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Recruitment #22-004248-0001




Department of Juvenile Services
Cheltenham Youth Detention Center
11003 Frank Tippett Road
Cheltenham, MD 20623

Main Purpose of Job

The Licensed Practical Nurse III Advanced functions as a nursing team member under the leadership of the RN and participates in the provision of advanced practical nursing duties for the care and treatment of youth under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Services within the standards and scope of the Nurse Practice Act, DJS Standards, policies and procedures.


The Licensed Practical Nurse III Advanced (LPN) participates and contributes to the nursing assessments on newly admitted youth who are detained by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. The LPN will administer admission testing and collect laboratory specimens. The incumbent will triage youth and make recommendations for appropriate care.  The incumbent will be responsible for administering medication to the youth and perform record management of all medical records and pharmaceutical forms. The LPN III position is subject to an on-call work schedule and a rotating shift that may include holidays and weekends.


Education  Determined by the Maryland Board of Nursing under the licensing requirements for Practical Nurses.

Experience: Three years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing or Health Care Specialist specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Candidates who have experience coordinating nursing administrative functions with personnel from other disciplines are preferred.

Candidates who have one year of experience providing medical services to a juvenile/youth demographic are strongly preferred.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Practical Nurse from the Maryland Board of Nursing.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be require to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

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


1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in, and therefore, will be required to provide the facility with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as it relates to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Please make sure to provide sufficient information on your application to show how you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. The Certified Eligible list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.   A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below.  If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last four digits of your SS#.   Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application. Applications must be received by the closing date.  No postmarks will be accepted.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted: 

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services 

OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit 

217 E. Redwood St.  

Baltimore, MD  21202 

Attn: Tabitha Andrews    

Fax Number 410-333-4188 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at , include the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

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

Bilingual applicants and people with disabilities are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country.  Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.


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