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CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER  -- (C SHIFT / FULL-TIME)

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for the security of patients, employees and grounds. Duties vary according to shift worked.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Must have completed a curriculum approved by the Board of Law Enforcement and have two years experience in security or law enforcement, one of which must have been as a sworn law enforcement officer. Must possess a current full-time State of Mississippi Law Enforcement Professional Certificate. High school diploma or GED required.​

​WORK SCHEDULE:  C  Shift; includes weekends and holidays (see shift times below).

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

PHARMACIST -- (FULL-TIME)

POSITION SUMMARY:  

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Graduation from an accredited school or college of pharmacy;  AND  Three (3) years of experience as a Licensed Pharmacist.  

LICENSURE REQUIRED:  Possession of a valid license to practice pharmacy in Mississippi and possession of a controlled substance license.

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

Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.  Online applications are not currently being accepted.​​

SOCIAL WORK DIRECTOR -- (FULL-TIME)

POSITION SUMMARY: The work involves the application of social work techniques to the practical and emotional needs of mentally ill adult patients.  Responsible for supervision of the social work department.  This is not a therapeutic position and also carries a case load shared between other social workers and therapist.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Must be licensed to practice Master’s level social work (LMSW or above) in the State of Mississippi.  Must have five or more years of experience related to the described duties.  Must have supervisory experience.  Prefer LCSW.

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

Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi.
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:  A Shift; 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:  B and C Shifts; 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. 
Updated: 11/08/2018
 


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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