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Recruitment #23-004296-0001





MDH Western Maryland Hospital Center
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue
Hagerstown MD 21742

Main Purpose of Job

The Director of Nursing serves as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Western Maryland Hospital Center (WMHC) which consists of two Comprehensive Care Units and a Long Term Acute Care Unit. The CNO is responsible for developing, planning and implementing an integrated program of nursing services using evidence-based practices to ensure that each resident and patient receives the highest quality of care.

The Chief Nursing Officer provides clinical and administrative direction to the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) and provides oversight to the nursing department as a whole.

The CNO reports to the CEO and serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. As a Senior member, the CNO participates in forecasting, strategic planning and facility wide decision making.


Qualified applicants must possess a master's degree in nursing or related field from an accredited college or university and five years of medical/clinical nursing experience (as a registered nurse) of which at least three years must have been in a supervisory, teaching or administrative capacity.

A bachelor's degree in nursing or related field from an accredited college or university, together with seven years of medical/clinical nursing experience (as a registered nurse) of which at least five years must have been in a supervisory, teaching or administrative capacity is also qualifying. A Ph.D. in nursing from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of general experience.

Qualified candidates must possess a license as a Registered Nurse by the Maryland Board of Nursing.


Desired candidates should possess the following experience:
  • with regulatory compliance to include OHCQ, CMS, CARF, and The Joint Commission Standards
  • writing/crafting policy and implementation
  •  implementing and/or carrying out performance and quality improvement initiatives in a medical facility
  • working with an 8 and 12 hour shift schedule


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.


This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority. A resume must accompany your application.

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.

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.

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