Jefferson County Health Center

Jefferson County Health Center, Iowa's oldest county hospital, was dedicated September 17, 1912, and opened October 2, 1912. A bond issue of twenty-five thousand dollars was voted to build the 3-story, 25-bed hospital. This was only the second time in the history of the world that rural people voted a tax on themselves to build a hospital. Private donations furnished and equipped it.

Our hospital established a nurse's education program in 1912, graduating a total of 63 nurses, and remained active until 1932. In 1917, the physicians and nurses formed Unit R, a Red Cross volunteer group, which was attached to the U.S. Army and served in France during World War I under the leadership of Dr. Clark.

Various building projects were completed in 1949, 1963, 1970 and 1993. The only portion that remains of the original 1912 structure is the basement.

JCHC became a critical access hospital in November 2004.

JCHC moved into a new state-of-the-art 25 bed hospital in April of 2009. The medical campus includes the physician practices of the Doug Johnson Dialysis Center.

Due to continued growth and community need a new addition opened in 2013 which is home to an expanded JCHC Clinics, American Eyecare, NuCara Pharmacy and Southeast Iowa Neurological Associates.

Our hospital continues its tradition of superior commitment and exceptional care and is among the top-rated hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction.

Awards

Jefferson County Health center was voted and named Top Workplace 7 years by the Des Moines Register.

Jefferson County Health Center 2000 S Main St, Fairfield, IA, USA
Sep 13, 2021
Full Time
POSITION OVERVIEW: Assists Dietary Manager in directing all activities of the Dietary department. Making changes in menu system regarding diet changes for patients, as well as the cafeteria.   Coordinate staff to assure completion of all food and beverage needs for the department.   Perform in conjunction with the department director, to assure that the department is adhering to the policies and procedures that meet all state and federal requirements.  ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to Dietary Manager  DIRECT REPORTS: Supervisor, Head Cook, Cooks, Food Service Workers  POSITION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: The Dietary Asst Mngr/Dietitian must have the ability to lead the department staff in absence of & in coordination with Dietary Director. Must be able to make decisions of routine, job-related nature including work and shift assignments. Be able to make emergency decisions relating to personnel safety, discipline and security. Has the ability to supervise and...
Jefferson County Health Center 2000 S Main St, Fairfield, IA, USA
Sep 13, 2021
Full Time
Function:                           To  plan  and provide for  total patient  care  through use of nursing                                             process in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient                                             needs. To direct and guide patient teaching,  activities  of  ancillary                                             personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing.   Significant Duties: Consistently utilizes methods and knowledge to accurately assess all patient systems. Identifies appropriate nursing diagnosis to develop a plan of care that is individualized, timely, and patient centered. Implements nursing actions safely and consistently with the plan of care. Incorporates patient and family teaching into the assessment and care of each patient. Evaluates outcomes of patient care and teaching Assessment, planning, intervention, including teaching and evaluation of patient care are reflected by...