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CURRENT OPENINGS

​Due to COVID-19 precautionary measures, applications are only being accepted via fax, mail, or email.  Please see the "How to Apply" instructions below.

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REGISTERED NURSE (full-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for providing quality care and treatment to adult psychiatric patients in an acute-care setting. Implement 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 RN nursing license required. 
 
WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  
 
Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  For more information on application to SMSH, please see the "How To Apply" section below or click here​.

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 ACTIVE TREATMENT TECHNICIAN (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:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  
 
Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. For more information on application to SMSH, please see the "How To Apply" section below or click here​.

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 HOUSEKEEPER(PRN)
 
POSITION SUMMARY:  Performs housekeeping functions in a section of the hospital. Cleans offices, bathrooms, and patient facilities following set standards. Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Graduation from a standard four-year high school or GED completion PLUS two (2) years of experience directly related to the described duties.
 
WORK SCHEDULE:  May include weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.); as-needed scheduling to be set by Maintenance supervisory staff.
 
Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. For more information on application to SMSH, please see the "How To Apply" section below or click here​.

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ALL SMSH EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CURRENT DRIVER'S LICENSE AND PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
 
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SHIFTS:
 
A Shift:  7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
B Shift:  3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
C Shift:  11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
 
Most all administrative and support positions are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 

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HOW TO APPLY:
  
  • You may FAX your completed application to 601-794-0208.​​
  • Applications may also be accepted via mail at 823 Highway 589, Purvis, MS 39475 or online at www.mspb.ms.govdepending on the position.  Please read the posting in its entirety to determine which method to use.​
  • Click here to download and print an application.  
  • A Department of Mental Health Medical Staff Application is available here. (Physicians and Nurse Practitioners ONLY)

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


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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.

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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.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SOUTH MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL. 
 

  

Updated: 07/06/2020​

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