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​Job Title ​Occupation Code Job Description​
REGISTERED NURSE

Responsible for medical care and treatment of adult mentally ill patients.

EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Current Mississippi nursing license required.  Must have a current driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Full-Time Positions Available on B Shift (See shift times below.); we also have PRN positions available for RNs.

Apply in person at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  NO online applications are being accepted for this position.








ACTIVE TREATMENT TECHNICIAN (Trainee)
Responsible for working with mentally ill adults. Documents patient activity, provides full-body care for patients if needed, takes vital signs, and observes/ assists with recreation therapy.
EDUCATION REQUIRED:  Must have 30 hours of college -- NO exceptions. Must have a valid, current driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
WORK SCHEDULE:   PRN
Apply in person at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  NO online applications are being accepted for this position.
RECREATION THERAPIST II

Responsible for planning, organizing and directing various types of recreational entertainment activities for mentally ill adults in an in-patient setting. Observes participants during activities and charts in patient record. Must have current driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.

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:  Full-Time, A Shift

Apply in person at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  NO online applications are being accepted for this position.

PRN/CONTRACT SECURITY OFFICER
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. Must have a valid, current driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
WORK SCHEDULE:  PRN; all shifts; includes weekends and holidays
Apply in person at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  NO online applications are being accepted for this position.​
 
Updated: 06/06/2017


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. only for those positions where "Apply in Person" is indicated. 
  • A Department of Mental Health medical staff application is available here.
  • 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's 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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