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PSYCHIATRIST (Full-Time)​

 POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the general direction of a Clinical Director, the incumbent provides professional medical services and administrative duties in psychiatric health activities for the Department of Mental Health.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Graduation from an accredited school of medicine with a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree, or graduation from a foreign medical school and certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or equivalent;
AND
Successful completion of a psychiatry residency program which is accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE and REGISTRATION​:  Hold a current and unrestricted license to practice medicine as a physician in the State of Mississippi;
AND
Previous or current eligibility to become Board Certified or is Board Certified in Psychiatry;
AND
Registered and certified by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

REQUIRED DOCUMENT(S)​:   Applicant must attach a copy of his/her permanent license to practice medicine as a physician in the State of Mississippi.
 
WORK SCHEDULE:  Eight-hour shifts (8) (typically Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.) -- schedule is flexible.
 
​Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. Online applications are not currently being accepted.​  For more information on application to SMSH, please see the "How To Apply" section below or click here​.
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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:  C Shift --  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  START DATE:  January 6, 2020
 
Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. Online applications are not currently being accepted.​  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:  B or C Shift -- Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  START DATE:  January 6, 2020​
 
Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. Online applications are not currently being accepted.​  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:
  
  • Applications may be accepted in person, via FAX, or online at www.mspb.ms.govdepending on the position.  Please read the posting in its entirety to determine which method to use.​
  • 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. for specified positions.
  • If you wish to hand-deliver a completed paper application, click here to download and print the document.  
  • You may also FAX your completed application to 601-794-0208.
  • A Department of Mental Health Medical Staff Application is available here. (Physicians and Nurse Practitioners ONLY)
  • If you do not have computer access, you may request an employment application in our lobby during the hours listed above.  If online application is required for your desired position, you may mail the paper application to the Mississippi State Personnel Board. 
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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: 12/02/2019​

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