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William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital

Weston, W.Va.



William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, located in Weston, West Virginia and operating under the direction of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, was opened in 1994 and replaced the old Weston State Hospital. It is a 150 bed acute care psychiatric facility with full accreditation from The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Sharpe Hospital offers a wide range of services to patients either committed to the hospital through civil commitment or, in the case of forensic patients, ordered through the judicial system. The hospital works closely with the Community Behavioral Health Centers and with other community organizations to ensure a smooth transition back to the community after discharge. The hospital has close, ongoing cooperation with West Virginia University,Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, which provides professionals from different backgrounds (Psychologists, Clinical Social Workers, Physician Assistants, and Psychiatrists) to the hospital. Over the years, Sharpe Hospital has emerged as a premier center for mental health education, as well as research, in the state of West Virginia.

Sharpe Hospital takes seriously its responsibility for providing quality patient care and a safe environment for its patients and staff. If anyone has concerns about patient care or safety in the hospital that have not been addressed, they are encouraged to contact the hospital's Chief Executive Officer at 304-269-1210, Extension 280. If the concerns cannot be resolved through the hospital, the Joint Commission's Office of Quality Monitoring should be contacted to report concerns or register complaints. They may be contacted by calling 1-800-994-6610 or
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NOTICE: William R. Sharpe Hospital will be holding a Career Fair and Special Testing Event on Thursday, September 24th, 2015.  Please click here for the event flyer and full details.

William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, a 150-bed Joint Commission accredited psychiatric facility operated by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, announces higher entry level salaries beginning in January 2015 for direct care staff:


Health Service Trainees (no experience needed)

Health Service Workers (at least 1 year of experience needed)

Health Service Assistant (at least 3 years of experience needed)

Licensed Practical Nurse (license required)

Staff RN (license required)


 Entry Salary  

$11.87 hr.

$12.77 hr.

$13.66 hr.

$17.50 hr.

$23.77 hr.


In addition to the increased entry level salary, exceptional benefits include:
  • Partial tuition reimbursement
  • Start with 15 paid vacation days per year
  • 18 days paid sick leave per year (you can use up to five days of this sick leave to care for an ill member of your immediate family)
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Tenured with retirement after only 5 years
  • Health and life insurance benefits
  • Dental, vision, and disability coverage available
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital currently has career opportunities for Registered Nurses,
 LPNs and health service trainees/workers/assistants.  
For more information regarding the online application process, please visit 

Interested individuals should contact the Human Resources Department at:

William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
936 Sharpe Hospital Road
Weston, WV  26452
Phone: 304-269-1210 x360
Fax: 304-269-6235

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