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Regional Occupational Health Nurse

Recruitment #23-004284-0002


If you are looking for an exciting career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, competitive salary, and the opportunity for advancement and professional growth, apply to join the DPSCS team today!

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking dedicated candidates to fill important roles within our department. We are one of the largest departments in Maryland with nearly 12,000 employees and a budget of more than $1 billion. In order to fulfill our mission of promoting safety, we have increased security at our institutions while leading the way in innovative restorative justice projects that will help offenders reintegrate into society upon release.

As a member of the DPSCS team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.




Howard County:
7805 House of Correction Road
Jessup, MD 20794


Provides care within the scope of nursing practice to employees in a State Public Safety and Correctional Facility. Provides infectious disease prevention, prevention of occupational hazard exposure, consultation/referral, and general health assessments to state employees.

  • Annual Health Assessments for Respirator Fit Testing of mandated positions and Correctional Dietary Officers.
  • Occupational infectious disease prevention: Tuberculosis evaluation and Hepatitis Immunization.
  • Provides education at Academy and In-Service settings that complies with the directives of Occupational Health.
  • Administrative processes, record keeping, ATR designation for Drug Testing, and communication/collaboration with supervisors and other regional agency staff.
  • Provides general occupational nursing care to employees.  
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques.
  • Assesses the current health status of employees receiving care. 
  • Works with the Occupational Health team in developing and implementing appropriate nursing care measures, health programs, and care plans.
  • Interprets agency policies, objectives, and service to employees.
  • May provide counseling, guidance and education necessary in treatment of occupational health.
  • May provide appropriate referrals and follow-up services.
  • May temporarily assume neighboring region's Occupational Health Nurse's assignments.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Proficient in electronic data entry.
  • Provides education related to Occupational Health directives and initiatives at Agency's mandated In-service and Academy Training. 
  • Distributes and Tracks naloxone as directed by EPORP.
  • Acts as the ATR for regional drug testing needs, as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 


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

Experience: None.


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 or possess a current multi-state license in party states that candidates have declared as primary states of residence.

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.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload,
please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,
recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

Lori Burrell

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

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People with disabilities and bilingual candidates 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.

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