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Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse are open to application on a continuous basis.

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Classification Title

Class Code

Pay Grade

Minimum Annual Salary

Maximum Annual Salary

Registered Nurse (search for vacancy 6BR) 02020 28 $42,369 64,521
Licensed Practical Nurse (search for vacancy 5BR) 02002 23 $34,278 $50,793

 

THE STATE OF IOWA HAS NURSING POSITIONS IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
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Licensed Practical Nurse: (click on the class title for the complete job description)

Duties: Under the general supervision of a registered nurse or physician, these positions provide direct patient care and perform nursing procedures including administration of medication and inter-muscular and subcutaneous injections and provision of prescribed emergency care.

Minimum Qualifications: Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Registered Nurse: (click on the class title for the complete job description)

Duties: Performs professional nursing work in a clinical role in the management of the nursing care of clients within a health care facility; provides clinical leadership of Licensed Practical Nurses and assistive personnel; plans and conducts educational sessions, including classroom and on-site teaching that requires licensure as a registered nurse; reviews medical records of decedents and assists in the duties and responsibilities of the State Medical Examiner’s Office; performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Additional information about the state institutions and departments which employ nursing staff.

Anamosa State Penitentiary located in Anamosa, Iowa/ Jones County
Contact: Human Resources Department
Telephone Number: (319)462-3504 ext. 2245

The Anamosa State Penitentiary (ASP) is an adult male correctional institution which houses approximately 1,300 predominately medium and maximum security offenders. The offender population generally ranges in age from 18 to senior citizens.

The Health Services Department employs a full time physician, a full time dentist and contracts for optometry and radiology services. We have a full staff of nurses that provide medical coverage 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The staff nurse employed at ASP provides a full range of nursing services and involves the use of the nursing process in disease prevention and health promotion, recognition and treatment of illnesses and injuries, counseling and evaluation of the effectiveness of the care provided. The medical staff work together as a member of a interdisciplinary team to provide primary health care to incarcerated individuals.

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Cherokee Mental Health Institute located in Cherokee, Iowa/Cherokee County
Contact Person: Jane Campbell
Telephone Number: (712) 225-2594
Address: 1251 West Cedar Loop, Cherokee, Iowa 51012

The Cherokee Mental Health Institute is a 58-bed hospital for the mentally ill. Patients include children, adolescents to age 18, and adults. The average length of stay for adult patients is 36 days, and for children and adolescents is 26 days.

Staff Registered Nurses (RN's) give direct patient care, pass medications, complete nursing assessments and document progress for each patient. The RN educates and participates in team treatment planning for each patient and his or her family. Resident Treatment Workers (nursing assistants) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) are supervised by the RN. LPNs are responsible for giving direct patient care, passing medications, educating patients and their families, documentation, escorting patients to activities and providing information for team treatment planning.

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Clarinda Correctional Facility located in Clarinda, Iowa/Page County
Contact Person: Deb Murray
Telephone Number: (712) 542-5634, Ext. 5621
Address: 2000 N. 16th Street, Clarinda, Iowa 51632

The Clarinda Correctional Facility is a Medium Security Facility that provides 24 hour health care coverage for approximately 1000 male offenders at two sites. CCF has on-site medical, dental, psychiatric and optometry services. The health care staff work together to provide services for incarcerated individuals including health promotion, disease prevention as well as treatment of acute illnesses and injuries.

 

Clarinda Mental Health Institute located in Clarinda, Iowa/Page County
Contact Person: Becky Shilhanek
Telephone Number: (712) 542-2161, Ext. 3347
Address: 1800 N. 16th Street, Clarinda, Iowa 51632

Clarinda MHI is located in the southwestern corner of Iowa and serves two populations. It includes a 20 Bed Acute Psych Inpatient Program: Serves those 18 years of age and over with a serious mental illness. Our purpose is to work together with the communities to deliver quality mental health services to Iowans. We also have a 35 Bed Geropsych Program which is a Nursing Facility for the Mentally Ill: Our purpose is to provide long-term care to Adult Iowans with Chronic Psychiatric and Behavioral problems whose level of care meets the IFMC guidelines for nursing care and whose behaviors are such that community-bases facilities cannot manage these residents. All residents have a primary DSM-IV diagnosis.

