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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.​

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 required. 

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. Online applications are not currently being accepted.​  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. Online applications are not currently being accepted.​  For more information on application to SMSH, please see the "How To Apply" section below.


SECURITY OFFICER III (PRN)

POSITION SUMMARY:  Works alone and/or with another security officer engaged in the protection of property and personnel -- no weapons required.  Observes activity via camera and in person. Periodically checks grounds. Offers support on patient units.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Graduation from a standard four-year high school or GED completion PLUS some experience related to the described duties.

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. Online applications are not currently being accepted.​  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.
B Shift:  3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
C Shift:  11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Most all administrative and support positions are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


HOW TO APPLY:
  • You may FAX your completed application to 601-794-0208.​​
  • 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:
  • 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.

Updated: 10/15/2020​

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