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Come join Washington County Hospital’s nursing team! Our nurses are fully committed to their patients and community. When nurses join Washington County Hospital they enter a team-oriented environment, and if you ask one of the nurses here they will say that they plan on staying. Many nurses like working here so much that they stay with us for years.

At our hospital, you will experience a variety of benefits. Educational benefits include tuition reimbursement, free continuing education, certification reimbursement, and clinical and administrative career advancement. The hospital provides subsidized child care through the Learning Center to employees who are scheduled to work at least thirty-two hours bi-weekly. The center offers programs for children six weeks of age through kindergarten. Space availability, registration and tuition information can be obtained by contacting the center.

As a family-oriented hospital we recognize the difficulties in managing a nursing career as well as responding to family responsibilities. This is why we are flexible with our nurses' schedules and allow nurses to participate in shared governance and self-scheduling.

As part of a growing community, we are always looking for new nurses. Nursing jobs are available throughout our health system for both recent graduates and experienced nurses.

Another reason to join our team is that we are on a Journey to Excellence. We are committed to providing excellent care to our patients as well as an excellent work environment for our nurses. Our nursing administration and direct care nurses work together in a council-structured environment to enhance decision making and increase staff satisfaction. Our Nursing Annual Report highlights our most recent accomplishments.

Professional Practice Model for Washington County Hospital
The department of nursing pledges our responsiveness to need, our excellence in caring, and our respect for all. The patient and the family are the heart of what we do and the reason we are here. As nurses, we are committed to providing competent and compassionate care. We embrace the principles of our Professional Practice Model:

Our Vision
. . . is to be a dynamic force in the advancement of nursing practice and advocate for the promotion of quality healthcare for all.

Our Mission
. . . is to foster the development and advancement of nursing practice and to work to achieve quality healthcare for all.

Our Philosophy
We believe that. . .

excellence of care for patients and families matters most;
superior customer service and constant innovation sustains excellence;
quality patient care is measurable;
evidenced-based practices result in optimal patient outcomes;
fiscal responsibility ensures the ability to provide the best possible care;
nursing leadership must utilize strategies to attract and retain individuals in healthcare roles;
nurses know the healthcare needs of our community and implement plans to promote wellness;
most of all, the nursing care we provide matters.


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Washington County Health System
251 East Antietam Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

TDD: 1-800-735-2258
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