidates for full-time, part-time or on-call and PRN positions.

Immunization/Vaccination Requirements

A health screening is part of the pre-employment process and will be scheduled by Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Immunity or proof of vaccination is required for Rubella, Rubeola, and Varicella. Hepatitis A and B vaccinations will be offered. A two-step Tuberculin skin test is also required. If the new staff member can provide these records, no further testing may be necessary. If records are not available, titers will be drawn and vaccinations offered free of charge. In addition, Myrtue requires an annual influenza vaccination for all employees.