Nurse Practitioner, State of Iowa Mental Health Institute - Cherokee

State of Iowa, Mental Health Institute

1251 W Cedar Loop, Cherokee, Iowa 51012

Iowa Department of Human Services 

We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join the team at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute (CMHI). This is a full-time position with HHS. We also offer a strong opportunity for advancement, growth and development.

This position offers a salary range from $77,168.00 to $118,310.40 (depending on qualifications) along with additional compensation for on-call duties. This position shall provide a minimum of forty (40) hours of service per week, in addition to on-call service requirements as determined by the facility. A generous benefit package is also included along with an option for on-campus housing. 

We have a great total compensation package, including:

  • Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)
  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays (9 days/year)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

For additional information on benefits click here

Desired Qualifications:

Necessary Special Requirements: 
Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate
CMS for National Provider Identifier
IA Board of Professional Licensure
Registration with IA Board of Pharmacy
Registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Application Instructions:

Apply at

Point of Contact Cory Turner,


The Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa, is seeking an energetic and talented Nurse Practitioner to provide medical and psychiatric services to the facility's patient population.  The Nurse Practitioner will treat their assigned patients in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Conducts ongoing assessment including health and developmental history, psychosocial history, physical examination and diagnostic testing. Assesses, diagnoses, and treats medical and psychiatric problems. Initiates medical or nursing orders; interprets nursing and clinical assessments; implements advancements in patient care. Reviews, evaluates and documents patient response to care. Completes daily ward/patient rounds. Communicates effectively with patients, families, and other clinical staff who are involved in the patient's direct care. Works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and carry out an individualized plan of care. Completes progress notes according to the level of care the patient is receiving and as per facility guidelines. This includes medication adjustments/changes, changes in diagnosis, mental status, medical/psychiatric issues, and progress towards goals set forth in the plan of care. Performs clinical duties such as admission rotations, on-call, committee assignments, in-service training, supervision or consultation with other disciplines, staff development, quality assurance, and other duties as assigned. 

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Open: Tuesday May 9th

Close: Friday June 9th 2023

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