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​Job Title ​Occupation Code Job Description​
REGISTERED NURSE -- (FULL-TIME)

POSITION SUMMARY:  To provide quality care and treatment to the adult psychiatric patients in an acute-care setting. Implements the nursing process in an organized, systematic manner to include assessment planning, intervention and evaluation. Actively participates in treatment planning.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Current Mississippi nursing license required. 

WORK SCHEDULE:  B Shift (See shift times below.)

Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  Online applications are not currently being accepted.








ACTIVE TREATMENT TECHNICIAN (Trainee) -- (FULL-TIME)
POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for working with adult psychiatric patients in an acute care setting. Documents patient activity, provides full-body care for patients if needed, takes vital signs, and observes/assists with recreation therapy.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED:  Must have 30 hours of college -- NO exceptions.
WORK SCHEDULE:   B Shift and C Shift (See shift times below.)
Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. Online applications are not currently being accepted.
REGISTERED NURSE -- (PRN/CONTRACT)

POSITION SUMMARY:  To provide quality care and treatment to the adult psychiatric patients in an acute-care setting. Implements the nursing process in an organized, systematic manner to include assessment planning, intervention and evaluation. Actively participates in treatment planning.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Current Mississippi nursing license required. 

WORK SCHEDULE:  PRN/Contract (as needed); All Shifts; includes weekends and holidays (See shift times below.)

Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  Online applications are not currently being accepted.​

ACTIVE TREATMENT TECHNICIAN (Trainee) -- (PRN/CONTRACT)
POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for working with adult psychiatric patients in an acute care setting. Documents patient activity, provides full-body care for patients if needed, takes vital signs, and observes/assists with recreation therapy.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED:  Must have 30 hours of college -- NO exceptions. 
WORK SCHEDULE:   PRN/Contract (as needed); All Shifts; includes weekends and holidays (See shift times below.)
Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. Online applications are not currently being accepted.
RECREATION THERAPIST II -- (FULL-TIME)

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for planning, organizing and directing various types of recreational entertainment activities for adult psychiatric patients in an in-patient setting. Observes participants during activities and charts in patient record. 

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Master's degree from an accredited four-year university in therapeutic recreation, general recreation, physical education, music or art and certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Music Therapist or Mental Health Therapist

OR

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year university in therapeutic recreation, general recreation, physical education, music or art and certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Music Therapist or Mental Health Therapist AND one year of directly related experience.

WORK SCHEDULE:  8:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.

Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. Online applications are not currently being accepted.

SECURITY OFFICER -- (PRN/CONTRACT)
Responsible for the security of patients, employees and grounds. Duties vary according to shift worked..
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED:  Must have two years experience in law enforcement or security. High school diploma or GED required.
WORK SCHEDULE:  PRN/Contract (as needed); All Shifts; includes weekends and holidays (See shift times below.)
Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. Online applications are not currently being accepted.​

ALL SMSH EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CURRENT DRIVER'S LICENSE AND PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. 
Updated: 07/12/2017


SHIFTS:  B Shift: 3:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. ~~ C Shift: 11:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.

Job descriptions are provided by Mississippi's State Personnel Board.

How to Apply

  • Applications are accepted in the lobby at 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
  • A Department of Mental Health medical staff application is available here. (Physicians and Nurse Practitioners only)
  • Unless otherwise indicated, you must apply online at www.mspb.ms.gov. If you do not have computer access, you may pick up an employment application in our lobby and mail it to the Mississippi State Personnel Board.

Benefits

  • 18 Paid Personal Leave Days (annually, starting)
  • 10 Paid Holidays (annually, starting)
  • 12 Major Medical Days (annually)
  • State Health Insurance (Know Your Benefits)
  • State Retirement Package (PERS)
  • Semi-monthly pay with Direct Deposit

Employee Handbook

You may download a copy of the State Employee Handbook​​ (requires Adobe Reader) published by the Mississippi State Personnel Board.

Equal Opportunity Employer

South Mississippi State Hospital is an equal opportunity employer for all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, age, physical handicap, disability or political affiliation. It is the policy of the Department of Mental Health and each program to recruit, employ and promote qualified employees without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, age, physical handicap, disability or political affiliation. The Mississippi Department of Mental Health complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which provides a clear mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

Internships

South Mississippi State Hospital may offer internships in Social Services, Psychology, Recreation/Music Therapy, and/or Public Relations. For more information, please call 601-794-0100 and ask for the department director.

Thank you for your interest in South Mississippi State Hospital.

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  • 823 Highway 589 
    Purvis, Mississippi
  • Phone:  601.794.0100
    Fax:        601.794.0210
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