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SMSH PATIENT VISITATION STATEMENT:  AT THIS TIME, SOUTH MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL HAS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ALL OFF-CAMPUS VISITORS AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.  IN LIMITING VISITATION, SMSH IS TAKING PRECAUTIONARY STEPS PURELY OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THE CHANCES OF EXPOSURE.​

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 00:00
Come join us at SMSH on September 1st for our Job Fair from 9 AM until 3 PM & Blood Drive from 12:30 PM until 4:30 PM

South Mississippi State Hospital September 1st Job Fair 9 AM to 3 PM Same Day Interviews and Blood Drive 12:30 P M to 4:30 P M

Blood Drive September 1 2022


Positions currently available:

Support Care Professional III (full-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for working with adults diagnosed with a mental illness. May lead or monitor patient education groups. Document patient activity throughout the day. Provide full-body care when needed. Take vital signs. Observe and assist with recreation therapy. Constantly monitor patient activity. Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​: Must have copy of college transcript. Must have earned a minimum of 30 college credits. High School Diploma (or GED) plus 2-3 years of experience may serve as substitute for college credits. **Preference given to candidates with CNA designation**

WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  
1 Available for A Shift (7 AM - 3:30 PM)
3 Available for B Shift (3 PM - 11:30 PM)
2 Available for C Shift (11 PM - 7:30 AM)


Registered Nurse (full-time)​

POSITION SUMMARY:  Provides quality care and treatment to adults diagnosed with mental illness, 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 (or Compact) RN License is required. Experience is not required.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  
1 Available for A Shift (7 AM - 3:30 PM)
4 Available for B Shift (3 PM - 11:30 PM)
2 Available for C Shift (11 PM - 7:30 AM)


Licensed Practical Nurse (part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  Ensures all therapeutic treatments are timely and safely delivered and documented accurately according to policies, procedures, and applicable laws. Serves as medication nurse with the knowledge and ability to administer IM, PO, and SQ medications. Performs medication passes in a timely manner, without excessive medication errors. Serves as backup/support in carrying out RN and Support Care Professional job duties. Maintains understanding of patient de-escalation, as well as the ability to recognize a need for PRN medications. Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​: Minimum of a standard four-year high school or GED completion and completion of an accredited one-year (thirty(30) semester hour) practical nursing program and licensure. Applicant must attach a valid copy of his/her Mississippi License of Practical Nursing.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  
Available for C Shift (11 PM - 7:30 AM)


Law Enforcement Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:  No weapon required -- Professional work safeguarding the employees, patients, and property of the hospital. Provides support services to the population of the facility. Monitors the grounds, responds to emergency and security calls, admits and transports patients, and prepares written reports. Serves as backup when needed, in working with adults diagnosed with a mental illness. Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​: Possession of a State of Mississippi Law Enforcement Professional Certification within six months of hire. By law, certain cadets are classified as non-state service until certificate is obtained.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  
1 Available for B Shift (3 PM - 11:30 PM)
1 Available for C Shift (11 PM - 7:30 AM)


**(PRN) positions also available for all shifts**

***Paper applications are being filled out in person at SMSH, if you fill out a digital copy of the application, please print it and bring it with you. ***

For more information on application to SMSH, please see the "How To Apply" section on the employment opportunities page. You will also find benefits and other information on the employment opportunities page near the bottom of the page.

Please click here to view an update list of all currently available employment opportunities.

Address:
South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589
Purvis MS, 39475

 

South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589
Purvis, Mississippi 39475
Phone: 601.794.0100
Fax: 601.794.0210