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Recruitment #20-000013-0001




Western Maryland Hospital
1500 Pennsylvania Ave 
Hagerstown MD 17242

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides direct nursing care to patients/residents under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse; may perform certain nursing functions when delegated by the registered nurse.

Duties assigned to this position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • providing direct patient care under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse
  • observing and documenting patient behavior and change in treatment needs
  • taking and recording patient vital signs
  • obtaining specimens for laboratory examination
  • performing other related duties


Education: Graduation from an approved school of Registered Nursing.

Experience: None.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must be approved by the State Board of Nursing to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse (NCLEX - RN) for the first time, or currently be awaiting receipt of first examination results.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to successfully complete training and maintain current certification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

3.Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland, and their driving records will be subject to investigation.


1. Appointees in this classification must, within a six month period, take and pass on first examination the NCLEX Registered Nursing Examination. Appointees not meeting this requirement will not be retained in these positions.

2. Applicants for this classification may be given a medical examination prior to appointment to determine their ability to perform the work of the position.

3. Employees in this classification may be required to provide the facility with a telephone number at which they can be reached.

4. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview).  Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.