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Fort Dodge Correctional Facility located in Fort Dodge, Iowa/Webster County
Contact Person: Karen Anderson, Nurse Supervisor
Telephone Number: (515) 574-4700, Ext. 5866
Address: 1550 L Street, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

The Fort Dodge Correctional Facility is a medium security adult male prison opened in 1998. The current offender capacity is 1,310. The prison population includes state offenders and federal detainees. The facility has been designated as the youthful offender prison in the state of Iowa. The median age of the offenders is 23 years old and the average age of the offenders is 26 years old.

Registered Nurses provide correctional nursing services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to the offender population. Correctional nursing includes the coordination of the total scope of health care for all health conditions. Day shift hours are 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., evening shift hours are 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and night shift hours are 10:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The Registered Nurses are unionized and bid for shifts depending upon seniority.

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Glenwood Resource Center located in Glenwood, Iowa/Mills County
Contact Person: Judy Anglen, Acting Director of Nursing
Telephone Number: (712) 525-1315
Address: 711 S. Vine, Glenwood, Iowa 51534

The Glenwood Resource Center is a 400-bed Intermediate Care Facility for the mentally retarded. This Center deals with complex medical and behavioral conditions from the pediatric to geriatric population. Glenwood utilizes primary nursing caseloads and active interdisciplinary teams.

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Independence Mental Health Institute located in Independence, Buchanan County
Contact Person: Carlette Paulson, Administrator of Nursing
Telephone Number: 319-334-5340
Address: 2277 Iowa Avenue Independence, Iowa 50644

Independence MHI is a 95-bed mental health institute that treats acute and chronic mentally ill adults, adolescents, and children. Currently, there are 40 filled Nurse positions including Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Nurse Clinicians. Independence is a small town located in NE Iowa with easy access to larger metro areas.

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Iowa Correctional Institution for Women located in Mitchellville, Polk County
Contact Person: Cheryl Overlin, Nurse Supervisor
Telephone Number: (515) 967-4236 Ext. 1255
Address: 300 Elm St, PO Box 700, Mitchellville, Iowa 50169

The Iowa Correctional Institution for Women provides 24 hour health care coverage to 600 female offenders. The Health Services team provides services for nursing, dental, pharmacy, optometry, radiology and laboratory. Mental health services are provided as needed. All aspects of women's health issues are addressed. Correctional Nursing provides a challenging and rewarding career opportunity.

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Iowa Medical and Classification Center located in Coralville, Johnson County
Contact: Personnel Office
Telephone Number: 319 626-4220.
Address: 2700 Coral Ridge Avenue, Coralville, Iowa 52241

Iowa Medical and Classification Center is the departments reception center for all new commitments to the correctional system. The population incarcerated can vary from youths to aged adults, and include both women and men, from the healthy through the chronically ill, mentally ill, and the developmentally disabled. The major thrust of nursing care at IMCC is providing primary care serves for the incarcerated population through screening activities, direct patient care, analyzing individual health behaviors, teaching, and assisting individuals in assuming responsibility for their own health to the best of their ability, knowledge and circumstances. IMCC also has a 23 bed licensed psychiatric forensic hospital located within the facility. Nursing staff on the forensic hospital are an integral part of a treatment team providing mental health care and evaluation for the correctional system as well as the Iowa Criminal Justice System. Nursing coverage is provided to both areas twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

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Iowa State Penitentiary located in Fort Madison, Iowa/Lee County
Contact Person: Phyllis Porter, Personnel Director
Telephone Number: (319) 372-5432 Ext. 265
Address: 31 Avenue G, PO Box 316, Ft. Madison, Iowa 52627

The Mission of Iowa State Penitentiary is to protect the public and staff by confining inmates in a safe, secure and humane environment consistent with their custody needs and by challenging inmates to be responsible individuals.

