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​​Pharmacist Technician (PRN) 

POSITION SUMMARY:  Assists the pharmacist in dispensing prescriptions with accuracy and efficiency. Maintains inventory. Ensures that patients' medicinal needs are met with the highest quality of care possible. Assists the pharmacists in the daily functions of the pharmacy. Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

**Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency**

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Must have 30 earned college credits + 1 year of related experience - No exceptions; Incumbent may register with the Board of Pharmacy to be a technician without initially having passed the registration exam; however, a passing score on the registration exam must be obtained within the first year of being a technician. Thereafter, the incumbent must possess and maintain a valid pharmacist technician registration card issued from the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Day Shift: 8-hour shifts (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) - with 1-hour lunch

​Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  

Online applications are not currently being accepted.​

Updated: 05/29/2019

MH PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER -- (FULL-TIME)

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the general direction of an administrative or clinical director, incumbent provides psychiatric care and treatment to patients in collaboration/consultation with a physician currently holding an unrestricted license in Mississippi. In accordance with their Board of Nursing approved protocol, the Nurse Practitioner may assess, diagnose, treat, and evaluate responses to treatment for psychiatric illnesses.​

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  A Nurse Practitioner Degree in Family Psychiatric Mental Health or Adult Psychiatric Mental Health from a nursing school accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); and Certification/Licensure/ Registration/Documentation as required below.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION and/or REGISTRATION:   Applicant must currently be certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and/or the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).  Applicant must currently be certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the Mississippi Board of Nursing. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENT(S):  Applicant must attach a copy of his/her certification by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and/or the American Nursing Credentialinig Center (ANCC).

Applicant must attach a copy of his/her license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the Mississippi Board of Nursing.

Applications are being accepted online at the Mississippi State Personnel Board's site.  Click Here to Apply.​

REGISTERED NURSE -- (FULL-TIME)

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for providing quality care and treatment to the 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 (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 (ATT) 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:  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. 
 


SHIFTS:  A Shift:  7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ~~  B Shift: 3:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. ~~ C Shift: 11:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.; most all administrative and support positions are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.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. 
  • To download and print an application, click here​.
  • 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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