Jobs and Careers


Thank you for your interest in a position with Northfield Hospital & Clinics. Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an integrated, independent, nonprofit health care system providing exceptional care for our patients through a full complement of health services. We serve patients throughout the Twin Cities south metro and southern Minnesota. We are committed to serving our patients through personal attention and excellent care.

We provide rewarding work and competitive benefits in a professional and fun work environment. We invite you to see if your next opportunity is with us!











Culture/Work Environment

At Northfield Hospital & Clinics we support a collaborative work environment based on best practices and continuous improvement principles. All employees are encouraged to participate in initiatives that improve safety and quality of care.

We are committed to the communities we serve because we live and work here. Our patients are our neighbors. We believe that we are here to serve the greater community and that we have the ability to improve the health of the communities and region we serve.

Primary and specialty care providers are based out of our FamilyHealth Medical Clinics with seamless access to the many services at the Northfield Hospital. Our FamilyHealth Medical Clinics are located within 15 – 20 minutes of Northfield Hospital.

What Makes Us Unique

Personalized, patient-centered care has been a hallmark of Northfield Hospital & Clinics since the beginning. Our care is guided by enduring values, such as respect, integrity and dignity, values that lift up the human spirit and honor the patients we serve. These values are manifested in our attention to patient safety, patient comfort, patient education and patient choice.

At Northfield Hospital & Clinics, we combine advanced technology with therapeutic design, and personalized, patient-centered care to create a healing environment where patients feel safe, secure and supported.

Our independent, community-owned status allows us to partner with a broad range of premier providers, including Mayo Clinic, Abbott Northwestern, Hennepin County Medical Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center,  to bring important specialty care to our area. We use a team approach to provide seamless, integrated care in a calm comforting atmosphere where the patient’s needs come first.

At A Glance

  • 750+ employees
  • Hospital
  • 4 Primary and Specialty Care Clinics
  • 2 Rehabilitation Centers
  • Urgent Care


  • 40 private rooms 
  • 4 surgical suites
  • 2 Endoscopy suites
  • Critical care facilities
  • Level IV Trauma Center
  • First Touch Birth Center
  • Sleep Center

Specialty Centers and Clinics

  • Breast Care Center
  • Cancer Care & Infusion Center
  • Long Term Care Center
  • Ophthalmology Clinic
  • Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic
  • Women’s Health Center

Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission:

Provide  exceptional healthcare to the  communities we serve.

Our Vision:

Become an exceptional healthcare system and the provider of choice in the region.

Our Values:

Patient and family centered care: Is the core of a high quality health care system and a necessary foundation for safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable care.

  • Integrity:  We will be honest, ethical and fair.
  • Respect:  We will treat each other and those we serve with courtesy, honor and dignity, accepting and valuing each individual.
  • Competence:  We will diligently maintain high standards by performing our duties safely, with expertise and good judgment. We will provide services based on scientific knowledge to all who could benefit and refrain from providing services to those not likely to benefit.
  • Cooperation:  We will work together as a team, striving to achieve common goals.
  • Communication:  We will be good listeners, as well as express clearly and concisely what is needed and expected.
  • Stewardship:  We will work to reduce delays for those who receive and give care, and to avoid waste of equipment, supplies, ideas and energy. We will seek to apply our financial resources for the maximum benefit of our community and our broader service area

Our History

In 1910, a group of Northfield physicians formed the Northfield Hospital Association and with community support purchased a three-story house on the corner of Eighth and Water streets for Northfield’s first community hospital.

The 12-bed facility at Eighth and Water served the community well for many years, but during the Great Depression it struggled financially. In 1934, the city assumed responsibility for the hospital. In 1938, the community received a Works Progress Administration (WPA) grant and built a new 31-bed hospital on West Second Street.

Between 1938 and 1992, there were four major expansions and the addition of a skilled nursing facility. In 2003, construction was completed on a $30 million, 37-bed facility with a 40-bed long-term care center on land leased from St. Olaf College north of the college campus.

Since then, Northfield Hospital & Clinics has become a regional medical destination supporting primary and specialty care clinics in five area communities with inpatient, surgical services, birth center, cancer center, breast care center, women’s health center, advanced medical imaging, emergency medicine, sleep medicine and more.

Our employees drive our success, and our reputation. We value great employees, and offer competitive salaries and a variety of benefits. It's our commitment to maintaining an excellent work force. Full-time and part-time employees are able to select benefits to meet their needs.  Benefits are available for employees hired  to work 40 hours per two week pay period (.5 FTE).

Health Benefits

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision discount  plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Fitness discount

For the Future

  • Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment
  • Disability insurance
  • Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERA)*
  • Deferred Compensation – 457(b) Plan

Work Life-Balance 

  • Paid time off  (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement*
  • Employee assistance program*
  • Cafeteria Discount*
  • Work perks discount program* 
  • Cell phone discounts*
  • Computer discounts*

*Available for all employees

Application Process

How do I submit an application or resume to apply for a job opening?
We only accept applications through our on-line application. You will have the option to copy and paste your resume into the application or download it into the application. If you do not have a resume, you can select Manual application. A computer is available in Human Resources at Northfield Hospital. If you need assistance, a Human Resources staff member will assist you with the on-line application between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

How do I know if my application was received?
After you complete the application, click ‘Submit Application’. You will receive a message on the screen thanking you for applying and stating that your application has been submitted. You will also receive an e-mail thanking you for applying.

I previously applied for a position at Northfield Hospital & Clinics, do I need to complete the on-line application again to be considered for another opening?
Yes, each time you want to be considered for an opening you will need to complete the on-line application. Simply log into your application profile. You can do this by selecting the job posting you want to apply for and clicking on ‘Apply’ and then sign into your account. The first option to complete your application will be ‘Copy information from my most recent application’. Make sure you review the completed application and update any information that has changed since you applied last. Scroll to the bottom and submit.

Can I submit a resume or application if there isn’t an open position to express my interest in future openings?
We only accept applications for current openings, all of which are posted on our website.

Next Steps

How will I know if I was selected for an interview?
You will be contacted by us via a phone call or through e-mail, typically within a few weeks of applying if you are selected for an interview.

What should I bring to my interview?
You may want to consider bringing copies of your resume.

Will I be notified if I’m not selected for the position I applied for?
Yes, you will receive an e-mail and the status in your application profile will be updated to reflect the position has been filled with another candidate.

If you have additional questions you can contact Human Resources at or 507-646-1510.

If you have questions about a current opening or applying on-line, we would like to help!  See our Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for assistance or contact us at:


Phone:  507-646-1510

Please note:  We only accept applications/resumes through our on-line application.  If you need assistance applying, please stop into Human Resources at Northfield Hospital.  A computer is available and a member of our team can help you between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Northfield Hospital & Clinics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on any grounds protected under federal, state, or local law, including race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, handicap, disability related to pregnancy or childbirth, membership or activity in any local commission, status regarding public assistance, membership/non-support or non-membership-non-support in any labor organization, or any characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.