Meritus Health Graduate Nurse Residency Program

Meritus Health Graduate Nurse Residency Program


Graduate Nurse Residency Program

Job Category: Registered Nurse

Requisition Number: GRADU007595

Meritus Medical Center
Hagerstown, MD 21742, USA


Graduate Registered Nurse (RN) Residency Program
Multiple Full-time Specialties Available, 12-hour shifts (see below)

Applications now being accepted for Graduate Nurse Positions for Summer 2023 Residency Program

Our residency program is a unique experience to jumpstart your career as a Registered Nurse, knowing and anticipating your needs and challenges in your first year of nursing practice.  Our 12-month program compliments the nurse/preceptor relationship and gives you the tools you need establish your foundation in the profession.

Meritus Medical Center utilizes The Vizient/AACN Nursing Residency ProgramTM which is trusted by more than 550 hospitals and health systems nationwide, and adopted as the state model for Hawaii, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, the Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency ProgramTM (NRP) focuses on new graduate nurses as they enter practice resulting in a retention rate of 91.5% vs the national average of 82.5%.

Associate degree RN’s will be required to obtain a BSN within 3 years of employment.

These are the ONLY units that will be hiring new graduates this winter: 

2 East (Medical Surgical) is a fast paced 18 bed unit providing care for medical/ surgical short stay patients, specializing in Women’s Health and a Center of Excellence for Bariatric surgical patients. 2E also specializes in Pediatrics with 8 beds dedicated to the care of pediatric medical/surgical and trauma patients.

3 East (Medical Surgical) is a 28 bed adult medical – surgical unit that primarily provides care to patients with orthopedic related issues, those undergoing total joint replacement, neurosurgical procedures, and patients that have sustained traumatic injuries. This unit also offers 10 telemetry beds for those patients that require continuous monitoring of their heart rhythm and rate. Nurse to patient ratio is 1:5

3 West (Rehab/Joints) is an 18 bed CARF licensed unit that serves 100% inpatients with all types of traditional rehab diagnosis.  The unit provides clinical assessment and evaluations, assistance with activities of daily living, gait training, problem solving skills instruction social and safety skills training.  Joints is a 10 bed unit that cares for total joint replacement patients.

4 South (Clinical Decision Unit) is dynamic, fast paced unit providing care to patients who meet observation status criteria. Observation criteria for 4 South is defined as those patients in stable condition but requiring further observation and/or treatment that can occur within a 23 hour period of time. Examples of some of the observation diagnoses accepted on 5 West would be: Atrial Fibrillation, Asthma, Chest Pain, Syncope, rule out TIA, Abdominal Pain. Once appropriate tests and treatments are completed, patients can be safely discharged or transferred to another unit for admission to the hospital. Staff of the observation unit should be self-motivated, proactive, goal/outcome oriented possessing a positive attitude, working closely with a dedicated provider group to provide excellent care to our patients and their families.                                                                                                                                     

4 East (Step Down Unit) has 28 beds and cares for a combination of Intermediate Care and Medical Surgical patients. The patients that we give our care have a variety of needs, but we specialize in cardiac care. Our unit is known for its teamwork and family atmosphere. The nurses on our unit are dedicated to their patient care and the helping the community.

4 West (Critical Care) is a 24-bed blended Critical Care/Intermediate Care Unit designated to render acute, preventative, restorative and supportive care to adolescents through geriatrics.

5 South (Medical Surgical) is a Medical/Telemetry Stroke Unit. The patients of 5 South have multisystem medical problems requiring staff to be knowledgeable of respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, neurological, and endocrine system diseases. The staff utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in providing skilled patient care and follows the nursing department’s Standards of Care and Standards of Nursing Practice. Clinical functions provided on 5 South include medication administrative, intravenous therapy, oxygen therapy, blood transfusions, wound care, cardiac monitoring, and the use and maintenance of specialized equipment

5 East (Medical Surgical) 
has patients with multisystem surgical and medical problems requiring staff to be knowledgeable of respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, neurological, and endocrine system diseases including Palliative Care/End of Life, Urology, Oncology and Nephrology. The staff utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in providing skilled patient care and follows the nursing department’s Standards of Care and Standards of Nursing Practice.

Emergency Department is a fast paced, dynamic, Level III Trauma Center that sees approximately 78,000 patients per year. The Emergency Department provides emergency treatment and stabilization for a comprehensive range of illness and injury, including but not limited to multiple trauma, catastrophic medical illnesses, general medical-surgical problems, minor trauma, orthopedic injuries, and psychiatric emergencies.

Operating Room consists of 14 operating suites for patient who need to have surgery or other invasive procedures.  They serve they whole spectrum of ages from infants to geriatrics. General surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmology, urology, otolaryngology, limited pediatrics, trauma, oral, dental, laparoscopic, laser, plastic and reconstructive, organ procurement bariatric and GI endoscopy,

Fast Facts:

  • All newly licensed Registered Nurses start at $34.00 hour with excellent benefits, shift differentials, tuition reimbursement, & continuing education opportunities available
    •Unlimited growth potential including certification pay and nursing ladder
    •The program is designed to ease the transition of newly graduated nurses from the classroom setting to the clinical practice environment to promote quality, safety and reduce turnover rates for first-year nurses.

