Nursing Supervisor

On-call position (12 hours per week).  Works various days Sunday through Saturday; works every third weekend.  Manages nursing activities in the delivery of quality, cost-effective patient care.  Directs, coordinates, and participates in the delivery of patient care.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  staff performance appraisals, staff and scheduling, quality improvement, achievement of departmental goals, and membership on Nurse Management Council.  Develops, implements, and evaluates goals, policies, and procedures, standards of practice, and new programs for the department.  Maintains knowledge and compliance with regulatory agencies and standards/safety goals.  Prefer two years clinical experience in Emergency Department as well as the Medical/Surgical area.  Must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing program.  Must have current Iowa Registered Nurse license.  Certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support required.

Applications being accepted for health care educational grants

Education-GrantsApplications for healthcare educational grants from the Endowment for Education are now being accepted.  The grants are made available through the Lucille Petersen Endowment Fund, which was established in 1988.  The funds will be distributed to selected applicants seeking short or long-range educational assistance to pursue healthcare occupations.  A June 30th deadline has been set for applications to be submitted for the fall 2019 semester.

The funds will be distributed as grants—loans that will be forgiven if the recipient is employed within a 20-mile radius of Harlan in his or her specialized healthcare occupation following completion of courses.  If a recipient cannot fulfill the service terms under which the loan will be forgiven, the money is subject to a five percent interest rate and repayment of principal.

Application forms and more information are available by contacting Ruth  Pitkin, Myrtue Medical Center, 1213 Garfield Ave., Harlan, IA, 51537, phone 712-755-4316 or email  The grants can be for new, entry-level, or advanced training or certifications.