Nurses practicing at Iowa State Penitentiary provide health care in a variety of settings. The Health Services Department at ISP includes nursing services as well as Ex-ray, Dental, Infirmary, Medical and Psychological services to the incarcerated housed in our facility.

Inmates receive prevention and health maintenance, emergency care, infirmary care, and patient education from a team of dedicated health professionals. ISP Health Services Department has full time placement available and offers an excellent health and retirement package, as well as a very attractive weekend package, to those choosing to serve the state of Iowa as a correctional nurse.

Correctional Nurses are an integral part of the Iowa State Penitentiary team approach to treatment and programming of individuals incarcerated in our facility. An excellent security team dedicated to providing a safe environment for, the staff as well as those incarcerated supports us in our mission.

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Iowa Veterans Home located in Marshalltown, Marshall County
Contact Person: Kathy Bair, Personnel Office
Telephone Number: (641) 753-4326
Address: 1301 Summit, Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

The Iowa Veterans Home is a long-term health care facility serving Iowa's veterans and their spouses. It is located on 156 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and is a multi-building complex. Be a vital part of providing quality care in specialty area of gerontology with a challenging and varied case mix. Utilize and enhance all of your nursing skills within a caring and supportive atmosphere. Provide quality interdisciplinary care for the veterans, residents and spouses so that their optimal level of dignity, self-worth, wellness and independence can be achieved.

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Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility located in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa/Henry County
Contact: Janice Creighton, Personnel Office
Telephone Number: (319) 385-9511, Ext. #2244
Address: 1200 East Washington, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641

The Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility (MPCF) is an adult correctional institution, which houses approximately 900 + male offenders and 100 special needs female offenders. The Health Services Department employs a full time physician, a full time dentist and also provides pharmacy, optometry, radiology, laboratory, and psychiatric services. Registered Nurses provide correctional nursing services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to the offender population. Correctional Nursing includes the coordination of the total scope of care for all health conditions.

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Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute located in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa/Henry County
Contact: Janice Creighton, Personnel Office
Telephone Number: (319) 385-9511, Ext. #2244
Address: 1200 East Washington, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641

The Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute is a mental health facility focusing on psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment of adults. Registered Nurses (RN's) provide direct patient care, complete assessments, and documents progress for each patient. The RN educates and participates in treatment planning and also works with the multi disciplinary team to maintain programming for each patient.

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Newton Correctional Facility located in Newton, Iowa/Jasper County
Contact Person: Donna Cook, Nurse Supervisor
Telephone Number: (641) 791-1413
Address: 307 S. 60th Ave. W., PO Box 218, Newton, Iowa 50208

The Newton Correctional Facility provides 24-hour health care coverage to over 1,100 offenders. The Health System team works together to provide services including medical, nursing, dental, pharmacy, optometry, radiology and laboratory. The team is comprised of nurses, nursing unit coordinators and others working together to provide care to offenders and employees. Correctional nursing offers a challenging and rewarding career to health care professionals.

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North Central Correctional Facility located in Rockwell City, Iowa/Calhoun County
Contact Person: Kathy Weiss, Nursing Supervisor
Telephone Number: (712) 297-9305
Address: 313 Lanedale, Rockwell City, Iowa 50579

The North Central Correctional Facility is a minimum secured facility that houses up to 502 inmates. Nursing coverage is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the inmates.

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Woodward Resource Center located in Woodward, Iowa/Dallas County
Contact Person: Lori DeMoss, Director of Nursing
Telephone Number: (515) 438-3437
Address: 334th Street, Woodward, Iowa 50276

The Woodward Resource Center is an Intermediate Care Facility for the mentally retarded. This Center is seeking Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses for ALL shifts to care for the mentally and physically challenged. Care providers work as part of an interdisciplinary team to help individuals develop their own person centered plans designated to identify how and where each person wants to live their life. Professional and direct care staff support the person in meeting these goals. All services offered on campus meet state and federal standards.

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Other job titles open to continuous recruitment:

Resident Treatment Worker Correctional Officer
Registered Nurse Licensed Practical Nurse


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