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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.

 
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR (full-time)​

POSITION SUMMARY:  Accountable for overall human resources management responsibility at the facility. Accountable for plannning and implementing human resources programs and procedures within statewide policies related to recruitment and selection, classification, salary administration, appointments, performance evaluation, employee engagement, grievances, disciplinary investigations, and employee relations. Ensures work done is in compliance with relevant federal and state laws. Provides expert advice to those who administer human resources programs and procedures within agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations, and federal and state laws. Works on project teams both within designated program areas and other HR program areas toward the end of enhancing statewide HR programs. Supervises professional and vocational level positions. 

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Bachelor's Degree and 8+ years of experience, with 1 - 2 years of supervisory experience.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with 1-hour lunch. 

Applications for this position are being accepted online. Click here to access the application. Position listing will expire June 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.  


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 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.


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.)  

**(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.


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. (If you intend to email your completed application, please save it to your device and email as an attachment to the email address shown above). 
  • 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: 05/26/2022

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