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Eastern Shore Region

Recruitment #20-004284-0002


The Maryland Department of Health has several vacancies located within its Eastern Region.  Specifically, positions are located within Deer's Head Hospital Center (Salisbury), Eastern Shore Hospital Center (Cambridge), and Holly Center (Salisbury), Kent County Health Department (Chestertown).  When completing your application, please select all locations in which you are willing to accept employment.

Deer's Head Hospital Center, Salisbury, MD (Wicomico County) is a State facility that provides outcome oriented, comprehensive management of complex medical conditions.  Deer's Head focuses on providing excellence in every patient experience and it is evident in the services provided in the specialty hospital, inpatient and outpatient dialysis units, and skilled/long-term care.

Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Cambridge, MD (Dorchester County) is a mental health facility under the jurisdiction of Maryland's Behavioral Health Administration.  Eastern Shore Hospital Center houses 4 psychiatric units for a total of 80 beds.  Its mission is to provide the highest quality inpatient mental health services on the Eastern Shore for adults age 18 and older.  

Holly Center, Salisbury, MD (Wicomico County) is one of two state residential centers overseen by the Developmental Disabilities Administration.  Holly Center is responsible for the provision of needed services to people who have intellectual disabilities admitted to the facility while working to be integrated into less restrictive settings in the community.  

Kent County Health Department, Chestertown, MD (Kent County) runs the A.F. Whitsitt Center which is a 24/7 residential treatment facility offering treatment to adults ages 18 and over suffering from chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders.



Main Purpose of Job

A Registered Nurse provides direct nursing care to patients/clients in State facilities.  Employees in this classification may supervise Licensed Practical Nurses and non-licensed nursing and support staff.


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.  A copy of your current license or license verification should accompany your application. 

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.


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.


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