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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.​

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (PRN)​

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 Active Treatment Technician job duties (see below). 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 hours) practical nursing program and licensure. Applicant must attach a valid copy of his/her Mississippi License of Practical Nursing.     

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. 


CAMPUS POLICE OFFICER (full-time)​

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.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Successful completion of the basic curriculum approved by the Board of Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training or graduation from a standard four-year high school (or GED) plus two (2) years of experience in law enforcement or security, one (1) year of which must have been as a sworn law enforcement officer. 

***Applicant must submit a valid copy of his/her current certification as a State of Mississippi Law Enforcement Professional*** 

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. 


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.


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. 

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.


ALL SMSH EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CURRENT DRIVER'S LICENSE AND PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

SHIFTS:

A Shift:  7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 30-minute lunch
B Shift:  3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., 30-minute lunch
C Shift:  11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m., 30-minute lunch
Most administrative and support positions are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 1-hour lunch


HOW TO APPLY:
  • You may FAX your completed application to 601-794-0208
  • You may EMAIL your completed application to hr@smsh.ms.gov    ​​
  • 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)

BENEFITS:
  • Personal Leave: 18 days/year

  • Medical Leave: 12 days/year

  • Holidays: 10 days/year

  • State Health Insurance (Know Your Benefits)

  • State Retirement Package (PERS)

  • Semi-Monthly Pay with Direct Deposit

**Unlimited leave accrual with no cap, begins date of hire, increases after three (3) years**

 


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.

Updated: 10/19/2021​

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