Why be a Meritus Nurse?

  • The only Magnet™ Designated Hospital in our region- Nurse driven Shared Governance, bedside rounding, committee and process improvement teams.
  • Up to $7.00 in shift differentials
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Nurse Certification and Continuing Education Funds
  • Self-scheduling – Enjoy what matters most to you.
  • Flexible Shift Options
  • Professional Nursing Ladder- Grow your career where you want it go.


  • Education – Graduation from an accredited nursing program
  • Licensure/Certification – Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland or by Compact required. CPR required.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities – Ability to apply the standards of professional nursing practice with compassion and empathy. Basic computer skills required. Must possess high level of organizational and communication skills.



Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse
Full-time, 40 hours/week, M-F, 8am-4:30pm

Panhandle Home Health has current openings for a full-time, 40 hour per week RN positions. Our nurses go into a patient’s home to provide and direct one-on-one physician ordered skilled care to patients who reside in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan counties. Potential for further education in wound certification exists.

Candidates must have a current WV RN license as well as current CPR certification. One year of experience is preferred but will consider LPN experience or less than one year of RN experience depending on acute care work history. The position is paid hourly and travel is also reimbursed. A typical day may be drawing labs, providing/teaching wound care, educating patients/families on disease processes. Home health is an ideal opportunity to use a wide variety of hands-on nursing skills. Regular hours are 8a-430p. Weekend, holiday, and on-call coverage is scheduled on a rotating basis and may average 3 days per month.

If you are a highly motivated organized individual who works well autonomously and enjoys one-on-one patient care, then this is the position for you. Join the all RN team at PHH and help change the lives of residents in our community!

Please call 304-263-5680 for additional information or apply online.


Keri Goodwin

Director of Resource Development

Panhandle Home Health, Inc

304/263-5680 x122


Correctional Nurse

Correctional Nurse


$55,525.00 Annually


Winchester, VA

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This is a professional, full-time position responsible for the delivery of health care to inmates.  This field involves some risk to personal safety and may involve increased exposure to communicable diseases.

Night Shift Only (10:00 PM – 08:00 AM)

Essential Functions

The requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, those outlined below.  All job qualifications and physical requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. It is the employer’s discretion to add or change the duties or requirements of this position at any time.

  • The incumbent performs basic and intermediate medical evaluations, physical examinations, and assessments of the inmate population;
  • Provides daily nursing, first aid, and emergency medical care and treatment in accordance with Physician approved protocols;
  • Conducts daily nurse sick call;
  • Administers medications, to include injections in accordance with the Medical Director’s orders;
  • Controls, issues, and monitors the use of medications in accordance with the Code of Virginia;
  • Performs venipuncture and collects other laboratory specimens;
  • Operates an oxygen tank, current drug system, centrifuge, blood pressure equipment, syringe, blood glucose testing equipment, otoscope, pulse ox meter, nebulizer, peak flow meters, AED, EKG, thermometer, stethoscope, IV equipment, all venipuncture equipment, fetal doppler, fire extinguisher, PPE, radio and common office equipment;
  • Completes reports and medical forms, assists with physician’s sick call, and performs other medical duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • General and intermediate knowledge of both the common and more complicated medical practices, procedures and techniques associated with standard physician examination;
  • Intermediate knowledge of medical diagnostic processes;
  • Ability to administer medications, perform basic and intermediate treatments, first aid, and emergency procedures as prescribed or as necessary;
  • Ability to follow technical oral and written instructions in exact detail;
  • Ability to maintain and document accurate, concise and clear records and reports;
  • Ability to understand and strictly adhere to the security guidelines and the Code of Ethics required in this facility.

Experience, Education and Availability:

  • One (1) year of LPN experience in a clinic environment preferred, but not required;
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License;
  • Must be available for on-duty call during weekends, holidays and other non-duty times;
  • Must have graduated successfully from an accredited School of Nursing and have or is awaiting Virginia licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN).

Supplemental Information

Automatic Disqualifiers:

  • Incomplete application/document submission;
  • Drug use of any kind after age 30 or within the last three years;
  • Drunk Driving or DUI conviction within the last three years;
  • Misdemeanor conviction involving moral misconduct or indecency after age 30 or within the last five years;
  • Any felony, domestic assault or domestic violence conviction; or
  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation within the last three years;
  • Inability to successfully pass the established NRADC pre-employment screen(s) such as but not limited to a urine drug screen and polygraph examination.

Physical Demands:

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Walking, talking, stooping, kneeling, bending, reaching, sitting and gripping. Incumbent may be required on occasion to move and lift up to 30 lbs.

Should you like to visit the facility, arrange a tour by calling 

Administrative Services at 540-665-6374. 

All positions are subject to a criminal background check for any convictions that relate to the job duties and responsibilities. 

The County’s EEO Utilization Report has been available at