Career Opportunities


Become a team member in a nationally recognized and growing rural healthcare system. Our progressive rural medical practice consists of an integrated hospital/clinic with surgical, rehab, imaging, diagnostic, emergency and birthing services. In addition: visiting nurses, fitness center, business health, assisted living facility, long-term care center, home medical equipment store, eye center, diabetes education and six satellite clinics.

Positions Available at West River Health Services [Apply for employment online]

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Engineers Assistant - FT

This is an opening for a FT position (40 hrs/week) in our environmental services department. This person would be responsible to assist the Environmental Service Manager in all aspects of maintaining the Hospital, Clinic and associated properties.

This position would also be responsible for groundkeeping work and assisting with snow removal.

If interested, please fill out an application or contact Human Resources 701-567-6207.

Allied Health Professional - Emergency Room - FT

This positions is for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide first call coverage in the emergency room and Saturday walk-in clinic of WRHS in conjunction with the physician providers. This position will assist as appropriate with management of emergency situations and help to coordinate transfer and follow up care as directed by the on-call physician.

Education:   Graduate of an accredited training program in PA or NP studies.

Licensure:   Current, unencumbered license to practice as a PA or NP in the state of North Dakota.

Houskeeper - FT/PT/SUPP

WRHS has two openings in our housekeeping department, one FT/PT housekeeper,  and one Supplemental Housekeeper.

This person does the cleaning in all areas of the hospital and clinic as designated.
Duties include dusting, mopping, washing furniture and walls with cleaning solutions and disinfectants, wash beds and empty waste baskets from designated areas

Clinical IT Coordinator - FT

The Clinical IT Coordinator is responsible for implementing and supporting WRHS clinical applications and departments. This position will serve as a day-to-day contact person for the end-users of clinical modules, identify and assist in the resolution of issues arising in the clinical modules, train users in the use of clinical and other assigned applications, and other duties as they arise. This position is flexible to be 32-40 hours per week. A bachelor degree in a computer-related or clinical field is required.

Cook and/or Food Service Worker - PT

Positions available for 24-36 hours per week. Provides service to patients and to staff and guests in the cafeteria. The hours are 5:30am to 2:00pm and 11:00am to 7:30pm rotating shifts. Every third weekend and Holidays required with weekend shift hours slightly different from weekends.

Respiratory Therapist - FT

Full – time Respiratory Therapist position at West River health Services -4 year Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy , Registered or Registry eligible required.

Willingness to train to all modalities of Respiratory Care, excellent opportunity to learn and develop skills.

Competitive wages, good benefits. Positive working environment., with support of medical and nursing staff.

Looking to fill position by June 2017. Please call if interested in position and would like to hear more about this opportunity. Please call 701-567-6015 or email

Hospital RN - FT/PT

West River Health Services has current openings for Registered Nurse(s) in the hospital. The selected individual will work with physicians and Chief Nurse Officer in providing quality patient care. Qualified candidate must have a current RN license.

Medical Technologist- FT

This person would be responsible for quality laboratory results in an efficient and timely manner according to written procedures. 
Responsibilities include: (but not limited to)
  • Collect Specimens
  • Perform Veinipunctures
  • Perform Capillary sticks and Arterials.

Must have a B.S degree in Medical Technology/ Clinical Laboratory Science. Must be registered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologist, Equivalent, or eligible. Must be Licensed by the ND Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice. This is a 40 hour a week position with rotating shifts of nights, weekends, on call and Holidays.

Speech Pathologist/Therapist - PT/FT

This individual is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of speech therapy. Provides patient care when indicated at his/her discretion. Ensures quality patient care and patient satisfaction. Will organize and administer his/her job function and programs. Possibility of a part time position or a full time position.
Qualifications: Has graduated with a master's degree in Speech Pathology. Has fulfilled all requirements for receipt of Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology (CCC-SP) including satisfactory completion of Clinical Fellowship Year, approval of membership application by the American Speech and hearing Association (ASHA), and passing the ASHA exam. Meets requirements in ND and SD Century Code for licensure and Standard of Practice.

RN - Surgery Manager - FT

This position is for an RN to act as surgery manager. Duties include the responsibility to hire personnel according to unit needs, direct and evaluate personnel, creating and using a department budget, being familiar with all equipment and ensuring that is is operating correctly, monitoring and evaluating client care through QI programs and complaints, and attend meetings and education sessions. This position will also take call and do RN surgical duties as needed.


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 Positions Available at Western Horizons Living Centers [Apply for employment online]

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Administrator - FT

Western Horizons Care Center has an immediate opening for a Full Time Administrator.

This position is responsible for the professional, economical and efficient operation of the Western Horizons Living Centers and its departments for the betterment of the residents, tenants, patients and their families, and employees. The Administrator/COO is also responsible for all properties owned or acquired by Western Horizons Living Centers and also acts as a liaison between residents, staff, tenants, and patients.

Responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, directing and coordinating of the organization staff to ensure quality care for residents of Western Horizons Living Centers; to be knowledgeable of and implementing federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to the facility and residents, personnel, and physical plant.

Responsible for planning, organizing and carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established policies and procedures.

Essential Job Requirements: 

Education:      As required by state and federal laws, but at least a B. S. degree from an accredited college or university, and preferably a major or minor in healthcare administration and a master’s degree.           

Experience:     Not less than 5 years experience in a hospital or nursing home with a preference to such experience in long-term care. Leadership, communication, nursing home regulations and standards, budgeting, personnel and business administration, public and community relations, relations with other healthcare providers, ability to handle crisis situations and make judgments and decisions.

Licensure Requirements:       Hold a current, unencumbered nursing facility administrator’s license in this state.

Western Horizons Care Center - CNA - FT/PT or SUPP

Western Horizons Care Center - CNA - FT/PT or SUPP

This position is with the new Western Horizons Care Center. The individual will assist the nursing staff with caring for residents at the facility. Some duties include transport, bathe, and dress and assist residents with daily grooming tasks. Addition tasks will include assisting with meals and making beds. The applicant need to communicate well and work well with both the residents, families and other staff members.

If interested fill out an application online or contact:

Human Resource Department
Tera Fried
West River Health Services
1000 Highway 12
Hettinger, North Dakota 58639
(701) 567-6207
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

LPN or RN - FT

This individual will develop, maintain and complete the resident assessment in accordance with regulations and facility policies. The qualified candidate will provide an ongoing objective evaluation of the important aspects of patients’ care through; reviewing the charts, interviewing residents and working with nurses and physicians. This position reports to the Director of Nursing and this individual must have a current RN license.

Housekeeper - FT

Tenant Assistant - PT/FT

Two positions availabe for a 24 hour a week position and a FT 40 hours per week in our Assisted Living Facility.

Must be able to lift up to 50 ponds and tolerate physical work.

Required Qualifications -
Meets requirements of Tenant Assistant, has current CNA or qualifies for registration by the ND Dept of Health.
Meets requirements of Medication Aide I
High School graduate or equivalent


Human Resource Department
Tera Fried
West River Health Services
1000 Highway 12
Hettinger, North Dakota 58639
(701) 567-6205

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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer