Registered Nurse - Cherokee Mental Health Institute (CMHI)

State of Iowa

1251 W. Cedar Loop, Cherokee, IA 51012

Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Department of Human Services' Cherokee  Mental Health Institute (CMHI) locacted in Cherokee, Iowa, is seeking full-time Registered Nurses for the Nursing Department.

This position is eligible for a $5,000 recruitment payment and a $5,000 retention payment every six weeks.  Speak to the Hiring Manager for more information on eligibility. 

Salary Range:   $67,995.20 - $89,356.80 with shift differential for afternoon and night shifts and excellent benefit package.

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.

CMHI's mission is to provide patient care through Treatment, Training and Advocacy.

  • Under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS’s) new vaccine mandate for healthcare workers (published on November 5, 2021 and affirmed by the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2022), all potential employees of this facility must have received, at a minimum, the first dose of a primary series or a single dose vaccine OR have an approved religious or medical exemption (as determined by the agency) OR have documentation reflecting a temporary delay in vaccination (as determined by the agency in accordance with CDC allowances), prior to the start date. Candidates shall coordinate with agency staff to ensure all requirements are met before the individual provides any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients.


Desired Qualifications:

Licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa by the Iowa Board of Nursing or licensure as a Registered Nurse in accordance with the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrator's Agreement of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description.

Application Instructions:

For more details and to apply please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Bobzien -


Utilize the Nursing process to provide psychiatric nursing care to patients.  Directs care provided by Licensed Practical Nurses and Resident Treatment Workers. Carries out prescribed treatments (scheduled and P.R.N). Documents care provided to patients. Participates with the Treatment Team in planning and carrying out the Treatment Plan Interventions.  Responsible for maintaining a safe, therapeutic environment for patients.

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Type: Full-time

Open: Wednesday April 19th

Close: Friday June 16th 2023

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