State of Iowa

1251 W. Cedar Loop, Cherokee, IA 51012

The Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders in Cherokee, Iowa, has an opening for a full-time LPN.

The hourly range is $50,252.80 – $76,336 annually.

This is a full-time position with an available shift differential of $0.90 per hour for second shift and $1.00 per hour for third shift and a strong opportunity for advancement, growth and development. This position generally requires the LPN to work 2:00pm-10:00pm with every other weekend off. There may be times the LPN will be required to work outside of these hours. The successful candidate must be in good standing with the Iowa Board of Nursing and have an unencumbered LPN License.

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:
Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Iowa Board of Nursing or licensure as a Licensed Practical 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:

To apply online click here.

If you have any questions, please contact:  Adam Benson –

Duties: LPNs provide general nursing care to the specific high-risk population of CCUSO. This includes direct acute and chronic nursing care, treatment of patients through therapeutic activities, providing psychological support and direction, escorting patients, medication ordering and MAR completion. The LPN staff also offers guidance to patients in health promotion, disease prevention and health education strategies across the lifespan. LPNs are responsible for accurate documentation of patient behaviors and attitudes and will work mostly independently with on-call personnel available as needed.

CCUSO provides a secure, long-term, and highly structured setting to treat sexual offenders who have served their prison terms, but, in a separate civil trial, have been found likely to reoffend. CCUSO has a 5-phase treatment program that includes group and individual therapy, psycho-educational programming, physiological assessments and transitional release. Patients may also be court ordered into the community through supervised release. Treatment is determined using the Risk-Need-Responsivity Model based on the principles of respect for the person, behavior is changeable, and services align with the individual’s needs.

Location: Cherokee, Iowa
Open: Friday May 12th
Close: Monday August 14th 2023

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