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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.​

CMS VACCINE MANDATE GUIDANCE: Upon contingent employment offer, employees must complete a background check, pre-employment drug test, and submit either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption request.
 


Support Care Professional III (full-time)​

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for working with adults diagnosed with a mental illness. May lead or monitor patient education groups. Document patient activity throughout the day. Provide full-body care when needed. Take vital signs. Observe and assist with recreation therapy. Constantly monitor patient activity. Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​: Must have copy of college transcript. Must have earned a minimum of 30 college credits. High School Diploma (or GED) plus 2-3 years of experience may serve as substitute for college credits. **Preference given to candidates with CNA designation**

WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  

**(PRN) positions also available for all shifts**

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.


Dietitian (full-time)​

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Dietitian is accountable for providing medial nutrition therapy. Acts with independence in being accountable for the assessment and analysis of dietary needs. Creates medical nutrition and diet plans based on the assessed health needs of the patients/clients as directed by the doctors. Counsels patients/clients on how to lead healthier lifestyles and prevent or manage health issues related to diet. Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing patient care.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS​: Typically requires state licensure as a Dietitian.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

ONLINE APPLICATION: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mississippi/jobs/3763431/dietitian


Registered Nurse (full-time)​

POSITION SUMMARY:  Provides quality care and treatment to adults diagnosed with mental illness, in an acute-care setting. Implements 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 (or Compact) RN License is required. Experience is not required.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  
1 Available for A Shift (7 AM - 3:30 PM)
4 Available for B Shift (3 PM - 11:30 PM)
2 Available for C Shift (11 PM - 7:30 AM)

**(PRN) positions also available for all shifts**

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.


Licensed Practical Nurse (part-time)

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 Support Care Professional job duties. 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 hour) practical nursing program and licensure. Applicant must attach a valid copy of his/her Mississippi License of Practical Nursing.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  
Available for C Shift (11 PM - 7:30 AM)

**(PRN) positions also available for all shifts**

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.


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: 08/16/2022

South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589
Purvis, Mississippi 39475
Phone: 601-794-0100
Fax: 601-794-0210