Our Employment Philosophy
Windom Area Health employees are ambassadors who are expected to reflect our mission of Dedication to Health in everything they do. An extension of our mission is our vision of providing local access to high-quality health services with care and courtesy.
Employment at Windom Area Health is meant to benefit our patients, as well as to support personal and professional growth.
Director of Nursing
Windom Area Health is seeking a full-time Director of Nursing to oversee all nursing related services, including med/surg, OB, ER, outpatient infusions, surgery and diabetic education. This position will ensure compliance with patient care quality standards as it relates to the care provided to all age groups of patients. Assists in formulating the budget and maintains efficient and effective departmental operations while required compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations laws, standards, and protocols. A member of the Senior Executive Team, the DON is responsible for advising senior management on best practices in nursing and patient care, work with healthcare leaders to establish compensation and benefit programs, and are involved in the recruitment, training and retention of clinical staff. The DON is responsible for the oversight and development of patient-care programs, planning of new patient services, and overall development of all clinical-care leaders directly reporting to the DON. Requires current RN licensure; Bachelors in Nursing Required (Masters preferred); minimum of 3-5 years progressive leadership in an acute-care hospital preferred.
Paid Time Off (PTO) Time off with pay is accrued for personal (vacation, holiday, illness, or other) needs. PTO accumulates from the date of hire and may be used only after the Orientation period is complete. A limit of 320 hours can be carried at any time. Once an employee reaches that level, they will stop accruing PTO until time is used. For purposes of the table below, one year of service is the equivalent of 2,080 hours paid.
PTO Accrual Schedule
Hours of Service- Accrual Rate - Days Per Year
0-8,319 hours - 0.104 - 27
8,320-14,559 hours - 0.112 - 29
14,560-20,799 hours - 0.119 - 31
20,800-27,039 hours - 0.135 - 35
27,040-31,199 hours - 0.142 - 37
31,200 hours + - 0.150 - 39
Sick Leave Bank
Accrued bank of hours to be used for illness related to you or an eligible family member, lasting 2 or more days. Sick bank hours accumulate based on hours paid and can be carried over with a maximum accrual of 960 hours. The accrual rate is .0192 per hour paid. Sick Leave Bank hours may not be used until the Orientation period is complete.
Full-time and regular part-time employees are eligible to receive bereavement leave. Days provided differ based on family relationship.
Time and one-half (1 ½) an employee’s regular rate of pay will be paid to any employee working on a designated holiday observance including New Year’s Day (1/1), Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day (7/4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day (12/25).
Windom Area Health provides health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield. Coverage options include single, single + spouse, single + child(ren) and family coverage. WAH pays 75% – 80% of the total premium for full-time employees and regular part-time employees. Full-time employees are eligible for health insurance on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment. Part-time employees are eligible on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment. Open enrollment occurs once each year (normally in November).
Family Medical Leave
Windom Area Health provides 100% of the cost of dental insurance for full-time employees. Employees are able to 'buy up' for family members or for richer dental plan coverage. FT employees are eligible on the first of the month after 30 days.
Windom Area Health provides vision insurance through EyeMed. Coverage options include employee, employee + 1, employee + children and family coverage. Full time employees are eligible for vision insurance on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment. Part time employees are eligible on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Life insurance options are provided through Hartford. Employees have a guaranteed issue of $100,000 and can obtain up to $300,000 of coverage based on medical underwriting. Spouse and dependent coverage is also available. Costs vary depending on age and amount elected.
AFLAC provides a variety of insurance options. AFLAC insurance options include, but are not limited to, short-term disability, cancer protection, accident insurance, life insurance, and dental insurance.
The FSA is a pre-tax savings plan for unreimbursed medical or dependent (child or elderly) care expenses. WAH matches employee contributions into the medical plan up to $10/month for full time and $5/month for regular part-time employees.
A legal assistance and identify theft protection plans are offered (separate or together) at the employee’s cost for part-time and full-time staff.
Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) is a mandatory retirement savings plan required because of WAH’s municipal status. Both WAH and the employee contribute to this retirement savings plan. As of 1/1/12, employees contribute 6.5% of their gross earnings and WAH contributes 7.5% of the employee’s gross earnings. Retirement benefits are based on years of service and your age at retirement.
MN State Deferred Compensation
Employees may contribute up to 50% of annual taxable income or $18,000 whichever is less. Employees over age 50 can contribute even more. Employees choose investment options, and pre- and after-tax options are available.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP is a confidential counseling service available to all employees and their family members. EAP services are contracted through VitalWorkLife Solutions. Contact 1-800-383-1908 for up to three (per incident, per family) free and confidential appointments.
Financing Clinic & Hospital Bills
WAH employees may designate funds to pay hospital/clinic bills through after-tax payroll deductions.
Employees receive a 20% discount on memberships. Employees may have their membership paid through payroll deduction. Employee members that use the center 12 times per month will receive reimbursement either through insurance or the fitness center.
Physical Therapy Consultation
WAH employees may seek a complimentary evaluation from the Physical Therapy staff. Subsequent treatments for a medical concern must be ordered by a physician and will be charged as an outpatient procedure.
Windom Area Health supports the development of local students interested in, or entering the healthcare industry. When possible, we will provide local students observation and job shadowing experiences upon request.
We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. If you are interested in an open position, please complete an application. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mail or email it to:
Windom Area Health
PO Box 339
Windom, MN 56101
Students wishing to shadow physicians, nurse practitioners or physician assistants, please contact one of the local clinics where these positions are employed.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a job shadow opportunity.