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Registered Nurse Charge Med

Recruitment #18-005391-0002


By law, DJS is a child-serving agency responsible for assessing the individual needs of referred youth and providing intake, detention, probation, commitment, and after-care services. DJS collaborates with youth, families, schools, community partners, law enforcement, and other public agencies to coordinate services and resources to contribute to safer communities.




Positions are located throughout the State of Maryland.  The recruitment is open and continuous and never closes.  Applications are accepted continuously and one can apply at any time.  Therefore, the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in work locations listed above. When completing the application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work. 

Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center – Baltimore City

Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School – Baltimore County

Victor Cullen Center – Frederick County

Cheltenham Youth Detention Center – Prince George’s County

Western Maryland Children’s Center – Washington County

Lower Eastern Shore Children’s Center - Wicomico County

Main Purpose of Job

A Registered Nurse Charge is the lead level of work responsible for nursing care in a ward, cottage or unit on an assigned shift at a State facility. A Registered Nurse Charge Medical provides nursing care in a medical setting. Employees in this classification assign, review and approve the work of and train Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and the non-licensed nursing or support staff assigned to the work area for a shift.


The MD Department of Juvenile Services recruits statewide for the Registered Nurse Charge (Medical) position.  When completing the application, please select all locations in which you are willing to work.  The Registered Nurse Charge is the lead level of work responsible for nursing care in a ward, cottage or unit on an assigned shift at a State facility.  The position will provide health care services in a medical setting to the youth within the guidelines of the Nurse Practice Act, DJS Standards, policy and procedure.


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

Experience: Two years of experience as a registered nurse, one year of which must have been in the option for which application is made.


1. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of general experience.

2. A Master’s degree in nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing and Hospital Administration specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


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


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be admitted to the evaluation for this classification.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


The assessment will 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 important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related experience and education.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  



Online application process is strongly urged. However, if you are unable to apply on line you may mail a paper application to: 

         Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

         OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit

         217 E. Redwood St., 15th floor

         Baltimore, MD 21202

         Attn: Jakiraman Jones

If you choose to fax or use 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 4 digits of your SS#. You may fax this information to: 410-333-4188. 

The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please, contact DJS Office of Human Resources at  Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin in the email subject line..

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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