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Recruitment #22-005213-0001


Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community that, in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.

The MSD nurse is responsible for providing health care for the students and to act as health care liaison between the parents and the school.

This is an 11-month, school year position.  Nurses do not work when school is closed during winter break, spring break, and during the summer months.  The salary range reflects the 11-month work schedule.




Maryland School for the Deaf - Frederick Campus

101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

The MSD nurse is responsible for providing health care for the students and to act as health care liaison between the parents and the school. This is a school day position. The nurse will be in regular contact with school staff, teachers, teacher aides, students and parents/guardians as well as private duty nurses.


Administer medications (via oral, topical, inhalation, and injection) as prescribed for medical conditions or injuries.  Assess, evaluate, and monitor students’ current medical and emotional health status and identify nursing needs of students.  Maintain accurate and adequate records of nursing care and observations and treatment according to established procedures.  Maintain a student health center facility.  Provide auxiliary duties as needed.


Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Nursing under the licensing requirements for Registered Nurses.

Experience: None. 


1. Fluency in American Sign Language.

2. Experience working with young children either in a school or hospital setting.

3. 1 year of experience in school or community nursing.


1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile. Employees assigned such duties will be required 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 cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and maintain current certification. 


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

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

3. Candidates must be willing to learn American Sign Language and become conversational within two years.

4. New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560 – 5-568)

5. Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.


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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. The supplemental questions will be used as part of the rating process.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If unable to apply online, or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time. Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.


Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following: 


Maryland School for the Deaf 

Recruitment Department

101 Clarke Place 

Frederick, MD 21705 



Phone: 301-360-2008, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

Fax: 410-696-3084 


Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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